I got tired with the phpbb forum, since it's often very difficult to find just the post you were looking for from the multiple subforums. So I created this page as a shortcut to the meaty bits, to separate the signal from the noisy channel. --Pervilä 2013-02-17 16:28
Think about your shoes. There will be one 8 h shift on Friday, two (=16 h) on Saturday, and one more 8 h shift on Sunday. You'll be standing up a lot. Multiply spare socks by two and consider support soles inside the shoes.
If you only have time to read one post, read this one. It describes the char classes and what's included in their ticket price.
There may be problems fitting into the costumes on the premises.
The organizers recommend using Röda Stjärnan with the Celestra discount code. Here's a listing of suitable gear. One can probably find alternatives from Varusteleka and or eBay. Check out this Massive gallery for alternatives and inspiration. Do not bring garrison caps, baseball caps etc everything modern is fine.
Messing with the electricity in any way has been adamantly forbidden.
Photos, mementos and personal belongings are encouraged. Stuff to put in your locker. Guns and knives are provided and should not be brought.
Read the Fictional section of the main web site. Story and Groups is pretty long, but very much necessary.
Celestra belongs to the merchant navy and their internal ranks are intentionally very hazy. Saluting etc. will probably not happen on Celestra(?) but probably will happen on Galatica. (It's up to the players.)
More info on the very obscure GM topic:
The ship will have its command consoles probably in different rooms, and there will be runners and some kind of low tech telephone network in between.
There will be quite a lot of in-game confusion on how to use the consoles, "since the Cylons have just fried all the fancy stuff".
Interestingly, the officers of the Celestra are unarmed, with the possible exception of the Captain.
A general rule of thumb is that if the char is a member of the Vergis staff, she is a Tauron. If Galactica, then Caprican.
You can usually deduce the ethnicity of the char by the origin of its name.
There is a separate post describing the religions or Faith issues.
Tauron markings have been simplified quite a bit. They are mostly just a few greek letters on either hand. This thread also provides some details on Tauron clans.
A complete list of characters (but not the players) is here
A complete list of characters AND players is here