View Full Version : For the newbies at TW

02-19-2012, 09:49 PM
Any 1st 2nd or 3rd yrs interested in sharing suggestions, dos and donts at TW?

Karl Berger
02-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Last year was my first year and I was a madman, had to see and do everything all in the first 3 hours I was there. This year Im attending all 4 days, choose the classes so Im not taking them all on the same day within a three hour span. And Im going to take a little more time out and network with other haunters.

Bradenton Haunted Trail
02-20-2012, 06:54 PM
Go to Pappy's BBQ.... It is a awsome... And walk the show at least twice before you buy anything. Go to Insane Shane's Party. Hang out at the Ren Bar after hours. Make new friends and have fun.


02-20-2012, 07:38 PM
Bring a bag or case for flyers, information, samples etc. - I take a backpack with me. Oh, and wear comfy shoes!

edit - LOL! I just posted about Pappy's on another thread :D *bro-fist*

02-22-2012, 11:29 AM
Are the days events listed anywhere on the showroom floor?

02-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Definitely bring a tote bag or backpack for catalogs and paperwork (the plastic bags that are provided aren't very big).

02-25-2012, 07:28 PM
I'm so excited to meet some of the faces in person that I have met on here!!!! :)

02-26-2012, 07:16 AM
This will be my first trip to Transworld also- It can't get here fast enough. Fortunately the last few weeks at work have flown by! I just Pappy's on Man V. Food so I will definitely be trying it. How far from the convention site is it? Also, are cameras alowed on the showroom floor?

02-26-2012, 02:14 PM
1.8 miles, yes you can bring cameras.

Mike Bizub
02-27-2012, 10:51 PM
Business cards. Most vendors can scan your badge and get your info but you want those cards for networking

03-05-2012, 12:03 PM
Have a budget,
It is far too easy to spend more than you initially wanted especially when you find that new product that will go down in price next year. Just make a wish list and wait a day, see if you feel the same way about that same pair of $300 claws that spark.

Be prepared for vendors to actually tell you to not take pictures of their products,
Surprising to me because I never buy anything large on the first day. My associates and I meet for a after action review at the end of the first day and discuss what we want to purchase which is helpful to have pictures or if you donít have sole purchasing power. So you just have to respect their wishes.

Get lodging close,
To truly gain the experience of transworld you have to attend the extracurricular events and just dive into meeting others whom you can relate to as intimidating as that may be to do. You have 4 days to look at the same 300 booth, thereís plenty of time to get away from the crowds, noise and smells.

Donít let the costume/ party side think youíre a prospective customer if you are not,
I like to wander to the other side of the show but feel bad when the vendors ask me if I'm a retailer. I donít want to waste their time, I'm just curious.

I think you can get the best interaction with vendors and products on Thursday and Friday, because come Saturday it gets pretty crowded and uncomfortably busy. But I cant wait for Transworld.