Yow. Just did another ICC walkthrough. Vax line wraps all around all 4 hallways of the 2nd floor. It looks like it's moving pretty well, but that's a long way to move.
And the will call line downstairs is pretty long too. I only looked down the Wabash concourse, I didn't go to see if it went outside.
Wow, arrived around 2PM and did both the Vax line and WillCall in about 8 minutes total. Rough for those showing up later.
Yeah, I know. I feel bad for people in line now. I got there a bit after 10am and spent more time doing the vax check itself than standing in line for it.
I also feel bad for the people doing the checks. All they see is a never ending line coming in through that door.
I would surmise that because the hotel check-ins begin around 3pm, that’s when a huge number of people and families showed up and began overwhelming the line. The one and only line. Before 3pm, it probably looked good. After 3, and especially after 5, the line grew what looked like 3 times faster than the rate of checks, so even though we barely stopped moving in line, it still took a lot of time and walking just to get INTO the line.
In retrospect, I agree - it would have been better to have 4 or 5 stations doing this. At least the long walk and confusions would have been avoided.
Today (Thursday) could be interesting… I’m guessing the line might be really short because everyone already has their bands BUT I feel bad for anyone who somehow had the band removed and have to go back to that line.
So. I am going to recommend no “aggressive” showers for the next few days :)
And finally, and the Con hasn’t even officially started, but this Vaxx check line is already winning the “ugly” award in the upcoming “the good, the bad and the ugly” forum post after the Con…
My partner and I entered the line yesterday around 3:30pm and we were able to get checked in less than 10 minutes and then will call also took less than 10 minutes.
However, when I noticed that there were more volunteers/attendants for the will call area than the vax check area, I knew there would be trouble. Every single person has to go to and thru that vax line, but not every single person uses will call since there's a mail option.
My condolences to all who had to struggle with the line. I know it must have be a chaotic ordeal.
9:14am, vax check room line 90% empty. 5 minutes.
About 30 minutes ago, someone in Discord said the vax line was running fast this morning. That’s good news.
That said, there will be an influx of new people today… hopefully it’ll spread out over time and keep the lines reasonable.
It is running fast...apologies for yesterday.
Was rough yesterday but not insurmountable. Took an hour and a half for me. If this is a future requirement (sincerely hope not), then I’m sure there are some
valuable lessons learned. Have a good Con everyone! Be kind!
I only got a Friday pass and my first event is at 8am in the JW ballroom.
Do I need to go through the Vax line first, or can I go afterward since I won't be able to go to the ICC until my event ends?
I only ask because I have concerns that my wife and my spots might be forfeit if we are made late.
Need Vacc Wrist Band before attending events.
Thanks for the quick reply Mike.