Those of you who don't know about it, there is a big convention in San Diego every summer, Comic-Con. Upwards of a hundred thousand geeks (fanboys like me, and some gurls, too) descend on the city for several days of immersion in comics, comic movies, writers, artists, actors, producers -- it's quite the to-do. Become the place to preview upcoming superhero or monster movies. A positive buzz there can make for big box office.
A hundred and twenty-five thousand folks was the sell-out point for tickets and those went fast.
Too many folks jammed into one place for me to relax and have a good time, but fairly amazing to think about -- how big comic books and associated media -- TV, movies, the web -- have become. Who would have guessed it back in the day?