Thought we would post some things here that we believe make things easier for attendees when navigating Gen Con.
Please add any of your tips or tricks that you use to the discussion.
1. Have your packet (badges and tickets) mailed to you! This will save you valuable Con time as you will not have to stand in a Will Call line that can admittedly be a couple hours long at times. If you are not set to mailing you can do that on your "My Packets" page. We only use USPS so our friends outside the US will have to select Will Call or have their packets mailed to a friend in the US. Packets are mailed priority mail and require a signature by someone at the residence.
2. If you are ordering event tickets while at the show do not do it online! This will mean your tickets will be printed at Will Call and you will have to get in said line to pick them up. The window for this is a four hour wait. There are multiple place to order tickets. Front end registration, the Event Hall, LOS, and some hotels. Be smart and go to one of these stations to order and pick them up immediately.
3. You can search for rooms throughout the year! Did you not get the room you wanted? You can manage your room or simply search for one throughout the year. Simply go to your "My Housing" portal and click on the "Manage room" or "Go to Housing Portal" link by your badge (If you don't have a reservation yet) to search for a room. As long as you don't complete a new reservation your old one will stay in tact. You can do that until July 13th.
4. Plan your day out! Make sure you give yourself ample time to go between events and planned space like the Exhibit Hall. The hall itself takes at least half a day if you want to see most of it. Also don't forget to practice good hygiene, hydrate, eat, and sleep! You want to be fresh for every day at the Con.
Please add whatever tips or tricks you have while attending.