Want to go to an event? Make sure you sign up ASAP. Some events get booked up within a short period, so if you're not quick there will be no place available for you. Often conventions ask that you pay for your place within a certain time period, so make sure you have enough money to pay for it or else you will be kicked off the waiting list. Most conventions nowadays accept both electronic and cheque payments
Once you have paid, you are often sent an email confirming your details, make sure you keep the email and print it off nearer to the time as you may need it on the day. Make sure before
you leave your house you have one of the approved ID mentioned on the conventions website, without this you will be unable to claim your badge which will allow you in all the event activities.
Before the convention, try and register to the cons forum page as it is a great way to meet new friends, plus meet up with people who are cosplaying from the same anime! Another big tip is to print off the activities list before you go and highlight the events you want to go to as this will minimise you missing out on all the good stuff.
At a convention there are two types of accommodation that you can choose from:
2. University Accommodation
One of the quickest form of travel to expo.
If you are under 26 I would recommend that you
1. Go around the whole place once before deciding what to buy. Believe me you will regret it if you've spent your entire money half way across the room and see something you really want.
2 Set a budget and stick to it! Don't go above it or else you'll be paying it back till next con. If you're on a budget do not take a credit card as you will seriously regret it!
Be nice to the sellers and don't be afraid to ask for discount.
They can only say no!
On the other hand, if the convention is being held at a hotel, take some alcohol with you. Drinks are expensive and depending on how much you can drink, it can take a large chunk of your budget!