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San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 was held from July 23 to 27, 2014.
- Exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con, there was a giant animatronic creature across the street from the convention center in the plaza. It made noises and moved. Created by the Stan Winston School, Legacy Effects, WIRED and Statasys, the companies created a giant creature with puppet-like effects.
8- Saturday was like fighting a battlefield of people - It was the craziest day in terms of people roaming the streets at Comic-Con. Everyone was packed together like sardines. It took about twice the amount of time to get from one end of the center to the other. Normally it would take a fast walker about 15 or 20 minutes. I, along with many others, held onto who we were travelling with or we probably would’ve been separated.
7 - The line for programs in Hall H often began late afternoon or early evening…the day before the first panel of the day started - With tents in the park and lines stretching for close to a mile, getting a coveted spot in Hall H is a journey all unto itself. If you get in, though, you won’t regret it.
6 - It’s never too late (or too early) for pizza - While in line to get into Thursday’s Hall H programming, a guy in front of us in line ate a pizza at 12:15 a.m. The box was empty by the time he and his friends were done with it.
5 - Many people slept on cement for a chance at SDCC exclusives - When in line for Hall H, people were able to sleep on the grass. But when in line for a chance to get your hands on exclusives such as toys or other items, you have to sleep on cement — and a lot of people did it.
4 - Go Shark Yourself! - While dressed like sharks, several people roamed the streets handing out advertising flyers for Sharknado 2. The Go Shark Yourself app lets you choose between four different Shark Cams to pick. It is all in preparation for Syfy’s sequel to Sharknado.
3 - Backstreet Batmobile? - In downtown San Diego, a group of guys cycled around on a bike singing I Want It That Way. At the helm of the multi-person bike was none other than Batman.
2 - #DontKillSeanBean - This hashtag was seen plastered on the side of a tall building by the convention center during Comic-Con. Launched at the con, it quickly went viral. Producers at TNT launched the hashtag on social networks to promote the show Legends starring British actor Sean Bean. He has died on-screen more than 20 times.
1 - A family’s cosplay was bananas - Yes, bananas. Sure, there was an abundance of superhero costumes at Comic-Con or other pop culture as well, like Indiana Jones, Star Wars and video game characters. But this family dressed up as bananas. It definitely stood out.
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