I am putting you all in seats now. I have to make the seat map, that means those of you who have paid but didn't pick a seat may not be near friends. I've done my best to try to keep people together when I see them, but some of you I don't know who you would be coming with.
Why wouldn't you pick a seat when you signed up and paid? This happened at Quakecon also, people paid their $30, but had to wait in the long line because they didn't actually pick a seat... Seems silly to me to pay for a reserved seat and not pick one ASAP, even if you're waiting for friends, pick an open spot and anticipate them sitting next to you...
Just my $.02
Lesson learned: Pick your seat, and people will sit next to you
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain