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Tips for first time con goers

TIP FOR FIRST TIME CON GOERS

There is an Albertson's SuperMarket just down the street from the con hotels
STOCK UP ON:

Soda
Sandwich Fixings
Plastic utensils/Paper Plates etc...
and things that will "Keep" in your room.


FOOD IS LIMITED IN THE AREA
and the restaurants can get EXPENSIVE
Limit your "eating out" to dinner and keep breakfast and lunch in your room
they have small refrigderators for the perishables

I take my little electric kettle with me to boil water, but if you don't have one they have those little coffee pots in the rooms you can just run water through.

I always take little instant packs of oatmeal for breakfast and granola bars for breakfast
I buy fresh fruit at the supermarket etc...

TRUST ME, you want your money for the Dealer's Room right?
This is the BEST and EASIEST WAY to save a BUNDLE.

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iluvikarishinji
Oct. 26th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
Scott and I didn't have a fridge in our room at AX but we kept a cooler full of ice and the half-gallon jug of milk we bought kept just fine for the week! :)

Excellent tips. :D
fablespinner
Oct. 26th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
I do not go to cons without food. It's way too expensive to eat out every meal.

I want to blow my money on goodies
Not another $25 continental hotel crap breakfast.

O_o
iluvikarishinji
Oct. 26th, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
Ohhh yeah...we definitely skimped on lunch and such (Peanut butter sandwiches...) but splurged a few times on dinner. It was all worth it though. :D
fablespinner
Oct. 26th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
It's fun to splurge on dinner with a huge group of friends, but brekkers and lunch... Who has time?
A quick sandwich in your room so you can get back to the panels/dealer's room


^_^
aka_anonymous
Oct. 26th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
And don't forget that the stuff already in the fridge is not free--it's usually a couple of times more expensive than buying it at the supermarket. Plus, when you're in the middle of the con you don't want to have to deal with finding carpool buddies to go with everyday, finding parking spaces, etc.

I recommend buying fruit snacks or granola bars and bottled water or sports drinks. Carry one or two with you all the time so you when you're sitting in a hallway, waiting in line like half of the other con-goers for the AMV contest or bish auction or what-not you won't a) lose your spot to find a vending machine or hotel food and b) pass out like an idiot. So speakth the borderline anemic who hath learned (learnt?) her lesson well over the years.

*GLOMPS you* Have an uber-wonderful-bishis-filled time. Live it up for us idiots who aren't there, okay?
fablespinner
Oct. 26th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
YOu're not coming? O_O

What did I miss? YIKES


and yes Diabetic here, I keep candy in my purse for those moments I plummet.
aka_anonymous
Oct. 26th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Nope, thought you knew. ;_;

There's no one going from our little Washington group this year and I would have had to spend a lot more on hotel rooms if I had taken the earlier flight in and later flight out to save on last minute plane tickets.

I tried to justify it all, but once I knew Nem, Dem, Ash, Sel and Rain weren't going, I figured it was a sign. Next year, hopefully, I'll be settled into a new job and apartment and will be able to go. *Silent plea to the heavens* In the mean time I will sigh over everyone else on my f-list counting down the days....

*Siiiiiiiiiigh*
(Anonymous)
Oct. 27th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
No I didn't know... POOP!
Next time e-mail me if you can't find space and I'll try and make room for you toots!
fablespinner
Oct. 27th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
That was me BTW, would help if I logged in! D'oh!
tpod
Oct. 26th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
Hey why don't you repost this to the yaoicon_chat journal? :o)
fablespinner
Oct. 26th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Will Do!

^^
demeter918
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
I remember walking there and having to carry my laptop... and then bringing back random foodstuff.

Fun times, fun times. ;_; Wish I could go this year...
fablespinner
Oct. 26th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
You're a bit far away this year. LOL
ashkitty
Oct. 26th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
*clings* We'll try again next year!
fablespinner
Oct. 26th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
You'd better
urylia
Oct. 27th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
have a great time!
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