If you’re planning on attending next year’s San Diego Comicon, the line is forming now. From parody site Dateline Hollywood:
Local businesses have filed complaints with the city council about crowding and malodor as thousands of comic book, fantasy and science fiction fans who left Comic-Con 2006 last Sunday immediately began to line up outside the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con 2007.
“I would have been back in line last Sunday evening, but I had to make some important repairs to my Stormtrooper costume,” said William Kratt. “I got a crack in my spacesuit shell, and there’s an autobody guy in New Mexico who’s the only one willing to fix it. But now I’m back, and I’m so ready to wait.”
The article goes on to describe what some would consider paradise:
The settlement on the east side of the Center has been dubbed “Geek City” by the San Diego press. Amenities set up by fans waiting on line for Comic-Con 2007 include plasma TVs permanently set to the Sci-Fi Channel, an independent comic book and anime store, and an open field for human chess matches.