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Going to a convention alone

matthewhh

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Report this Jan. 18 2013, 8:46 pm

No one I know likes Star Trek, at least not enough to go to a convention. I want to go to one in Chicago but nobody wants to go. Do many people go alone?

corndogs

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Report this Jan. 19 2013, 10:57 am

I'm sure you'll meet lots of friends from all over the world.


PatrickIsDBest

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Report this Jan. 28 2013, 6:39 am

I'm sure lots of people do.  My husband goes with me, thank goodness otherwise I'd be in the same boat as you.  Why don't you try to start a meet up group?

minkikim

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Report this Jan. 31 2013, 11:13 am

considering going but what time does first day of the convention start? not sure if i should make it out there on thursday late morning/early afternoon or friday. also are the get togethers/celebrations at the voodoo lounge worth it?

PatrickIsDBest

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Report this Feb. 01 2013, 8:05 am

We are arriving Thursday sometime and they will  probably have an early registration that evening otherwise Friday is ok.  I've never been to the one in Chicago but the one in Vegas started in the morning on Friday.  You pick and choose what you want to see, but i can't recall the actual start time.  I went gold last time and the voodoo lounge was awesome but I guess it depends on the entertainment and whether or not you can score a good seat.  Tim Russ and his band played and they were awesome, and Denise Crosby did a silly routine with some comedian so it was fun.  Plus it was our first time in Vegas and the view from the roof was amazing!! If you are going gold then you are welcome to meet up with us if you want to hang out at the Friday night party.  We are driving in from Winnipeg.


 

minkikim

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Report this Feb. 01 2013, 9:41 am

i dont know if i need to go to voodoo lounge twice. i think friday night for the captains chair is enough. any thoughts. also, for gold, do you receive all the photos for free for the complimentary autographs?

Welena

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Report this Feb. 02 2013, 10:42 am

I arrive on Wednesday.  I am meet up with a friend, but her seat is in General.  Early Registration starts at 6pm and the dealers room is open.   My seat is Captain's Chair, so the voodoo lounge party is on Friday and I am by myself.  I think a lot of people come alone, but you will meet a lot of people at the convention from all over the world.

PatrickIsDBest

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Report this Feb. 03 2013, 10:03 am

No you do  not receive free photos you have to bring something for them to sign.  There will be a table with tons of photos for purchasing so get that ahead of time.  They will sign anything.  If you go to the vendors table (not the complimentary ones) then they usually have  photos of themselves and u pick one although some really money hungry celebities will charge you for the photo and autograph.  Hope that helps.


 

CO_Fowler

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Report this Feb. 11 2013, 11:37 am

I went to two cons so far.  Both times I was mostly by myself, but I did have one day at each con where I went with a couple family members.  My first con I took my oldest son to the vendors room, he pretty much stuck close to the Looney Tune booth and watched uncut Bugs Bunny   17 years ago and he STILL talks about the vendors room and esp the Looney Tunes booth LOL

guillermo.mejía

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Report this Feb. 11 2013, 11:42 am

The one convention I've gone to I ent alone. Within 2 hours I had already met a couple of people I hug out with the rest of the Con. And I got attacked by a pair of Klingons, so it was a good trip.

pb03

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Report this Mar. 15 2013, 1:17 pm

I'm attending the Chicago 2013 convention alone at the moment. Be fun
to hang out with someone, meet a new friend. I've even got an extra ticket for
admission for Saturday's festivities. I had to put the ticket up on Craig's list, but
if any of you fellow star trek fans here want to make me a deal, let's hear it :)

I've even considered doing Friday nights celebration, but if I'm stuck going alone
I'll still be enjoying Saturday! Hoping to make a new connection soon :)

corndogs

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Report this Mar. 16 2013, 12:40 pm

I believe there is a facebook page for each Trek convention.  You probably can meet some fellow con attendee's on facebook, maybe even sell your extra ticket too. 


Carl Jones

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Report this Mar. 17 2013, 1:16 am

I might be going alone  to the Las Vegas convention. if anyone else is doing the same maybe we can get a group going or something.

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