Comic book and movie enthusiasts came together over the weekend for a celebration of “fantasy meets reality” at Comic-Con San Diego. The annual convention, which was stretched over four days, featured exhibitions, panels, seminars, parades, cosplay gatherings, and a whole lot of fun.
As many as 130,000 fans swarmed the San Diego Convention Center decked in superhero and anime costumes, body paint, wigs, capes, and prop weapons inspired by their favourite characters. Even producers, agents, and celebrities turned up to soak up the vibe.
Whether it’s to see or be seen, all attendees (whether the average fantasy fan or an A-list celebrity) united as one, as die-hard fans, for the purpose of the celebration.
You could say that it was a toss between a four-day-long Halloween and giant carnival of sorts!
We hear that panels for popular TV series “Dexter” and “Game of Thrones” were also present at the event. And even the “Twilight” cast took time off to meet their fans – some who have been camping out in front of the convention center for days. Other celebrities that were present are such as:
- Robert Downey Jr. (who surprised the crowd for “Iron Man 3”)
- The lovable geeks of “The Big Bang Theory”
- Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams (for the press conference of 2013’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful”)
- Peter Jackson (in a panel for “The Hobbit”)
- The “True Blood” cast
- Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger (for “The Expendables 2”)
- “The Vampire Diaries” cast
And many more!
Whenever the convention center closes for the night, the streets of downtown San Diego comes alive with parades and parties galore.
It was a chance of a lifetime (spread over multiple days) for fans to rub shoulders with A-listers, network with industry players, and make as many likeminded friends as their memory can possibly hold in the multiday pop culture festival.