The convention that is going to kick off our 7-week back-to-back con coverage schedule is now just one week away, and therefore it's time to book, or get off the site. There have been numerous concerns about the con and logistical issues that have been addressed, particularly those involving transportation, alcohol, and ebola.
First item of note is discount codes that will come in handy that you may not be aware of.
If you have not yet registered for your badge, you can do so here and use the discount code IWTCIRD10 to receive 10% off. That's like 4 bucks, the equivalent of a drink at the hotel bar - so have a drink on us!
If you have not yet booked transportation to and from the airport; use SuperShuttle. You can ride-share to and from the hotel, and when you book use code UYR59 to get $3 off your ride each way - so save another $6.
Now if you're getting your "news" from here, chances are you like to have some convention with your alcohol, and will need to know where to find it. We have here a map with all the liquor stores in the immediate area of the convention, which is denoted with a red dot. We are told the best place for fluids is SPEC'S in the top-right corner so keep that in mind. However if you lack the transportation to make a 2-mile round-trip to Specs, it appears there is a "Hasty Liquor Store" about a half-mile walking distance from the con.
Also of-note is the fact that the 4chan Cup will be taking place on Saturday during the convention, around Noon on local time. Although the con can't set up a viewing room for the /mlp/ match considering the filthy language that will be pouring from the stream, a group of nor/mlp/eople will be gathering to watch the match. Stay tuned for details on time and location.
In an update from this, to address health concerns, Nightmare Nights has cancelled the "West African Blood Orgy" panel, as well as the "Medical Waste Dunk Tank" and the long awaited "Fecal Facepainting" room for the kids. While the absence of these events may be a disappointment to many, they have virtually eliminated the potential for an ebola outbreak at the convention.
7 days and counting.