Lines vs Weather

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Lines vs Weather

Post by Shiroikami » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:11 pm

So I've been looking at the weather reports for this weekend, and they're predicting snow and freezing temperatures on Friday and Saturday. Those predictions indicate weather that is inhospitable far in excess of the simply cold weather of previous years.

My question, therefore, is this: Should we expect that entry lines to the convention center itself will be routed outside with considerable wait times during peak con hours as they have been in the past? What efforts (if any) are being taken to minimize the exposure of con-goers to what would be unpleasant and unhealthy weather under optimal circumstances, and potentially hazardous conditions for cosplayers?
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Re: Lines vs Weather

Post by tomthumb » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:35 pm

Have you looked at "Entering The Hynes: What you need to know" ?

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Re: Lines vs Weather

Post by Shiroikami » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:08 am

I have, but that thread does not appear to address my concern regarding lines being routed outdoors and around both the convention center and the Prudential during peak hours as they have had to do in past years (mostly because the Pru were being jerks about letting people line up indoors). The measures of having a "bag" and "no bag" lines have not significantly reduced outdoor time in the past, and there are only so many entrances to the Hynes.

I recognize that there is no way to know for certain how well the traffic around each entrance will flow until the actual event, ("No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.") but I do hope that appropriate estimates have been made, and that there are contingencies in place and agreements reached with the necessary entities to prevent area hospitals from seeing a large influx of hypothermia cases...
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Re: Lines vs Weather

Post by Thrillho » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:12 am

It is my understanding from the line patterns and previous years that you should expect to be routed outside before getting indoors.
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Re: Lines vs Weather

Post by tomthumb » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:57 pm

At 6:00 pm the weather is not as bad as predicted. Going outside has not been problem. I have been outside several times today. I will start to get colder.
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