Stuff We Love: All Your Comic-Con 2018 Must Haves

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Rick and Morty Sprayground Backpack

Help for your Haul

Rick and Morty Sprayground Backpack

Available on, $65

The right bag is vital to lug all of your Comic-Con necessities: bottled water, hand sanitizer, posters from the various booths and, of course, Super7’s rainbow-glitter He-Man collectible. I’m all about this Rick and Morty backpack because it’s light, loaded with pockets and slots, and it tells the world that you’re not messing around when it comes to your taste in animated television shows.

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Phone Home

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Available on, prices vary

Need to stream Supergirl episodes and shoot cool slo-mo shots of the cast onstage during their panel? Samsung’s S9+ never fails, thanks to its 64GB of memory and 6.2 inch infinity display. For added awesome, throw on a Stranger Things PopSocket so things don’t go upside down while you’re trying to catch a star sighting on the convention floor!

Star Wars flex watches

Perfect Timing

Star Wars Flex Watches

Available on, $40

Staying on schedule is key during Comic-Con, and Flex Watches’ newStar Wars collection will keep stylish Jedis from missing selfies with Stormtroopers because they lingered too long at the LEGO booth. The one-size-fits-all line features seven limited-edition looks with bands made of a lightweight silicon.

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Twilight Zone-ing Out

Geek Out Loud Podcast

Listen for free on iTunes

Four days packed with comic books, pop culture and cosplayers can be a bit much. For a break, try plugging in to Geek Out Loud. Host Steve Glosson and his crew know the nerd-verse like nobody’s business, and their pleasantly upbeat podcast always brings the funny.

Providence - Caroline Kepnes

Reading The Room

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Available where books are sold

While you’re waiting to get into Hall H for Star Trek: Discovery and Riverdale panels, I dare you to not devour Kepnes’s latest sci-fi thriller. Part romance, part horror and an all-consuming ride, this tale of old friends facing a serial killer and the supernatural is top-notch and a perfect primer for Lifetime’s adaptation of Kepnes’s debut novel, You, premiering September 9.

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As thousands of fans are gathered at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, we have our expert advice for the must-have tech support, books and podcasts for waiting in line and after the big sci-fi event.

Click through the gallery to see the stuff TV Guide Magazine‘s Senior Writer Damian Holbrook is loving right now for the event.