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Comic-Con opens with fanciful cosplay, long lines, and endless places to look and go ‘Whoa’

By in Press Enterprise on July 21, 2017

By Peter Larsen

In the line where a few thousand people were going to camp out all night on Thursday – the goal being to get into the big panels like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” on Friday – Akash Solomon stood out for the way excitement overcame exhaustion.

“Today I met Kevin Conroy, the voice of animated Batman,” the 25-year-old from San Diego said. “I literally squealed. I fanboy-ed pretty hard.

“It made my year, maybe two or three years,” Solomon said.

And that, in a nutshell, is what draws the hordes to San Diego each summer for Comic-Con, which opened for the 48th time on Thursday with something for everyone, and everything for all.

  • A fan chats on the phone while waiting in line for the next days’ events at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Alex Smith, of Washington, D.C. poses with Thor's hammer at the Marvel exhibit during the first day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Alex Smith, of Washington, D.C. poses with Thor’s hammer at the Marvel exhibit during the first day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A young Jedi poses with a lightsaber promoting Star Wars: The Last Jedi during the first day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A young Jedi poses with a lightsaber […]    

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