Started in 1970, San Diego Comic-Con has since exploded into a monster pop culture art festival, attracting more than 130,000 visitors and the attention of Hollywood studios, publishers and retailers alike. You can find everything from giant Super Mario statues, to your favorite Batman characters, life-like Lord of the Ring outfits, and every other costume you can think of!
“Comic-Con is an incredibly fantastic melting pot and passionate center for people who love cult pop movies and pop culture experience,” Hobbit and Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis told Reuters. “There isn’t another place in the world that tops it.”
Here is a taste of what Comic-Con has to offer visually via Boing Boing:
What are people saying about Comic-Con on Twitter and through the grape Vine?
If your franchise can't be reduced to a bathrobe, go home. #sdcc13 pic.twitter.com/O59Xs55twR
— Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) July 18, 2013
Help me out: Who is Pac-Man palling around with here at Comic-Con? pic.twitter.com/gtHmvkufcn
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 18, 2013
Have you ever been to Comic-Con? What’s your favorite comic or character?