On my flight to San Diego for Comic-Con International. This will be my third year attending. This year I did not buy any passes. I am going as a volunteer only. I hope I get some good gigs this year. My favorite task last year was outside Ballroom 20 line control. Holding the sign and getting to stop people was pretty cool.
I think I would have had more fun doing the end of line at Bluefin if I had started a train. I did not learn about the train circle until later though. The Hasbro booth was fun because we had a little train circle going. Since the booth can only process so many transactions, there are limits to the line. The line can not grow too big otherwise it blocks other booths and fire lanes. So if the line moves faster than the tickets that are given out, more people can get into the sales line during a session. People are not allowed to stand around. So for those who were waiting for space to open in the sales line, a moving group of people was started. There was just a circle going around outside the actual line area. The Hasbro booth security guy would go chug-a-chug-chug-a and the line would respond with a train whistle, “WHOO, WHOO”.