23 FEBRUARY 2015
This is the kind of thing I think everyone knows - but then I remember how many newcomers we have this year (by my informal calculations, quite a bit) so maybe it's worth a reminder.
You need to hang onto the barcode confirmation email that's showing up in your inbox. Why? Because you need to print it out and have it on hand with a photo ID to pick up your badge. Actually, there was a time when if you didn't print it out, you had to go to the convention center FedEx office and pay a fee to print it out - but I believe they can scan it from your phone now. Regardless, you need to preserve the sanctity of this email.
Badge pick-up details are in the email; these can be confusing so I'll post a clarification shortly.