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For all of our pre-registered supersponors out there, the RSVP for the supersponsor luncheon is being handled differently this year.

In previous years, after pre-registration closed, supersponsors would receive an email with a link where they could RSVP if they were attending the supersponsor luncheon. This year the RSVP process is being handled through the registration system. 

When a supersponsor registers this year there was a check box to check if you wish to attend the luncheon and an option to buy tickets for one or two friends. 

For those supersponsors that wish to check on their RSVP status, wish to RSVP or buy extra tickets they may do so by clicking on the link that is provided in the confirmation email you received when you registered.

Please note that only pre-registered supersponsors who have RSVP'ed and guests that they have purchased tickets for will be able to attend the supersponsor luncheon. If you have RSVP'ed you will receive your tickets to the luncheon in your supersponsor packet. Make sure you bring your tickets to the luncheon to avoid any delays getting into the luncheon.

If there are any questions please email us at registration[at]anthrocon[dot]org.

See you at the con.

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Hm, I don't remember that.  What about those of us who upgraded to Supersponsor?

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Once you upgrade to supersponsor the checkbox for attending the supersponsor luncheon will appear. When you click on the link provided in your confirmation email and go to your registration page you will be able to see it.

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Sence I did ask staff before and did not get a responce. I will ask here in a public forum.

 

When one pre-register, either regular or supersponcer, is there an email that contains all there REAL LIFE personall info for the NSA, Google, and whoever else to scan and archive in a database, sent to the e-mail address?

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I registered as Supersponsor and all my return e-mail had in it was Anthrocon contact information, how much my card was charged for (the card number was NOT included) and by membership number.  No demographic information was included.  Not even my real name was mentioned.

The e-mail seemed to be generic in that all that would have to be changed would the membership number and the amount that your card was charged, which could easily be replaced using a macro.

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As Charlie mentioned: The email we send out will not have that sort of personal information.

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is there a way to check if we reserved a spot at the luncheon? I vaugely remember there being something like that but its one of the highlights of the con for me so I want to make sure I get a ticket to it

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If you have the acknowledgement email, click on the link included.  There's a checkbox at the top of the page that tells you.

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yeah that worked.I`m good to go for it. That beats having to watch for an email in June.

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I never been to a luncheon before to be honest and not sure what to do or what to wear. Are there any tips you could give or is it just a casual sit down and talking kind of thing? Again... never been to one before.

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Normal street clothes are fine.  While some people dress up fancier for it, it is not required.

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I've been to a few of them and I don't recall anyone being dressed up in anything other than casual, everyday clothes. Some even go in their partials and suits! Normally we'll get a small introduction to the Guests of Honor and instructions on how the buffet lines are set up. You can sit wherever you want, get your food, eat, and enjoy! It's honestly a bunch of fun and a great way to meet new people as well. I've had a blast at all the ones I've been to! 

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What kind of foods do they normally serve? I'm not sure if I want to participate this year but next year I may.

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To be quite honest, I see no reason to not participate =3 if you're already supersponsor ingredients, then the luncheon is essentially a free meal you don't have to worry about planning while at AC, so it's a couple extra bucks saved. But anywho~

The food changes from year to year. There's usually at least 1 meat, maybe 2. Then there's salad, pasta...some things simple, some things sophisticated. I can tell you this, my mate is a rather finicky eater, and even he finds enough at the buffet to fill him.

I know this probably doesn't answer your question inow as much detail as you'd like, I justill have a terrible memory XD only things I remember was that the buffet was amazing and filling.

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Really.  I could have sworn that the last 2 or 3 times the food was the same....or maybe its that what I wound up having was the same...

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Ditto to the poor remembering of what's been served the past few years, but I'm also extremely picky about what I eat and there was always a nice variety of things that I could eat a good lunch. It's definitely worth going to for both the lunch and social aspects! 

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   In the distant past, the luncheon consisted of  complete meals, with a choice of  one of  three different entrees which you selected in advance when sending in your RSVP.  One of  those entrees wsa usually a vegetarian dish, for those who wanted neither flesh nor fowl (I think that once or twice fish was also offered, such as salmon).

   ...But as the number of supersponsors grew, it came to the point where the serving staff could not serve all the meals in the time alotted for the room (and the Fursuit Parade was usually the very next event on the schedule), so now  the luncheon is served buffett style, with three buffett stations each serving two lines of people.  The offerings are hearty and tasty, and include meat dishes and sauces and gravies and also rice and pastas, and various vegetables as side dishes, with rolls or biscuits.  And there is usually a truly decadent dessert, such as a triple-intense chocolate cake, or a super-rich cheesecake, or a super-rich triple chocolate cheesecake.

   One thing which shall NOT be served is Brussels Sprouts - of  that I am sure.  Also, beverage service will probably be water, coffee, or a lemonade-type drink.

   ...And past experience has taught us a lesson about one particular beverage, which shouldn't be on our banquet menu;  but if  someone somehow slips up and makes a mistake, and you should happen to see a pitcher of  something which is labelled as Iced Tea, avoid it at all costs - the "Iced Tea" is a vicious (and toxic) lie.  Petrified

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   Our typical protocol is for the supersponsors to gather at the location where the meal will be served (the last year it has been in the Westin Allegheny Ballroom), and after showing your invitation to a member of  the Dorsai who checks your name against a list of who is to be admitted, you find a table and take a seat; Uncle Kage, acting as a toastmaster, will arrive with the Guests-of-Honor (the point of this luncheon is for the GOHs to dine with the Supersponsors, and perhaps converse, make a speech, or answer questions from the audience).  Kage will say a few introductory words; once the serving staff signal that the buffett lines are stocked and ready, Kage will direct  those who are fursuiters* and who will need to leave early in order to assemble for the fursuit parade, to be served first; after that, the rest of the supersponsors will then be invited to join the buffett lines; and during all of  this we are given updates on things like total attendance figures, anecdotes about how the convention is going, and interactions with the Pittsburgh Media; after the GOH's have a had a chance to enjoy their meal, they will be asked to speak what is on their minds...and so it goes, until everyone has eaten, and it is time to wrap things up.  Either Kage or KP or Rigel or one of the other senior board mambers will usually perform that duty with a few parting words, and then we all go about enjoying the rest of the convention.

* - NOTE:  it isn't necessary (and is probably not advisable) to wear a fursuit to the luncheon; with a first-serve priority, there should be time enough to have your meal, go upstairs to change into suit, and then gather at the assembly point prior to the parade.  Nevertheless, many of the supersponsors who are fursuiters will wear their suits to the luncheon anyway (not wishing to trust the elevators), and so the Luncheon is regarded as a "Headless Zone" where one can pop the head and perhaps open the suit up a bit, to aid in cooling. (besides - it is difficult to eat a meal while wearing a fursuit head and gloved forepaws, anyway).

   I hope this brief  discription of  typical past luncheons helps!

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I dont even remember if I clicked on the link or not I am sure I did. can you check for me.

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Thanks for answering. The luncheon sounds great and hope I make it... I have a tendancy to forget things....

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I recommend anyone contemplating going to the  luncheon to do so.The catering  for the luncheon is fantastic! Besides the  travesty of the iced tea from the first one, I have never had the slightest of issues with the taste of any of the food items.Highly recommended 10 out of 10 !And of course there is the guests of honor at the  luncheon as well.They often have interesting things to say .

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Hi! It is the first time I'll go to Anthrocon and the first time I register, how I can confirm my presence for lunch. I do not remember if I confirmed at the time and I want to attend.

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Check the link that was in the confirmation email you were sent. You'll see the registration form, and there will be a checkbox for the luncheon. Make sure you've clicked it!

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If you still have the confirmation email, there's a link to your registration.  There's a checkbox near the top that will be checked if you stated that you would attend.

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