We finally booked our tickets for the Montreal ComicCon—for the weekend of July 5 to 7. And I can’t wait, as the line up of guests for this year is amazing:
- William Shatner — Star Trek
- Lana Parrilla — Once Upon A Time
- Eliza Taylor — The 100
- Tom Welling — Smallville / Lucifer
- Michael Rosenbaum — Smallville
- Alan Tudyk — Firefly / Star Wars
- Ray Park — Star Wars
- Anson Mount — Inhumans / Star Trek: Discovery
- Ethan Peck — Star Trek: Discovery
- James Phelps — Harry Potter
- Oliver Phelps — Harry Potter
We’ve seen William Shatner a couple of times at previous Cons, so if there are any scheduling conflicts I’m sorry, Bill, but we’ll take a pass. Especially as we’re all fired up to see Lana Parrilla—the Evil Queen from Once Upon A Time—and Eliza Taylor—Clarke Griffin from The 100. It’s important to remember, you might not get to see everyone, so make sure you pick beforehand and schedule accordingly.
As experienced ComicCon goers, we know what to expect, and it’s always chaotic dashing from one Guest to another, with only 10-15 minutes (if you’re lucky) in which to get to a different floor/room, and squeeze in a trip to the bathroom at the same time with hundreds of other Con-goers. We’ve learnt where the best bathrooms are on every floor.
Con Survival tips include wearing as little as possible, carrying as little as possible, or if anything, making sure it’s the bare minimum. And always having plenty of change, your phone, one credit card, and a bottle of water. You can always refill at every pit-stop between events. Make sure to hydrate constantly, because of the heat, and eat a hearty breakfast at the hotel before getting to the Con—that one is a given.
The final tip is to make sure you book, where possible, in advance, the photo op and autographs you want. As we’ve found leaving it to the last minute can result in the event being fully booked. Don’t be disappointed. Make sure you try and schedule these events beforehand.
Now all I have to do is be patient enough to wait for July to come around, and hope our star guests don’t cancel in the meantime. And yes, we’ve had that happen to us before now when Matt Smith—Doctor Who Number 11—couldn’t make it last minute.