Comic-Con 2016, Day 3: Zombies, Heroes and Ultrafans
The rites of summer: as the country boils and ocean breezes cool the shores of San Diego, fanboys and fangirls, cosplayers, trekkers and assorted enthusiasts of all things sci-fi, fantasy,horror, comix or pop/geek culture descend upon the city's Convention Center for an immersive weekend of comraderie and celebration. Gone are the days of 1970, when a small group of friends banded together to create what was, at the time, just a comic-book convention (the first in Southern California). As pop culture and nerd culture moved towards each other, pushed by the fast growth of tech in our daily lives, Comic-Con exploded. The event now attracts hundreds of thousands of attendants from all over the world, hosting as many as 700 events provided by virtually every major player in the entertainment industry. It's serious business, engaging the ultrafans. It can mean your box office triumph or sudden death.
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