June 22nd, 2009


Seanan's Guide to Surviving the San Diego Comic Convention, 2009 Edition.

We're now solidly into convention season—hooray!—and it has come to my attention that there are quite a few people reading this journal and planning to attend the San Diego International Comic Convention for the first time this year. There are also quite a few people who don't regularly read this journal, but have been pointed in my direction, since I have been known to post obsessively-detailed Guides to Comicon in the past. Hello, and welcome, one and all. Since I love you all (those of you I know, anyway; I am well-inclined by mildly indifferent towards those of you who just came in out of the cold), and want you to have the best convention experience that you possibly can, I've prepared this handy-dandy Comicon survival guide. See? It's both handy and dandy, and that means it must be good! This guide will include tips on:

  • Reaching the convention alive.

  • Getting a hotel room.

  • Enjoying/surviving the con.

  • Things to do at the con.

  • Eating food.

  • Staying healthy and sane.

  • Not getting killed by your friends.

  • Budgeting.

  • Bathing.

It will also be heavily biased towards my own opinions on all these things, because hello, so totally me. But I'm honest about my biases, and I'll be factual whenever it's fact, rather than opinion. (In short, don't expect me to falsify hotel room rates to suit my own ideas of "fair," but don't expect me to recommend a good Thai place, either.)

Ready? Okay!

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