Fans flocked to San Diego, Calif. this Thanksgiving weekend for the first in-person gathering of San Diego Comic-Con since 2019!
SDCC first debuted in 1970, and ever since, its has grown by leaps and bounds as it has become a home for cosplayers everywhere and one of the most anticipated conventions in the United States.
Boasting panels on the latest news for some of the most popular fandoms in the world such as Star Wars and Marvel, SDCC is the place to be for fans of all things movie, television, anime, comics, and more.
The world famous convention, which usually sees between 150,000 and 200,000 attendees every summer, had to cancel both its 2020 and 2021 celebrations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and opted instead for an online event.
In a lengthy statement, Comic-Con explained its decision to hold a smaller, shorter event over the holiday weekend.
"... this convention is meant to be a more intimate gathering while still evoking the fun community feeling our conventions are known for, including great exhibits, programs, cosplay, gaming, and other events, but also addressing the desire from fans to have an in-person show. If that weren’t enough, while your friends may be out battling the crowds on Black Friday, you can enjoy your very own Fannish Friday Shopping at Special Edition."
Scroll through the gallery below to see pictures from Comic Con Special Edition.
This fan decided to combine two characters with this epic Spiderman-Captain America cosplay.
Squid Game fans could take pictures out front with a near life-size version of the "Red Light Green Light" doll, Younghee.
Star Wars cosplayers gathered for a group picture in front of the Comic-Con banner.
A view from the top of one of the escalators inside of the San Diego Convention Center.
Artist's Alley is filled with attendees eager to chat with and buy merch from their favorite artists.
Fans young and old lined up for a chance to check out the mini Pac-Man Museum pop up.
Game Of Thrones enthusiasts marveled at the gorgeous 1/6 scale replica of Daenerys Targaryen's dragon "Drogon".
This Dr. Strange cosplayer definitely understood the assignment with his incredible costume.
Some attendees got creative with COVID safety mandates, like this Mario and Luigi who got matching Super Mario Bros mustache masks.
These Beetlejuice fans also knocked their costumes out of the park!