The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con kicked off tonight with a 3-hour preview night, giving a select group of attendees an advance chance to browse the show floor, buy merchandise, and mingle before the masses descend on the convention tomorrow. The phrase “select group” is used here loosely, as it’s definitely not a small crowd that shows up to preview night. Indeed it feels like any other day at Comic-Con, but with all the hustle, commotion, and sensory overload packed into a mere three hours.
There is no easy way to approach SDCC preview night. Try as attendees may, it is impossible to know in advance exactly what each year’s show will offer and thus all plans will ultimately fail in one way or another. To better relay the madness that is Comic-Con preview night to those of you who have never been there, read through the photo narrative below and witness tonight’s event opening through my eyes (and lens).
Whew, that was exhausting. And that was a typical preview night at the San Diego Comic-Con, offering just an over-before-you-know-it sampling of what’s to come in the following days.