4 JULY 2013
It's that time of year when CCI weakly attempts to exert some kind of control on the rabid campers outside Hall H. You may remember from last summer when they ran an almost identical message about "work" being completed and how you could camp but not really, but if you did, here was what was allowed.
They're delivering the same message this year; they "discourage" advance lines yet if you somewhat accidentally "find yourself" in one, they want you to obey their rules. The strongest one being the no-tent rule - you can have a blanket and a chair, that's it. Apparently they're trying to crack down on the unsightly shanty town that tends to spring up on the grass. And even though they discourage camping overnight, they're still making their restrooms in Lobby G available from 9 pm to 7 am.
(Also, they're now referring to that area between the convention center and Hilton Bayfront as "Plaza Park." Is that new? As an ex-New Yorker, it's a weird visual.)
Something to remember: last year a Twilight fan was killed when she left the Hall H line to go get food, then saw the line was moving and ran through traffic to reclaim her spot. So it's natural that CCI wants to keep the chaos to a minimum. And let's face it, as a group, we can be a collective pain in the ass.
You can read all of the rules here.