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Five Tips To Survive Comic Con

Monday 23rd May 2016


With MCM London Comic Con just round the corner, we thought we’d put together a guide to help convention goers. Here are five things you must know in advance:

Tickets

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If you’re planning on attending any convention, make sure you do your research on ticket availability and prices. Generally if you’re buying tickets in advance they are bound to be cheaper. Some of the bigger conventions will only sell tickets online and arriving on the day might see you turned away. So to avoid disappointment make sure you purchase your tickets early!

 

The Venue

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Given the sheer size of the average venue and the amount of attendees, traversing the comic con war zone can take time and patience. But don't panic, conventions will have a guide, which usually includes a map of the venue and what's taking place. Make sure to use this to plan where you want to go beforehand and keep it with you during the event. Remember, it will usually take longer than you think to get from one place to another.

 

Food and Drink

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Conventions can be expensive, you have the entrance fee, spending money, and of course transportation and accommodation costs. One thing many people forget about is food and drink, it can not only be expensive at the venue, but also waste valuable time as queues can be long. Plan ahead, bring some snacks and a bottle of water.

 

Travel/Accomodation

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Unless you happen to live close to the venue, transportation and accommodation is going to be extremely important. MCM London Comic Con for example will generally require train and underground services, and we all know how unreliable they can be during the weekend. While train and tube stations will have information on the different lines to take, it’s best to research this in advance and plan your journey ahead of time. If you’re planning on staying for the weekend, then hotels near the venue may fill up quickly so booking early is key to avoid disappointment. If you don’t mind a little traveling every day, then you can  save some cash by finding a hotel further away.

 

Meeting Friends

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Much like all of the points above this really comes down to planning in advance. Don’t think you’ll easily be able to meet up with friends during the convention. Setting a meeting point throughout the day is great, as is arranging times. Phones are handy in day to day life but can become rather useless at conventions, not all venues have the best signal and the free Wi-Fi will be extremely slow with everyone trying to connect.

 

Never underestimate the value of planning ahead and be sure to have a great time at whatever convention you attend. If you're heading to MCM London Comic Con, make sure you come and say hello to us.

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