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GalaCon A Good Day to Gala Hard – GalaCon, 29th-30th July 2017

Discussion in 'Conventions Discussion' started by Silver Broom, 15 January 2017.

  1. HypnoHooves

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    Advice on ticket for galacon. Is it worth getting the plus or even splashing out on the top tickets? what are the queues like?
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Honorary Pony

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    The queue to enter GalaCon was fairly long, stretching out quite far, but once they start letting people in it moves quickly - you simply show your photo ID and they issue your badge. It's worth noting that the priority and regular queues use different entrances and start admission at the same time (or at least they did in 2014 and 2015), which means people arriving for the regular queue earlier may beat premium ticket holders into the event. After the initial rush in the morning, there's no more queue jumping or reserved seating for the middle tier tickets, unlike the top tier ticket which gives you reserved front-row seating in the main hall.

    In 2014 and 2015 I had a basic ticket and overall enjoyed queuing with friends, but for this year I've opted for the middle tier ticket so I don't have to get up so early!!
     
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  3. Silver Broom

    Silver Broom Tireless Traveller

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    Re: Plus/Bizzaam… if you want to financially support the con, or want the goodies with those tickets (e.g. t-shirt / figurine / exclusive signing session), then fine, but I would not rely on the separate queue as a major benefit.
    • Check-in usually starts an hour before the opening ceremony - you won't miss anything if you're not first in.
    • The regular queue moves quickly as there are more staff there, and they are giving the same things to everyone.
    • There is no priority entry on the Sunday - you just show your badge to get in.
    Pro-Tip: if one person buys multiple tickets on behalf of a group, only the purchaser has to queue and show ID to collect the badges. If the transaction includes at least one Plus/Bizzaam ticket then all of the tickets in the transaction can be collected at the same time from the priority queue. ;)
     
  4. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    A couple more guest have just been confirmed. The first is supervising director "Big Jim" Miller (Aka the voice of King Sombra and Troubleshoes) the other is storyboard artist and assistant director Katrina Hadley.
     
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  5. Eunos the Fool

    Eunos the Fool Proud Hater of Sparity

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    and that's me booked.

    Galacon 2017 is GO GO GO!!
     
  6. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    A few more guest have been confirmed in the form of Michelle Creber aka the voice of Applebloom and her partner in crime Black Gryph0n will be attending.
     
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  7. Eunos the Fool

    Eunos the Fool Proud Hater of Sparity

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    Sweet, they did Galacon 2 years ago as well.

    I have noticed that Bronyfair has been cancelled mind you, which is a little bit disappointing.. Was hoping to make 2 trips to Germany this year.. Oh well.
     
  8. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    Just out curiosity how much do guest usually charge for autographs?
     
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    Silver Broom Tireless Traveller

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    Since 2014, the autograph vouchers have been 5 euros each for all guests. I'm assuming it will be the same deal this year.

    Unlike at some other cons, it is GalaCon that is really paying the guests to sign autographs, rather than the attendees directly. The autographs used to be free for all attendees but they introduced a small fee to avoid the queues getting too out of hand.

    For Bizaam ticket holders there is an exclusive signing session which is included in the ticket price.
     
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  10. mlpbronypony

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    The promo has been released!

     
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  11. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    This makes me sooo look forward to next month! I'm going to meet Rainbow Dash yay!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. Eunos the Fool

    Eunos the Fool Proud Hater of Sparity

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    Hype Hype Hype.

    I love doing Galacon and just going to Ludwigsburg, every time I come back it feels like I've never left.

    Bring it on.
     
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  13. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    Absolutely lol!
     
  14. Silver Broom

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    Have you been before @moody magpie? If so, didn't realise!

    Many of us travelling from Britain (incl. @vger, @Eunos the Fool) have a routine of having Friday lunch at the beer garden behind Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof, if you're there by then.
     
  15. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    This will be my first time doing Galacon, but I have been to Germany a couple of time for the Formula one. As for meeting up on Friday, I would like to but I don't get into Germany until 15:10.
     
  16. mlpbronypony

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    I'll be going on Thursday! Making a holiday of it and going back on the Wednesday!

    Oh and Bizzam tickets are now sold out!


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    Silver Broom Tireless Traveller

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    I'm arriving Thursday, leaving Monday, travelling each way on the Ryanair flights between Manchester and Stuttgart. Any others flying from Manchester?
     
  18. moody magpie

    moody magpie 75% done with football!

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    I'm flying on the Friday and returning on the Monday with Easyjet via Gatwick airport to Stuttgart.
     
  19. Eunos the Fool

    Eunos the Fool Proud Hater of Sparity

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    Doing the usual German wings from Heathrow Airport.

    And of course I am down more meeting up at Stuttgart Gardens.

    It's like tradition now.
     
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  20. mlpbronypony

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    I'm doing the same BA flights as last year! As long as no IT failures!


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