FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I have to give my real name to attend Chicago E-fest?
You do not have to provide your real name to register for the event. The only time you have to give your real name is when you check-in to the hotel. Of course, the hotel does not share that information with us. If you feel comfortable using your real name, you may. It is up to you whether or not to use an alias with some or all of the group. If you appear to be under 30, government identification proving you are at least 21 will be necessary. However, your photo and birth date are all that needs to be shown. You may conceal your personal information.
Am I allowed to take photos?
You may only take photos in private and with permission from those involved. Cameras are not allowed in the common meeting areas.
This is my first Chicago E-fest. What should I expect?
Expect to be in a supportive environment with a sense of camaraderie. Anticipate fun. Expect to be assured that our interests are normal and healthy. Look forward to learning something from one or more of the demos that will be given by experts in the field.
Who will be there?
Chicago E-fest is an event that attracts people from all walks of life. You will be amid a diverse group comprised of men, women, and, maybe, transfolks. Typically, men outnumber women. Professional E-nurses love to come to these events, too. The age range is wide, so you're sure to fit in. These events draw singles and couples. You may make lifelong friends or even meet Mr. or Mrs. Right.
Is it a problem if I am shy or awkward?
Our group welcomes everyone. We guarantee that you won't feel embarrassed, uncomfortable, or ill at ease. Within moments of walking in, you'll feel relaxed and cozy. If you feel shy, mention it at the registration table, so we can arrange for someone to take you around and introduce you to the crowd. You'll be issued a name tag, which can state your real name or an alias. Usually, that's enough of an ice-breaker to get things going.
Once I am registered and have the hotel information, may I
tell my friends?
Part of registering for Chicago E-fest is assuring the organizers that you will practice the utmost discretion and not share our location or other information with anyone. If you have friends who are interested in attending, give them the URL to this Web site. They need to go through the same process you did to gain this information after their registration.
Can I hold an E-fest in my area?
Of course, you can. There will be a roundtable panel to discuss this topic, so please sit in, if you are genuinely interested in hosting an E-fest of your own.