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Got my plane ticket. Are they mailing me my convention pass? I thought that was what was supposed to happen, but I still haven't received it yet, so just curious.

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From the website:

If you are purchasing your badge(s) on or before 11:59 PM CT on February 1, 2019 your badge(s) will be mailed via USPS to the address you enter. International orders will have the option to mail their badges or pick them up at Will Call. If you order 5 or more badges, please note that Priority shipping will be automatically added to your order to ensure delivery. After December 13, 2018, we will not be able to make edits to your mailing address. Please note that badges will not begin to mail until the beginning of March.  If you purchase your badge after the badge mailing deadline, you will have to wait in line at Will Call to pick up your badges. If you are purchasing after 11:59 PM CT on February 1, 2019, please bring your printed confirmation to McCormick Place to pick up your badge. Otherwise your badges will be sent to your address.

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For the folks who are attending C2E2 2019, there are midnight showings of The Room (Friday) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday) at The Music Box Theatre. Anybody up for attending one of those? (It's about a 25 minute train ride from the hotels.)

Thanks to Will for pointing this out on Twitter, by the way.

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James and I are staying at Hannah's place so I'm not sure on proximity to there. I would be up for The Room more than Rocky Horror. I'm also going to bringing a list of some bad movies with me in case anyone wants to watch one.

Also, Mike, if there are any panels you'd like me to record for you, let me know. Otherwise just going to record whatever I end up hitting up.

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I'm not sure of Hannah's address, but, for reference, the Music Box is located at:

3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Thanks for offering to record panels, Will!

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It was an overall good C2E2.Having been away for a few years, it was nice to see how much the con has grown. Saturday, as always, was the most crowded but they have increased the number and variety of panels that you can hide away from the floor and listen to some cool (and not so cool) people talk. Friday and Sunday remained the days to walk the floor. Artist Alley was really varied. There was a good combination of Main Stream Artist, Indie people, and Web People that it felt really cool seeing some of their stuff. This years trend appeared to be Blind Boxes on the Sales Floor. I'm not sure how I feel about that but ehh, kudos?

One thing that really struck me though about this year is how inclusive everything felt. It wasn't just a bunch of 20s-40s white guys. There were tons of people of different backgrounds at the con (I actually sat across from an older pair of women on my way home on the bus who had gone to the con). Hell, what made me really happy was seeing more than a few gay couples walking around, able to hold hands in public.

Also, having used public transit for most of the trip, if we need to keep the cost down and want to pick a hotel further from the venue, I now know it is actually somewhat feasible if it's close enough to any of the major lines. A week long Ventra Pass is actually cheap enough (assuming you're not me and somehow lose two of them in the span of five days).

By the way, next year's C2E2 is February 28, 29th, and March 1st. Just in case anyone is planning to make the trip. It's cold and possibly still snowy that time of year but definitely worth the time.

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On 3/26/2019 at 11:14 AM, dc20willsave said:

One thing that really struck me though about this year is how inclusive everything felt. It wasn't just a bunch of 20s-40s white guys. There were tons of people of different backgrounds at the con (I actually sat across from an older pair of women on my way home on the bus who had gone to the con). Hell, what made me really happy was seeing more than a few gay couples walking around, able to hold hands in public.
 

I've always felt that way in the years I've been attending San Diego Comic-Con. The gender population is split right down the middle with no clear majority. Plenty of color diversity as far as the eye can see with increasingly public and diversely expressed sexual orientations. And plenty of people outside the age perimeters of 30s and 20s.

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