Updated: Jun 24, 2021
Considering going to Comic Con for the first time? It may be different from what you’ve heard or imagined. Make sure you know what to expect so you’re prepared.
WHAT IS COMIC CON?
Comic Con is a convention celebrating all things related to the comic books industry, not just comic books. From movies and TV shows to toys, games and fantasy literature, Comic Con is where people come together for an entire weekend to enjoy a slice of geek culture.
Most Comic Cons have four major draws for attendees:
A venue for cosplay (dress up like some of your favorite characters and interact with others doing the same)
Booths where guests can interact with artists, comics creators, vendors (for crafts, exclusive merchandise, even tattoos) and other related entities
Celebrities you can meet who will sign merchandise and take pictures with you
Panels where celebrities and experts talk about all aspects of the industry
WHAT TO EXPECT AT COMIC CON
It’s important to know what to expect from Comic Con before you go, since tickets can be an investment, and you may want to plan your experience ahead of time. I’ve only been to a few cities’ conventions, so I can’t speak for all of them. But chances are you will probably encounter most of the below when you visit your local Comic Con.