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:
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Critters will be dropped one at a time. No pairs/groups of critters.
As for WHERE the critters might be:
- 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.
- However, I DO drop many of my critters in the hallways outside of the main exhibition floor, both upstairs and downstairs.
- 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.
- 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! 🙂