I found out at the reception desk that registration for panelists was a few floors up. I had the option of taking the elevator but decided on the stairs and caught this photo of Platform Festival goers mingling about next to the theater where the Blogger Panel would take place.
People of all ages were both attending and participating as volunteers for the Platform Festival.
This is the destination for panelists.
Here's a group hanging out in the upper floor area where the panelists registered.
Once we checked in we were given these nice canvas bags which included festival materials, a baseball cap courtesy of Portland's Laika Animation Studios and a Cartoon Network frisbee.
Here's a four story view of the lobby to the Performing Arts Centre with the reception area at the upper right of the picture.