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SWC17 Camping Out...What's going in your backpack?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by jerejerebinks, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I kind of figured it was going to happen at some point. My thought was that it would happen right there on the spot as the staff sees more and more people showing up between those closing hours that they would just decide to forego the 5 am rule and let people in sooner. But, yea, I guess someone realized it too and went ahead and made the change.

    Still though, I think it would be appropriate to at least put on Facebook that the queue hall will no longer be closed from midnight to 5 am Wed and Thurs night. I'm sure there are quite a few people who will still think that they'd have to be there by midnight before it closes. Hopefully word spreads around, as I'm sure it will at least by the day of. Just seems a bit lackluster that ReedPop would just change the guide to navigating Celebration like that as being the only way of knowing without saying anything about it, especially so soon beforehand.
     
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  2. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    Man I have been in the Army 23 years and will be leaving for Korea in May and I am putting more time and effort into plans for this weekend....lol! I am a crazy Star Wars nut I guess. My soldiers just always laugh at me. I think I might take the nap and shower thing at my hotel and then show up around three. We should try to organize a group txt to alert each other if it starts getting to crowded.
     
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  3. Padme501st

    Padme501st Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I will be happy to help with any group text if wanted and I will definitely update here. Still going to be there by 8pm

    I think an announcement should be made but I think they don't want to advertise it, they just want procedures in place for people who show up between 12-5 without involvement outside. But if most people think they have to be there at 5 they are ok with it


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  4. Xinau

    Xinau Jedi Master star 4

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    Live feed from inside LFL crowd control for SWCO:

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  5. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm still going to show up around 8 but don't mind posting updates on the line. The fam and I will be there look for us :p

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  6. Padme501st

    Padme501st Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'll definitely keep my eye out for you


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  7. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Yea, still going to line up right around 8 myself.
     
  8. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    Can we meet Wed night and figure out a txt group? I would love that for thursday night. I will likely just stay with you guys WED night.
     
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  9. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    That's fine with me. I don't have a smart phone though, and I don't know what the wifi situation is there for my laptop, so I'll have to communicate with people here ahead of time to figure out how to get into contact once the line actually starts. Figured I'd do that Wed afternoon when I'm just hanging out killing time before going to line up.
     
  10. Echosen

    Echosen Jedi Youngling star 1

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    MotivateR5D4 my suggestion is scope it out early like you plan on and pick a meeting spot around the entrance, say a tree at x spot (something distinguishable). We did this a Coachella and it worked really well, we'd pick a time and spot for our group to meet (in this case it was a huge pretzel art installation). Too bad there won't be any super lg pretzel art installations in front.
     
  11. jerejerebinks

    jerejerebinks Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The OCCC has wifi.
     
  12. Obi-Wong

    Obi-Wong Jedi Knight

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    Are sleeping bags allowed?
     
  13. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    You will have to hump that thing around with you during the day.
     
  14. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I was thinking something along those lines. I get in early morning Wednesday, so I'm pretty much going to scope out the area, get lunch, and wander around at first. I figured I would just spot something close to the line entrance that I could propose as a potential meeting spot. Then probably around mid-afternoon just go back to my hotel to get ready, see what others have to say here, and then head down.

    Yea but I read somewhere that it's only available in certain rooms, and that the area the overnight line is going to be in doesn't get it. I was going to check with somebody when I get there.
     
  15. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    I should get to my Hotel around 1630-1700. I was going to grab food and then also come and scope the place out.
     
  16. OB-1 KENOBI

    OB-1 KENOBI Jedi Youngling

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    I'm planning on bringing a thermarest pad that rolls tight, but is still 25" long. Will I have a problem if it's sticking out of my backpack?
     
  17. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    All I saw listed was no cots or chairs( bigger than the break down ones that fit in your backpack, I saw nothing about sleeping mats but maybe someone who has experienced this previously can jump in.
     
  18. OB-1 KENOBI

    OB-1 KENOBI Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks. That's what I saw too.
     
  19. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Cool beans. We'll get it figured out.
     
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  20. jerejerebinks

    jerejerebinks Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Got my Mountain Made chair in the mail today. Holds me up alright (@214 lbs, 6'1) but man is it uncomfortable even for a short period of time.
     
  21. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    I think I am just going to bring a blanket and a small pillow and call it good!
     
  22. UtinniUtinni

    UtinniUtinni Jedi Youngling

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  23. Steve Davis

    Steve Davis Jedi Youngling

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    What happens after you get your wristband? Do you go directly into the hall and wait until the show or are you able to leave and come back?
     
  24. jerejerebinks

    jerejerebinks Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You can leave and comeback. You just probably won't have the best seat in the world once you get to the stage.

    But at the end of the day, you have to balance certain things. Is 15 hours in line worth getting a tenth row seat? If so, more power to you. If you just want to earn your wrist band and get in the door, you'll have plenty of time to run back to the hotel, get breakfast and a shower, etc
     
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  25. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    I am with you on that one!!!!

    I am pretty stoked about flying tomorrow!!!!!