It is important to keep an eye on your belongings while you are attending The Gathering. At arrival and departure, many people carry much equipment in and out of the Viking ship, making life easy for thieves.
Always make sure you have secured your belongings before leaving your seat. You can ask your neighbour to keep an eye on your belongings or you can secure them with a Kensington lock. You can buy Kensington-locks at Partyshop.
It is also a good idea to keep small objects hidden when leaving your seat. Don't leave mobile phones, MP3 players and cameras on your desk when you're away.