Lonely Planet Writer

Fans mingle with stars as Comic-Con opens in San Diego

The world’s biggest event dedicated to ‘creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms’ opened Thursday in San Diego.

San Diego Comic-Con, 2012.
San Diego Comic-Con, 2012. Image by Kevin Dooley / CC BY 2.0

Attendees will have their chance to meet their favourite characters from TV shows like The Walking Dead and Dr Who (dressing up like them is not compulsory but is very popular). The highlight of the first day for many visitors was a discussion panel consisting of the stars of The Hunger Games who discussed the upcoming final movie in the series. Read more: comic-con.org