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  1. So, as I am finding out, there is no single place to obtain a schedule of the classes one has purchased. It has to be brute forced?
  2. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    As I consider the experience, I have two impressions. First, the site was faster and, conceptually, simpler than in past years. That is, if you know how to build your list of classes, it was pretty straightforward. And it didn't immediately crash, as has been the past experience. Second, the site had issues. The main one was responsiveness in letting you know where you were in the registration process. Another was clarity. One was pretty unaware of whether you had registered successfully or not until several minutes after you may or may not have registered. One was unaware whether you had actually gotten the classes you had attempted to register for until later -- in fact, my schedule page is still unclear one on class I have been assured I am indeed registered for. And, to this day, I am confused on how, after finally deciding one has attempted to register and then decide that one is not actually registered for a class, how to go back in and register for another class. I don't even know if you can. The message traffic seemed to indicate many multiple attempts to do pretty simple things. What was woefully lacking was a guide -- with specific, non-ambiguous instructions. Or a help page that actually provided relevant information. That is, a page that told you exactly how to select and then register and then pay for each class and each combination of classes. And told you what your options are if you don't get a class you want. I am under the impression that there is some sort of wait list, but I don't know. Yeah, depending upon your personal situation, the site can be pretty user hostile.
  3. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Well, my credit card was charged twice ... in two different amounts. But I only got one class of each. In addition, I attempted to purchase 8 classes, I was allowed to purchase 7 (it seems to think, maybe, that Reapercon registration counts as one of the classes, and I cant seem to go back and purchase an 8th class. We'll have to talk later, as I am about to head off the grid.
  4. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    I have made two attempts to purchase. Seems to take my credit card, but purchase shows up nowhere. Well, one of the two just showed up.
  5. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Are the classes you guys purchased showing up as a purchased product. Cause mine aren't
  6. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Won't let me check out.
  7. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    I assume prices will be the first change we will see. But, we'll see. Oh, and every time I've done this before, the website has crashed. Let's see if we can break the pattern.
  8. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Thank you.
  9. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Agree. When and where will class prices appear? I have budgeted for classes, but not an infinite amount.
  10. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    I think I can make that work. I'll just start my drive at 0500 MDT. That is Central Standard Time, right?
  11. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Yes, what time? I have to go on a road trip and I'll need to arrange to be somewhere with a computer when sales open.
  12. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    All of the instructors will charge for their classes. I would expect that the class prices will be up before actual registration/purchase begins. So, choosing classes is not only a schedule issue, but a budget issue. BTW, almost all the classes are well worth the price.
  13. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Or, in my case, DW's portable quilting shop. When we travel together for a multiday event, she loads up with a sewing machine and stuff and stuff and stuff. So, when I return to the hotel room, I find ironing boards and fabric and a sewing machine and stuff laid out on the bed. We both have a good time.
  14. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Good point. I use battery powered lamps, which gobble up batteries. Then I'm not dependent upon sockets.
  15. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I don't have much of a need to join with a group and socialize. I have no issue with meeting folks and/or striking up conversations, but I prefer to just let it happen. I also have no issue with asking if anyone minds me sitting down at an empty chair at a table. Last year, I joined several tables, met several people, and got to know a couple of folks well enough to go to lunch with them. So, socially, I had a good time. I do observe human interaction and behavior. So, in regard to the quotes above and for what it is worth, my impression of the painting tables at the last year's Reapercon was that about half had clearly been claimed by groups and that individual seats had clearly been claimed by individuals -- for the entire Con. It seemed there were a couple of clusters of tables, where a larger group claimed more than one table. As pointed out above, the venue required that one had to establish a spot to put their belongings, unless one wanted to hike back and forth from their car -- which I did with my purchases. From body language and facial expressions, members of a number of groups appeared to know each other very well and seemed, intentionally or not, to not be interested in others outside the group. Also, if just one member of a group appears to be unfriendly or hostile, whether they are or not, the signal is that that table is not open to others. So, pending some sort of large sign indicating that a table or group of tables are happy to welcome Forum members, I'm guessing that folks who don't already know other Forum members are going to need to cowboy up and introduce themselves. One the ice is broken, I'll bet it all works out. Absolutely. And well said. I probably talked to a dozen people over breakfast last year. What I said above about exclusive tables did not apply at all to breakfast. People were openly welcoming. Something about sharing food together.
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