I was a volunteer this year at Comic-Con. During one evening event that I worked on with E, I must have been asked where the after-party was at least a dozen times. Because I worked so late that night, I was hoping that I could get my day pass to see Hall H the next day (without working that day), but by the time I picked up my badge the next morning, the line for Hall H was so enormously long that I had no chance of getting in. I suppose it makes sense, since there are people who camp out the night before just to attend certain events. I met R (E's friend) who helped explain a lot of the convention to me; otherwise, I would have been clueless, as I am year after year.