Preparing for TimeGate 2015. . .

TimeGate 2015 is right around the corner. Here are some helpful tips and some great information to know.

  1. The convention is not sold out! There are still plenty of weekend and 1 day badges available at the door.
  2. With that said, here’s what each day costs:
    • Weekend badges are $60
    • Friday badges are $25
    • Saturday badges are $40
    • Sunday badges are $30
  3. Are you a TimeGate Immortal Member? Then you get to hang out with the guests at your own private reception on Friday at 7 PM in room 1508. You also get front row seating at all panels in Main Programming.
  4. The Marriott Century Center hotel is sold out (regardless of what the Marriott website says). If you haven’t booked by now and you try to, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a room. There is an overflow hotel a few miles away with shuttle service to and from the con.
  5. The hotel has quiet hours starting at 10 PM in the main lobby, so try and keep it down. But back in the programming rooms? Be as loud as you want (not really, but you get the idea).
  6. There will be program books available at registration. There will also be a digital copy linked to the app. Sneak preview here.
  7. There’s an app! It’s hosted by Guidebook. See how to download the app here.
    • New feature in the app: Uploading your photos from the con into the app in real time!
    • Don’t forget to review panels. We love your feedback! Tell us what we’re doing right and what needs work. Also tell us who we need to fire (as long as it’s not me).
  8. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter all weekend. Also share your photos with us during and after the con.
    • Use #TimeGate2015 whenever you reference us on social media!
    • Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we may live stream some of the con!
  9. If you pre-ordered a t-shirt, autograph sessions, or photograph sessions, these will be given to you when you pick up your badge from registration.
  10. Registration opens at 4 on Friday. The convention officially kicks off at 6.
  11. IF YOU DIDN’T PRE-ORDER your t-shirt, autograph ticket, or photograph ticket, you are really pressing your luck 🙂 These will all be sold at the TimeGate store, located right outside Main Programming.
    • Due to Michelle Gomez’s extremely tight schedule, photos and autograph tickets are extremely limited. Once they sell out, they’re gone.
  12. TimeGate has a con suite. What does that mean? If you are feeling peckish and don’t want to leave the hotel for a snack, visit room 1508 and grab a quick bite. Hotel Rules: The hotel does not want any food from the con suite on the first floor. They’re being extremely gracious by letting us have a con suite, so let’s not push our luck with the hotel.
  13. Have a question? New this year to the con is our very own Information Services. They’re located right off the main hallway on your way to the two video rooms. Can’t miss ’em.
  14. The Masquerade and Cabaret are on two different nights this year.
    • The Masquerade is on Friday night. Sign up sheets are available at the Information Services desk.
    • The Cabaret is on Saturday night. Like always, admission to the cabaret is $5 and all proceeds go to charity. This event is rated PG but we can’t always control the actors so a bad word may slip out every once in a while.
  15. Two new events on Saturday night for the 21 and older crowd (sorry kiddos):
    • Gallifrey Game Night – Similar to Hollywood game night, but on Gallifrey – and with our celebrity guests.
    • Match Game – Presented by OutlantaCon. The classic TV game show brought to life in front of your very eyes. This could get extremely inappropriate and possibly raunchy at times so this is fair warning. Don’t complain in the app that you were offended because I did warn you.
  16. Brand new Friday night event:
    • Pool party! Hang out with your fellow Whovians by the pool. There will be a cash bar and a cupcake tower!
  17. There is a wrap up panel on Sunday at 6. Tell us how we did. Shower me with praise.
  18. Remember to have fun. This is going to be a great con and we are so excited for everything planned this weekend!

– Daniel