Last year, Comic-Con had the right idea but wrong execution in giving out wristbands. You had to be in line before 1 a.m., they gave you a wristband, but you still couldn’t leave the line – it just let them count how many people were there.
This year, you can get a wristband at a reasonable hour the night before, leave, and if you come back before 7:30 a.m. you get to go right back in line, behind other wristband holders but in front of anyone else. And that, friends, is how it is supposed to work.
Thank you for listening, Comic-Con. Now please tell your security people to stop harassing anyone leaning against the walls of the convention center, and we’ll be awesome again.