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Dear Lord/God/Goddess/Jesus/Allah/Jehovah/Earth-Mother/Xemu/Galactus/San Diego Comic-Con Gods: I pray to you, please:
–Let my badge be there, my name spelled right, and let me not wait in line long enough to have to pee.
–Let the temperatures be under 90 and the IQ of the other attendees over 100.
–Let me deal with deciding which of the 12 panels scheduled simultaneously I want to attend without having a nervous breakdown, a brain aneurysm or a “HULK SMASH” moment.
–Let me not blow my budget on Preview Night.
–Grant me the wisdom to have enough money left each day to buy food.
–Make the other attendees bathe. Daily. And use deodorant.
–Let me the lines for Hall H and Ballroom 20 not cross state lines.
–Whatever line I wait in, please don’t let the obnoxious guy in front of me who didn’t shut up the whole time be the last guy to get in.
–Let me meet most of the celebrities I came to meet, and let them not act like the conceited, entitled jerks they probably really are.
–Let all the bagged comics I buy be complete and intact because the dealer didn’t let me take the tape off and check.
–Let whatever overpriced snack I buy and eat on the run actually be food.
–When walking thru the convention floor, let me not be stuck behind the hot cosplay gal or cool guy in costume that *everyone* has to stop and get a picture of.
–Let me not be behind the clueless noob/inconsiderate doof who has to stop in the middle of the aisle to take a pic of every hot cosplay gal or cool guy in costume.
–When in a full panel room, let me not sit next to the 350-pound sweaty guy dressed as Tarzan.
–Let me get at least one of the six dozen con-exclusives I have to wait in line to buy.
–Let my phone/camera batteries have enough charge to take that one awesome/hilarious/must-have shot.
–Let me stop posting updates and stuff long enough to get some actual sleep.
–Let me and my 125,000 fellow fans have a safe, successful, enjoyable and fun show that’s magnificently memorable!
P.S.: If you’d like an original art commission of any character, I’m more than happy to provide it for you at a very reasonable price. Just ask Craig here!