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Comic-Con 2014: A Crossplay Haven

Aug. 1, 2014
By Nate John
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San Diego's Comic-Con weakens the knees of nerds, geeks, TV addicts and comic enthusiasts around the globe. But the event also makes waves as a premier venue for costume play — or "cosplay." Some players even venture beyond their own gender to thrill attendees. And I found them.

Outdoor Fun at Comic-Con 2014

July 24, 2014
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Comic-Con's outdoor events help to draw some of the more than 125,000 attendees away from the crowded exhibit hall.

Pow! Bang! Batman Takes Center Stage At Comic-Con On Thursday

July 24, 2014
By City News Service
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Several events are on tap for the popular "Batman" franchise that started 75 years ago as a dark comic strip, became a children's television show and later spawned a hugely successful series of films on the big screen.

Send Us Your 2014 Comic-Con Photos! #KPBSpix

July 23, 2014
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It's the most wonderful time of the year... if you're a fan of pop culture, comic books and sci-fi movies. Comic-Com returns to San Diego for its 45th year and we want to see what you're seeing!

Comic-Con Passes Go On Sale Saturday

March 14, 2014
By City News Service
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General admission badges for Comic-Con International are scheduled to go on sale Saturday. The five-day event, which attracts up to 130,000 attendees, usually sells out in two hours.

Comic-Con Invades San Diego

July 18, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Deb Welsh
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Just ahead of Comic-Con day one, KPBS Morning Edition's Deb Welsh talks with KPBS arts reporter — and longtime Comic-Con attendee — Beth Accomando.

Weekend Preview: Comic-Con

July 12, 2012
By Tracy Stegeman
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Comic-Con weekend is chock-full of fun festivities for anyone and everyone.

How Does Comic-Con Affect San Diego's Economy?

July 21, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pauline Lucas
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With tickets selling out in less than seven hours this year, Comic Con is an event that many San Diegans are looking forward to. Comic-Con is expected to attract over 125,000 visitors a day and contribute millions into the the City of San Diego. How is this affecting San Diego's economy?

Recap: Comic-Con 2010

July 27, 2010
By Beth Accomando
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The dust has settled on yet another Comic-Con and it’s taken me a couple days to recuperate from Con 2010 and reflect back on the experience. Here are some favorite memories and photos.

The Lolita Style At Comic-Con (Photos!)

July 26, 2010
By Angela Carone
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Young girls in poofy skirts, petticoats and large bows mix with stormtroopers and superheroes at Comic-Con. A Tokyo-bred fashion style known as Lolita has a US (and San Diego!) following. Culture Lust talks to and photographs some Sweet Lolitas at this year's Comic-Con.

Star Wars Day: ‘The Force’ is Strong at Comic-Con 2010

July 24, 2010
By Aaron Watanabe
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Culture Lust contributor - and veteran Con attendee - Aaron Watanabe offers a second dispatch from the Comic-Con trenches

Comic-Con 2010, Friday: Stormtroopers And Society for Creative Anachronism

July 23, 2010
By Angela Carone
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The second day of this year's Comic-Con International included stormtroopers, sword fights, and really, really long lines. Check out the photo gallery!

'Star Wars' Day At Comic-Con International

July 23, 2010
By city news service

It's "Star Wars" day at the Comic-Con International convention in downtown San Diego, where a celebrity-studded party and major comic industry awards ceremony will also be held today.

Comic-Con 2010, Thursday: Hasselhoff, 'Psych,' And Weapons

July 22, 2010
By Angela Carone
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The largest pop culture convention in the world kicked off today in downtown San Diego. I spent the afternoon watching the crowds and costumes at Comic-Con. I saw zombies, protesters, and combed the streets searching for David Hasselhoff. Check out the photo gallery!

Comic-Con And San Diego Have Grown Together Over Past 40 Years

July 22, 2010
By Renee Villasenor

Costumed convention-goers crowded downtown San Diego Thursday for the first day of this year’s Comic-Con event. About 125,000 pop culture enthusiasts will flock to the convention center throughout the weekend. The event has come a long way since 1970.

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