Preparing for TimeGate 2016. . .

TimeGate 2016 is right around the corner. Here are some helpful tips and some great information to know. *This may get updated if we missed anything*

  • The convention is not sold out! There are still plenty of weekend and 1 day badges available at the door.
  • Once you’ve parked and entered the hotel, head immediately to registration to pick up/buy your weekend/day membership.
  • Registration opens at 4 on Friday. The convention officially kicks off at 6.
  • With that said, here’s what each day costs:
    • Weekend badges are $65
    • Friday badges are $25
    • Saturday badges are $40
    • Sunday badges are $30
  • If you pre-ordered a t-shirt, these will be available for pickup at the TimeGate store.
  • IF YOU DIDN’T PRE-ORDER your t-shirt, autograph ticket, or photograph ticket. these will all be sold at the TimeGate store, located right outside Main Programming.
  • If you pre-ordered your autograph or photographs, pick up your tickets at the TimeGate store. When it’s time for your autograph or photograph session, head to the Centennial D.
    • There are no assigned times to choose from this year for autographs and photographs. You are free to choose whatever time works for you based on the schedule that’s posted (i.e. so if Paul McGann is signing at noon on both Saturday and Sunday, you can go to either one).
  • The photos from the photo session will be printed on site. Give a few hours after your session to pick up your photos. This should give you plenty of time to have the guest sign your photo.
  • Are you a TimeGate Immortal Member? Then you get to hang out with the guests at your own private reception on Friday at 6:30 PM in Main Programming. You also get front row seating at all panels in Main Programming.
  • The VIP reception will take place in Main Programming and allows you to rub elbows with this year’s guests. This takes place at 7 PM on Friday. We still have some tickets available, so if you want to attend, you can buy your ticket at the TimeGate store.
    • No flash photography is allowed at the reception.
  • The Marriott Century Center still has rooms available. You can call the hotel to see if you can get the TimeGate room rate of $94 but technically our room rate closed on May 13th.
  • 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).
  • There is free onsite parking for the con. If the lot fills up, overflow parking is available across the street at the office complex.
  • There will be program books available at registration. There will also be a digital copy linked to the app.
  • There’s an app! It’s been submitted to the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Phone store. Updates will be available throughout the entire weekend.
  • The schedule will be printed out and on display at the Information Services desk. Any updates to the schedule will be posted there.
  • Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter all weekend. Also share your photos with us during and after the con.
    • Use #TimeGate2016 whenever you reference us on social media!
    • Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we may live stream some of the con!
  • MarksterCon’s Time Lord Party III is for ages 18+.
  • We do have a Kids Track that has programming schedule throughout the weekend. Definitely go check them out. They’ve got some fun stuff planned!
  • TimeGate has a ConSuite. 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.
  • The hotel restaurant will be selling Grab n Go lunches in case you don’t have time between panels to have a sit down meal.
  • Have a question? Head to Information Services. They’re located right off the main hallway on your way to the two video rooms. Can’t miss ’em.
  • The Masquerade and Cabaret are both on Saturday this year.
    • Sign up sheets for the Masquerade 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.
  • Gallifrey Game Night on Saturday night is for the 21 and older crowd (sorry kiddos):
    • Gallifrey Game Night – Similar to Hollywood game night, but on Gallifrey – and with our celebrity guests.
  • We have two new games running during the convention:
    • The BBC Quiz Show will be Saturday from 11:30AM-12:30 PM in the back half of Main Programming.
    • The “Find the Doctor! Choose Your Own Adventure Game” will start at 2PM on Saturday in Decatur 1.
  • There is a wrap up panel on Sunday at 6. Tell us how we did. Shower me with praise. There will also be a few announcements that you’ll be the first to hear!
  • Remember to have fun. This is going to be a great con and we are so excited for everything planned this weekend!

– Daniel

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