Last year's Salt Lake Comic Con was the largest first year comic convention to be held in North America, with as many as 80,000 people attending the final day.
This year, organizers are promising that FanXperience will be even better. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are planning on attending this year's show.
Luckily, a FanX mobile app is available. The app includes news, guest lists, maps, and allows you to build your own schedule. A must have for anyone planning on attending the show. Available for both Android and iPhone. Also, be sure to download the X96 App and send us your photos each day.
Just because it's free, doesn't mean you need it. There's a lot of swag to collect, but what are you going to do with all that when you get home? More than likely, a large portion will hit the trash. So why bother lugging it all around with you?
It's fun going to panels and seeing your favorite stars, but what you'll remember for years to come is the great time you had with your friends. Assuming you have friends. If not, you have a great opportunity to meet some new people! So please take a shower.
You will be doing a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes that aren't going to hurt your feet. And open toed shoes are a bad idea. With tens of thousands of people, yu are bound to get your foot stepped on once or twice.
I know you put a lot of work into it, and it looks sooo realistic, but be reasonable. Are you going to want to be in that all day? Think of the people that will be stuck behind you in line. Getting poked in the eye by your various plastic weaponry, while trying hard not to breathe in your sweaty costume stench.
You don't want to run down your battery entertaining yourself while waiting for a panel, and then not have a way to call your friends to meet up later. In fact, it may be a good idea to bring more than one electronic device, just in case.
Just because you can buy it at Comic Con, doesn't necessarily mean you should. Don't be afraid to spend some money and have some fun, but there are some items you might be better off buying elsewhere. Use your best judgment, and do an occasional Amazon price check.
Just don't. Try not to make other people uncomfortable while they're enjoying the sights and sounds of the convention.
Seriously. It should be common sense, but I'm going to remind you anyway. Yes it will be crowded, yes you will get tired. But that's no excuse to stop acting like a decent human being. There will be an occasional jerk who cuts in line, or gets in your way for no reason, but remember what you're here for. Just let it go, and try to have a good time.
Written by: Matthew Pettit