There Is No Such Thing As “Too Early”
This is another one of those tips that probably should be number one. The notion of getting in line, or arriving at a panel too early is entirely non-existent while attending San Diego Comic-Con. Just when you think leaving an hour an a half before something kicks off is enough time, you’re immediately greeted by people who camped out overnight for the same thing. Whether it’s panels, exclusives, bathrooms, or coffee, GET IN LINE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE!
This is especially important when dealing with panels. In most cases, panels with run back to back in the same room. Because the SDCC staffers don’t clear out rooms in between panels, this is a great incentive for you to arrive extra early for a panel you may want to see. Long short, arrive early, sit through a panel or two you’re maybe not the most interested in, to have a better seat for the one you are.