literally no one will notice/care that it's your first con so don't sweat it
some tips: 1.) bring a cosplay repair kit if you'll be in cosplay 2.) don't forget to drink water and feed yourself; pack food if you want to minimize spending costs 3.) also get some sleep at some point 4.) download the scheduling app if there is one, otherwise 5.) if the map/guide is only on paper, take photos of the maps and panels you're interested in with your phone 6.) stay away from people that rub you as creepy or unsettling 7.) have a budget and try to stick to it 8.) don't ask cosplayers for photos if they're eating or actively busy with something else (if they're just talking to friends it's usually ok to ask though) 9.) if you want to go to a main event like the masquerade, line up early 10.) carry around a phone charger just in case
that's all i can think of off the top of my head, let me know if you have any other questions
hahahaha but seriously, i remember freaking out about my first convention, thinking everyone would care what I wore and that I would miss out on all the good stuff because I don't know the ends and outs.
Just walk through that hall with confidence (fake it til you make it), if you're going with a friend even better, and try not to impulse buy everything you see.
I did that my first con and spent about $300, so unless you have that much extra to spend, try and see every booth before you buy!
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