This popped up somewhere in our RSS feed:
The Unauthorized San Diego Comic-Con Survival Guideby Doug Kline from popculturegeek.com. This self published guide is a small pocket-sized book that sells for $7 plus shipping and includes info on surviving the ordeal of a lifetime, or at least the month. But if you ask us, you don’t really need a book to figure out most of this stuff:
* When to get in line for that Hall H panel (or any other room’s panels)
* Parking – picking the best location for the lowest prices!
• DON’T BRING HELL CAR
* Best time to score sweetest swag
6:01, WEDNESDAY, RIGHT BY THE WARNER BROS BOOTH
* Knowing when and where to get the best deals from the hundreds of vendors in the exhibition hall
THERE ARE VENDORS?
* Creating a workable schedule (with backup plans) that helps you see as much as possible
GOOGLE CALENDAR WITH DROP AND DRAG.
* Finding the best eats in the city (without going broke)
* Get into the best exclusive after hours events
DATE GERARD BUTLER
* Taking care of yourself (manage stress, exhaustion, and potential late-onset agoraphobia)
JESUS, WHAT KIND OF AN EVENT IS THIS, ANYWAY?
* Asking interesting and fun Q&A panel questions (how not to kill a panel)
ASK GERARD BUTLER IF HE WILL DATE YOU. IF YOU HAVE A PULSE, HE PROBABLY WILL.
* Meeting your favorite stars without having to bribe hotel staff or convention security
A BRIBE IS MOST EFFECTIVE SINCE YOU’RE ALREADY A STALKER
* Scoring that elusive exclusive
YOU MEAN WI-FI, RIGHT?
Oh we kid, but this sounds like it could be useful. Maybe it will encourage people to eat, shower and not ask panel-killing questions. It is a little sad that the book doesn’t actually mention comics, but what were you expecting?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.