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Part of my kit this year will include one of those double walled, vacuum insulated tumblers and a bottle of cold brew coffee concentrate.  

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3 hours ago, vutpakdi said:

Part of my kit this year will include one of those double walled, vacuum insulated tumblers and a bottle of cold brew coffee concentrate.  

 

I brought a 62 Oz Under Armour mug last year. Filled with ice from the hotel, filled it with water at the Con center. Lasted all day + was cold (special feature of that mug, up to 12 hrs). Best thing I've done for Rcon in a long time! 

 

Hoping the hotel has water bottle filling stations. I recall HGI had a few. 

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8 hours ago, haldir said:

 

I brought a 62 Oz Under Armour mug last year. Filled with ice from the hotel, filled it with water at the Con center. Lasted all day + was cold (special feature of that mug, up to 12 hrs). Best thing I've done for Rcon in a long time! 

 

Hoping the hotel has water bottle filling stations. I recall HGI had a few. 

Most of the times Hilton's will have water provided, either in the conference room or near it. It's usually required as heat casualties can influence business.

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To add to the original post:

The number of attendees and artists has expanded far beyond the capacity of the single paint rack Reaper is able to bring. It is generally made available to the artist row for emergency class/demo use and is no longer available to general attendee use. If you are flying and cannot bring much paint, you can probably try to hook up with one of the people who brings a ton of supplies and is happy to share.

If you can, consider bringing a battery operated light to your classes. Pretty much every class I give at any convention I have people who complain that they can't really see what they're doing or what I'm passing around. Battery operated LED lights are now widely available, cheap, and light weight. You should be able to get one off Amazon for $15 or less. It's just not feasible for Reaper or the artists to supply lights to everyone. These small LEDs also come in handy at home to use as fill lights for when you're photographing miniatures and get shadows in weird places. (I know bringing a lamp was mentioned in the original post, but it bears repeating! ;->)

Alternatively, or in addition, bring a visual aid. If you don't wear glasses you can get reading glasses at the grocery or drugstore for around $5. Look for strength 2.0 to 2.5, or bring a mini with you and try them out to see what you like best. Those who do wear glasses can buy clip-on lenses or something like an OptiVisor or MagEyes visor that you wear over your glasses. Your near vision can start to go as early as your mid-30s.

A sweater. Convention and hotel temperatures can vary widely throughout the day and different parts of the room. If you're at all prone to feeling chilly, can't hurt to bring one along and just leave it in your hotel room if you end up not needing it.

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On 8/7/2018 at 12:46 PM, haldir said:

Yah I really need to update my PaintRack lists, especially the Bones paints. Just now found a 2nd Runic Purple. Nice color but I don't need 2 of them...ugh

 

 

 

Bring it to RCon with any others you may want to trade...or just hand off.  I have given away a few dupes or hard to find colors that I won't use that way.

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6 hours ago, hungerfan said:

 

Bring it to RCon with any others you may want to trade...or just hand off.  I have given away a few dupes or hard to find colors that I won't use that way.

 

I actually was going to do that. Heck I might as well bring the 5 or 6 bottle of Breast Cancer Pink that I have as well. :rock:

 

Oddly thou I actually used that color recently!! I painted a seashell with it. :lol:

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I use a walker when I know I'm going to have to do very much perambulation.

I'm planning to use it for both support while walking as well as a means of moving around my "stuff", and if necessary as a chair when sitting at a table.

GEM

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11 hours ago, hungerfan said:

 

Bring it to RCon with any others you may want to trade...or just hand off.  I have given away a few dupes or hard to find colors that I won't use that way.

That's a pretty good idea!  I was also planning on bringing my bottles that need replacement to remind me to get these colors (I am terrible amour having lists and plans for getting replacements, getting to the paint rack and the. 'Oh! Shiny! Sensation kicks in and I wind up with 20 new colors and none of the ones I actually wanted...

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