GX AUSTRALIA 2017 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & IMPORTANT INFO
Hello awesome GX Australia 2017 attendees! We couldn't be more excited to host you at the Sydney Showground on April 29th & 30th, 2017. We've got a list of frequently asked questions and other important information, so please read below!
Where is it?
Sydney Showground, Hall 5 (corner of Showground Road & Grand Parade at Sydney Olympic Park)
When is it?
Saturday & Sunday, April 29th & 30th. Doors open for registration at 9 AM — the Opening Ceremony is Saturday at 10 AM, and the Expo Hall opens at 11 AM. On Sunday, doors open for registration at 9 AM and the first panels begin at 10 AM; the Expo Hall opens at 10 AM as well. Your badge entitles you to access for both days, plus the afterparty taking place at 7 PM on Sunday. There are no single-day tickets.
How do I get there?
Coming via the train? Olympic Park is your stop. Exit the station and take a right — Hall 5 is just down Showground Road one "block" from the station. Signage will guide you to the venue.
Coming via car? The Sydney Showground website has a ton of information regarding parking & car access.
Can I still get tickets?
You can indeed! Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite, and also for cash (exact change preferred <3) & credit card at the door. Ticket prices will go up after the 28th, so don't wait too long!
What do I need to bring?
Your photo ID, proof of age, and student card if you purchased a student ticket type. That's all — besides your amazing self, of course!
What about that Eventbrite email?
If you received an Eventbrite email, you're in the system. You don't have to redeem anything, you don't have to print anything out — in fact, please do not print anything, as it's just litter that we don't want to dispose of. Your name and email address is all we need to process you at registration.
I can't make it anymore, can I give my ticket to someone else?
We're definitely able to swap your ticket and give it to a person of your choice. Just reply to the Eventbrite email with the full legal name and email address of the individual you want to give the ticket to. As tickets do need to match up to an ID, we prefer that you don't pass the Eventbrite message on or tell someone to use your name to redeem your ticket at registration — this will complicate things and may prevent your friend from getting in.
If you don't have a specific person to receive your ticket, due to a ton of super generous folks we've got enough Pay it Forward tickets to last the event and won't need any more — go ahead and toss your Eventbrite email out, and thank you massively for supporting GX and helping make the event possible.
Will I be able to watch panels later or if I can't make it to GX?
Unfortunately we only learned this week that the available bandwidth at the Showground was insufficient to support livestreaming as we'd hoped. However, we are pretty certain that we've worked out a solution to record panels in all three rooms and will upload them to YouTube soon after GX Australia ends.
Where's the afterparty?
All GX Australia 2017 badgeholders are invited to attend the afterparty taking place at The Brewery just around the corner from Hall 5. The afterparty event will run from 7 PM to 10 PM (potentially later, depending on attendance). The afterparty is 18+ only.
Please consider showing up and helping us say goodbye — we've graciously been given the venue on just a minimum spend basis, so grab a couple of your favourite beverages and support GX Australia and all of the amazing people who helped make it what it is. Bar snacks will be available for purchase, and some social games will be set up for those who want some activities.