I didn’t know what to expect from my first year at Comic-Con. On one hand I got a case of the infamous “Con Crud,” which made me sound like a cross between MoviePhone and Batman. On the other hand I got to gush at George R.R. Martin while he ate a corndog. So, it was a mixed bag of overwhelming, fun, stressful, exciting, and geeky. Here’s what I learned:
DO: Find a cosplayer who takes cosplay seriously.
DON’T: Take the signs around the convention center warning all about Hell too seriously.
DO: Enjoy the booths that go all-out.
DO: See movie history.
DO: Take a look at where it all began.
DON’T: Assume that all the incredible toys are affordable.
DO: Appreciate craftsmanship.
DON’T: Get lost in the merch.
DO: See a panel of your heroes.
DO: Bring hand sanitizer.