The line was absolutely insane.
Most forum advice posts before the con said that you’d spend at most 30ish minutes in line. Not this year.
I know you are local so something else you may consider is stopping by at off times. Two years ago I couldn't sleep (stupid hotel beds) and woke up at like 5:00AM and I was literally the only person in line. If you don't mind getting up early or staying up late, that could work well.
I'm an early bird and usually wake up about 4 or 5 AM which is early enough to get down to the convention center. I'd just worry about finding a sufficiently close parking space since, although I don't mind going that early, I kind of don't want to stick around for several hours waiting for actual events to start. I may do this next year if the Will Call line is insane at noon on Wednesday. I just have this mental block that won't let me pay $10 to have something shipped to me when that thing exists in a 15 minute walk from a place I spend 1/3 of my weekday.