Quoted from kst8cat:
Just curious what is the advantage to going up on Thursday? Are there events scheduled early on Friday before the show officially opens late in the afternoon?
The advantage to showing up Thursday for Exhibitors and Vendors is getting your games and booth set up early and having a evening to relax and hang with friends before the show opens on Friday. If you are just buying a weekend pass, there is really no benefit to showing up Thursday unless you are one of the few volunteers needed for Thursday set-up. We really need to try to restrict the set up area to exhibitors, vendors, and volunteers. Of course if you do show up Thursday and are staying in the hotel, you can still take advantage of the free happy hour and visit with friends