I do this every year, and since we don't see much activity here, I'm gonna do it again!
Our wonderful EMS staff handles an awful lot of issues, and when they have nothing to do they are much happier. After all, they go to work when people feel bad! So here it is, the "how to keep EMS bored" post:
ATTENTION ALL Attendees, Guests, Staff, or anyone else! Just so you know that this isn't coming from nowhere, I am the NDK Security Lieutenant and have been a Dealer Head. I've also helped supply EMS with all kinds of medical goodies which they use on all of you malnutritioned and accident prone people once a year. Please remember these happy tips during the con:
Eat - Twinkies, cupcakes, pocky, or other junk foods are not accepted food groups. Yes, they are quite yummy and should be consumed with much zeal and gusto. But they will make you into a semi-comatose zombie (and not the good kind in makeup and costumes) by the end of the con. Not to mention the possibility of you slipping into a diabetic coma. Fruit! Meat! Bread! Eat the real food and you can go to more stuff at the con because your body will not be exacting its revenge upon you with waves of exhaustion, or worse.
Drink - no, not alcohol (AT ALL), or ramune, or red bull, or bawlz, or whatever other concoction you come up with is healthy in abundance and without water. WATER, people. WATER WATER WATER WATER. Most especially if you are not from Colorado and/or are not adjusted to the altitude. Fruit juice too. Milk. Tea. Sports drinks (not energy drinks). Yes, all of these things. Please, we want you to enjoy the con, and it's hard when EMS is busy dragging your parched body back to the First Aid room for a hefty dosing of Pedialyte. That stuff tastes nasty. There will be water stations scattered throughout the con, so you have no excuse. Take a water bottle!
Sleep - I know it's hard. Hey, half of the staff doesn't sleep well just because we're busy running the place. But we try. And when we fail, EMS comes and beats us up, and believe me, they know just where to hit you where they won't have to fix you up afterwards and the x-rays won't show. "Honestly Doc, I fell down some stairs!" But don't worry, they only abuse us staff peoples. PLEASE sleep. And not in the hallways. On a bed, preferably. There is enough con to go around, and we have one every year.
Be Merry - Above all, just ask EMS if you have any questions or concerns. They will help you. They keep the con running probably more than anyone simply because they continually throw water bottles and granola bars at the Staff. If you are from a lower elevation (like myself) take it easy. You can only do so much when your lungs are crying out in anguish at the minimal amount of oxygen in the air. Stay hydrated, and take breaks. Video rooms are GREAT places to sit down and take a breather. Besides, one can never watch enough anime.
Have fun, and we'll see you all there!