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Offline Mk46

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« on: August 22, 2010, 05:11:49 AM »
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Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 08:28:32 AM »
You really seem to post this, well, a lot.

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Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 09:45:50 AM »
this again...

 
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    Re: A couple questions from a newbie
« Reply #7 on: 15 August 2010, 11:04:16 » Quote 

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READ THE SCHEDULE AND SET ONE FOR YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
You will need time to get to anywhere and give at least an hour before any panel or anything else you think will have a line. Set priorities for your must see events and work everything else around them. Figure twenty minutes to get to any panel or event room. Try not to do to much I guarantee you will miss something you would like, don't feel bad about it.

Try to get to something new you think may interest you, as said before it is really many different cons at the same time. But most of all manage your time and do not try to do to much or you will never want to come back.
Lastly remember food and water drink every drop and eat every morsel you need.
ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN AND YOU WILL WANT TO COME BACK
 
 

Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010, 12:48:44 PM »
<insert two cents>

I do think MK46 is trying to be helpful, and really things a schedule might be beneficial to some noobs. However, I am going to agree and say this has been posted before, and that noobs are already going to read the DCon Virgin thread.  I applaud his efforts, even though I don't share his opinion.

</insert two cents>

TheDrunkenJedi

Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 02:42:22 PM »
I do think MK46 is trying to be helpful-semajarab

I do as well, but I also like to give people the benefit of the doubt in terms of their research prowess.


Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 03:27:00 PM »
I do think MK46 is trying to be helpful-semajarab

I do as well, but I also like to give people the benefit of the doubt in terms of their research prowess.



Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with you here. I am probably not the only one who got a PM asking to repost my comment in this new thread, but I'm meerly saying that while misguided, I think it's for a good reason.  I actually posted about why people should not make a schedule in the other thread, and just enjoy their dragonCon with the loosest of activity plans.... but I digress, the more we talk about this, the longer this thread stays around. Lets just end this here.

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Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 03:55:54 AM »
Not even sure I disagreed with him on the original post, but I still got the PM.

I'm all in favor of thinking my approach is the best approach... but only for me. Everyone does their own thing. Personally, I like planning every hour out, color-code events, and have backup plans. This has worked for me 2 years in a row since I started going, and I pride myself on my planning abilities. However, some people like to wing it or just walk around. Most goers fall somewhere in between.
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Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 12:12:23 PM »
Not even sure I disagreed with him on the original post, but I still got the PM.

I think s/he email all of us who posted in the previous thread.  :)


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Personally, I like planning every hour out, color-code events, and have backup plans. This has worked for me 2 years in a row since I started going, and I pride myself on my planning abilities.

I've used that approach for the past 3-4 years and like you said that works great for me.  Not so much for everyone but that's part of what makes this con so great.  Everyone does their own thing.  :)


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Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 11:38:38 PM »
I'm unlocking this thread. 

Mk46, I applaud your enthusiasm for Dragon*Con, and I think your point of view is very compelling one to consider for many people. 

That being said, as often happens with non-verbal communication, I think your PM came across as much more abrasive than you intended. 

I think the people in this thread all responded very well, despite differing viewpoints... and hey, with 40K people, we're bound to have more than one viewpoint. 

For the record, schedules tend to lessen my experience.  I like to pick a few things that I want to do at certain times, but I tend to have the most fun not knowing what I am doing next... and having an adventure out of it.  Part of what helps me with that is I tend to bring about 1/2 a dozen people, and there are always a few who like the schedule... and I kinda join then and drop when I feel like it. 

It does mean I miss the parade EVERY year... which I should make a point not to miss one of these years. 
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Re: SETTING YOURSELF SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 12:45:28 AM »
Well said my friend. I think too that Mk46 has much enthusiasm for Dragon*Con.

The PM hit me at a bad time and I had a knee jerk reaction. Things happen...

Mk46, I would still like to know why you are upset, and why you sent the PMs, because I do not understand. I do welcome you to the forum and hope you stick around.

Marty

I'm unlocking this thread. 

Mk46, I applaud your enthusiasm for Dragon*Con, and I think your point of view is very compelling one to consider for many people. 

That being said, as often happens with non-verbal communication, I think your PM came across as much more abrasive than you intended. 

I think the people in this thread all responded very well, despite differing viewpoints... and hey, with 40K people, we're bound to have more than one viewpoint. 

For the record, schedules tend to lessen my experience.  I like to pick a few things that I want to do at certain times, but I tend to have the most fun not knowing what I am doing next... and having an adventure out of it.  Part of what helps me with that is I tend to bring about 1/2 a dozen people, and there are always a few who like the schedule... and I kinda join then and drop when I feel like it. 

It does mean I miss the parade EVERY year... which I should make a point not to miss one of these years. 
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