Things are changing for the Sails Pavilion — but not as much as some would like. New this year, there will be RFID readers located on the stairs on the back of the convention center leading up to the Sails Pavilion, so that not just anyone can jump into the ticketed drawings held each morning there.
For those who are trying for one of the morning draws — whether for Funko, DC, Hasbro, LEGO, and/or FOX — you’ll still go through the Everything Else line (which begins forming in Plaza Park, near to the Hall H line) and then head up to the Sails Pavilion. You may not line-up initially behind the convention center. Once there, each line is now helpfully color-coded and marked, to help you find the end of your specific distribution line.
As you pass the RFID readers as the line grows long enough, it looks like you’ll need to temporarily tap out — and then tap back in on your way back up the stairs.
Here’s a look at the new color-coded lines and RFID readers, from Parks and Cons: