The following is a short list of ideas designed to improve the con-going experience for attendees, both new and old.
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES.
This is the cardinal rule when attending any comic convention. Though there will be opportunities for you to sit, the majority of your time will be spent on your feet. Make sure those feet are well taken care of.
We are expecting significant crowds at the show, and although we'll have multiple ticketing windows open, you'll get into the room much faster if your ticket purchase and badge acquisition are already taken care of when the doors open.
BRING A CAMERA.
It doesn't matter if it's the latest model used by professionals or simply the camera on your phone. You will see things at Kansas City Comic Con you won't see anywhere else. Come Monday, you're going to want proof.
KNOW YOUR MAP.
We'll have the official floor map posted this week. If there are particular individuals or activities you're looking for, it's always best if you have a game plan in mind before the doors open.
CASH IS KING.
While many vendors may have the ability to accept your credit card, every last one of them will take your cash.
BRING A BAG.
You can tell yourself you won't buy anything at the show all you like. You and I both know that's not true. And once you've purchased it, you're destined to carry it for the remainder of the day, unless you're wanting to make the trek back to your vehicle. It's good to have a place to put your merchandise, and a bag that attaches to your body prevents you from wandering off without it.
BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS.
These are your people. They're interested in the exact same things you are. That's why they came. So don't forget to take a moment to talk to the folks standing immediately to your left and right. They're cool.
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