Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:26 PM
Well I have a few bits of advice about the eXcel, so I can impart those.
1) There are lots of places to eat (someone posted the PDF guide in another thread) BUT around lunch time loads of the places, especially the ones inside the centre, have MASSIVE queues. I would suggest snacks so you cna eat later when it's died down OR eating a bit earlier to beat the rush and then snacking later.
2) Take water/a drink that will keep you refreshed with you. This goes for like, every convention ever lol It gets hot and stuffy around that many people indoors and you'll be walking about and standing up a lot. Keep yourself hydrated.
3) The cash machines inside empty fast on event days and also have massive queues. I suggest getting the cash you need out before you get to the event from somewhere else, plus a little extra just in case.
4) Linked to the above, BUDGET! Plan out the photoshoots (if not got them beforehand) and autographs you want. Then plan a little for food and drink. Then plan some contingency money for anything you may see on the stalls that you'd like to buy or any autographs you want but didnt plan for...
...then plan to bring like £30-40 on top of all that for emergencies/miscalculations
There's the basics lol
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