Ryan O, TwoCents Guest Columnist
My wife and I made New York Comic Con 2009 our first convention.
Before the convention, we took a look at the list of panels and picked out a bunch we'd like to see. We printed out a list of just ones we wanted to see. This was pretty helpful since we didn't have to page through the 100-page official guide to find the room listing for the DC Universe panel. It also let us plan our time a little bit.
We arrived late Friday afternoon and went straight to a panel discussing the latest Batman cartoon, "Batman: The Brave and the Bold." One thing we hadn't expected was how much fun it was to watch a favorite show with like-minded people who were laughing when we were laughing. It made our experience that much more fun.