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Offline Emerald_Mom

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #465 on: April 03, 2019, 02:39:27 PM »
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When you get it, make sure that you practice putting it together and breaking it down. (HINT: Examine it carefully before you unwrap it the first time!)  While usually you can take a bit of time to put it together, sometimes at SDCC lines start moving suddenly and you have to pack up QUICKLY. You don't want to be sitting there for 5 minutes putting your chair away. There is definitely a knack to breaking down the Helinox chairs quickly.
It is also a good thing to put it together a couple times before SDCC... it takes a bit of effort for the 1st few times and it is good get the knack of setting up as well as breaking it down.
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #466 on: April 03, 2019, 07:58:29 PM »
Plenty of hand sanitizer.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #467 on: April 11, 2019, 04:57:40 AM »
Snacks, water, breath mints and cash.


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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #468 on: April 11, 2019, 05:57:30 AM »
Cash...lots, and lots, of cash...
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #469 on: April 19, 2019, 04:34:32 PM »
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Last year on a whim I tossed a small umbrella into my bag, and boy, did I use it! Sitting in my Helinox chair in a line with the umbrella to shade me from the sun awas a life-saver!

And yes, the power brick is useful too! Keeps my devices charged all day, and I can share it with friends!

I picked up a UV coated umbrella, don't even feel the heat

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #470 on: April 30, 2019, 11:59:24 PM »
I used one of those cheap, cooling scarves/towels that you soak with water and wear around your neck.  I was surprised how effective it was in the heat. 

Great and informative thread.  Thank you, everyone. 

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #471 on: June 02, 2019, 01:17:31 AM »
For someone a few pages back who was asking about solutions to keep your cell phone handy yet secure: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

I carry mine to work around my job site, as well as concerts and nightclubs, and it's the BEST, especially if you don't have pockets. They have a lot of purse-esque strap options, but also some wide nylon straps that are more nondescript and less flashy if that's what you want.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #472 on: June 18, 2019, 01:08:59 PM »
Lysol disinfectant spray..... Not for you, but the bed/sheets at your hotel especially if you're staying at a hostel.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #473 on: June 19, 2019, 10:06:22 AM »
This may have been mentioned before, but I always bring a handful of rubber bands, some paper clips, and a sharpie.  I made some pals at the LAIKA exhibit when they handed out posters for people and I was able to share rubber bands for people to hold them :)  and a sharpie for if you bump into someone famous on the floor!

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #474 on: June 23, 2019, 11:41:04 AM »
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Last year on a whim I tossed a small umbrella into my bag, and boy, did I use it!

YES...umbrellas!! Especially if you are going to be waiting in lines outside. We didn't think this through in 2017 and it was the first time that we dedicated nearly a whole day (16 hrs) to wait in the Hall H line. We had no umbrella and it was sooo hot. Someone nearby took pity on us and allowed us to borrow their umbrella and it made a HUGE difference.

Pre-umbrella (draping our heads with a black cardigan I had) and a post-umbrella shots!

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #475 on: June 23, 2019, 12:09:19 PM »
My son gave me a comic con backpack for my birthday... one of the things in it was an umbrella that had a uv lining.... it is awesome!
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #476 on: June 23, 2019, 01:28:05 PM »
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This may have been mentioned before, but I always bring a handful of rubber bands, some paper clips, and a sharpie.  I made some pals at the LAIKA exhibit when they handed out posters for people and I was able to share rubber bands for people to hold them :)  and a sharpie for if you bump into someone famous on the floor!

Rubber bands are key, and you bring up a good point. Bring extra since you will end up giving some away, you never know when you will walk by a sweet poster giveaway :) I would also add a few safety pins and some small binder clips.