FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I will be updating this page from time to time to answer some of the biggest, burningest questions that people have about the SDCC Survival Guide and San Diego Comic-Con that aren’t explicitly answered in the book itself.
Are you going to release a 2011 edition of the SDCC Survival Guide?
No. I consciously wrote the book in a way that would not make it obsolete the moment SDCC 2010 ended. There may be a newer edition in 2012 that fixes the typos and adds a few new things, but the bulk of it will remain the same. Whether I do it or not will depend on a number of factors, so it’s still on the drawing board…
Isn’t your book out of date now that Comic-Con 2010 is over?
No. Like I said above, I consciously wrote it in a way that will still make it useful years from now. It basically covers the things that you can control and how to deal with the things you can’t, helping you manage expectations and avoid frustrating situations, hopefully resulting in a more fun Comic-Con for you! It’s much of the wisdom you’d find on any Comic-Con related blog, except you don’t have to search for it and it easily fits in your pocket while you navigate the massive event. For example, you won’t see the specific descriptions on how to get into the Avatar panel (umm, 2009 anyone?) or a recommendation of a specific Gaslamp restaurant (it might not exist anymore!). The book will give you information and tactics on what to do and suggest how to do them in all of the common situations you may face, from navigating the exhibition hall to getting lined up for Hall H and deciding which one you want to do more.