Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Top 10 Things We Learned at Comic-Con

  1. Plan early. Make you hotel reservations as early as possible for next year. Stay close to the convention center or, at the very least, on the free shuttle line. Register early, on-line and not on site.
  2. Do not drive. If you have to drive in and your hotel charges and arm and a leg for parking, drive over to the airport and leave your car in long-term parking and then take a cab. It'll be much cheaper and you'll be on foot but it's not an inconvenience.
  3. Bring lots of money. You'll regret it if you don't.
  4. Stock up on sundries and foods at the grocery store only 3 blocks from the convention center. You'll save lots of money.
  5. Bring extra batteries/film. There's no where to reliably find these items at the convention center.
  6. Plan your day before arriving. Consult the on-line schedules. We printed them out and highlighted our top choices. Plan to arrive at popular sessions early to ensure a seat as many reach fire Marshall mandated maximum capacity early.
  7. Consider volunteering for the con. In exchange for a half-days work, you get admission for the whole day.
  8. Pack extra clothes in backpack. If the weather's as hot as this year's you will want to be able change out of your sweaty clothes.
  9. Bring comics to sign. Most artists and writers are glad to do it.
  10. If you wear a costume, be prepared to be stopped every 5 feet so folks (like us) can ask for a picture.


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