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First-time attendee at ReaperCon! What should I wear?

 

I had planned on wearing casual clothes. Since I'm from Minnesota that'll include shorts since it'll be above 70F during the daytime, but I imagine local Dallas residents will be bundled up in coats when when the temp drops to 55F at night. ;-) Reaper Bryan, have you noticed if the Premier Event Center tends to be air-conditioned to the point of it it being cold?

 

My wife and I splurged for the VIP passes, and were wondering about meals like the Hall of Fame Dinner: still pretty casual, right? Or does one try to a look less slobbish for a catered dinner?

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It depends, casual clothes are probably the most common, both for running around and dinners. If I have time, I might put on a dress for dinner if I'm in the mood, though having to go all the way back to the hotel is likely not worth it. Most (some?) of the Reaper peeps wear their matching bowling shirts, so yeah the whole thing is pretty casual.

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Do bear in mind that Texas A/C is a bit more extreme than most northerners expect.

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First-time attendee at ReaperCon! What should I wear?

 

I had planned on wearing casual clothes. Since I'm from Minnesota that'll include shorts since it'll be above 70F during the daytime, but I imagine local Dallas residents will be bundled up in coats when when the temp drops to 55F at night. ;-) 

In Texas, some of us still wear shorts into the low 40s.  If it isn't humid, I'll go lower than that.  My wife, on the other hand, will wear boots, jeans and add a jacket at 65.  You're going to see a bit of everything in the general vicinity.  

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Reaper Ware!

It's Fun to Wear!

 

What I'll be wearing when not in costume...

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Do bear in mind that Texas A/C is a bit more extreme than most northerners expect.

Good to know!

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Yeah I don't think many have dressed up for the banquets at the last two I have attended.  Usually because we are going from classes/games to dinner with no stoppage in-between.

 

I am local and usually attend in jeans and my reapercon shirt that I purchased....but that was back in the Spring.  With it being late Oct I am sure it will vary between people and what makes them comfortable.  I also think there may be a lot more costumes worn this time since it is in Oct.

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Do bear in mind that Texas A/C is a bit more extreme than most northerners expect.

Also, October is one of our rainy months, and when it rains, the A/Cs tend to make it really cold. Bring a sweater, wrap, or arm warmers, just in case.

 

Texas dress up = nice jeans and shirt/blouse. We're not big on all fancy dancy stuff.

 

Temps can swing dramatically from highs in the 90s to lows in the 40s in a single day. We dress in layers. Not unusual to see school kids in shorts and jackets in the mornings.

 

High temps usually peak around 3-5pm.

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"Geek Tuxedo": either jeans or sweatpants and a black gaming tee.

 

In all actuality, wear what you want. I'll be wearing jeans an a tee all weekend; actually color and type of tee will vary.

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Reaper Ware!

It's Fun to Wear!

 

What I'll be wearing when not in costume...

You mean, "What I'll be wearing on Sunday", right?

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Do bear in mind that Texas A/C is a bit more extreme than most northerners expect.

Most of the time we are reasonable.  In the day I allow my wife to let the temps get up to 74... I just set it back at 69 when she goes to bed.  In college I had an apartment where the utilities were paid for, we just had to look after the place, and my roommate would kick it down to 55.  As I was the one that had to get up and unlock in the mornings, he would just laugh at me in my wake up and get warm rituals.  Ever since then (and a lot of camping trips), I consider my temperature comprises to be very reasonable.

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Yeah, what the above said. I'll be in jeans, and either a polo shirt or some nice t-shirt, with an ever-present grey hoody for warmth when needed. And the only reason I would be in the polo shirt is that I hate the feel of a lanyard around my neck. Wife will be more warmly dressed I imagine.

 

And if it gets too chilly, we will walk out into the sun for a little while.

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Reaper Bryan, have you noticed if the Premier Event Center tends to be air-conditioned to the point of it it being cold?

 

I think it is safe to speak for Bryan on this point. I do not believe he has been in the building more than I have and my time on site has thus far been under sixty minutes taking a few measurements. Neither of us has any practical experience with the venue to answer your question.
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Yep, Aryanun's got it perfect.

 

I got as far as:

A light, easily packable raincoat! It's not forecast to rain next week, but Texas weather does what it wants, especially since October usually gets a lot of rain. It may decide to rain for 10 minutes anyways.

 

But then work got to me. ::):

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We will be in jeans and t-shirts, unless we're in costume. I'm bringing a hoodie for the evenings and a long sleeve flannel shirt in case the center is cool.  

 

A spare clean t-shirt for dinner is not a bad idea, seating tends to be cozy. 

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