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So, here we are about a month out from the Con. You may be thinking that there’s nothing to do until you arrive in San Diego, but you would be wrong. Yes, panels are entertaining and there are lots of awesome things to see and buy (and lots of free stuff too!)…but the best part about Comic Con is bonding with others who share your interest or passion in all things comics/geeky/cool.
If this is your first time going to Comic Con, I encourage you to start finding others who will be going, through facebook, twitter, websites, etc. I always find that having a few new folks to meet up with at the Con from all over the country makes the experience a lot more fun. AND you’ll have people to plan out your Con activities with — share ideas of what to do, where to go, who to see. Some Con veterans will be able to direct you to the best restaurants and ’secret’ Con activities (ooh, secret activities? Okay, maybe less publicized events, some affiliated, some not affiliated with the Con).
Part Two will be published on 6/23. Until then, read Part One