Wait till the last minute. run around making arrangements. don't
reserve a ticket. just go! you might be able to get in. if not there
is next year. being prepared kills the whole experience.
don't take any cash. you don't need it. just beg for what you need.
someone out there will probably feel sorry for you and might help you
to get the best deal on that sought after item. go one step beyond
speaking with the dealer. treat them to a night on the town. who know
you might make a new friend or have a nice one night stand.
don't pack any film,cameras, or memory cards. what do you need
pictures for. there are some pictures you might not want to remember.
you know someone will put the pictures up on the internet. don't
spend the big bucks on the photo op. just use photoshop or some other
program and cut and paste your head on someone else's body and call
it your own.
why pay the high price for an autograph, when you can simply go
onto an internet auction and buy it for much less. if might be a fake
but it's a risk you'll have to take.
if you're looking for a costume for the contest. dress as the
enterprise it doesn't matter which enterprise. just be the
enterprise. why dress like a klingon or vulcan, be unique. if not
the enterprise how about a borg cube? you just need a cardboard box
and paint. it's a great last minute costume.
don't eat. you might miss that speaker you wanted to see. just chew
gum until the convention ends for the day. if there is a break eat
then. you have to eat something, you don't want to pass out during a
if you want to give a gift to your favorite speaker. give yourself.
recycle the borg cube box, add a bow, and your done. if you don't
want to give yourself, give them some complete stranger you find off
the street. just make sure they don't smell. nothing ruins the moment
like a smelly gift unless it's perfume or something.
finally to optimize your time, follow the schedule. unless you want
to see an empty room full of chairs and a microphone. go to see what
you really want. don't try to have fun. it ruins the whole
experience. don't go with high expectations, your hopes will get
dashed in an instant.
This post has been edited by stvoyagerfan21: 04 August 2005 - 10:18 PM