Faces of Comic Con
Every year, thousands of people from all over the world come to San Diego for the San Diego Comic Con International, the focal point for the world of comics aficcionados.
With attendance topping 130,000 in recent years, the event has grown from its humble beginnings in 1970 (100 people attended the first "minicon", which aimed at raising funds for a larger convention) to become the largest in the planet.
From their official website:
"The event continues to offer the complete convention experience: a giant Exhibit Hall (topping over 460,000 square feet in its current incarnation); a massive programming schedule (close to 700 separate events in 2014), featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts, including hands-on workshops and educational and academic programming such as the Comics Arts Conference; anime and film screenings (including a separate film festival); games; the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the “Oscars” of the comics industry; a Masquerade costume competition with prizes and trophies; an Autograph Area; an Art Show; and Portfolio Reviews, bringing together aspiring artists with major companies.
Comic-Con has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms. The event has seen an amazing array of comics and book publishers in its Exhibit Hall over the years. Over it’s four-and-a-half decade-plus history, Comic-Con International has continually presented comic books and comic art to a growing audience. That love of the comics medium continues to be its guiding factor as the event moves toward its second half-century as the premier comic book and popular arts style convention in the world."
This year, the event took place between July 19 and 23, and brought to San Diego approximately $78 Million Dollars! For days, the whole downtown was occupied by superheroes and comic fans that transformed the city's business center into a joyful and colorful festival.
These are some of the pictures I took on Saturday while strolling around with my love Aleja, the best photo partner I could ever have.. :)
For those interested in camera gear, all these pictures were made using my Fujifilm X-T2 w/ a Fuji 35mm f/1.4 lens.
I will be back here next week sharing some of the pictures I have been making here in San Diego.
Hope it's all going well with you guys! :)