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Old 09-20-2016, 09:12 AM   #81
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congrats to all who made it... I'm out... Time to hit trackingb's final feature deadline...
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:11 PM   #82
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Anyone have any luck registering for the Second Rounder round table sessions?

By the time I tried (about 10:15) they were both already full.
I was on the site when it opened and got a 404 error. Reloaded and instantly got the message that everything was full. Literally less than 30 seconds.

I sent a strongly worded email expressing my displeasure.

I enjoy Austin, this will be my fifth year, but they have too many attendees for the events and the venues. It's a great vibe, I always learn a lot, meet great folks and have a blast. But every year I miss sessions because it's too packed to get in.

It sucks to spend a ton on a full tilt badge and not be able to get into sessions.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:38 AM   #83
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This will be my 12th or 13th year, and it was never that way before. I'm not sure what has happened -- maybe it has had more attention from Scriptnotes, or maybe just more people are writing screenplays now.

For those who are on the fence, I can say that you WILL get into AMAZING panels. It's only the roundtables and the script-to-screen things that you need to sign up for in advance. In the past few years, there have begun to be lines to get into the Driskill Ballroom and other large rooms. But there are so many great panels all going on at once that you'll get into something you want to see.

(I sort of worry for them -- SXSW got so big and crowded that it truly was difficult to get into films or panels even with the full badge. AFF is nothing like that, and is still lots of fun... Just be aware that Saturday and Sunday are the most crowded days, and plan accordingly.)
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #84
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Best days are wed night-through Friday. Sunday peters out after twelve, *but Sat is god awful.* It's like Disneyland on the busiest day of the summer. Not fun.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:34 PM   #85
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I was on the site when it opened and got a 404 error. Reloaded and instantly got the message that everything was full. Literally less than 30 seconds.

I sent a strongly worded email expressing my displeasure.

I enjoy Austin, this will be my fifth year, but they have too many attendees for the events and the venues. It's a great vibe, I always learn a lot, meet great folks and have a blast. But every year I miss sessions because it's too packed to get in.

It sucks to spend a ton on a full tilt badge and not be able to get into sessions.
And this. Especially Saturday, being pushed out by people with cheapo badges wanting access. This thing is so over-sold now, it's flat out money-grubbing rude to not guarantee panel access with a producer badge.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:47 PM   #86
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Best days are wed night-through Friday. Sunday peters out after twelve, *but Sat is god awful.* It's like Disneyland on the busiest day of the summer. Not fun.

Disneyland (or World) is always fun, even if it's crowded. You just have to hit the Pirate ride and Haunted Mansion during the parade and maybe skip the new Toy Story ride. Along those lines, (ha!) Saturday is an excellent day for sleeping in, eating a great lunch, visiting friends and shopping on South Congress.
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