ComicCon-ing: Wizard World New Orleans Survival Guide

    • We will be doing some in-depth previews of Wizard World New Orleans throughout this week, but we know that a lot of people going will be going to their first convention. Here are our tips for surviving:
      • Make an itinerary. If you scroll down on this page, you will see the programming schedule.  Wizard World will have a guest schedule (well as much as they can) up as soon as they can.
      • Relax.  There are tons of things to do, and it is impossible to do them all. If you miss something, it’s ok. Unless you…
      • Pre-pay for autographs and photo-ops.  This allows you to budget ahead of time, and we highly recommend it.  Make sure you put the times the celebrity is signing and when the photo ops occur in your phone.  Set reminders if you have to.  If you paid ahead of time, you don’t want to miss out on this.  Also, if the guest’s schedule is not listed on the website, find their area first and take a picture of their itinerary which Wizard World usually has in front of their table.
      • Browse.  The vendor area is the largest area of Wizard World New Orleans.  You will find stuff that fit your personality and fandoms. Unless it is in artist alley, you might find it elsewhere.  Browse and shop around.
      • Speaking of artist alley, buy some art. Our baby’s nursery is decorated almost exclusively with art purchased at Comic Cons, and most were bought at Wizard World New Orleans.
      • Bring cash.  Plenty of vendors and artists will take square but not all and sometimes connectivity can be an issue.  Cash always works.  Plus, some celebrity guests only accept cash.
      • Eat and drink.  Especially water.  Drink plenty of it.
      • Take your kids.  We are.  But remember the other guests.  If your little one is not happy doing something, and they won’t redirect their behavior, take them somewhere else.  This is especially true for panels.  Think about it, panels are basically college seminars with some lecture and some question and answer.  It’s impossible to ask a little one to be interested in that.
      • Be kind. Ask before you take photos of someone. Say excuse me when walking in crowded areas.  Be aware of your surroundings.
      • Have fun.  Step out of your comfort zone.  Whatever your nerdom is, you will find others that share your interests.  Meet new people, and make new friends.

 

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you can go here and buy them.  Also, don’t forget to use the code NerdCouple10 to get 10% off your purchase!

 

 

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