No, not hitting each other, although that could happen over the Batman Jim Lee Exclusive, you never know. This post is about storing and retrieving your comic-con gear. We're going to share with you an the idea that we implemented 2 SDCC's ago...
First: Take a box -- or a tub, container, suitcase ... basically whatever is easiest to use in your home -- and place it somewhere very accessible. Previously, we were using a printer paper box to store our stuff. But this year, we picked up a Hefty Hi-Rise Pro latching bin.
In case you're wondering, this bin holds 72 QT (or 18 GAL, or 68.13 L, depending on how you prefer to measure volume). Here is the label for your reference:
|Close-up of the bin's label (for reference)|
Last: All year, month, and week leading up to the Con, simply place anything in this box that you want to remember to take with you: Your sketch book, autograph book, markers, cosplay pieces, items to give to people that you will see at SDCC ... whatever it is you must remember to take with you to the geek mecca.
|Sample Comic-Con Checklist |
(Visit Crazy4ComicCon for a super-detailed packing list!)
Using a comic-con box in this way will ensure that you won't have to waste time wracking your brain when it comes time to pack. Instead of trying to remember every little thing you need, all the items will be right there, waiting for you! And after the con, when you return home, you can place each item right back in the box for next time (well, you really should wash items of clothing as necessary before you put them back in the bin).
We're hoping that the plastic bin will be a more effective storage system than the cardboard box was during non-comic convention times. Of course, lately, the time between cons is less time than it used to be.