Plan on looking for a critter? Here’s what you need to know!

Alright, so now that I’ve got the lineup all done and posted (my hands hate me so SO much right now), here’s the important part: how to find a critter. So here goes:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter. That’s how I’ll communicate my drops. I’ll try to post my general location if I plan on doing a drop soon so that people can narrow down where the critter will be, and of course I’ll post a photo of the critter in its hiding spot once I drop it. So pick your social media poison!

    The Geeky Hooker

  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP. This year I’m going to try this hashtag business…I’m sure a lot of you will be following lots of other people/organizations on various social media venues during Comic-Con, so hopefully it’ll help filter things out.
  3. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Each critter is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  4. Critters will be dropped one at a time. No pairs/groups of critters.

As for WHERE the critters might be:

  1. I never drop critters out on the main exhibition floor. WAY too crowded, and I feel like the critters would get lost in the shuffle. So no worries about trying to fish for one in the mad sea of geekiness.
  2. However, I DO drop many of my critters in the hallways outside of the main exhibition floor, both upstairs and downstairs.
  3. No badge? No problem! I drop my critters out in the Gaslamp Quarter too! I’ve left little dudes in trees, in random flowerbeds outside of restaurants, etc. etc. I only do Gaslamp drops when there’s still daylight outside though. I don’t like leaving them out in the streets at night…I feel like there’s a higher likelihood that it’ll end up lost when it’s dark out.
  4. If I’m in line somewhere (like for the infamous Hall H), I might step out now and then to drop a few critters. If we’re all going to be in line for hours, I may as well try to make things fun.

I don’t have any insight in terms of WHEN I’ll drop the critters, but a large majority of the drops should happen from Thursday-Saturday. Also, until further notice, there should be no drops between the hours of 10 am-4pm on Friday July 19th, because I plan on sitting through panels (if I can have the good fortune of making it into Hall H again!). Otherwise I try to evenly distribute how many I drop per day throughout the course of the con, and I just drop ’em whenever it’s convenient and if I happen to spot a good drop location!

And most of all, HAVE FUN. It’s Comic-Con, for pete’s sake. There’s always something awesome going on, so enjoy yourself. And while sleeping is optional, don’t forget to bathe. Comic-Con stank is a very real thing. See you guys in San Diego! 🙂

2013 yearbook photo (IMG_8347)


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