At home! Very tired, extremely happy, and definitely wiser than a couple of days ago. London Film & Comic Con was everything I had hoped for and more. Had I known a few tricks before, I might have stayed longer though. So if you’re ever planning to go to LFCC here are some tips… Oh, and I’m pretty sure these tips can help you with any Comic Con 🙂
1. Prepare to cue!
When I first saw the cue I nearly gave up. I mean, come on, it was looooooooong! Thousands of people were filling the streets, all hoping for a one thing. To get in as fast as possible!
However, I have to say that I really had fun whilst cueing. So many friendly people, some dressed up, some not. Families, teens, middle aged peeps, boys, girls, men and women…the excitement was palpable…and the prize was well worth of all waiting.
2. Pack a bottle of water and some snacks!
Even if it was hot in the cue, it was hotter inside. Imagine 50 000 people packed in one small-ish building. Then imagine a terrible thirst and a growling stomach. Yep, you definitely need something to get your sugar levels high fast if thinking of staying in more than a tick.
3. Wear comfortable shoes!
This might seem obvious, but it’s not. If you think for a second putting on shoes that only slightly chafes your feet, drop the thought immediately!!! There are three floors and you want to explore every inch of each of them. Besides, the day is long…might as well enjoy it without having blisters 🙂
4. Bring money!
Why? Because, the tables are full of everything you didn’t even know you should have.
If not, you will lose your friends, I promise. For example, YALC is a good place to meet, since it’s a lot quieter than the other places, and also because there is a reading spot with beanbags.
6. Get a stamp before you go!
There might come a moment when you feel like suffocating and a fierce panic is giving you a cold sweat and dizzy head. No worries! You can always go out and take a break from all the madness. But before you go, make sure you ask to be stamped, so you can get back in later.
7. Be brave!
If you feel like doing a costume play (cosplay), do it! It’s fun and there is nothing to be shamed of if you want to dress up as a warrior princess, robot, zombie, vampire, demon, Disney character etc. No one will look at you and laugh. Quite the opposite. You’ll be like a fish in the water!
Am I going to LFCC next year? YES!!! This is THE event I wouldn’t miss for anything. The best place to be for sure!