Comic-Con: Adam Savage, Jim Lee and more SDCC stars on how to have your best con

CNET | 7/8/2019 | Bonnie Burton
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Among the suggestions: Cosplay your heart out.

Anyone who's been to San Diego Comic-Con knows it can be an unforgettable experience, but it can also be overwhelming and anxiety-provoking.

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Whether you're a convention newbie or a pro, everyone can use a few tips on how to pace themselves at SDCC when surrounded by fans cosplaying as Darth Vader and Wonder Woman, cranky collectors shoving each other to get to the latest Funko Spider-Man, endless lines to celebrity-filled panels and all else that comes with attending the biggest geek convention on the planet.

Here's some quality advice from film directors, screenwriters, comic book creators, authors, actors and other Comic-Con regulars on how to make this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, which runs from July 18 to 21, your best convention experience yet.

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Adam Savage, host of Savage Builds: First, accept you won't get any sleep. But that adrenaline will suffice. Might want to get some good sleep before you go to store up and bank what energy you can. Second, eat well when you can. San Diego is a darned fine food town, so partake of it! Third, get over your FOMO (fear of missing out) because nobody can get to everything.

Jim Lee, chief creative officer at DC Comics: Think about writing a journal entry or video blogging each day to memorialize each day of the con for later reflection. Everyone posts on social but try and make it more detailed and about how it feels to be there or the things that matter the most to you.

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C. Robert Cargill, Doctor Strange screenwriter: Give thought to food or things to do after 7 p.m. If you want a nice dinner, make reservations in advance at a nearby restaurant to avoid a long wait. The con essentially shuts down when the convention floor does, so...
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