Convention Survival Guide


Conventions are great! The buzz, the stalls, the celebs, the cosplay, the crowds…

They can also be bloody hard work!

We know, we’ve been there and Coaching for Geeks founder, Robin Bates is on a convention quest.

Whether you’re looking for a UK Gaming Convention or something more leftfield, we’re working our way through conventions of all kinds to arm you with all the info needed to have the best comic con, gaming con, horror con, any kind of con, ever!

From small UK gaming conventions to the big boys like MCM Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, PAX, DragonCon, Coaching for Geeks wants to do them all!

Convention-specific Survival Guides

Convention Listings 2019

MCM London Comic Con

MCM Manchester Comic Con

MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Hyper Japan


UK Games Expo

PAX East – coming soon!

Glasgow Games Festival

Doki Doki





General Convention Survival Guides

Health & Fitness

Staying Fresh at Conventions (AKA how not to stink)

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy at Comic-Con


Cosplay and Consent

Rise of the Geeks – Comic Con and Cosplay

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Cosplayer – Common Cosplay Catastrophes

Cosplay Survival: How to Survive Post Con Blues


Conventions with Kids

Comic Con Survival For Juniors By Juniors

First Times

First time as Press – a Survival Guide

First time at a Convention

First time at a Tabletop Gaming Convention – Expanding your Comfort Zone

Giving It A Go at UK Games Expo

Help! – Other

What do you actually DO at Comic Con?

Volunteering Survival Guide



Coming Soon

First time Con-Goer

How to get a Press Pass at Comic Con

Running a Comic Con Panel

How to Pack for Comic Con

Comic Con Ettiquette

Comic Con Survival Kit

First time Cosplayer top tips

So you got lucky at Con… and caught an STI

And more!


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