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A Case for Staying Outside of the Gaslamp During SDCC

In Editorials/Opinions, Guides by Shawn Marshall15 Comments

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of two “point/counter-point” articles on where to stay during San Diego Comic-Con, leading up to Tuesday’s hotel reservation sale. Please check out our second article in the series, “A Case for Staying Downtown and in the Gaslamp Quarter During SDCC”, so that you can decide which hotel selections are best for you! … Read More

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Your Complete Guide to Comic-Con 2012

In General News, Guides by Jeremy Rutz1 Comment

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 bullet points below. Don’t forget to bring your ID, and when waiting overnight for that Firefly panel, leave your tent at home! Did you know our site design for this year is … Read More

Your Complete Guide to 2011 Comic-Con

In General News, Guides by Jeremy RutzLeave a Comment

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

In Editorials/Opinions, Features, Guides by James Riley10 Comments

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.

10 Keys to an Awesome Comic Con

In Editorials/Opinions, Guides by Tony B Kim11 Comments

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

In Guides by Jeremy Rutz17 Comments

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

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

In Editorials/Opinions, General News, Guides by Jeremy Rutz23 Comments

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

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SDCC Newbie Guide – Part I: Offsite Events and Scheduling [Updated for 2012]

In Editorials/Opinions, General News, Guides by Jeremy Rutz15 Comments

There can be only one… Whether you’ve attended a local Wizard con, or even the bigger cons like C2E2 in Chicago or New York Comic Con, you’ll never experience anything as awesome as San Diego Comic Con. Take even your most inflated expectations, multiply them by 100, and you’re still just a fraction of what you’ll find yourself a part … Read More