sdcc 2016

A Photo Gallery Of San Diego Comic-Con's Most Interesting Sights

by Brian Shea on Jul 25, 2016 at 06:21 AM

Each year, the top names in comics, movies, TV, video games, and all things pop-culture converge on San Diego to deliver news to their fans and make as big of a spectacle as possible in the process. While San Diego Comic-Con International has grown exponentially since its first humble convention in 1970, chances are that you haven't had the chance to visit the show yourself. Because of that, we're doing our best to capture as many of the sights of the big show as possible.

From a photo-op filled recreation of the town of South Park to all the statues scattered throughout the showfloor, these are the things that caught my eye.

The first Comic-Con related thing I saw upon landing in San Diego was this Spider-Man display in the airport made out of Campbell's Soup cans.

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, it still had a presence around the convention.

DC has made it clear that a major focus of its presence at this year's SDCC is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman.

Though Nickelodeon had several of its current series featured, it was clear that '90s nostalgia was a big focus for the network.

Aw man... another disappointing character redesign?

On the next page, we explore even more of what SDCC 2016 has to offer.

They really nailed the "I'm not the dad from Malcolm in the MIddle anymore" aesthetic.

Though Wonder Woman has been prominently featured by DC, they haven't forgotten they have the highly-anticipated Suicide Squad right around the corner.

DC Comics co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee took some time to speak with a small number of press attendees before the show floor opened.

HBO is riding high off the success of the most recent season of Game of Thrones.

This Star Wars costume display drew quite the crowd.

South Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and what better way to do it than with a photo-op-filled remake of the town outside of the Convention Center?

As always, the cosplay community is incredible at San Diego Comic-Con.

On the next page, we take in even more awesome sights from SDCC 2016!

Saturday is always the biggest day for cosplayers, and this year was no exception. We're just glad this one's trying to stay hydrated.

This poor Chun-Li cosplayer held this pose for so long before I finally got my phone to focus properly. She was a true hero.

Some truly awesome costumes flooded the show floor.

This isn't cosplay, but man do the lifelike qualities of the statues depicting this tense scene make me nervous all over again.

Why not have a massive Groot Funko Pop figure?

On the next page, we check out some panels and take pictures of more people and things!

These guys look like they'd really get along.

The Punisher himself, Jon Bernthal, showed up at Marvel's booth to meet fans.

South Park creators Trey Stone and Matt Parker reminisced on the 20 years of the show alongside moderator Chris Hardwick.

The talented voice actors that make up the cast of Critical Role were kind enough to chat with us about the show.

Several composers, producers, actors, and effects artists took some time out of their schedules to chat about what goes into making games look and sound the way they do.

The awesomely talented Joss Whedon spoke to SDCC about a variety of subjects including why he left Twitter behind. Turns out he just didn't like it anymore.

On the next page, we look at some of what we encountered on the final day of SDCC 2016.

This concentrated group of people isn't trying to get an autograph or catch of glimpse of a celebrity; they're just trying to get into the Pokémon Go panel.

Speaking of Pokémon Go, several local restaurants were taking advantage of the craze through special promotions and signage.

Anyone walking into the main entrance of the Convention Center noticed the Powerpuff Girls off in the distance.

I bet someone could make a viral video using this mask.

Cosplay continued to be awesome at the convention.

We just hope this D.Va used responsible means of ditching her mech.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, DC built a replica of her invisible plane that you could pose in.