At-con advice for artists?

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At-con advice for artists?

Post by Kogarashi » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:19 am

So I missed out on the last two years of AB due to not getting a table, so I don't know what might be different since the last time I was in AB's Alley (or at AB in general). So I'm looking for any tips that might be helpful either to an artist who missed a few years or, for those who are doing AB for the first time ever, new artists.

Specifically, will there be a separate check-in line for Artists (either Thursday night or Friday morning) at Registration?

And if there are bag checks again (as I heard there were previously?), will there be a separate line for artists or a way for artists to skip the big line somehow?

And if these were on the Artists' Alley info page, I somehow missed them.

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Post by ToriKat » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:37 pm

I don't know if anything is changing, but last year - my first time - there wasn't a separate line at badge pick ups. But the thing was, to my amazement, there was no line. There were so many booths to get your badge and no one waiting in line. If I recall right, I arrived about mid afternoon on Thursday. Just walked up, flashed ID, and they printed it out.

I'd never gone to a faster badge pick up ever.

At the Artist Alley, we did have to check into a table by the entrance to pick up the AA badge. Each person had to check in individually - you couldn't check in your assistant/table partners.

Starting Friday they had the security up to check bags, but we flashed our AA badges and got in through the line for those who had no bags.

Hope this helped. :)
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Re: At-con advice for artists?

Post by suza » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:31 pm

There aren't separate lines at Registration for picking up your convention badge. But as ToriKat mentioned, even if there IS a line (generally right around when we open for the day), we process people super quick (especially as you're pre-registered) so it shouldn't be too much of an issue. Even less so if you get there on Thursday. Just have your ID out and ready to help move the process along. :)
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Re: At-con advice for artists?

Post by Kogarashi » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:48 pm

Excellent.

I know about the table in the Alley itself where we check in, but I didn't know if there was a separate line in registration, so good to have that info now. And very nice to know that we should be able to get through the "no bags" line with our Alley badges (assuming Hynes security isn't being difficult again).

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Post by pulsedemon » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:33 am

There's an entrance directly to Hall C from the Sheraton third floor. It'll be easiest to use that one to get to the Alley.
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Re: At-con advice for artists?

Post by Kogarashi » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:37 pm

pulsedemon wrote:There's an entrance directly to Hall C from the Sheraton third floor. It'll be easiest to use that one to get to the Alley.
Oh, definitely good to know. Thanks!

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