July 14, 2012

Comic-Con: The great American geek-out


Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:35 pm

Updated: 3:15 pm, Sat Jul 14, 2012.

Comic-Con: The great American geek-out

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer

Los Angeles Wave


San Diego’s annual Comic-Con International continues to become a global phenomenon, growing far from its comic book roots to become a mass entertainment promotion for movies, television and digital media.

The four-day event, which began Thursday and is expected to attract over 130,000 people, has completely taken over downtown San Diego, over-running the massive convention center.

In fact, a frequently overheard lament is that there are too many people, but that doesn’t seem to bother fans who wait patiently for two hours in autograph lines.

For instance, the first big Saturday panel in the famous Hall H was for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” which had a capacity 6,500 inside and approximately 1,000 more people in line.

Other Saturday highlights included panels with the creators of “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” a preview of Warners Bros. “Man of Steel,” and QA’s with cast of “Grimm” and “True Blood.”

Photo: An attendee at this year’s Comic-Con. Credit: Olu Alemoru/Los Angeles Wave

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