7 JULY 2011
CCI has posted the Exhibit Hall map. It might look dense and overwhelming at first glance, but think of how that will translate to real life and you'll realize why it's good to get the lay of the land now. If you know of any publishers, artists, small press, movie studios, panels or vendors you definitely want to visit, locate them on the map and put their aisle/booth numbers in your bible that you should be compiling.
Regarding that bible - CCI has some kind of app for this; you note the panels you intend on making and it all comes together in a handy reference. I've never used it so I can't say how helpful it is. But you would do well to make some kind of personal list or spreadsheet now that notes what you want to see, where it is and when it is. The mammoth tiny-print guide everyone gets upon arrival is not meant for fast referencing.