We’re only 73 days away from San Diego Comic Con 2017 and even though many of us still don’t have our Hotelpocalypse results yet, time waits for no one!
This year, we’ve tried to ease everyone into SDCC Sundays with a helpful post full of tips and considerations in January, February, March, and April. Now, it’s time to really dig into the news with a weekly SDCC post leading up to the big event! Every Sunday we’ll be posting a new or updated article centered around helping you have the best convention yet!
First, stop by our (now-dated, but still) wildly popular article looking at an East Coaster’s costs when attending SDCC. Then, take a trip down memory lane with our staff and read about some of our biggest regrets and best moments from a variety of past conventions!
We’ve got the scoop on how to get the perfect shot with your smartphone, as well as lessons learned over six years of attending San Diego Comic Con or why we find San Diego Comic Con to be so unique compared to other conventions, and our ode to the Hilton Bayfront, which we’re still waiting on to hear if that’s our hotel for this year (fingers crossed!). And while they haven’t started mailing out badges yet this year, remember this was what the envelop looked like last year – start scrutinizing your mail soon!
To kick off the series, we’re looking back at previous year’s articles to get us pumped up for San Diego Comic Con 2017!
Two years later and these are still some of our favorite resources for getting the latest and greatest news about the convention! Be sure to bookmark a few of our friends as we get closer to the main event as they’ll have just as much news to cover as we do.
San Diego Comic Con may feel like it’s still so far off, but the reality is it’ll be here before we all know it. Check out this article for tips and tricks to getting in shape for the convention right now! Trust us, you won’t regret that extra trip up and down the stairs when you’re walking the multi-football field lengths of the Exhibit Hall floor.
Written by the editor in chief at When Nerds Attack, here are some of the things to keep in mind when planning out your cosplay for SDCC. There is plenty of time to get to work on some cosplay of your own and these tips can help you kickstart the process!
Communication is going to keep you and your friends sane through five days of nonstop craziness, so make sure to discuss budgets, goals, and sleeping situations, among other things, with your group beforehand. You’ll thank us later. If you need an idea of where to start making a game plan, we’ve got some helpful roles defined here.
Stuff We All Get is always fun, but sometimes we can get bogged down in the free aspect of grabbing and going on the convention floor. This article lists some things to consider before you elbow your way to that giant foam Ash vs. Evil Dead chainsaw or pick up a million fliers you’re just going to use to fill up your hotel trashcan.
Cake or cookies? Everyone has a preference on whether they’d like to attend the panel or the signing for their favorite show or movie. But for newbies who aren’t sure the time investment of either, this article is a good primer (for heartbreak).
Much like our lessons gathered over six years of attendance, this is a veteran attendee’s critical look at how quickly San Diego Comic Con exploded. It’s still very much what we’re dealing with year after year as SDCC continues to grow in popularity and between 2016 and 2017 was no different from this retrospective look at where we stood in 2015.
Use the hashtag #CantConWithout on twitter and let us know what your convention essentials consist of! Compared to when we first started attending cons, we think we’ve finally got exactly what we need in our bags to survive every day.
To go along with things that you #CantConWithout is the quintessential con bag. Read some of our thoughts on picking out your survival gear for the convention season (and beyond). Don’t forget, there will be no steadier companion throughout the con than your bag!
After days on your feet, shuffling through crowds of people, sleeping less than you should, camping out, things can get tense. Here are a few friendly reminders about con etiquette and remembering to keep your cool in order to fully enjoy SDCC.
If you only ever use it for San Diego Comic Con, get yourself a Twitter profile. You’ll be able to keep up on breaking news, panel seating, lines, and swag! Seriously, we live and die by the #SDCC hashtag during the convention.
By now you’ve either felt the triumph or heartbreak of the badge sales. If you’re in the latter group, we’ve got some ideas on how to maximize your time with whatever days you managed to score. And there are always off-sites that we encourage everyone to take advantage of!
You’re tired, you’re hungry, and you’re not inclined to walk very far… We’ve got your restaurant suggestions right here. Taking into account tastes, location, and prices, we’ve outlined some of our favorite places to catch a bite to eat during the convention!
Speaking of off-sites, here are a few that tie into beautiful San Diego and don’t require a badge! Make the most of your trip by experiencing all the location has to offer. This article is a great place to start.
Check back every Sunday between now and San Diego Comic Con for a new article in our SDCC Sundays series! Or you can peruse our SDCC Sundays category for other informative articles that will help you to become a convention pro before you ever step foot inside the Exhibit Hall!