SAN DIEGO -- Comic-Con is more than just comics: It's the Super Bowl for nerds, a four-day extravaganza that spills out of the San Diego Convention Center, takes over the city's downtown Gaslamp District, and spreads its tendrils 12 miles east (where I live) and beyond.
In addition to comics, Comic-Con features movies, TV, collectible toys, games, and costumes, with celebrity appearances, panel discussions, screenings of movies and TV shows, and more.
Comic-Con is a highlight of my year, an opportunity to get together with friends I don't see often enough, and enjoy the spectacle produced by more than 100,000 enthusiastic fans.
And I like to take pictures at the con. There are plenty of opportunities.
I recently attended Comic-Con 2014, July 24-27. Let me give you a tour. Climb into on the Game of Thrones pedicab below to get started.
Pedicabs around the Convention Center were redecorated to look like the Iron Throne in the HBO series Game of Thrones. People fought over the rides viciously. For a while, this pedicab was occupied by an obnoxious kid whose mother and uncle seemed a bit too fond of one another.
SachinEE, User Rank: Light Sabre 7/31/2014 | 6:22:03 AM
The purpose Comic-Con is no doubt a great experience, it's not so much as dressing up in costumes that makes the four day convention amazing, it's the fact that people get to meet up and interact sharing stories an d opinions about their favorite characters.i wonder why comic con is associated with nerds because if its true then everyone has a little part of a nerd in them
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