IF YOU HAVE ANXIETY TELL A GUARDIAN IF YOU START TO PANIC!! THERE IS A PANIC ROOM AT RTX THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO!
You wont make every single panel or signing..2015 was my first year and i went to RTX (on purpose) without a plan to see anything in particular. it worked great for me.. if i saw a panel then i did, if i met someone then i did, there is literally SO much going on before you know it the weekend is over.. i swear by the time the weekend was over i walked/ran about 10 miles if not more..
EXPECT really early mornings and long nights.. Yes the panels didnt start until around 9 and the convention ended at 8 (except sunday) but i went to a panel where people started lining up at 530 AM and the panel started at 10..
speaking of long waits..
MAKE SURE to bring something to do while you wait.. like a book, something to draw, games, etc.
DONT BE AFRAID.. to make new friends.. i mean everyone is there to see the same people you are! So there's an ice breaker right there!
PLEASE DONT.. make fun of someones cosplay.. they have worked really hard on them..
PLEASE! If you're in cosplay PLEASE STAY HYDRATED! EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT IN A COSPLAY PLEASE EAT AND STAY HYDRATED!
AGAIN.. you'll meet more people just by walking around the convention floor or any of the hotels! also you'll find someone who isnt part of RT there! My first year i met Wade (lordminion777) it was crazy!
IF YOU GET LOST...
Ask a guardian if you can... if not you can LITERALLY follow the line of people.. 9/10 they are going to the same place as you.. by the 2nd day of RTX you'll know your way around to the hotels and center..
Stay after the panels! Some of the guests at the panels will do signings!!! I know AH will for sure. I make it a point to go to both of their panels. The second panel more people stay because it's usually on the last day and not everyone has to rush off to the next thing. JUST MAKE SURE IF THEY SAY LEAVE PLEASE LEAVE.. this is because they have to set up for the next panel
ALSO if you suffer from anxiety let them know they will bare with you most of the time and let you get out what you want to tell them!
The question lines are LONG and fill up FAST! Don't be disappointed if you can't get your question asked! I was literally 3 or 4 people behind the Mic when AH called last question on the second panel last year. This literally happens the SECOND THEY SAY TAKING QUESTIONS!
Guardians are not ass holes! If they come off rude or stern it's because that is how they have to be to keep everyone in order. Most of the time they will be very kind and help any way they can! Do not be afraid to go to them if you need help or even just a small question!!
If you see someone in any area don't be afraid to go up to them! You may only get the one chance! Then again you may see the same people several times. But don't let anxiety get in your way. It won't go near as bad as your mind trys to make it out to be. THIS IS HOW I MET 99% OF WHO I DID LAST YEAR!
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR.. AND YOU WANT A PICTURE OR ANYTHING TRY TO HAVE IT READY TO GO.. LIKE HAVING YOUR CAMERA READY.. THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT
Sunday is a GREAT day to meet people from RT.. since they will be walking around ALOT and plus alot of people are leaving that day so its less busy!
Also on sunday most store have their stuff alot cheaper than the day before since they are trying to get rid of stuff so its less to bring back with them!
For those who get sensory overload (which even if you are not prone to it there is a 70% chance it could happen with all that goes on.) There is a quite room! Ask a guardian to take you to it! There is no time limit to staying up there. So take your time and take care of yourself!!
MAKE SURE YOU FIND A BUDDY! It will help with the anxiety!
lastly.. (sorry for the long post)
Important Dates: FOR THE TICKETS!!!!
June 11 (by 11:59 PM CT) - Must have purchased your VIP badge (sold out) or Weekend badge (still available) in order to receive an autograph code
June 12 - Codes will be distributed via email to VIP and Weekend badge holders
June 16 - Autograph codes schedule released via social
June 19 (10 AM CT) - Codes live for VIP badge holders only
June 21 (10 AM CT) - Codes live for Weekend badge holders only
WHEN THE SCHEDULE COMES OUT.. MAKE SURE TO HAVE A FEW PICS BECAUSE SOME OF THE AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS GO QUICKLY!!!!
*If you do not receive your code by the end of the day on Monday, June 12th, please contact Front Gate ASAP at 888.512.7469 or email@example.com. You have one full week to ensure you received your code so please do not wait until the last minute to reach out to Front Gate.
FRONT GATE SAID IF YOU DONT HAVE YOUR CODE BY THE 14TH THEN CONTACT THEM