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SWC19 Badge Registration/Panel Lottery Discussion

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by star_wars_is_good, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Outside is going to create a lot of confusion because they will probably have a stand by line as well. Which will get more hectic than if it was just an overnight line.
     
  2. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You can guarantee people will be confused and upset.

    When you consider some people (not sure what percentage) aren't getting info emails after signing up for the newsletter, international fans collecting tickets via Will Call won't get tickets now telling them to go to the activate page and see this information, and most fans aren't plugged into Celebration updates, even this close to the event, I fully expect a lot of people will miss this and be very angry on the day. Only way around that would be to do the reservations the day before each panel (this would also allow for Will Call badges to be collected) but based on them saying Will Call users can use their order numbers to register it doesn't sound like that will be the case.
     
  3. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    Hey everyone, how about the good old looking at a schedule and lining up, first come,first serve style! no worry or fuss! lets camp out-old fashioned style, hard core fans like that! now we will or may have to be put out by semi-fans with this panel signup-ugh.
     
  4. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    The badges do have a big sticker on the front telling you to go activate it.
     
  5. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    People that aren't tuned in to the procedure wouldn't have camped out anyway.
     
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  6. credar

    credar Jedi Master star 3

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    At most make the lottery 25% or 50% of the seats and allow for an overnight line for those who don't get it in the lottery. Entirely lottery just feels so...wrong. Even NYCC had it split 50/50 from what I'm reading.
     
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  7. wookieebusiness

    wookieebusiness Jedi Padawan star 1

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    So, should I be concerned that my email hasn't arrived saying my badge has shipped?
     
  8. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I saw somebody say they called and were told all badges would be shipped out by Friday. I say if you haven't heard anything by Monday to reach out. Also, check your spam folder.
     
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  9. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I haven't gotten one yet either.
     
  10. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    They cancelled your badge when they heard you weren't bringing deodorant.
     
  11. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  12. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    One thing I've learned over the past year on here is the PT is surprisingly gif-able.
     
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  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    TFN Main has an article on the badges/queuing. I don't think there's anything new there but there are good-sized screen grabs of the information you get when activating your badge.
    @Obi Anne and anyone else going from overseas - you might want to consider getting a SIM card in Chicago for your phone. A friend who visits me from the US does that when he gets here. Saves on overseas roaming charges. Also you might want to consider putting your phone on airplane mode when not using it as that way it won't use data trying to update apps like weather displays, etc. He found that one out the hard way..
     
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  14. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's good advice. Since it looks like this Celebration is going to be even more reliant on being online than ever before.
     
  15. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Since I'm only there for a week I don't think it's worth getting a separate SIM card, but I am going to order at data package from my regular provider. They have a package of 1 GB for around $30. Also since I am in a connected hotel, if I really need to get online I can go back and take advantage of the wifi there.
     
  16. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I need to find my 3 Sim Card. I bought it a few years ago when I went to New York. It's pay as you go but you can pay set amounts for packages that last 30 days (I think £25 is thousands of texts, minutes and 12GB of data) and it's part of their "At Home Anywhere" so I can use data and make calls in America as if I was in the UK at no extra cost. It's been well worth it.
     
  17. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Just be aware, in the US, hotel wifi tends to be pretty awful. Also, some hotels charge for wifi, so check your hotel's policy.
     
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  18. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, Marriott Marquis charges for wifi unless you've joined their loyalty scheme (so I guess I'll have free wifi for 2 of my 8 nights [face_laugh])
     
  19. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Please tell me they really call it their loyalty "scheme". :p
     
  20. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sadly they just call it "Loyalty Program"

    I think scheme is better but it was free to sign up for, got me a cheaper room rate and free wifi so they can call it whatever they like :D

    Edit - ok, apparently the Loyalty Program is actually called Marriott Bonvoy, who knew?! Just saw it when I logged in to check my hotel bookings. Guess I'm just nervous after yesterday and paranoia checking everything now!
     
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  21. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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    You know. The irony of all this is I had no plans in attending a panel.
    I've changed my mind. [face_mischief]
     
  22. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    You might find that the card isn't active if you haven't used it in awhile. PAYG phones here in the UK go inactive if you haven't connected to the network in a certain period. (I think EE is 180 days). I had one that did that but managed to get it back as it hadn't been inactive for very long. Now I make sure to connect to the network at least once a month. (I have an old dumb phone that I keep for emergencies like car breakdowns.)
     
  23. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'll dig it out this weekend and check. Can get a new one if it's dead.
     
  24. superstardestroyer-1

    superstardestroyer-1 Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    No shipping notice for me yet either. bummer.
     
  25. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    I received notices for all my stuff, badge,pins,shirts and things, they said they would arrive Friday.