The Convention Essentials Checklist


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  • Fresh clothing for each day plus one extra day for backup
    • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Costume(s) (and all costume pieces)
    • Cosplay Repair Kit (safety pins, fabric tape, fabric glue, small hot glue gun, scissors, needles, thread, extra buttons, Bleach pen, lint roller)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, Soap, shampoo, air freshener, etc.)
  • Prescription medication
  • Non-prescription medication for necessity (ex. pepto-bismol, aspirin/tylenol, etc.)
  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Money, credit card, ATM card (Cash set aside for emergency)
  • Cell Phone (and charger plus backup charger)
  • Power Strip (many people with electronics in a room but usually only have a few plugs)
  • Camera and video camera (and charger)
  • Printed Needs
    • Directions to hotel
    • Printed hotel confirmation
    • Printed airline/train/bus itinerary
    • Printed receipt of San Japan Pre-Registration
    • Printed Convention Schedule
  • Entertainment (For down time in lines or what have you (DS, PSP, iPod, Apples to Apple, etc.)
  • Pens and Sharpies along with a notepad or sketchbook (good for jotting down info, Autographs, and updating lists)
    • List of Anime/Manga you already own so you don’t buy duplicates
    • Wishlist of Anime/Manga you want
  • Food for room if staying (Fruit Snacks, Chips, Canned Fruit, anything that can be made in without a microwave)
  • Snacks (meal bars, granola bars, breakfast bars – simple stuff)
  • Water bottle (Stay Hydrated, its August in Texas Heat – Stroke Is Bad)
Information below may be for our 2015 convention. Most of the pages and FAQs will be updated for our 2016 event starting in mid to late November 2015.