An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans

Advice? - Travel friendly con supplies storage

I'm contemplating attending my first out-of-state convention, that is, one I'd actually have to take a plane to. I don't want to say which one because its all still very tentative.

I've always gone to conventions I can drive to, so hauling my supplies hasn't been an issue. I currently have an open top roll around box with a telescoping handle that I got from Staples for $20, but for these purposes I'm going to need something a little more airline friendly.

What do you artists use to easily bring your convention supplies to your various destinations? I know I definitely want something with wheels (even if it doesn't have it built in, a method in which to give it wheels such as a foldable luggage dolly). It needs to be TSA friendly, it will be checked luggage but I don't want to get all the way to the airport to have them say "no this will cost $50 to send out" or "no this is unacceptable".

I've heard there are such things as TSA locks, that is, a way to keep it closed/locked that only the TSA has a skeleton key to open it with.

My convention supplies include the following:
-A plastic drawer tower filled with markers (should I bag these up for TSA? One time they popped all the caps off and destroyed half of them)
-Print rack
-Metal money box
-Small paper cutter
-Print binder
-Print folder
-Boxes of card decks
-Metal pendant/jewelry tree (I forgot to add this originally) This bit will be the bigger pain in the ass, I'm wondering if I should even bring it or if I should just display my pendants flat on the table for ease?

So nothing too scary, but I can never tell with the TSA. I had a brand new Zippo that wasn't even out of the box yet/never been used AND it was in my CHECKED luggage and they confiscated that, so I don't really know what's what anymore.


Thank you so much :)
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