We've already told you how to survive major tech shows, but anime and comic book conventions are a different beat altogether. From learning the proper geek speak to choosing a costume to wear, it's a world away from ogling smartphones and nabbing free USB sticks at an event like MWC.
Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of this visual guide from Viewster. Usefully, the infographic breaks down how to prepare for an anime or comic book convention in phases, giving you advice on what to do six months, one month, one week and one day before your event.
There's also advice on the dos and don'ts at these kinds of shows, and with new Comic Con events growing in popularity up and down the land, now's as good a time as any to brush up on your anime event etiquette.
It's especially good for first-time attendees, but even old hands might find some new tips in there.
Header image by Kevin Dooley
This article originally appeared on Lifehacker UK on April 15th, 2015 -- the expert guide to getting things done more efficiently, whether at home or at work.