There was once a time when Comic Con was about just comic books. There was also a time when we weren't constantly connected and not less than an arm's length from a mobile device. How did we ever survive back then?
Luckily, times have changes and Comic Con and technology go hand-in-hand. How else could you navigate all that Comic Con has to offer? How will you keep yourself entertained as you wait to get into Hall H or Ballroom 20? I've compiled a list of my top Android apps to help you make it through this year's event.
The Waiting Game
Whether you're a Comic Con veteran or a n00b, you know you're going to spend a lot of time waiting. Here are a few apps to help you pass the time:
•Graphic.ly: Looking for something to read while you wait in the seemingly endless Hall H line? Check out Graphicly! This paid app has a number of comic book options including The Walking Dead.
•DC Comic App: The ever popular DC Comics and comiXology have partnered to create a brand new DC Comics app for Android! This new Android app lets users access an impressive amount of DC's library on their mobile devices. Not an Android user? If you buy DC Comics through apps powered by comiXology, they are accessible across different platforms like iOS and the Web.
•Video Unlimited: Part of the Sony Entertainment Network, Video Unlimited will be offering exclusive Fan Boy Double Feature movie bundles to help stave off boredom during Comic Con:
?Double Trouble: Step Brothers + Talladega Nights
?Lycans & Leather: Underworld: Rose of the Lycans + Underworld: Awakening
?T-Virus Two-Pack: Resident Evil: Afterlife + Resident Evil Extinction
?Unlikely Heroes: Green Hornet + Hancock
Oh, the Places You'll Go
Looking for info on what's happening where? These apps will help.
•Best Parking: Before you can hit up panels and parties, you've got to find parking. That's where this free app comes in. It compares parking rates to help you find the best place to park. It also includes a lot of parking lot info like hours, phone number, if the lot is indoor or outdoor, cash only or if they except cards, etc.
•LocalMind: Wondering how long a line for a panel is? Want to know if a party is happening or totally lame? Then check out Localmind. It's a free service that uses check-in data from Foursquare and Facebook so you can get feedback from people who are actually at the event. No more wasting time, get the scoop in real time.
•Marvel Events: Wondering what Marvel is up to at Comic Con? Check out their official event app. It has exclusive videos, up-to-the-minute panel info, booth and signing schedules, and more. Best part: It's free.
Well there you have it, there is our list. Please let us know your must-have apps for Comic Con!
**Please check Android system requirements on the application before downloading. Applications may not work with all Sony and/or Android devices.