SAN DIEGO -- I took a break from my work covering enterprise cloud for Light Reading for a long weekend at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of all forms of geeky entertainment here.
The convention started in 1970 with a few hundred comic book fans. It's a little bigger now, with well more than 100,000 people in attendance. Seems like the con is now more about fantasy movies and TV, with comics shouldered aside, (although the distinction gets confusing considering how much of movies and TV nowadays is based on comics). The conference hosts panels and presentations with actors, writers and producers, and previews of upcoming shows and movies, as well as a massive dealer floor crammed with geeky merchandise.
I don't care about the panels and presentations. What draws me every year are the costumes -- known to fans as "cosplay" -- merchandise, and sheer, joyful mutant density. And I love the opportunity to take photos. I took so many this year that we're dividing them up into two photo galleries. Click the photo below to start the first slideshow.
— Mitch Wagner, , Editor, Light Reading Enterprise Cloud