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.
- The 7th Annual San Diego Zombie Walk.
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki fiendishly recruiting an army at the Marvel panel (where details for Avengers 2 were also announced).
- Bryan Cranston walking around in this ultra-realistic (and supremely creepy) Heisenberg mask.
- A trailer for season 2 of Arrow…and the introduction of Black Canary.
- The X Files 20th Anniversary Panel, where David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson discuss filming an unaired Mulder/Scully sex scene.
- The complete Game of Thrones panel, with surprise appearance from Jason Moma at 14:49.
- A collection of virtually every film and TV Superman costume since the Man of Steel’s 1950’s television debut.
- A Hannibal blooper reel.
- Little kids in costumes.
- 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.
- Adorable Norman Reedus doing his thing at The Walking Dead panel.
- The suprise announcement of a 2015 Batman-Superman movie (jump to 1:45 to hear the crowd lose its collective mind).
- 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 Sue, io9, and The San Diego Union Tribune