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As Comic-Con newbies we made a lot of mistakes. Here are our top five screw upslike not bringing a stool or buying a parking passto help you navigate Comic-Con 2012 like a pro!
· Stay away from Preview Night.
Unless you're a hardcore comic fan and you're hoping to score something in particular on the exhibition floor, stay away on preview night. Wednesday night was by far the most crowded night at the San Diego Convention Center and not worth the time it took to get there or to fight through crowds.
San Diego Comic-Conthe mecca for geek cultureis crowded and the wait for everything is long, but where else can you see pirates bonding with ninjas and a zombie parade all in the same day?
The exclusive toys, comics and movies clips are cool, but the people watching is the best part! Whether fans are into steampunk, superheroes or Stormtroopers, Comic-Con is the one place where everyone is welcome to let their freak flag fly.
Don't just take our word for it, check out the gallery of our favorite costumes from around Comic-Con 2011 below!
If you're looking for a quick meal between panels at Comic-Con, skip the pretzels and hot dogs inside the Convention Center and head over to the Food Truck Food Court across the street instead. Located in a parking lot at First and J Streets, right next to the South Park Year of the Fan Experience, more than a half dozen of SoCal's best food trucks have lined up to serve hungry geeks during Comic-Con.
Though some of the trucks may change on a day-to-day basis, Thursday's offerings included The Great Food Truck Race participants, Devilicious Food Truck, the Chop Soo-ey Food Truck, which locals call the “Pig Rig” thanks to its primarily pork menu, Street Eats, who serve the best breakfast burritos we've ever tasted, and Two For The Road, known for their Capn'Crunch Crab Cakes. Most prices ranged between $6 and $9.
The Comic-Con Food Truck Food Court will be open Friday (July 22) and Saturday (July 23) from approximately 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
[Photo: John Matthews]
If you're at Comic-Con today make sure you check in on Foursquare for the official Comic-Con 2011 badge to score a free T-shirt. Once you unlock your badge, head over to the South Park Year of the Fan Experience across the street form the Convention Center at First and J St to pick up your sweet South Park/Foursquare tee.
The South Park experience, which is free and open to the public, features a replica of South Park Avenue, South Park memorabilia, and even a cafeteria offering cheesy poofs. But don't wait too long to pick up your shirt, the experience only runs through Saturday.
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The Twilight cast might be ready to move on from the world of vampire and werewolves, but not so fast; Summit has their own plans. Summit Entertainment, the company that has produced all of the movies in The Twilight Saga, confirmed yesterday that they will be presenting a Breaking Dawn panel at Comic-Con 2011.
That means the movie's stars, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, will likely make a blockbuster appearance in San Diego to embrace the roles which made them famous once again.