Ahh, Comic-Con International in San Diego. The mecca for … well, pretty much everything these days. Comics, horror, film, TV, video games, genre stuff, questionable costumes, even more questionable … OK, I'll behave, but Comic-Con is here. In the last week I spoke with many creators and exhibitors that are in attendance at the show this year and the most common question everyone asks is, "How big will it be this year?" With over 100,000 in attendance last year and the total maximization of the convention floor, one has to wonder if it can get any bigger.
The feeling on the convention floor for preview night was as exciting as ever. It was packed - real packed. That's to be expected considering everyone in attendance tonight was on the con floor. No panels to pull people off the floor on preview night, so it should be packed. The floor was filled with folks rushing to get their con exclusives early or a chance to catch up with their favorite creator before the mad rush of the convention begins. Or it was filled with guys like me trolling for photographs. There's nothing wrong with that. I hope.
With all that being said, what you're really here is for the photos, I know, not my ramblings. So let's get to it. CBR's full coverage of Comic-Con International begins officially right now. Expect loads and loads of updates over the next couple of days. The program schedule for the convention is massive and, as you'll see by Monday morning, we'll have covered a lot of that schedule. I've got four sleepless nights to look forward to. Welcome to Comic-Con.