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The A.V. Club at the 2006 Comic-Con International Days 3 & 4 (sort of):

Who are these people? Where do they come from? Day 3 at the San Diego Comic-Con was an utterly insane crush of fans. Around 12:30 pm the Con closed registration and even with its several football field-lengths capacity the exhibition hall floor felt like some overcrowded third world town square where the citizens came to barter for Heroclix figures, Ultraman DVDs, and back issues of The New Teen Titans instead of grain and meat. Passing on several panel opportunities, I spent most of the day here and it's weird how even if you're in the thick of things you can be out of the loop here. Brandon Routh made a surprise appearance at the DC booth, but I must have been at the other end of the hall. Nicolas Cage announced he'd be co-writing a comic book with his son, but I only found out about it when I checked the Internet this morning. Most people I talked to had begin to experience con fatigue in a big way. Maybe the Stormtroopers felt it too. But they weren't talking.

I'm going back home today. Sunday's typically a dead day and the premiere of Disney's Brother Bear 2 isn't quite enticement enough. So it's back to the real world. But before I go, let's look at some pictures.

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How crowded was it? This crowded.

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This is Nicolas Cage's vehicle from

Ghost Rider. It does not look comfortable.

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Robot caveman.

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Elvis stormtrooper. Somehow, I think this is the image that sums the SDCC up best.