Posted By Kathleen David on October 10, 2012
This weekend is New York Comic Con at the Javits Center. I will be there Saturday and Sunday this year. Peter’s table is BB1 in Artist Alley. Other Crazy 8 people will be dropping by from time to time. Caroline will be selling drawings. I will be bringing some puppets.
My advise for NYCC, go online and plan your visit to the convention center. They have all the information for the weekend listed and a clever app so you can record what you want to look at and where the people you want to see are.
Assume that it will take about 30 minutes to get anywhere and be happy when it does.
Comfortable shoes are a must. This covers as much ground as SDCC and the floors are harder I swear.
And like SDCC they have exclusives. Lots and lots of exclusives. They can be found here
Hydrate. I’m not kidding.
Make sure you take breaks during the day. Sitting in a panel counts as a break if you are sitting.
Assume that there will be a line for everything and anything including food, the bathrooms, and the ATMs. So plan accordingly especially for your bathroom needs.
Sunday is Kids day and there is a lot for the children to do. Ergo there are going to be a lot of kids on Sunday at the convention and the things that go with children like strollers.
Have back-up plans.
Don’t count on your cell phones/smart phones to work. The Javits center can be the black hole of cell service especially the lower you are in the building. Make sure you have a meet-up point and time if part of a group.
And if it does get to be too much, hey you are in NYC which has tons of other things to do.
I hope to see some of you this weekend.
I am grateful that I pretty much know my schedule this weekend.