The Gaslamp District has been invaded by swarms of comic-book and sci-fi fans who are united by their appreciation for all that is geeky, gory, and girly.
Since its inception in the 70s, the invasion of San Diego’s Comic-con International convention grows substantially every year, with its website estimating more than 130,000 humans (and non-humans) combined in attendance last year.
In honor of this year’s convention, I compiled a list of photos and brief interviews inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York. Enjoy!
“Will a zombie apocalypse ever happen?”
“Depends on how tasty everyone is out here.”
“What do you think the world needs saving from?”
“Stupid people…is that bad?" (laughs)
Jessica- Sacramento, CA.
“What are you most excited to see inside the convention center?”
Christian & Alex- Murrieta, CA.
“How did he lose his head?”
“I don’t know, but we’re still looking for it!”
“What did you enjoy most about being part of the original ‘Power Rangers’ cast?”
“Seeing the positive affect I had on people.”
- Walter Jones
“If I could train anyone, it would be someone who is getting picked on. I was picked on mercilessly until the end of my junior year of high school. Jedi training is all about protection- not to hit, but to defend.”
Elliot- Alexandria, VA.
“The highlight of my day will be when I see the cast of Supernatural. It’s my favorite show!”
Kapi- Salt Lake City, UT.
“It’s crowded. There’s free stuff. Out here [at Comic-con], you can look the way you want and it’s normal.”
Leticia– San Diego, CA.