On another post Loraine asked what we would bring that she might not think of. Good question! I though it might be helpful (especially for first timers) to put this in its own thread, so I'll start...
The hall we use for demo/lecture days can (but not always) get VERY cold and over airconditioned, so I always bring a warm layer/shawl/sweater even if it's 100 degrees outside (some years it's worse for me than others, one year I brought the blanket from the bed down with me. It was cold enough to make a person long for menopause)!
The old saying holds true, bring twice the money and half of the clothes that you'll think you need! (SHHH Ofilia, don't tell them that I bring twice the clothes, too!)
If you are NOT taking a class-
Bring your glasses anyway! You will use them for open torch nights.
If you ARE taking a class-
I find the lighting in these big convention center rooms to be less than I need, so I'm bringing my travel OTT light and an extention cord.
If you are driving, you may want to throw a few cushions in your car, those chairs in the class area are fixed (not adjustable), as are the tables, so you may need to adjust your position relative to the torch. (The pillows from the beds are too big, I tried that and kept sliding off!)
Something to take your beads/shards/murrini/class projects home in.
Mark your tools as yours before you leave home. It saves on any confusion later. I use nail polish and my name in marker.
I don't ever have a table at the bazaar, so I have no suggestions for that.