10 ways to get in a Comic Con spirit

22 JUNE 2012

This is a re-post from last year, but I figure it still applies.

1. Watch (again) Comic-Con IV: A Fan's Hope, which is available online and comes out as a DVD on 10 July. Or pick up the hardcover book which is the closest thing San Diego Comic Con has to a yearbook.

2. Go on Youtube and look up old SDCC panels for your favorite shows and movies. This may actually remind you of how dull some panels can be, and inspire you to be more judicious with your selections. You're welcome.

3. Go through your comic collection. Make a list of every back issue you need to add or replace. Go through your trades and see what you loaned out and never got back. Look at the titles you started to collect but gave up on.

4. See Comic Books Unbound, which looks at the way Hollywood has turned comic books into movies.

5. Because Breaking Dawn is featured this year - though it should be scheduled early on Thursday to avoid hijacking Hall H - watch this video of Twilight moms to get an idea of the kind of fan devotion you're up against.

6.  Watch Talking With Gods, the documentary about Grant Morrison. Even if you're not a fan of his work, this is a creative and frank documentary that's a step above your standard artist bio.

7. Go through the DC and Marvel encyclopedias and remember all those storylines and characters you need back issues for.

8. Organize your action figures and figure out what they're worth, then sell a few for money to buy Con exclusives.

9. Watch this compilation of Ray Harryhausen's claymation monsters, set to Tito Puente.

10. Look at your old Con pictures and get in touch with people you've lost touch with to see if they're going this year.

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