Grizzled Veteran's Handy Comic-Con Map Comic-Con International 2011 with Cowboys and Aliens world premiere, Manchester Grand Hyatt, ANalog Bar, Urban Outfitters, Tivoli Bar & Grill, Dick's Last Resort, Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center, Hotel Solamar, Hard Rock Hotel, Omni Hotel, Petco Park, Hall H, Hilton Bayside, Anna Paquin, Alexaner Skarsgard, RPattz, KStew, Taylor
SAN DIEGO - HitFix's team of editors has a startling100 years of combined experience attending the annual pop-culture event (OK, a slight exaggeration).  Taking those years of sweat, screams and thrills into account, we have compiled18 tips that should help any Comic-Con veteran or newbie survive the four days of packed halls, long lines, euphoric "Breaking Dawn" and "Game of Thrones" fans, fast food and overrated parties (unless you get in of course).  You can find them all in this handy dandy infographic embedded in this article.

Thursday coverage kicks off with wall to hall "Breaking Dawn" panel and press conference coverage, a Pee-Wee Herman surprise, "Game of Thrones'" panel, exclusive interviews and much, much more. 

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