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I have a little free time until I'm called back to work, so I'm getting ready for the con...

I've packed the normal stuff (clothes, camera, iPod, DS...) But I know I'm missing something like some vitamins pills to keep the con plague away...

I don't have much plans for my visit to London, except the con and visiting the Forbidden Planet comic store...  If there is anything close to this store worth seeing or visiting that won't take up much time, I might give it a shot...

When I went to BICS I brought back way too many things. I actually had to buy a sports bag, but mostly because of the Cadbury World's chocolate and those huge Bone and Sandman books!

I can fit over ten 400 pages graphic novels in my backpack and maybe 5 or more in suitcase, so  I should be O.K.... And yes, I'm measuring in SiP Pocket books... :P
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From:ryalyn_kylene
Date:March 12th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Regarding the plague monkey--I've never been to a con, but there are a few things I'd recommend. You've maybe already thought of these, but I thought they might be worth suggesting.

Vitamin C. Over here they come in really yummy chewable form that you'd take once or twice a day. I'd start taking it now and don't stop taking it until a week after the con. It'll boost your immune system and help keep things happy.

Waterless soap/hand sanitizer. Again, I'm not sure what you've got over in Spain, but over here we've got Purel or things like that. It's an antibacterial wash that you rub all over your hands. It evaporates so you don't have to wash with water or be anywhere near a bathroom. But use it any time you're going to put anything in your mouth! One of the major ways sickness is spread is through something touched. All day long you're going to be handling books and items that lots of other people have been touching, so be aware that germs are everywhere and you don't want to get your dirty hands near your face, especially if you're handling food!

Take care of yourself. Try to get a decent amount of sleep--this will also help keep your immune system up and running smoothly. So will eating well. Try to eat at least moderately healthy. Options will be limited, but try not to fill up on all unhealthy stuff.

I hope you have a really, really awesome time! Will you be taking pictures to show off? I can't wait to hear how it all goes!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 12th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, I'll buy Vitamin C tablets as soon as I can!

About the soap... You mean I should bring it with it me to the con and clean my hands before eating? Come to thing of it... I ate only "sammiches" during my last con. Would washing my hands before eating do?

I'll take as many pics as I can! I have no idea of how much cosplay there will be, but I will take photos of my favorite artists!
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From:ryalyn_kylene
Date:March 12th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Washing before eating should do. If you put your hands near your face a lot, though, (like if you chew your nails or something), then I'd recommend bringing it with and using it periodically. You might feel silly, like your overdoing it a little, but it'll really help if you can keep germs picked up on your hands away from your face.

Keeping hydrated could help, too. But avoid communal fountains because lots of germs will hide out there. Bottled water (that you don't share with anyone) would be best.

Am I being too mothering yet? :D I think I sound like my grandma.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 12th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Nah, you're not being too motherly! This will hopefully save me from the plague monkey!

Thanks for the tips! :D
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From:nekit0
Date:March 13th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Mike,

I have one of those hand sanitizer bottles at home, but now I am realising that I am not seeing you until after the con! (So your missing Fathers Day! :P)

I think at Champion they sell them, if not at any Parafarmacia o similiar. If not, come to my place and I'll give you mine.

nek0
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