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Comic con, the biggest convention of the year where for four days you get all the exclusive news from movies, tv shows, and video games. But most importantly you get all the latest news from comic book publishers in the industry. Comic con is also about the main floor. Ahh!! Yes. The Main Floor where costumed people roam free, comics can be found cheap and dealers have good deals on amazing action figures. But most importantly the main floor is where you go to find exclusive toys that the convention offers or that special autograph from your favorite movie/TV star. Comic con can be a very fun experience if planned correctly. For this article I will give you a couple of tips of what to expect when going to get an autograph from a star or if you plan to get an exclusive toy from the event.
Every one has a star that they love and what better way to immortalize them than an autograph of course. The first thing you want to do when planning to get your favorite star’s autograph is to check the times they’ll be available. Usually the Celeb will be there for more than one day so plan carefully what day and what time you want to go. Also, plan to get there early and maybe sacrifice some panel time or main floor time just to get that treasured autograph. The earlier you get their better the position you will be to get in and get back out to the sales floor. Another tip, be prepared to shell out some cash for your favorite Wrestler/Model/Actor/Trekkie’s signature or photo and it’s no chump change!
Then there is the comic book signings these lines tend to be shorter than the lines for autographs or for toys. The only problem about these lines is that usually there are a lot of people that don’t know the writer or there are people that do know the writer and will generally try to squeeze the most he can out of them. This person will be there with a stack about 10 to 20 books for the writer to sign, which will make you a little annoyed. So be polite and just bring one maybe two books for them to sign. Remember there are other people there to see them, and by limiting your signing to a few books it helps the creator out by not straining their hand.
The cool thing about comic con is the free swag and toys. Some of these items you can get just at the booth, will others you will have to get a magical ticket for that one exclusive toy. For either of these you will have to plan to stand in line, sacrifice some time, wake up early, and be patient. For the main exclusive toys, be aware that these are limited and that you might want to get those as soon as they become available. If you wait till Sunday, thinking that they won’t sell out of them then you will be in for a surprise. If the exclusive toys are not your thing, then the regular booths are always a great way to get free stuff from the convention. Most of the booths from comic publishers to movie companies give away free promos. Remember, freebies at the convention is a first come first serve deal so don’t be afraid to get in there and get your share of loot.
Well there are you’re basic tips for getting your favorite stars signature, or cool items from the convention. Just remember to have a lot of fun because that is what Comic con is about: Having fun, meeting cool people, and see your favorite creators.
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