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8 Tips for Surviving Comic-Con 2013

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It’s that magical time of the year … Comic Con! Nerds unite together in one place to get autographs, ogle booth babes and generally stink up the place. But it’s not all fun and games — it’s a weekend of endless lines and waiting. To make sure you have the best time possible, follow our handy Comic Con Survival Guide.

Avoid eye contact with incredibly attractive cosplayers — they are people, not objects. And they have plastic weapons.


Fill a water gun with Febreeze. Use at your own discretion.


Pad your body with foam so you can freely barge through a crowd of Harry Potter fans.

Foam Suit

Cosplay as an astronaut to shield yourself from both sun and stench.

Astronaut Suit

Bring a latex mask of J.J. Abrams’ face so you can go wherever you want.

J.J. Abrams
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Tell everyone you’re Bill (or Bil?) Wheaton — Wil Wheaton’s younger brother.

Bil Wheaton
Emerald Catron

 Sprinkle your face with glitter and wait for hordes of barely legal ‘Twilight’ fangirls to swarm around you.


Use a forklift to haul every comic you own around. This will greatly increase your popularity as people will think you are a mobile dealer and attempt to purchase ‘Deadpool’ back issues from you.


Finally, visit our pals at ScreenCrush for all your Comic-con related needs!

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