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  1. Hi Tradfan If your children are autistic you might also want to take a look at the extra help page on the showmasters main website https://showmastersevents.com/index.php/extra-help-form
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    Who did you get?

    Fred Haise, just need someone from Apollo 8 for a full set.
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    11 x 14 or A4 photos for group opps

    Guys, you're getting confused between the settings on the image and what happens when you print them out, the jpegs on the website are fine for A4 sized prints if you want the whole image. For the example above of a 5760 x 3840 image, an A4 print (~12 x 9 inches) would print out at over 450 dpi. at 72 dpi the image would be over 5 feet across. Even the lowest resolution images available on the website (2400 x 1600) would be ~200 dpi at A4 size.
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    Digital Photos

    Just a thought but... FCC Belfast 2018 (which has been put up) had 141 photos from 4 photoshoots (112 from the cosplay photos) Collectormania 24 (2017) had 9337 photos from 111 photoshoots (yes, I counted) Given that all the photos from a show would need to be checked, sorted, filed and presumably made available together rather than piecemeal, this might suggest why the Collectormania 25 (2018) photos haven't been put up yet but the Belfast ones have.
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    LFCC 2018: Highs and Lows

    There are many potential reasons why the 'No Photos' requirements are there: One is that there can be a number of people hanging about the auto queues just taking photographs Another is that a lot of people forget that the flash is on and it can get very irritating and distracting to constantly have flashes going off all the time Another possibility is that some celebrities need to keep control of their image and like to have the opportunity to look their best for photos and don't like candid shots taken from a distance
  6. How exactly would it be faster to do a digital update than to update a board? An update to a physical board takes ~ 5 seconds and a mistake can be corrected very quickly and before it has any impact, I doubt anyone would be able to update a Twitter account or the forum anywhere near that fast. In addition, for a show like LFCC you would have 30 to 40 queues minimum being updated constantly which would swamp any specific information and make most of it useless. You also need to address the issue (specifically for Twitter) of needing to give anyone updating information authorisation to edit and submit posts. Also, and this usually comes as a surprise to people, not everyone is actually signed up for Twitter, Facebook and / or the forum or knows how to use all the features and interactions like flagging for specific information, or have fancy phones with lots of data and access to apps. This applies to both the crew doing the updates and the attendees at the con, so the manual method would need to be retained as well.
  7. New plan Viking puts small stickers on the floor plan Nate puts big stickers on the floor under the floor plan That way, people will be literally standing on the star which says - You Are Here
  8. The real challenge with digital signage and displays for this type of show is to make the system simple enough that anyone can be shown how to use it in 5 minutes, but also be flexible enough to cope with changes to plans, schedules etc. For the VQ idea, there then is the issue of having something that anyone can update, which would be a nightmare to control, or having dedicated people updating it which would require extra staff. I also don't want to be around when a mistake gets made and 200 people turn up expecting to get in the autograph queue.
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    Saturday queue feedback

    It’s an interesting idea initially, but what it means is that the first person in the queue gets VQ ticket number 1 for everyone and so on. It would also require a lot more crew. Under the existing system, people have a choice who they want to prioritise to get low VQs for and later people have a better chance. Also, for diamond pass guests, you would have to sort out how to split the numbers between the gold and standard queues.
  10. This would have been a special case as David was only announced during the show. Normally, sales at the show would automatically end up being later batches so would be scheduled for the end of the shoot.
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    Post your LFCC photos here.

    Allo Allo, what’s all this then
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    London Overground Heads-Up

    If you don't mind a short walk, Shepherds Bush (Central Line), Earls court and Barons Court (Piccadilly and District line) are all a 10 - 15 minute walk from Olympia If you are less able to walk (or don't want to), get to Hammersmith Tube Station (via District(Green) , Piccadilly (Dark Blue) or Circle / Hammersmith and City (Yellow and Pink) lines) and get the number 9, 10 or 27 bus from the bus station. They stop right outside Olympia and run every 5 - 10 minutes. Hammersmith and Earls Court stations both provide step free access from the train to the street level. For those who don't normally use the underground / buses, you can use a contactless card on them all and you will only be charged up to a maximum day travelcard rate for your total journeys that day. You don't need to buy a separate ticket.
  13. Because they are collected all through the event and keeping track of which are going to be collected when and which need to be sent out would be somewhat complicated and time consuming, particularly around making sure it actually is the person who ordered the autograph.
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    Countdown Thread

    59 minutes
  15. For info, once the tickets are downloaded to the Eventbrite app, you don't need a phone connection. They are always available.