Guides

Your Complete Guide to 2011 Comic-Con

For those ready to ascend into the craziness that is San Diego Comic-Con, we have you covered. Everything you need to prepare yourselves can be found in the posts below. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth, hopefully you’ll find some helpful information in our Newbie Guides: Part I: Offsite Events and Scheduling Part II: Merchandise Part III: Groceries ... Read More »

Comic-Con Photo Tips

One of the things that has become a part of Comic-Con as much as the long lines and cool exclusives is photos. People with everything from cameraphones, point and shoots, starter DLSRs, all the way up to professional gear. I’m guessing those with the professional gear know what they’re doing, so this blog is for the rest of us. Read More »

10 Keys to an Awesome Comic Con

I shared my Top 10 ways to ruin your Comic Con last week which received 70+ comments! Thanks all for sharing lessons learned from past Cons. I wanted to follow up with some tips on how to turn your experience from good to great. This is the only time of the year to enjoy an event of this magnitude and it takes intentionality to ... Read More »

SDCC Newbie Guide – Part III: Groceries and Smartphones

Okay, your plane landed, you’ve checked into the hotel, and you’re ready for Comic-Con to start. You have your schedule planned, you’ve booked every offsite event you could get in to, and you’ve got a room full of packing supplies to ship home all that great stuff you’re going to get. The lobby is crazy with people, the streets filled ... Read More »

SDCC Newbie Guide – Part II: Merchandise [Updated for 2012]

For those going to SDCC for the first time this year, your expectations are that you are going to get swag. A lot of it. And you are correct. Bags, t-shirts, posters, comics and other tchotchkes handed out seemingly at every turn on the show floor. And that’s in addition to all the stuff you’re going to buy at the ... Read More »

Guide to SDCC – Part 4 – Outside the Convention

This is Part 4 and the last post in a series. You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Yes, the convention center is an amazing place. If you can run off Starbucks and Mrs. Fields you should feel free to stay there all day. Hey, if you can find a dark and concealed corner you could stay ... Read More »

Guide to SDCC – Part 3 – Shopping and The Exhibit Hall

This is Part 3 in a series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This is the reason that people save their money up. This is the reason people invented wallets. This is the reason you cleared out an entire shelf in your house. So that you can walk into Comic-Con and spend $3,000 on a collectible ... Read More »

Guide to SDCC – Part 2 – Panels

Part 2 in a series. You can read Part 1 here. My favorite part of Comic-Con and the aspect that takes up most people’s time is the panels. With subject matter ranging from the biggest movies in Hollywood to the smallest indie web-comics that you’ve probably never heard of, SDCC panels are where the magic happens. In this post I will guide ... Read More »

Guide to SDCC – Part 1 – Packing and Arriving

Description: With hundreds of Comic-Con tips floating around the web I’ve decided to mix ours up. It is divided into four parts (Packing + Arriving, Panels, Shopping + Exhibit Hall, and Outside the Convention) and one will be posted daily. In each part I won’t just list out some tips, I’ll also give a strategy of sorts to that part ... Read More »