How early can I line up for the GB PAX panel?

#1 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

I mean, there are other panels in the theatre before Giant Bomb so I don't think a huge line can form that blocks off people before everyone has gone inside for the previous panel but I'm just wondering how early the line usually starts.

#2 Posted by YI_Orange (1128 posts) -

You can line up as soon as the other panel goes inside if you want. But usually half an hour early will get you seat, not necessarily a great one though.

#3 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2682 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

I mean, there are other panels in the theatre before Giant Bomb so I don't think a huge line can form that blocks off people before everyone has gone inside for the previous panel but I'm just wondering how early the line usually starts.

Enforcers have gotten more strict recently about lining up early. At PAX East this year they didn't allow anyone to line up until the Eidos panel had almost ended, and even then we were put into two sectioned off rooms before the proper line even started.

#4 Posted by Daneian (1207 posts) -

@YI_Orange said:

You can line up as soon as the other panel goes inside if you want. But usually half an hour early will get you seat, not necessarily a great one though.

They also have a second room everyone is packed into to get a headcount so you'll know whether or not you're getting in. I was there about an hour early last year and there were already a lot of people.

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#5 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

fuck why is it that the giantbomb stuff is always the same time as the concerts

#6 Posted by Zidd (1838 posts) -

They prefer late night sessions so they can run longer.

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (8517 posts) -

@sarge1445 said:

fuck why is it that the giantbomb stuff is always the same time as the concerts

Because with their awesome musical guests like Eric Pope and the Harmonix Crew, they often compete with the concerts. ;)

#8 Edited by Bartman3010 (443 posts) -

Last year the show was supposed to last two hours, but was cut in half as the hotel staff wanted everyone out of the building after the first hour.

I probably got in there like, one hour before the thing even opened, and it was neccesary, since my legs were already giving out at that point.

#9 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -

It's usually at least an hour, but by that time there's already a huge crowd ready to spring into a line as soon as it's formed. If you want to be safe and get a good seat, I would say a minimum of 90 minutes in advance.

#10 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

@UnsolvedParadox: So, getting good seats is more a matter of luck then because of the huge crowd that pops into a line?

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