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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #135 on: May 03, 2017, 02:02:51 PM »
AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!

I keep hitting "add this specific event" and it won't process.


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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #136 on: May 03, 2017, 02:03:17 PM »
Somebody flash a Star Wars babe at the nerds keeping me from registering.

These aren't the kind of nerds that would be distracted by a Star Wars babe.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #137 on: May 03, 2017, 02:11:04 PM »
The whole thing crashed and kicked me out of the system.  I "Hope" I got registered for 11 Call of Cthulhu events.

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #138 on: May 03, 2017, 02:13:44 PM »
Somebody flash a Star Wars babe at the nerds keeping me from registering.

These aren't the kind of nerds that would be distracted by a Star Wars babe.

I disagree.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #139 on: May 03, 2017, 02:35:29 PM »
I registered for 11 Call of Cthulhu events.   OK - I registered for 12 and have to drop one conflict.  I may have over-scheduled for an old guy.

It is not letting me drop the conflict.  I'll try again this evening to drop it and pay up.  About $86 in game session damage.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #140 on: May 03, 2017, 02:43:09 PM »
Somebody flash a Star Wars babe at the nerds keeping me from registering.

These aren't the kind of nerds that would be distracted by a Star Wars babe.

I disagree.


I meant your average Origins registrant. Not the 'cool' nerds who hangout here :P
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #141 on: May 03, 2017, 03:30:41 PM »
You might want to just drop later in the week. Also, we can almost always add extra folks above our capacity, but we kept the numbers low so we don't kill our fill rates
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #142 on: May 03, 2017, 04:00:10 PM »
You might want to just drop later in the week. Also, we can almost always add extra folks above our capacity, but we kept the numbers low so we don't kill our fill rates

I'll drop by and say Hi at some point. 

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #143 on: May 03, 2017, 06:30:05 PM »
I got this email from Origins.  I'm good as long as my events don't get cancelled out of my account:

Origins Fans:
 
We understand this has been a frustrating day at registration for all of us. The problem is not bandwidth, as we have more than doubled it this year. There is a design issue that did not surface during testing that we need to resolve.
 
We're working very closely with the owner of our event management system to make sure all of the glitches are fixed as quickly as possible.
 
We can test and fix more quickly if the event system is off line, So we are closing registration until Friday at 1:00 pm
 
While the system is off, your carts will not be cleared out and you will not lose the events you have already selected!
 
We are extremely sorry that you have lost valuable time in your day and your attendee experience is our top priority.
 
Thank you for being patient as we work to fix the system.

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #144 on: May 05, 2017, 06:40:10 AM »
We understand this has been a frustrating day at registration for all of us. The problem is not bandwidth, as we have more than doubled it this year. There is a design issue that did not surface during testing that we need to resolve.

Ugh. Been there.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #145 on: May 05, 2017, 03:05:18 PM »
I logged in today, fixed my one schedule problem and paid my extra $66 for events.

Now, a serious question.  How easy is it to grab food & go to the can in my 1 hour gaps between sessions?
Also, does Origins allow me to bring in food (i.e. jars of peanuts) and bottles of water?

With the diabetes, the bathroom and beverages are critical.


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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #146 on: May 05, 2017, 03:36:41 PM »
lots of easy - but expensive - grab & go food in the convention center.

very easy to bring your own food in, too.  Just be careful about parading a giant stack of 15 pizzas into the gaming hall, or the on-site folks might bitch about it
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #147 on: May 05, 2017, 06:16:07 PM »
The key to surviving this site is to not say something which ends up as someone's tag line - Steelgrave

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2017, 05:21:54 PM »
Who is going to Origins from around here?  I'm coming up the day before (10-12 hour drive or so).  I'll be there through Sunday.

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #149 on: May 15, 2017, 05:28:37 PM »
I am.  But I will be leaving Friday after work and coming home the Monday after.
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