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 late November 2015.