How about "How to Shop Smart" ? –
How about "How to Shop Smart" ?
Seriously, like a consumer reports travel guide sort of thing.
My first time at Transworld, I was like a kid at a candy store.
Luckily, I wasnt burned by any of the vendors that I dealt with, but I've heard lots of people paying for items, in full, in advance, and never recieving their product until *AFTER* the season ( a full year later...)
How do you know which vendors are reputable ?
How do you choose between two vendors offering similar product ?
( Example = How do I tell the quality of a latex corpse )
Where are some suggestions in dealing with vendors ?
What is proper Transworld etiquette ?
( Example = If you're there with members of your haunt, only take ONE catalog for your entire group AND do *NOT* take photos of the working mechanisms of the props so you can reverse engineer the prop and build it yourself cheaper. )
What are some of the things that you simply *MUST* do while in Chicago ?
( Example = Visiting Ravens Grin Inn )
What are some of my options should I deal with a vendor who fails to deliver on promised (AND PAID FOR!) merchandise ? Can I report him to Transworld organizers ?
What should I take with me onto the show room floor ?
( Example = notepad, pencil, calculater, etc.)
A chart of important contact info:
1.) Who do I get hold of if one of the people in my group cant get in ?
2.) What are the most reasonably priced hotels in the area ?
3.) Where do I park that doesnt cost a fortune for crying out loud ??????
etc. etc. etc.
A major thing to do at Transworld is *NETWORKING*,
well, thats all well and good, but what if you're not exactly
a social butterfly and not really a 'people' person ?
Who should I make it a point to meet ?
Who should I make it a point to get thier business card ?
(For that matter, how many business cards should I take?
and for god's sake, if you're going to go to Transworld, be sure to take some business cards with you!!!)
Who should I make it a point to avoid ?
(Well, other than that annoying guy from The Monster Maze who seems to smile alot, oh wait... thats me...) :^)
Explain what the IAHA meeting is all about. Should I even bother going if I'm not a member ? ( Hint: you should, for the raffle, a chance to get awesome stuff cheap.)
oooops, sorry to make this so long, got on a roll.