You need to eat. Plan accordingly. There is restaurant in the hotel, and other eateries nearby. It may also be a good idea to bring your own snacks. Be mindful that you will be around expensive computers. Please no cooking in the ballroom.
Bring drinks (non-alcoholic) at least some in a bottle. Sodas and other favorite beverages are also expensive, bring your own to save, bonus if at least a few of them are in bottles, because then you can put water in them.
Alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed in public spaces within the hotel unless provided by the hotel. If you bring your own alcohol please leave it in your room.
Do bring a thumb drive. There will be mods and new versions a plenty at Armada; bring a thumb drive to help transfer them/keep them ‘til you get home.
Do bring a laptop. There are a lot of people who bring bridges, but don’t have full crews. You don’t really NEED to do this, buuuuut if you have a preferred way to play your favorite station, having your gear with you will make the event more fun (A favorite joystick is a good option as well). Especially if you are going to the mission scripting or modding workshop, you’ll want your own machine.
Have a willingness to try new things. Try to play on a couple of other bridges and stations. Getting another perspective is great, you will meet cool new people, and playing on tricked out bridges is always a blast!
Wear comfortable clothing & footwear.
Go to bed. The Ballroom hours are 8am-midnight. It’s tempting to stay up and party after the ballroom closes, but you’re really robbing yourself of the next day. Maybe chat with your new buddies for a bit, but do yourself a favor and head to bed at a reasonable hour.
Hydrate. You see this all the time, but still bears repeating; Even if you’re not out running a marathon, you will go through a surprising amount of fluids during the weekend. Drink water so you can keep having fun.
CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES.
Beware of your surroundings. It is easy to become complacent when we are among friends within our community, but bear in mind our hotel is a public space. While we try our best to keep non-Armada persons out of our conference space, nothing is guaranteed. We are not responsible for any equipment that goes missing and/or is stolen.
All skill levels are welcome! Don’t think you have to be an Artemis Pro to enjoy yourself; There are some really slick crews at Armada, but most people are there for fun. Don’t feel like you have to come in able to beat a level 11 mission at 200% with a scout. You don’t. Just be willing to work as a team and have fun.
Prepare your bridge. Make sure you are running Artemis 2.7 before you arrive at Armada. Avoid making any major changes to your bridge closer than a month to Armada; It just doesn’t go well. It’s much better to spend your time at Armada playing Artemis with your friends than staring at a broken system asking yourself WTF is wrong. Do not plan to be soldering in the ballroom.
Artemis Armada is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including verbal expression. Conference participants who violate these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.