But this year!! This year will mark the first time I attend one of these insane events of total geeky debauchery.
That’s right. I will be a virgin no more!! I feel like singing that Madonna song. In case you don’t know which one that is, allow me to cyber-serenade you.
LIKE A VIIRRGGGINN!!!
TOUCHED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIMMMEEE!!!
My karaoke skills ROCK! I actually used to like Madonna back when she was all things Jersey but she totally lost me when she started getting all emo, New Age crazy.
Anyway. Back to SDCC. I. Cannot. Wait.
1. People Will Want To Take Pictures With You
Dude, I see nothing wrong with that but he has a pretty good idea of what my Halloween costumes look like so he was like “Uh….no. You don’t understand. If you dress up they’ll stop you maybe every 3 second to ask if they can take a picture with you.”
Hm. Okay, that could put a slight damper on things since I need to go wherever it is I’m going… hopefully without getting lost too many times.
2. You Need To Wear Comfortable Shoes
I’m gonna let you guys in on a little secret. The kinds of shoes I wear are super cute because they’re strappy, they’re GORGEOUS but they’re not exactly conducive to this thing called “walking”. Oh no no no. They’re meant to be admired on my feet which means I have to be sitting down. This is why I require a slew of hairless cabana boys to carry me around everywhere. Very practical, I know. Maybe Santa will finally stick them under my Christmas tree this year because I’ve been especially good.
So back to this “comfortable shoes” business. He said I’ll be walking at least 3 – 5 miles a day if I plan on staying there all day. I definitely want to stay there as long as humanely possible because this is my first ever convention! I need to fully immerse myself and soak up as much as I can like the freaking Sponge Bonnie that I am and if it means I gotta stomp around a lot, hey! It’s great cardio.
….maybe I need to invest in some sneakers or something. I don’t think heels will work. I love it. I have an excuse to go shopping now. Awesomeness.
As I’m writing this, the only schedules out are the ones for Thursday and Friday. Because I’m totally good at organizing my time (haa haa haa), I decided it would be a very good idea to plan out my days so I can make the most of my time there. I’m totally patting myself on the back. However, like the total SDCC n00b that I am, I decided it would probably be better if I printed it out and made little marks next to the events I want to see.
I hit “print” for the both days’ schedules and realized just how many trees I killed. Who knew there were so many friggin’ things to see and do?!
Wait….don’t answer that. I just realized the more experienced people would know. Again, I’m playing the n00b card.
I also realized something else. I have no sense of direction. This place is huge. I realize they supply you with maps but that’s assuming :
A. You know how to read a map
B. You can actually successfully navigate with one.
Seeing as how my beloved Navi can’t help me this time (yes, I’ve named my navigational system. His name is Navi. I love him even though he sounds like a British female when he’s telling me to make a left in 500 feet), I decided the SDCC needs to supply me with something else besides a map. In fact, I know exactly what I want.
I want a hairless cabana boy to lead me around to all the places I need to go. How awesome would that be?! I would never get lost and I’d have my very own, personal guide!! I could just tell him “Cabana Boy, I need to go to……here,” point at wherever it is I marked on the map and off we go!
* sigh *
I somehow very highly doubt this will happen but I’m okay with that because I’m still going to my first ever SDCC. If you see a clueless girl in spotless running shoes clutching a map for dear life with a dazed look in her eyes, then I think it’s a pretty safe bet that’s me you see.