How to Keep Your Mind Off SDCC

Every year, I lament over the fact that I have not attended San Diego Comic-Con. The end of July rolls around, and I just sit in front of my laptop and watch as thousands enjoy all of the cool things that are happening. Each time, I tell myself that I’ll try to go next year, but here I am: sitting in front of my laptop, lamenting to the Internet how I’ll miss the fun yet again.


This time around, though, I am going to try my best to keep my mind off SDCC. Over the weekend, I compiled a list of things to do to distract from all of they hype, exclusives, and fun that will happen at Comic-Con. If you’re in the same boat as I am, you will benefit from the tips I’m about to provide. Hopefully you’ll find some of them helpful!


15) Start a new DIY project. The longer it takes, the better.

14) Work on your Christopher Walken impression.

13a) Step up your dance game.


13b) Buy shark costume.

12) Count how many times you blink in a minute.

11) Take up woodburning.


10) Build an alter to honor your OTP.

9) Test drive cars at your local dealership.

8) Learn how to play Jeff Goldblum’s laugh from Jurassic Park.



7) Stare directly into the sun.

6) Binge-watch a show that won’t have a panel at SDCC.

5) Play Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” on repeat until you cry yourself into reverse osmosis.

4)Build a model of Boaty McBoatface in a bottle. Display accordingly.

3) Create a Pokemon Go! empire by taking down the local gym leaders with all the Rattatas and Weedles that were overlooked.

2) Write sad poems in your journal.

1) Make a cat collage comprising of your favorite Internet kitties.


Okay, so maybe these aren’t the best tips. But hey, at least this took your mind off Comic-Con! If you have any tips on how you keep yourself occupied during this trying time, let me know in the comments below! And remember: sharing is caring. If you liked this post, then spread the love.

Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for? 




9 Comments Add yours

  1. kaycreate says:


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  2. Dina Farmer says:

    I love it! I think I just decide to go to other conventions. I’ve got two or three on my radar right now. This week is my birthday so I’m treating my self to a husbandless / childless attendance at Honolulu Comic Con. Then we are heading over to the Big Island to check out Hawaii Con. It’s gonna be epic!

    Otherwise when I can’t attend any of those video games and homeschooling always have my name. 😛

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    1. mckelodeon says:

      Good for you! I hope you have fun! I’m the same, I usually stay pretty local. But if I ever get the chance I’d love to take a trip to San Diego and experience it at least once. And happy birthday! Mine is next week :3

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      1. Dina Farmer says:

        I know I want to go someday before the in laws leave San Diego! We’ll make it there some day! Just have to time it right! Happy birthday back at ya!

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  3. Danielle @ From Girlie to Nerdy says:

    Ha I love this so much!!!

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    1. mckelodeon says:

      Trying to get all my angst out haha 😂

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  4. leo says:

    Living in a whole other continent you lowkey get used to not going to sdcc, and even then, england never gets d23, and no one actually relevant ever comes to london comiccon like honestly i just want to get in a panel with sebastian stan?? That is literally my only wish?? I say that but every year I get so salty that im not there, especially this year when marvel lastminute were like ‘lolyeah ok so we decided that we’re actually going to sdcc and getting hall h this year…… :))))))’


    1. mckelodeon says:

      Aww, that sucks. I’m surprised London Comic-Con doesn’t get more big names like him. He would be really cool to meet. I’ve heard great things from others who have gotten the chance. He’s actually coming to my town’s comic con in a few weeks, though I don’t think I can go. And yeah, I’m ally salty about not going to SDCC haha.


      1. leo says:

        Yeah they go to most US ccs for press, but honestly im really mad they didnt send anyone to london esp because of civil war?? i shall have to wait for a premiere or something and camp out all day lol

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