Thank God, The Crazies Are Back!
- I for one have had it with the liars and thieves in politics. So for a few days we can celebrate the "crazies" of the world of comics, sci-fi and fantasy who are gathering in San Diego. From alien invasions to sharknados to zombies, they have give us hours of pleasure.
(Times of San Diego) - For those about to geek, we salute you.
We’re talking to you, Comic-Con attendees. Comic-Con International 2014 is almost here and the annual massive celebration of all things pop culture doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
This year’s event will run from Wednesday through Sunday, promising a non-stop, noisy, sweaty, overstimulated week of movies, television shows, comic books and video games.
Now in its 44th year, the Con has grown up. It’s not the pimple-faced, squeaky-voiced teenager any more. It’s smarter, more mature. But with that age has come some problems — impossibly long lines, jampacked hallways and ballrooms and an urban sprawl that requires you to wear your most comfortable shoes and pack some aspirin.
What started out as a small gathering of comic book fans in a hotel ballroom has exploded into a global pop culture festival that has burst at the seams of the cavernous San Diego Convention Center and spilled over into Petco Park and downtown’s Gaslamp quarter.
This year is no exception with more than 130,000 fans and media expected to descend onto the convention center and downtown area. And that’s the just lucky ones able to buy passes or get credentials.
But fear not, true believer. If you couldn’t get a pass to Comic-Con this year, or if you’ve never been and are curious about it, you can still enjoy it.
The easiest way is to simply plop yourself down in a Gaslamp restaurant and watch the parade of costumed fans walk by.
There’s also the annual Zombie Walk through the Gaslamp. A couple of hundred fans dress up as zombies and walk up and down Fifth Avenue, in front of the convention center. The makeup can be elaborate, and there are all kinds of zombies, including children with their parents. Just beware that the Zombie Walk has become incredibly popular so get there early if you want a good viewing spot. This year’s Zombie Walk is scheduled for Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
Read More . . . Times of San Diego.
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