SDCC ’19: Comic-Con survival tips for the uninitiated – The Beat goes over a few things to prepare for the event. For instance, if you have any long hair or a mullet, you are going to need some serious hair care attention this year. If you have any kind of facial hair or body hair – you’re going to want to get rid of it all, naturally. There will be plenty of opportunity to do that at SDCC. We’ll cover a few of the best hair and facial care tips here.
First, you are going to want to make sure your hair is properly styled. You can go up to a length of about 4 inches, but if you’re up to that length, we recommend you pony tail your hair. Ponytails are a great option because they are easy to do and look good on many people. It may also look good on you if you don’t have long hair. Make sure you are using heat protection products such as hair spray and/or gel.
Next, if you are going to wear a suit, you are going to want to make sure that the suit fits you properly. There should be a neck hole and fitting shoulders. Anytime you have to bend down, you should make certain that there is no space between your legs, or else you will be uncomfortable from the neck down.
Third, invest in some time. Comic-Con is usually huge, and crowds of thousands of people can get in each day. If you go early, there should not be any lines cutting into your room to let you in. If you wait until the last minute, you might find yourself being forced to go through a metal detector or other security device to check your badge. You can avoid this by simply being early. Even if it’s an hour before the show starts, you should still arrive on time.
Fourth, stay hydrated. You don’t want to get dehydrated and faint from the hot sun or the strong winds. Bring plenty of water with you. Many hotel rooms offer water bars that you can fill up with water as you arrive. Of course, bottled water is fine as well, but if there are many people in line, you might want to consider bringing a cooler with food and drinks to keep them happy. A small portable fridge will work well for this.
Fifth, it’s a good idea to bring sunscreen. Although there are many ways to spend a sunny day at SDCC, staying out of the sun for too long can leave you burned and miserable. Wear plenty of sunscreen and take plenty of Vitamin C.
Sixth, use a cell phone. A cell phone is something that many people carry these days, so it’s a good idea to have one with you. In addition to keeping you safe in the event of an emergency, a cell phone can help you communicate with others and reach someone in case of an emergency. As well as having a phone with you, it’s also a good idea to bring a PDA or pocket PC with Internet access and other regular information that you might need.
These are just a few of the survival tips for the Comic-Con attendees. It’s not possible to offer any tips specific to the SDCC ’19 convention, but you can rest assured that a little preparation goes a long way! Keep your cool and be safe! Don’t forget – Comic-Con has arrived, so make sure you have your best face on.