Con And Meta-Con: San Diego Comic-Con 2014
The ridiculous and the sublime of Comic-Con 2014 summed up in one photograph. Back in 2011, I remember hearing an interview with Zachary Levi as he was preparing to launch Nerd HQ to run concurrently with San Diego Comic-Con. He envisioned a San Diego that became like Austin during the SXSW Festival; a host of parties, off-site events and shows attended by con-goers and non-con-goers alike could attend and enjoy. This year felt like the first year his vision was realized. Between Nerd HQ, fan-organized meetups and events, and shows like W00tstock 6.0 (which was a lot of fun), @midnight, & the Welcome To Night Vale/Thrilling Adventure Hour crossover performance, there were plenty of events that people without badges could enjoy and still feel like they are a part of the event.