Are you new to the convention world? Well, it could be confusing for new ones to understand everything about Comic-cons. You have to understand some of the rules of this world to enjoy it fully without getting yourself under stress. Don’t think you are ready to go on because you have pulled off your Cosplay Jackets as you have a lot to learn. We have listed down five main rules of conventions for you to assist you!
DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR COMIC-CON TIME!
Okay! This is the first rule because sometimes comic-cons can be confusing; they are continued for four days, consisted of parties, demonstrations, and panels. It’s so much to take it all in, so all we want you to do is to make up your mind about what do you want from comic con. Otherwise, you’ll end up wasting your period there. It is quite impossible with so many panels to visit every panel, and soon things will start overlapping. Then you will be running around like a fish out of water, which takes us to another rule…
YOU WILL RUN AROUND LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER!
Going to Comic-con DOESN’T mean you are going on a vacation. There will be a lot of stuff; everything will be forcing itself on you. No matter what you’re planning on doing, there is going to be so much to do. Comic-cons are great because they have something for every fan; every kid, every man, and every woman. You’ll get what you are looking for, but there will be so much running involved in it. Especially if you think you can get everything done within such a short span of time. So keep that in your mind that you will miss something to attend something else, and it is fine. Don’t get sad if you can’t attend everything, you’ll still end up enjoying it a lot.
CHOOSE YOUR COSTUME WISELY; COMFORT OVER EVERYTHING ELSE!
BUZZKILL! But you have to pick your comfort anything else if you want to enjoy comic-cons without getting your souls and/or feets crushed. If you are going to be in a costume, you must have the idea that there is nothing wrong with being uncomfortable. However, it doesn’t mean that you should go for a costume that’ll set your soul on fire (not in a good way!). We request you to go with something comfortable because you have hours and hours and again long hours of standing, walking, then again standing and the cycle continues… wear whatever you want, keep your comfort your priority! In case you are going in casual clothing, try going with a comfortable pair of denim and tee with breathable sneakers.
LINES DON’T GET END BY CREATING A FUSS!
How long do you think you are going to stand? Add a few more hours because comic-cons are equal to lines. Just lines, long lines! At some panels, you’ll feel like fans from the world are there, which means you should have gotten up earlier than everybody, and now if you are stuck in a line, BEHAVE!! If you have calculated the line will be over in one hour, add another hour into it. Even after your added hour, the line is not moving that fast still; you don’t have a legit reason for making a scene. Learn to wait peacefully or do not go to Comic-Cons. Period.
YOUR GADGET’S BATTERY WILL DECIDE YOUR FATE!
There is nothing worse than your phone dying in the middle of an event that has a million things to capture, record, or tweet about. The same goes for other gadgets, so it is better to stay prepared. We would ask you to bring extra batteries if we were still living in 2001. This is the era of technology, and long gone are days when phones used to have batteries, so invest in a good quality power bank and buy a phone case that automatically charges your phone. Keep that in your backpack, which reminds us…
NEVER LEAVE WITHOUT A BACKPACK!
NO EXPLANATION! You would be a fool if you leave without a backpack, especially for a convention, then you, my friend, are a fool. Wearing Cosplay Jackets is not enough; you have to need something to carry all your stuff so that your hands can rest.