Penny Arcade comic on preventing con crud

Con Crud

Con crud is a universal bane for all conventions. Typically a cold, flu, or other non-threatening (but nonetheless quite annoying) illness which strikes during or immediately after the con, it can dampen the memory of an otherwise great convention. Conventions are a prime place for disease to spread due to a number of factors: Large number of people in a …

Line to get in at PAX East 2017

Convention Lines

One thing all fandom conventions have in common is lines. How bad the lines get scales with the size of the convention. Smaller, local/regional conventions will likely have shorter lines, and those will be limited to things like registration, dealer’s room, and seating for the keynote or costume contest. Your national conventions with 60,000+ attendees will have longer lines and …