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.
@EntEarth: Follow along on Twitter for more information about their autographs and SDCC exclusives.
@FactoryEnt: Some of our very favorite people, selling some of our very favorite items. Follow along for inventory updates and cool things.
@GermainLussier: Germain always provides some of the best coverage of the con — so be sure to follow along.
@HasbroNews: From Star Wars Black Series figures to 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.
@PatrickBallest: Artist Patrick Ballesteros has some of our favorite items in Artists Alley – and he often sells out of his exclusives. Follow along for updates.
@OriginalFunko: Funko will be tweeting updates — 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.
@Super7Store: Super7 have so much going on this year, with exclusives at their booth and their two Pop-Up Shops at their retail location in the Gaslamp. They will sell out of items, so follow along.
@TheNinjabot: You won’t find nicer people, or cooler stuff, over in Small Press.
@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. Plus, if you find Warner Archive during their #FindWAC, you could win prizes!
@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 an Aquman and Fantastic Beasts panel, as well as Shazam!, Godzilla, and The LEGO Movie 2 presence, this is definitely an account to keep an eye on.