13 Things You Missed at Comic-Con 2013

Kittens, as much as I’m bursting to talk about my recent short stay in New Orleans, I think we all know there’s something that takes priority: the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Started in 1970 with guests such as Forrest J. Ackerman and Ray Bradbury, attendance at this year’s SDCC (true official name Comic-Con International: San Diego) was estimated to exceed 130,000 visitors, not counting street-side gawkers, party-goers, and other hangers-on not lucky enough to get their hands on one of increasingly-hard-to-acquire tickets. If you didn’t attend this year, here are thirteen highlights you missed. Not to worry, darlings. It’s nearly as good as being there.

  1. The 7th Annual San Diego Zombie WalkSan Diego Zombie Walk down 5th Avenue during SDCC Photographed by Charlie Neuman for UT San Diego
  2. Tom Hiddleston as Loki fiendishly recruiting an army at the Marvel panel (where details for Avengers 2 were also announced).  
  3. Bryan Cranston walking around in this ultra-realistic (and supremely creepy) Heisenberg mask.Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn at the SDCC Breaking Bad Panel photographed by KC Alfred for UT San Diego
  4. A trailer for season 2 of Arrow…and the introduction of Black Canary.
  5. The X Files 20th Anniversary Panel, where David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson discuss filming an unaired Mulder/Scully sex scene.San Diego Comic Con X-Files 20th Aniversary Panel
  6. The complete Game of Thrones panel, with surprise appearance from Jason Moma at 14:49. 
  7. A collection of virtually every film and TV Superman costume since the Man of Steel’s 1950’s television debut. Superman Suits at SDCC 2013 photographed by Seth Rosenblatt for CNET
  8. Hannibal blooper reel.
  9. Little kids in costumes.Kids in Cosplay at SD Comic Con 2013
  10. The Robot Chicken announcement that they will begin filming a follow-up to last year’s Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. The trailer for Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise isn’t available yet, but you can check out last year’s trailer below. 
  11. Adorable Norman Reedus doing his thing at The Walking Dead panel.Norman Reedus in 'The Walking Dead' panel at San Diego Comic Con, photographed by Jordan Strauss for Invision - AP
  12. The suprise announcement of a 2015 Batman-Superman movie (jump to 1:45 to hear the crowd lose its collective mind). 
  13. All manner of darling costumes and cosplay. Here’s a gallery of some highlights from 2013…stay tuned for more as the pictures start rolling in!

For more, check out Joanna Robinson’s three-part list of reasons to be sad you didn’t go to Comic-Con, huge cosplay galleries from Norman Chan and Strange Beaver,  and complete Comic-Con rundowns by The Mary Sueio9, and The San Diego Union Tribune

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– 30 Great Costumes from San Diego Comic-Con 2012

– Dead Man Walking: A Collection of Zombie Makeup Tutorials

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Categories: Conventions and Haunts, Costume Inspiration, Costumes & Makeup, TV & Film

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9 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Halloween Culture and commented:
    Toronto will be having it’s version of the largest nerd convention in the world in August (Fan Expo Aug. 22-25) and Halloween Culture will be there to give you the whole scoop but until then have a peek at Eva’s take on the San Diego Comic Con over at The Year of Halloween.

  2. The Arrow preview was awesome. This is very exciting across the board. Good post.

  3. Really nice post. Love the pics! Wanted to go but missed out this year. Maybe next. You’ve certainly enticed me now!

  4. Seeing Tom Hiddleston alone would have been worth the trip.


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