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Title: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: ANTIcarrot on 02.09.2009, 01:56:07
Way back when, Alt.Fan.Furry regularly published a big check-list of things to take with you to a convention. While it will be impossible to cover everything for everyone, there should be common items (soap, passport, tickets, soap, map, soap...) and possibly some items that first timers might not thing of. Like poaster tubes, sturdy cardboard boxes to protect conswag on the way home, power strips, etc.

A more general version of the 'introduction to german culture' someone mentioned at the feedback meeting.

If the forum was able to come up with a reasonable list (which would be another topic elsewhere) would eurofurence be able to send it round to everyone one month before the convention?
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Schakaline on 02.09.2009, 02:33:52
There is a German version of that list that was posted in the EF LJ community two weeks ago. Just learn German.  ;D
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Fineas on 27.09.2009, 12:16:46
I kind of agree, I had brought my whole spare bed (which I didn't need), but at the other side I didn't bring a lot of other things.
Things like soap and towels you didn't need, but we did need to bring washing cloths (for soaping and cleaning oneself).

Drying towels
One little thing I would like to mention about the towels is the lack of a place to dry them. The posters on the room told us to reuse our towels instead of wasting one for drying and disposing it after that. But we didn't have a drying rack, a line or anything else we can put them on to dry them.
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: draconigen on 27.09.2009, 12:54:22
Drying towels
One little thing I would like to mention about the towels is the lack of a place to dry them. The posters on the room told us to reuse our towels instead of wasting one for drying and disposing it after that. But we didn't have a drying rack, a line or anything else we can put them on to dry them.

You sure had a line, well hidden above the bath tub's border. At one end, there was an apperture on the wall to pull out the line. Anyway, that problem is over now, let's see how the situation in the next hotel will be. Keep an eye open for such hidden features!
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Cheetah on 27.09.2009, 13:57:22
If the forum was able to come up with a reasonable list (which would be another topic elsewhere) would eurofurence be able to send it round to everyone one month before the convention?

If I like the result, I might :) So feel free to start one, and see how the discussion goes.
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Sairys on 09.12.2009, 11:09:13
The past three Eurofurences I've attend there is always these odds and ends that you find out you need during the con. And for some reason we always forget one of those things :P when packing for the next year or con.

Fursuit supplies:
fabric refresher
comb
badges
extra under armour


Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Suran on 14.12.2009, 08:15:29
.o0(Napalm and cows)
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Whitefang on 15.12.2009, 20:38:53
Parachute? :P
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Jaryic on 15.12.2009, 22:29:07
.o0(Napalm and cows)

wait another 5 years ...  ;D

.. but be sure that EF will have some countermeasures to napalm and cows in the Rules of Conduct by then as well as against tidal waves by overflowing toilets. :D

-Jar
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Barney on 16.12.2009, 15:26:36
.o0(Napalm and cows)

wait another 5 years ...  ;D

.. but be sure that EF will have some countermeasures to napalm and cows in the Rules of Conduct by then as well as against tidal waves by overflowing toilets. :D

-Jar

Sounds like Eurofurence 21... I loved that part with poor Cheetah.
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Mooie on 25.12.2009, 11:36:32
.o0(Napalm and cows)

To inform you, there are already cows at EF.  *moos a little*

But still, what I tend to bring;

Of course I bring a few other things, but which aren't that necessary, like my laptop, tripod and other items which might be enjoyable during the stay.  But those are just for my own convenience, not a necessity.

Hope this might give a little idea on what might be useful to bring.
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Suran on 25.12.2009, 11:41:00
* Fursuit
* More Monies for the dealers, art-show, art-aucton and food
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Zefiro on 29.12.2009, 12:29:58
  • Myself!
I'll try to get you into my luggage, then. I hope there are enough of you left for all of us?

*purrrr*
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Mooie on 29.12.2009, 22:08:26
I'll try to get you into my luggage, then. I hope there are enough of you left for all of us?

*purrrr*
Heh, well, not sure everyone would like one of me, though.  But sure, I'll fire up the copying machine.  Should be done by the con. *nods*

Well, to add to the list:
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Stripe Kazama on 30.12.2009, 02:12:53
Lollipops, check! *giggle*
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Barney on 30.12.2009, 16:18:39
Lollipops, check! *giggle*

[offtopic] Just don't throw them into the lights again! [/offtopic]
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: draconigen on 30.12.2009, 20:17:22
When you're from another country than germany: bring along some delicious sample specialties of your homeland. It's quite interesting what different cultures unterstand to enjoy on their tables.

Edit: ..within the EU, of course. I knew I forgot something; thanks for reminding me, Cheetah.
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Cheetah on 30.12.2009, 22:13:42
When you're from another country than germany: bring along some delicious sample specialties of your homeland. It's quite interesting what different cultures unterstand to enjoy on their tables.

If that country is not an EU country ... better do not. Import of foodstuffs into the EU is heavily regulated.
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: MOW on 02.01.2010, 05:34:18
If that country is not an EU country ... better do not. Import of foodstuffs into the EU is heavily regulated.

Are there any EU regulations about the import of swiss cheese?
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Cheetah on 02.01.2010, 14:01:41
If that country is not an EU country ... better do not. Import of foodstuffs into the EU is heavily regulated.

Are there any EU regulations about the import of swiss cheese?

What is of interest here is actually not EU regulations, but German customs regulations concerning imports of dairy products from non-EU countries. Usually, the import of dairy products from non-EU countries is not allowed (unless you pass them through the same veterinary inspection process as commercial imports, which is usually neither worth the amount of money nor the effort this costs). But in this case you're lucky. Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway and San Marino are exempt from this rule.

See: http://www.zoll.de/faq/reiseverkehr/einreise_vub/index.html#vub8
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Runo on 04.01.2010, 01:27:04
...and making raclette in the basement with loads of swiss cheese will surely get you the love of all the others attending the dead dog party (which then has an appropriate smell for the name)...  ::)
Title: Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
Post by: Cheetah on 04.01.2010, 01:29:08
Thread closed ... spiralling into total off-topicness.