NYCC Survival Tip #1: Plan Ahead

NYCC Survival Tip #1: Plan Ahead

By Kevin Mahadeo Monday, October 8th, 2012

Sometimes it's a lot of fun to fly by the seat of your pants. We certainly understand the temptation of wanting to jump into the deep end of New York Comic Con and go with the flow. But trust us, when it comes to NYCC, it's important to know exactly how deep that end can get.


The convention floor spans quite a large amount of space, and while you think you may know how long it takes to get from one end to the next, it's important to remember that crowd density, random things that catch your eye, and spontaneous lightsaber battles can break out at any moment and add quite a bit of travel time. And then there are the panel rooms…


If this is your first visit to the Javitz Center, know this—the panel rooms can be very hard to find. Confoundingly hard. We’re talking Alice going through the rabbit hole and finding herself in a strange new world hard. The last thing you want to be doing during a panel you’re excited about is searching for the room they’re holding it in, so plan ahead.


In fact, plan your entire day out beforehand. Map out what artists you want to visit in Artist Alley, take note of when your favorite creators are signing, and if you're there with friends, have a designated meet-up spot in case you get separated. By investing a little more time up front, you'll be giving yourself a lot more time at the show to enjoy everything NYCC has to offer!


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