For every convention I've ever been to, BronyCon and otherwise, I've always made it a point to get there the day before the con to pick up my badge. However, partially due to me be just being dumb as well as for financial reasons, I didn't really give myself time with my hotel reservation to schedule in badge pickup for this year. I thought I would have enough time, but I decided the most reliable way for me and my friend to get to the con this year would be by train since neither of us have all that much experience driving...and the ONLY AVAILABLE TRAIN from where I am won't be pulling into the station in Baltimore until 9:30 at night on Wednesday. From the research I've done, past BronyCons usually close badge pickup at 10PM...and the train station is half an hour away by foot from the convention center. There is literally no time to get there on the day before the con to pick up our badges...not unless I get bitten by a radioactive spider sometime between now and then.
I definitely don't want to miss Opening Ceremonies. My question is: is there enough time between when doors open to run downstairs, pickup our badges, and still make it up to the mane hall in time for Opening Ceremonies?