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#crapthatneverhappens there is like a full foot of space between the 6’1” top of my head, and the showerhead. *bliss*

#crapthatneverhappens there is like a full foot of space between the 6’1” top of my head, and the showerhead. *bliss*

Wed night at the Marriott…#DragonCon…yeah, the Con is on!

Wed night at the Marriott…#DragonCon…yeah, the Con is on!

#‎DragonCon‬ ‪#‎protip‬
And finally, remember to HAVE FUN! (Something I need to remember every once in a while!)
See you at Con!

#‎DragonCon‬ ‪#‎protip‬

And finally, remember to HAVE FUN! (Something I need to remember every once in a while!)

See you at Con!

28) Please stay aware of any disabled con-goers. They may need assistance getting through the crowds.Navigating crowds at a convention can be difficult no matter what your ability or health, but please keep an eye out for those who might get lost because they sit under the general sight-lines, or may get bumped or jostled unnecessarily because they aren’t moving as fast.  Please allow them first access to the elevators, and if you can help them make it through a difficult area, politely ask.Did you know that DragonCon actually has a full Wiki for their Disability Services?  Check it out!  http://dragonconds.wikia.com/wiki/Disability_Services_Guide_to_DragonCon_WikiAnd if you are cosplaying as a character who is disabled, please let people know that you are able to move.  For example, several of my friends have even put signs on the backs of borrowed wheelchairs for their Oracle and Charles Xavier cosplays:   "For me this chair is Cosplay, but for others their mobility devices are not. Please remember to be polite and let them on the elevators and escalators first" "Yes, I’m able bodied, but there are others here that aren’t — please let them on the elevators and escalators first".It’s easy to forget that everyone deserves to enjoy it in different ways, to the best of their abilities.  Don’t lose your humanity in the crazy.

28) Please stay aware of any disabled con-goers. They may need assistance getting through the crowds.

Navigating crowds at a convention can be difficult no matter what your ability or health, but please keep an eye out for those who might get lost because they sit under the general sight-lines, or may get bumped or jostled unnecessarily because they aren’t moving as fast.  Please allow them first access to the elevators, and if you can help them make it through a difficult area, politely ask.

Did you know that DragonCon actually has a full Wiki for their Disability Services?  Check it out!  http://dragonconds.wikia.com/wiki/Disability_Services_Guide_to_DragonCon_Wiki

And if you are cosplaying as a character who is disabled, please let people know that you are able to move.  For example, several of my friends have even put signs on the backs of borrowed wheelchairs for their Oracle and Charles Xavier cosplays:   

"For me this chair is Cosplay, but for others their mobility devices are not. Please remember to be polite and let them on the elevators and escalators first"

"Yes, I’m able bodied, but there are others here that aren’t — please let them on the elevators and escalators first".

It’s easy to forget that everyone deserves to enjoy it in different ways, to the best of their abilities.  Don’t lose your humanity in the crazy.

Rest stop somewhere in SC…over halfway there! #DragonCon

Rest stop somewhere in SC…over halfway there! #DragonCon

You knew it was coming….PEACHBUTT! #DragonCon #gaffney

You knew it was coming….PEACHBUTT! #DragonCon #gaffney

27) Always be aware of your surroundings, and where your friends are.This is just common sense stuff, but it bears repeating.  Just because you are at a convention filled with people who share the same interests, don’t assume that it’s a safe zone.  Like any large group of people, there will always be a mix of awesome people you adore, and others that you don’t know at all.  Whether you are male, female, or still deciding, PLEASE keep the following in mind.* If you are heading back to your hotel at night, don’t walk alone.  You can almost always find a friend to accompany you.* Be sure you know the safest routes.  Just because its’ the shortest route, it may not be the best idea to wander through the parking deck at 1am.* If you are partying with friends, keep an eye on each other.  If the plan is to come-as-a-group, leave-as-a-group, then do that.* I know a number of girls who have created “safe words” to let each other know if something is making them uncomfortable and they need an exit strategy.  “You know that thing?  That we said we’d do?  We gotta go do it now!”* Keep an eye on your valuables.  It’s hard to have pockets in spandex, so if you have a purse or backpack with your wallet and phone in it, know where it’s at.* There are almost always a few people around who don’t understand cosplayers and costuming, and will be loud and annoying about it.  Take it in stride, but if it gets out of hand, call hotel or con security.  That’s why they’re there.Here’s a great link to party safety: http://www.womenonguard.com/-strse-template/safety-dsh-tips/Page.bok#18  In general, don’t let your guard down because you’re at a convention. You don’t have to be paranoid, but just stay aware.  And geeks watch out for geeks.

27) Always be aware of your surroundings, and where your friends are.

This is just common sense stuff, but it bears repeating.  Just because you are at a convention filled with people who share the same interests, don’t assume that it’s a safe zone.  Like any large group of people, there will always be a mix of awesome people you adore, and others that you don’t know at all.  Whether you are male, female, or still deciding, PLEASE keep the following in mind.

* If you are heading back to your hotel at night, don’t walk alone.  You can almost always find a friend to accompany you.

* Be sure you know the safest routes.  Just because its’ the shortest route, it may not be the best idea to wander through the parking deck at 1am.

* If you are partying with friends, keep an eye on each other.  If the plan is to come-as-a-group, leave-as-a-group, then do that.

* I know a number of girls who have created “safe words” to let each other know if something is making them uncomfortable and they need an exit strategy.  “You know that thing?  That we said we’d do?  We gotta go do it now!”

* Keep an eye on your valuables.  It’s hard to have pockets in spandex, so if you have a purse or backpack with your wallet and phone in it, know where it’s at.

* There are almost always a few people around who don’t understand cosplayers and costuming, and will be loud and annoying about it.  Take it in stride, but if it gets out of hand, call hotel or con security.  That’s why they’re there.

Here’s a great link to party safety: http://www.womenonguard.com/-strse-template/safety-dsh-tips/Page.bok#18  

In general, don’t let your guard down because you’re at a convention. You don’t have to be paranoid, but just stay aware.  And geeks watch out for geeks.