Translated by Michiyo Nakashima
【COMIKET】3 Things to prepare for Comiket in Winter
Written by Akihito Usui
The summer COMIKET is right there, but once the summer is gone, the winter COMIKET is gonna come soon as well for Otaku. It’s only four months ahead until the winter Komike. To fully enjoy it, we are going to introduce three things that help you feel warm and comfortable at the venue.
Wear A Thin Jacket That is Resistant to Wind
It is important to be warm enough when you are waiting outside of the gate, but you will be sweating once you get to inside. I would recommend you to wear a thin but warm jacket that is resistant to wind and rain and easily kept in your backpack or something so you don’t have to be bothered by carrying a heavy jacket whole time in the crowd. Also, a muffler and groves help to keep you warm.
Bring Disposable Body Warmer
It makes your body feel pretty warm if you attach them on your back or belly. After 10 minutes or so once you open the bag, the body warmer gets pretty warm and it keeps your phalanges from getting cold. The heat will last for several hours.
Newspaper When Sitting Outside the Gate
Unless you bring a mobile chair, you will be sitting on the ground when you are waiting. The concrete on the ground will dissipate your body heat from the bottom. However, a piece of newspaper will be your saver if you bring one. Spreading a piece of newspaper on the concrete ground will help your body to keep the cold away from the ground.
It's always good to overdo preparation in the winter because the weather is harsh. What’s more, if you are planning to wait at the west hall gate, you should be aware that there is a cold wind from the ocean, which makes it colder than waiting at the east hall gate. So don’t forget to bring these three items!
Comic Market 87（C87）
Date：2014, Dec 28(Sun) ~ 30(Tue)
Hour：Circles booths 10:00am～4:00pm, Company booths 10:00am～5:00pm（the last day closed at 4:00pm）、Cosplay 10:00am～4:00pm（the last day until 3:00pm）
Site：Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)
Address：3−11−1 Ariake, Eto-ku, Tokyo
Stations：Yurikamome, Kokusai tenjijyo seimonmae staion「国際展示場正門駅」
Rinkai line, Kokusai tenjijyo station 「国際展示場駅」
Access：Walk 3 min from Kokusai tenjijyo seimonmae stain, Yurikamome, or walk 7 min from Kokusai tenjijyo station, Rinkai line.