Follow these tips to make sure that room amenities make it into your attendees' hands:

  1. At the pre-con, make sure the hotel has scheduled enough staff to deliver amenities on time.

  2. Double-check to make sure all price tags are taken off gifts.

  3. If an award isn't going to be announced until evening, emphasize to the hotel that related deliveries to winners' rooms should not be made before the event begins.

  4. Provide notes the bell captain can slide under doors displaying “Do Not Disturb” signs, explaining that amenities can be picked up at the front desk.

  5. If a gift could be considered dangerous by the airlines — say, a heavy crystal piece that could conceivably be used as a weapon — tell participants to pack it in their suitcases, not in carry-on bags.