Tip #1: Having Handlers
Yes, handlers. That first year that I went to Comic Con my handlers kind of fell into their job. My two friends got me good and slammed and decided that their job would be to point out a person and force me to go get a picture with them. They found this hilarious, as I posed with booth girls, cosplayers, famous people, regular people that were just going about their business and people working concession stands. The other portion of their self made jobs was to make sure that I didn't pass out and puke on anyone and that I didn't get sober enough to lose my courage; a tight balance.
In my second year, their jobs became much tougher. They truly were handlers. We quickly learned that the Leia outfit was a big hit and I had people swarming me. I was constantly having my picture taken. My two friends helped manage crowds like they were guarding some kind of celebrity. They also took tons of pictures. Half of them were of me and the people getting their photo taken, but the other half were of the people taking the pictures. This led to some great photos of people laughing but it also showed us an unusual side of people. There were a number of people that looked offended when Early took their picture as a trade off for them taking my picture. It was as if by wearing a costume, I gave up all of my rights and people didn't have to follow the rules that I detailed earlier. To go along with this lack of rights I had some instances where people started groping me, so lets talk about that.