San Diego Comic-Con 2008: Mostly highlights of the vast Exhibitor’s Hall, with some additional shots of around the convention area.
Part 1: Yikes! (an overview)
"Geek is good" said Marc Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly and EW.com Senior Editor on Friday’s Entertainment Weekly’s Filmmakers panel.
That’s the second impression you get after the initial shock of the sheer size of the convention. It is about 200,000 of your closest friends. This year was the first Comic-Con that sold out entirely through pre-registration.
The central core of Comic-Con is "comics." In reality it’s a multimedia cross-section of pop-culture. Picture if you will the football field-sized Exhibitor’s Hall. Major movie studios such as Sony, Paramount, and Warner Brothers rub shoulders comfortably alongside the big two of the comics industry: DC and Marvel. Video game companies such as NCSoft, Square Enix, and Sony Computer Entertainment also showcase their latest work, as well as television networks such as Fox, BBC America, and the Independant Film Channel giving previews of their latest shows. Add to that a myriad of independant artists and comics companies, comics vendors, art suppliers, tabletop gaming companies, toy companies, and organized fan groups.
Photos by Carl Perry/ GigofHam.com