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F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon

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Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2015, 10:16:13 AM »
Just as a note about coolers... I had the actual APD search my cooler checking into the Marrott two years ago.  They found my quarter keg in the cooler and forbade me to bring it on-premise. Put the keg in the car, had them search the now empty cooler, then I brought the keg back up in a duffle bag.  Just imagine, if it looks like you may throw a room party by the stuff you're bringing in, it might be searched so be smart about it.   Funny thing about that keg, the liquor disappeared the the keg was most full leaving, two lessons learned.

Oh wow... yeah the hyatt actually asked me if I was having a party when they saw my stash last year... and when I said i wasnt they said I should! LOL I guess just differences in the hotels...

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Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2015, 09:19:47 AM »
I think you are right, most of the best room parties I have gone to have been in the Hyatt...  I'm trying to think if there has been one at the Marriott.  Hopefully we will not have an issue with the pre-gamers in our room this year.  Last year, we had about 7 people in the room pretty late, not a party more of a gathering and didn't have the issues we had the year before.

Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2015, 05:08:31 PM »
I think you are right, most of the best room parties I have gone to have been in the Hyatt... 

That was my experience as well, although I don't remember much of Saturday night-Monday morning.

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Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2015, 08:33:03 PM »
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Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2015, 04:06:27 PM »
So, RE: What to Pack:  I think... wait, I *know* I overpacked this year.  I was really shocked by how nice and cool it was most of the time.  I packed some extra clothes just in case I got sweaty and icky, but it wasn't a problem.  Had a whole stack of tank tops for backup.  Though I guess it's better to be prepared and not need it than to need it and not have it...

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Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2015, 04:15:19 PM »
me too. there have been years where i've had to go back to the room after dinner, shower, and change.  i brought 2x as much stuff as i needed.  but as you say, better to be overprepared. :)
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Re: F.A.Q.: What to Pack for DragonCon
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2016, 06:25:00 PM »
all of your device charging cables--!

That's a great one to add.  Also, if you want, one of those little portable recharger batteries.  I got one that Trathor recommended and *love it*...was able to keep my phone and ipad at or near 100% for the entire DC 2013 even with heavy use.

I recommend a power strip, especially if you have multiple roommates. This saves from unplugging lamps and the clock while everyone tries to charge their devices simultaneously.