The Comic-Con 2012 Experience: A Photo Tour

3 years ago by  

Though Comic-Con 2012 may have come to a close, the memories (and sicknesses passed amongst overworked journalists) will remain. For those unable to visit the four-day geekcentric gala, the question most often asked of those who attend is “What is Comic-Con like?” To put it simply, it’s nice – everyone is nice, everything is nice. It’s fun for all, young and old, geeks and non-geeks. Some people can be not as nice, but that’s not typical of the average ‘Con attendee.

Like Disney World (but with longer lines), filled with folks that just “get” one another, Comic-Con is a free-for-all of creativity, consumerism, community and fandom. While waiting to see your favorite movie and/or TV show may take up much of your time, there’s much more than panels on Iron Man 3 and Doctor Who to keep you entertained.

And so, for you inquiring minds who wonder what the ‘Con experience is like, we have put together a photo tour of Comic-Con 2012 – to help you get a better sense of what this slice of Americana life is all about.

If you’re not the slideshow type, you can check out all of the photos together in the gallery below…




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  1. Awesome!! i wish someday i can be there

  2. This was my 8th year going and I always have fun. I’m a female and I go with my female friends every year. I always get funny looks when I tell people this because they think only men go to Comic-Con.

    Yes, the lines are long and sometimes you can’t walk in the convention center floor, but there are so many things to see and do that it is worth it. You don’t even have to stay in the convention center you can walk around in Downtown SD and play video games and go to bars where they have happy hour drinks all day. Comic-Con is awesome!

    • CRod you’re my hero!!! You just made me want to go even more with what you said. Someday I will make it there.

  3. I have wanted to go since I was a kid, but I never know when the passes go on sale.

  4. Someday (hopefully SOON), I’ll make it to SDCC…As it stands, I have, at least, been able to attend DragonCon every year since college (still a hell of a lot of fun, if not as grand an experience as the bigger ComicCon).

  5. What’s with he random White Ranger in the Power Ranger pic?

    • Clearly that is a question you already know the answer to. 😉

  6. What? The only female that looks like she might be cute (and in shape) and you don’t get a full body shot of her? Fail… lol j/k 😛

    Maybe one day I’ll pretend to be visiting my family in California, but secretly I’m there to go to the con, lol.

    • Our cosplay gallery has more than enough women for you to ogle at.

      • @Anthony

        Just looked at the cosplay gallery. Apparently this year’s a bad year for us nerds in terms of hot nerd girls in costumes, haha. I think maybe one was ok looking, the rest… “MY EYES!!! THEY BURN!!!!” lol j/k 😛

    • @tim

      So, I have to ask, is Canadian a whole different language or are you just slightly illiterate??