San Diego Comic-Con 2022

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San Diego Comic-Con is one of the largest fan events in the world. It has a reputation for drawing out big name celebrities and it's where movie studios often make big announcements. Fans are known to line-up for days to be among the first into the famed Hall H or to get that limited Funko character. The vendor hall is large and full of fun things to see. It's truly the premiere event in the world of fan conventions.
The vendor hall is one continuous open space with all of the elements combined - industry, small press, artists, and vendors.
The vendor hall is one continuous open space with all of the elements combined - industry, small press, artists, and vendors.
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The attendance was notably down this year, perhaps due to a smaller cap. That's not really a bad thing since it was relatively easy to move around. Cosplay is of course a popular thing, but it seemed like there just wasn't as much of that. The panels are ran with a level of professionalism that is rarely seen in the anime convention industry. The sound, lighting, video, and queues are all done in a way that shows the amount of experience this con has and the level of care that they take in running things.
The presentation quality in the panels is an example for all conventions to follow. Video, lighting, sound and signage are all well-managed.
The presentation quality in the panels is an example for all conventions to follow. Video, lighting, sound and signage are all well-managed.
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Signage like this shows the amount of thought that is put into running such an event. It seems obvious, but most conventions don't do this.
Signage like this shows the amount of thought that is put into running such an event. It seems obvious, but most conventions don't do this.
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If there is a downside to SDCC, it would be that it's difficult to get into. Tickets sell out quickly and unless you're a vendor or industry member, you just can't get in. They try to operate it as a closed profile event, meaning you can't even get to the area outside the doors where a lot of attendees mingle and hang out. Fortunately there's enough going on around the area that you can still have fun without setting foot inside. The adjacent Gaslamp District is filled with restaurants and is alive with people. Pop-up displays promoting the newest movie or TV series are setup in every available open space and are open to the public. It's a spectacle to see and just plain fun to experience.
The adjacent Gaslamp Quarter is a fun place to visit even without the convention going on.
The adjacent Gaslamp Quarter is a fun place to visit even without the convention going on.
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The Cosplayers

DC Comics gathering
DC Comics gathering
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For an event of this size I should have filmed over 100 individual segments, but I only ended up with around 60. The amount of cosplay just wasn't near the level that you'd see at an anime convention. That's okay though. There was still plenty of great cosplay!
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/mariannefredericks" target="_blank">@mariannefredericks</a> Alice in Wonderland
@mariannefredericks Alice in Wonderland
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/2sad2yeet" target="_blank">@2sad2yeet</a> Atom Eve
@2sad2yeet Atom Eve
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/katkwo4" target="_blank">@katkwo4</a> Black Cat
@katkwo4 Black Cat
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/_imdarkphoenix_" target="_blank">@_imdarkphoenix_</a> Sailor Moon
@_imdarkphoenix_ Sailor Moon
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Hello Kitty x Star Wars
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/afewblendingbrushes" target="_blank">@afewblendingbrushes</a> Darth Vader
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/subjectdolly" target="_blank">@subjectdolly</a> Stormtrooper
Hello Kitty x Star Wars @afewblendingbrushes Darth Vader @subjectdolly Stormtrooper
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/eiraina" target="_blank">@eiraina</a> steampunk Princess Leia
@eiraina steampunk Princess Leia
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/_paigeb_" target="_blank">@_paigeb_</a> Mother Miranda from Bioshock
@_paigeb_ Mother Miranda from Bioshock
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/rebeccaseals" target="_blank">@rebeccaseals</a> Venom
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/caitlinchristinee" target="_blank">@caitlinchristinee</a> Spider-man
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/itstyreek" target="_blank">@itstyreek</a> Miles Morales
@rebeccaseals Venom @caitlinchristinee Spider-man @itstyreek Miles Morales
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/alexfledderjohn" target="_blank">@alexfledderjohn</a> Cad Bane
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/alexacappy" target="_blank">@alexacappy</a> Rogue
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/nerd_alert_cosplay" target="_blank">@nerd_alert_cosplay</a> Forge
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/aliciamariebody" target="_blank">@aliciamariebody</a> Storm
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/thenomadiccapt" target="_blank">@thenomadiccapt</a> Nightwing
@thenomadiccapt Nightwing
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/beautyandbrainswithatwist" target="_blank">@beautyandbrainswithatwist</a> Electra
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/bellapoarch" target="_blank">@bellapoarch</a> Raven from Teen Titans
@bellapoarch Raven from Teen Titans
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/rummingthroughthe6" target="_blank">@rummingthroughthe6</a> Joker and Harley Quinn
@rummingthroughthe6 Joker and Harley Quinn
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/leonchiro" target="_blank">@leonchiro</a> Rohan Kishibe from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
@leonchiro Rohan Kishibe from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/carriekiana" target="_blank">@carriekiana</a> Maleficent
costume by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/king_kosplay" target="_blank">@king_kosplay</a>
@carriekiana Maleficent costume by @king_kosplay
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/cinisyren13" target="_blank">@cinisyren13</a> dapper Spider-man
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/larirenshadow" target="_blank">@larirenshadow</a> dapper Wanda Maximoff
@cinisyren13 dapper Spider-man @larirenshadow dapper Wanda Maximoff
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/dancab23" target="_blank">@dancab23</a> David Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China
@dancab23 David Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China
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Mash from Fate
Mash from Fate
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/dhc.la" target="_blank">@dhc.la</a> The Witcher
@dhc.la The Witcher
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/fraise_cosplay" target="_blank">@fraise_cosplay</a> DnD Poison Ivy
@fraise_cosplay DnD Poison Ivy
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Final Fantasy
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/hiro.cosplay" target="_blank">@hiro.cosplay</a> Cloud Strife
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/reynacosplay" target="_blank">@reynacosplay</a> Sephiroth
Final Fantasy @hiro.cosplay Cloud Strife @reynacosplay Sephiroth
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/frenzy_cosplay" target="_blank">@frenzy_cosplay</a> Super Girl
@frenzy_cosplay Super Girl
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/imagination.em" target="_blank">@imagination.em</a> Moana Fett
@imagination.em Moana Fett
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/kat1copeland" target="_blank">@kat1copeland</a> Rey
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Game of Thrones
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/jammin_jenee" target="_blank">@jammin_jenee</a> Missandei
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/jaybcutie" target="_blank">@jaybcutie</a> Margaery Tyrell
Game of Thrones @jammin_jenee Missandei @jaybcutie Margaery Tyrell
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/inspadesblog" target="_blank">@inspadesblog</a> Cat Woman
@inspadesblog Cat Woman
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/katspawn" target="_blank">@katspawn</a> Madalorian
@katspawn Madalorian
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/kaylaj9" target="_blank">@kaylaj9</a> Cat Woman
@kaylaj9 Cat Woman
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/ladytakai" target="_blank">@ladytakai</a> Golden Siren from Jibaro episode of Love Death + Robots
@ladytakai Golden Siren from Jibaro episode of Love Death + Robots
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/kitsunekuma" target="_blank">@kitsunekuma</a> Misty from Pokémon
@kitsunekuma Misty from Pokémon
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/louskyboo" target="_blank">@louskyboo</a> Harley Quinn
@louskyboo Harley Quinn
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/mamadeenaofficial" target="_blank">@mamadeenaofficial</a> Voltageous from Monster High
@mamadeenaofficial Voltageous from Monster High
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/muygroovy" target="_blank">@muygroovy</a> Mexican Wonder Woman and the Chancla of Truth
@muygroovy Mexican Wonder Woman and the Chancla of Truth
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/ocd_telepath" target="_blank">@ocd_telepath</a> Tyrene from Borderlands
@ocd_telepath Tyrene from Borderlands
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/sundayslayscosplay" target="_blank">@sundayslayscosplay</a> Galadriel Rings of Power
@sundayslayscosplay Galadriel Rings of Power
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/slightly.emma" target="_blank">@slightly.emma</a> Raven Queen from DnD lore
@slightly.emma Raven Queen from DnD lore
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/redwood.cosplay" target="_blank">@redwood.cosplay</a> Odette from Swan Lake, Barbie version
@redwood.cosplay Odette from Swan Lake, Barbie version
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/tanyalehoux" target="_blank">@tanyalehoux</a> Mona from Genshin Impact
@tanyalehoux Mona from Genshin Impact
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/zoogirlq" target="_blank">@zoogirlq</a> Ahsoka Tano
@zoogirlq Ahsoka Tano
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/b_noellefitness" target="_blank">@b_noellefitness</a> Griffindor student
@b_noellefitness Griffindor student
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/creaturefeaturecosplay" target="_blank">@creaturefeaturecosplay</a> Eliksni Fallen	from Destiny 2
@creaturefeaturecosplay Eliksni Fallen from Destiny 2
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<a href="https://www.instagram.com/eiraina" target="_blank">@eiraina</a> Daenerys Targaryen
@eiraina Daenerys Targaryen
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