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Luggage check list for EF 16?
« 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?
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #5 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


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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #6 on: 14.12.2009, 08:15:29 »

.o0(Napalm and cows)
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #7 on: 15.12.2009, 20:38:53 »

Parachute? :P
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #10 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;
  • Various toiletteries like toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving stuff etc.
  • Clothes to last me throughout the con.
  • Memory enhancing equipment, like digicam and DV-cam.  Extra memory cards and tapes for those and their chargers.
    Keep in mind Germany uses Schuko sockets, which looks like http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Schuko_plug_and_socket_annotated.png.
    But don't dispair, converters are easy to get hold of.  Well, plug-wise anyway, but not power.  Your equipment must be able to take 230v at 50Hz.  Most chargers are wide voltage capable, so shouldn't be a problem, but check that out beforehand.
  • Some form of valid identification, such as passport and EU-standardised identification card.  Okay, I'm not 100% sure the latter will be valid, even though I think it should suffice as it is a legally valid form of identification within the EU.
  • Plushies
  • Monies
  • Previous years' badges and other decorations. :P
  • Myself!

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.
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #11 on: 25.12.2009, 11:41:00 »

* Fursuit
* More Monies for the dealers, art-show, art-aucton and food
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #12 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*
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #13 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:
  • Pen/pencil and something to write on, alternatively a laptop, PDA or mobile phone, to be able to write contact information for new friends made
  • If geeky enough, a spare laptop and other such equipment
  • If fursuiter, a fan or two, spare towels, needle and thread for small fixes
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Re: Luggage check list for EF 16?
« Reply #14 on: 30.12.2009, 02:12:53 »

Lollipops, check! *giggle*
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