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Jenny Has Six Brothers, Strip 11

Well anyway, Comicon is only a week away. At this point the only must see panels for me are the Steve Purcell one on Thursday (1-2 pm) and the Pushing Daisies one on Saturday (3:15 to 4:15 pm). Anyone want to offer odds as to whether or not it'd be possible to actually get in to either one? People keep warning me about this whole thing, but at this point I'm still not sure what to expect. I'm trying to imagine that very first convention I went to crossed with the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan ... yet somehow I can't quite picture it. Is it possible to actually get into panels? What panels are typically madhouses and to be avoided? What does Lee Pace look like in person? God, I want to go to that panel ...

Since we're talking about Comicon, that is a very apt panel. Anyway. Your comic for the day. Second to last one!


Generally speaking, I've been told that - in order to get a seat for ANY popular panel - you need to show up two hours in advance. I've never been able to get into any big panels myself; or taken the time to go that early. Based on the crowds, though, I wouldn't consider it such an insane exaggeration.
PS, today's comic is hilarious. :)
I wish I knew what was a "popular panel" tho. I mean, I'm not that interested in any of the movie stuff, so I know to avoid that, but is something like Pushing Daisies going to be popular? Guess I'll just have to wait and see..
That's always the rough guess-work. I would like to think the show is popular, because I know it's good. ...But considering it's not, like, a huge movie panel that all the "Oh I don't read comics," types of people are going to try to get into; I'd think you should be pretty safe.
Based on my experience back in 2006, for popular panels, it's a safer bet to actually sit in an earlier panel in the room to be guaranteed a space in the actual panel you want; Sometimes you get to wait in a good one (ie. Nickelodeon new show line-up panel before Avatar) or an excruciating one (Snoop Dogg's House of Horror before Richard Donner's Superman panel >.<)

For semi-popular ones in smaller rooms, one to half hour waiting line is normal. If you're going to a Kevin Smith panel, forget it, you'll never get in :P
Going to an earlier panel just to get in the room for a later one ... very good advice! I will take it. Honestly, I am fine with a long wait, as long as I end up in the panel. And it's really only the two panels I want to go to anyway, so that's not a huge deal. Anyway, we'll see.
Madam, I don't know why you're not sydicating this. It's way better than For Better or For Worse
The room the Pushing Daisies panel is one of the smaller ones, so I'd suggest showing up a little on the early side.