REASON # 1: CELEBRITIES AND PANELS-

At every Comic-Con event, a host of stars turns out to mingle with the fans. A highlight is the panel discussions, where they answer fan questions directly and share insights from their work (there are also fascinating panels with industry professionals and die-hard fans). Here are some of the highlights from the last event.

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Chris Evans (Captain America) and Anthony Mackie (Falcoln) from the Marvel movies.

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Sebastian Stan (Bucky/The Winter Soldier) from the Captain America movies.

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Anthony Daniels (C3PO) jokingly scolds a Harry Potter fan.

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Christopher Gorham (The Other Side of Heaven) poses with my brother-in-law.

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Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog) entertains the crowd.

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Jenna Coleman (Dr. Who) charms the masses.

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Thousands attend the celebrity panels.

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Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy, Goonies) is a humble fan-favorite.

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Studio C left everyone in stitches…

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… and met with their loyal fans.

REASON # 2: COSPLAY-

Short for “costume play,” the FanX and Comic-con events offer some of the world’s very best people-watching. It’s like the largest, most elaborate Halloween party you’ve ever attended, with many fans crafting their own home-made costumes.

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The Addams Family

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Ant-Man

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Batman and Commissioner Gordon

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Batman villains pose with my buddy Shawn.

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A dalek from Dr. Who.

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Dr. Octopus from Spider-Man.

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Mary Poppins and Bert.

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Horrifying monsters.

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A tiny tyke meets a raptor-wrangler.

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Street fighters.

REASON #3: EVENTS

There is an incredible amount to see and do, from numerous kid-friendly events to film screenings, live entertainment, and more. A few of my favorites:

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Sitting in the original Adam West Batmobile.

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A hypnotist put these geeks to sleep.

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Hanging out with the Jedi.

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Preparing to blast the Rebellion with a Storm Trooper.

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In Twisted Toonz, voice actors from your favorite cartoons act out movie scenes (in this case Harry Potter) in the voices of their characters. A hilarious highlight.

REASON #4: VENDORS

We don’t have a lot of images on this one, but there are acres upon acres of memorabilia, comics, posters, gear, swag, and more on the vendor floor.

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C3PO marked the entrance to a whole lot of toys.

I’ll be on several panels at this year’s FanX, including:

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HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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