Don’t Forget Your Documents!

SDCC Tips/Info

I know that most of us can pull up email and other important information with a push of our smartphone but it’s always a good idea to have a hard, paper copy of all your paperwork for San Diego Comic Con. You never know what might happen. You could lose your phone. Your battery could die unexpectedly. Service could be awful.

I still can’t believe all the paper I had last year. I made sure I had a copy of:

1. Hotel Reservation
2. Rental Car Reservation
3. Parking Passes
4. SDCC Registration
5. My SDCC Panel Schedule
6. Paper Work For Photo Ops
7. Flight Information

I’m sure there’s something I’m forgetting. I actually had a file folder filled with documents. It was a little crazy but it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you have a partner in Con crime you might want to make sure they have a copy of everything as well just in case you forget yours. I’m actually glad I remembered to take my receipt for #6 on my list. When I showed up they didn’t have my name on the list but because I remembered my paper work there wasn’t an issue. See, you never know when you’ll need to pull out a receipt or document!

Here’s some other examples of paper work you might need when attending:

1. Pre-Order Pick Up Paper Work
2. Event Tickets
3. Transportation Information
4. List Of Events
5. Directions
6. Coupons/Vouchers/Groupons

I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg for some of you. What paper work do you suggest to carry with you? Have you ever found yourself in a jam because you forget a receipt or voucher?


  • I actually tend to carry a bit less, at least in paper form- usually just airline pass and Comic Con registration confirmation. If I need anything else, I typically will have it saved as a PDF on my laptop. In fact, I used that one year to pick up my Comic Con badges…

    • As a female and Mom SDCC fan I whole-heartedly agree with the folder concept! I use a two thin 3-ring binders that we tuck into our carry-on bags (we have to fly to CA) and I rest easy knowing that everything for our flights, the car rental, the tickets, reservations for our plans pre and post Con are all in one convenient spot. We use the 2nd folder to hold Con plan of attack (our ticket vouchers, which exclusives we want, our personlized programming schedule, etc) right in our bag for easy at a glance info – NO ONE should attend a Con without a BIG BAG for all the loot – there’s no guarantee that you will be able to snag one of the WB bags with the lines that have historically been witnessed! Love this sight, and hope that everyone has a great time by being fully prepared because of reading the wisdom of seasoned Con goers!

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