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San Diego Comic-Con Etiquette for Writers

San Diego Comic-Con is an overwhelming and inspiring event, but writers need to be careful–there are unwritten rules that everyone should follow.

Over at The Swivet, Colleen Lindsay shared some Comic-Con etiquette tips for writers, editors, fans and comic professionals. The simple advice applies to any big convention, helping pros, fans and writers coexist in these crowded spaces. Check it out:

If you are a writer or an artist, don’t try to pitch your work to the booth staff. There’s a time and a place for that, and an enormous pop culture convention is not that place … If you are a writer or an artist, don’t try to pitch your work to the celebrity guests and attending pros. Trust me when I say that the people standing in line behind you waiting to meet their favorite artist or writer will NOT appreciate your whipping out your screenplay/portfolio/manuscript, and it will make the guest feel awkward as hell when they have to say no to your request. If you are a writer or an artist who has been asked to do a signing in an exhibitor’s booth, arrive on time, be gracious with the fans who come to meet you and then leave the booth when the signing is over.

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