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With all of the hustle and bustle and early announcements, it may be a little difficult to believe, but Preview Night is still a day away, and Comic-Con International doesn’t officially begin until Thursday. By that time, we should be fully exhausted.
But before we experience information overload, let’s take a look at some of the pre-convention information trickling in, ranging from trolley schedules to etiquette and survival guides to where to live it up while in San Diego:
• Entertainment Weekly highlights ‘five comics to watch” during Comic-Con: Marvel’s Inhuman and “Inhumanity,” Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Wonder Woman: Earth One, DC’s “Villains Month,” the 10th anniversary of The Walking Dead, and Jeff Lemire’s Trillium.
• The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has increased trolley service on the Green Line, which provides direct transportation to the stations in front of the San Diego Convention Center. Service also will be expanded throughout Comic-Con; see a complete rundown on the MTS website.
• Mania puts together a survival guide that is probably as helpful as it is discouraging, reminding us of the long lines even to use the ATM or the restroom while also offering a handy checklist of what to take with you (hand sanitizer, deodorant, rechargeable batteries).
• It’s unfortunate that a primer on convention etiquette is even necessary, but Wired assembles one that includes tips like “Respect everyone elses’s space” and “Watch your drinking.”
• Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender comics, creators and fans, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a full lineup of panels, plus the annual mixer and silent auction, a reception, and the Heroes Vs. Villains Superhero Dance Party. Check out the Prism website for the full rundown.
• Speaking of drinking, Stone Brewing Co. on Wednesday is holding its first-ever Hop-Con, while Saturday will bring the superhero-themed Heroes Brew craft beer festival to San Diego Bay, next to Comic-Con.