30 JUNE 2015
Since 2012, I've been following the experiences of attendees new to Comic-Con. It's always enlightening to see the Con through fresh eyes - sometimes it points out rewards we veteran attendees take for granted, sometimes it illuminates what's been lost over the years, and sometimes it highlights some obvious problems that need solving. But mostly it reminds everyone of how exciting the Con can feel. Exhibit A: see the thoughts and reactions of my first-timers from 2013 and 2014.
If next week is going to be your first San Diego Comic-Con, I want to hear from you. I want to know about your dashed expectations, your thrilling celebrity encounters, your exclusives combat, your line flirtations and your newly discovered tricks for making the whole thing manageable. I want to know if you'll be back and how you'll do it differently in 2016.
All you have to do is shoot me an email after the Con is over. Even if you only go for a day, that's fine. (And on that note, feel free to email me at any time during the Con. I normally get bombarded with questions once people arrive and I'm happy to answer anything I can - though bear in mind I'll be in and out of panels, interviews and events all day and night. So it might take me a bit to answer.)
Losing your Comic-Con virginity is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. No matter what happens, I can guarantee you'll emerge with an interesting tale. I'll be waiting if you want to tell it.