With not long to go, now is when some of the most important planning for San Diego Comic-Con takes place. Just like the start of a sport’s season, the month leading up to the opening is crucial for a successful season. We revisit this topic each year and have found that one of the most frequently underestimated components of preparation for the “King of Cons” is the use of Twitter. Sure, there are tons of Twitter lists out there, but you don’t want your feed to be cluttered when reception is at a low and traffic is at a high. So we’re being careful about the list and breaking this into two pieces: inside and outside. Just like our team-up to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hotels inside and outside the Gaslamp, we’re taking the same approach to Twitter accounts. This time we’re covering all of the most important follows with the businesses inside the convention center and next time we’ll focus on all the SDCC that happens outside of SDCC.
Here are some of our favorite exhibitors and properties to help give the edge on giveaways and SDCC news:
@BBCAmerica: Each year Doctor Who gets bigger at SDCC, and you can be sure they’ll be the home of some big SDCC news.
@BOOMStudios: Another popular comic book company with a big booth presence. Follow along for tweets and status on their events.
@CW_Network: The CW returns with Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and several of their new series. Follow them for all the news on those shows.
@DarkHorseComics: Dark Horse Comics always brings a huge schedule of booth events, so follow them and stay up to date on the latest happenings.
@DCComics: Always rich with giveaways and panels. Expect lots from DC this year at SDCC, with several TV series airing in the fall.
@GermainLussier: Germain always provides some of the best coverage of the con — so be sure to follow along.
@Hardwick: Is there anyone who loves SDCC more than Chris Hardwick? Is there anyone who does more at the convention than Chris Hardwick?
@HasbroNews: From Star Wars Black Series figures to G.I. Joe and Transformers exclusives, Hasbro offers some of the best and most sought-after exclusives around. We can’t wait what they have in store for this year.
@IDWPublishing: Not only does IDW have a great catalog of great comics, but they are also local to San Diego. Follow along for the latest happenings at their booth.
@ImageComics: The third-largest comics publisher in the US, follow them for booth signings, giveaways and special events.
@Marvel: What is the next step for the Marvel dynasty? Follow and find out. They also announce their booth events and giveaways via Twitter throughout the con, so this one is essential.
@MondoNews: Mondo’s limited posters are highly sought-after, so stay on top of the drops during SDCC by following their Twitter account for announcements.
@OriginalFunko: Funko will be tweeting updates, giving away product, and more — so stay tuned to them for updates on that.
@SDConventionCtr: Where better to get Comic-Con organizational news than the people who own the house?
@SkyboundEnt: Home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned projects including The Walking Dead and Outcast.
@Slashfilm: Peter Sciretta and crew provide the very best coverage of all things film at SDCC. Follow them for all the big Hall H announcements as they happen.
@toddlandstore: Toddland is rad. They have Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy merch. And they will be back inside the convention center. Need any more of an excuse to follow them?
@WarnerArchive: If you’re a fan of old-school cartoons or their podcast, make sure you’re following Warner Archive. During SDCC they typically do giveaways, share exciting panel news, and more.
@WarnerBlu: The home of Warner Bros. Blu-Ray is known to be a player in the SDCC market, and with all that we expect from Warner Bros. this year, they are a must follow.
@WarnerBrosTV: Warner Bros. Television produces tons of genre-friendly shows to the convention, and screens pilots during Preview Night. Follow for giveaways and announcements throughout the convention.
@WBPictures: With news that we’re getting a Blade Runner 2049 panel and offsite, as well as Justice League and Ready Player One panel presence, this is definitely an account to keep an eye on.
To make it easy to follow everyone, we’ve created a Twitter list with all of the accounts mentioned above. It’s called “SDCCBlog Inside SDCC”, and you can follow it with one click, here.
As many great followers as we have here, we’re sure there are more that you’ve found helpful inside the convention center. Let us know in the comments and we’ll update the list above, and the “SDCCBlog Inside SDCC” Twitter list we created for you, in the weeks leading up to SDCC.