Comic–Con is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie
memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.
The annual Nerd Prom aka Comic-Con is in full swing in San Diego. Comic-Con is a mecca for nerds of all types and the 2013 edition is true to form. It’s also one of the biggest launching pads for new TV shows, movies, and other pop culture as it’s moved from just a comic book convention with Hollywood making its presence a major part of the action.
Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, portfolio review sessions with top comic book and video game companies, and such evening events as awards ceremonies and the Masquerade; a costume contest, and the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, which showcases shorts and feature length movies that do not have distribution or distribution deals.
Exhibitors include movie studios and TV networks, comic-book dealers and collectibles merchants. There is also an autograph area, as well as the Artists’ Alley where comics artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches
AMC has taken advantage of zombie fever by debuting a trailer for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead at Comic-con. TWD doesn’t return until October, but we get a taste of what’s to come with this trailer.
Actor Harrison Ford answered questions at the “Ender’s Game” panel during Comic-con, although many of the questions ended up being more about his past roles in Indiana Jones and Star Wars.
For the full weekend schedule, guests and events, click for the Comic-con website.
Of course, Comic-con brings out the best in costumes, many having a favorite character. Here are just a few of the attendees.