Last minute info for PrairieCon XXXVIII attendees!
A reminder for anyone attending on Friday afternoon that it’s a regular business day for the college and parking is restricted. An area will be set aside for PriaireCon attendees, probably in the southwest corner of the lot (see map below), with signage indicating it is reserved for us. Parking anywhere else in the college parking before 4:30pm could get a ticket, which would be a lousy way to start of the convention. After 4:30 and for the rest of the weekend, parking is free everywhere on the parking lot.
Registration and gaming for slots 1 and 2 (Friday afternoon) will be in the gymnasium. After 5pm and for the rest of the weekend, registration will be set up in the cafeteria.
If you’re a smoker, please respect that the only places ACC allows smoking is in the smoking areas outside the doors marked with a white “S” on a grey square on the map below.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the convention tomorrow! Here’s a bit of info to help make your parking and registration go more smoothly, especially for those of you who are joining us for the first time.
For anyone arriving before 4:30pm on Friday, parking in the ACC parking lot will be limited to 50 spots that will be marked out with signage by the college. We don’t know where exactly those spots will be, but they should be in the general vicinity of the area marked “Assigned Visitor Parking” on the map below. Once those spots are full on Friday, any additional cars will have to park in the empty lot on the west side of 14th Street East.
After 4:30pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, attendees are free to park anywhere in the ACC parking lot.
A copy of the next map will be in your tote bag when you register. This shows the main floor, where you’ll find all of our PrairieCon events. Well technically the gym is down a flight of stairs, but everything else is on one level. When you arrive at ACC, your first stop should be our registration desk. It’s located in the gym on Friday afternoon until about 3:30pm, but after that it will be found in the cafeteria for Friday evening and the rest of the weekend.
If you’re a smoker, please respect that the only places ACC allows smoking is in the smoking areas outside the doors marked with a white “S” on a grey square on the map.
We have updated our Respectful Participation Policy, which is posted in the Policies section of our website (see link below). We encourage all convention participants to review this policy and to please conduct yourselves in a fashion that is respectful of your fellow attendees. Any concerns with the conduct of your fellow participants can be brought to the attention of the PrairieCon committee members, who are easily identified by their red PrairieCon t-shirts.
The PrairieCon pre-registration system will go live at noon on May 1st. We have a new registration system this year, so the experience will be a little different for those of you who have attended our convention before, but if you follow the following instructions everything should go smoothly:
1. Go to http://www.registration.prairiecon.com/ and go to the Login link and click on “Register New User” to choose a name and password to use in accessing our registration system.
2. After you have confirmed your username and password, next go to Purchase page and purchase a pass that meets your needs. If you plan to play in the Canadian National Settlers of Catan Tournament, please make sure that you purchase the additional pass for that event. You may also redeem gift passes on this page. All purchases must be made through PayPal.
3. You may then proceed to the Game page, where you can select the games that you wish to participate in by clicking on the green arrows next to your games of choice.
4. All done! Spread the word about PrairieCon to your friends and family!
Pre-registration will be open from May 1st through the 29th.