How to Survive San Diego Comic-Con

Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective.

San Diego International Comic-Con is right around the corner! Pack your protein packs, your Megatron cosplay outfit, and your old Youngblood comics, cause it's time to get your geek on. But what to do? Where to go? How to fit in? I've been to Comic-Con ten times, and I'm the only expert you need to help you navigate the brackish waters of Hall H and the convention floor. Let's not waste any time. Here's how to survive the multimedia thrills of the Comic-Con experience. 

Take the Elevator – Let's say you are super thrilled to see Doctor Strange trailer. And lets's say the convention center is right outside your window. You want to go there. You want to go there so bad. Don't jump out the window. Unless you are on the first two floors, it's not worth the risk. The only leap of faith you should be taking is the the leap of faith that the Doctor Strange creative team will deliver the goods. 

Drink Liquids – Nobody can last longer than three days without water. San Diego Comic-Con lasts five days! We get it. You want to stock up on Becker action figures. You want to hobnob with George RR Martin at the CAA party. You want to learn everything you can about where CSI: Cyber is taking us next year (spoiler alert: anywhere it damn well wants). Don't die while doing all this. That dry mouth you have is a sign that your meds are working. And it's also a sign that you need to hydrate! 

Avoid Lighting Yourself on Fire – Even if Joss Whedon decides to revive Firefly, we can be excited without resorting to drastic measures. Put down the can of gasoline. Blow out the match. How are you going to find out what happens to the crew of Serenity if you aren't there to see it?

Don't Run into a Bus – like the advertisement on the downtown bus for the MacGyver reboot, do you? You're looking forward to that show. All of us are. Okay, not all of us but that's not important right now. What is important is not throwing yourself into that bus billboard, especially while the bus is moving. Believe me, it won't make the new MacGyver season come any faster. You have to wait like the rest of us. Calm yourself, Wolverine. Count to ten. Let the bus pass unmolested by you, the Comic-Con guest.

And that's all you need. I know it helped and I'm glad to be of service!