The ultimate fan fest launched Thursday in San Diego, California.
Unlike most other film, music or industry conventions comic con is all about the fan. One hundred twenty-five thousand rabidly enthusiastic fans looking for the latest video games, the hottest TV shows, the newest toys and the coolest sci-fi stuff out there.
“The beauty of comic con is you get a peak into the future,” says Ricardo Torres from Game Spot.
The fans come dressed to impress, in full character:
Four decades after comic con began as a place for comic book fans to meet and talk super heroes, it has grown into a massive marketing tool for Hollywood.
The buzz at comic-con this year, the re-make of an almost 30 year old movie called “Tron” starring actor Jeff Bridges.
“Just like the first movie it tickles the kid in me to be sucked inside,” says Bridges, “the kid in me playing with all the toys we have to be involved in a film like this.”
Where else but comic con is there row after row of bright lights and big dreams?
That’s enough to bring out the kid in everyone.