July 9, 2012 3:39 PM EST
Comic-Con Attractions: Cosplay Photos to Inspire the Geek in You
Comic-Con 2012 kicks off in just a few days in San Diego, and fans attending are spreading the thrill on social networks. Those posting their photos at the London Film & Comic Con are drumming up the thrill for the upcoming U.S. event.
Only those who have not embraced their inner geek are not familiar with Comic-Con. You would probably want to be there, but you just don't know it yet.
What is the Comic-Con?
The U.S. grand Comic-Con, otherwise known as the San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC), is a four-day event (Thursday-Sunday) held during summer in southern California. It is a multigenre convention attended by creators, producers, talents and fans of comic books, films, television shows and all other imaginable pop culture icons.
The Comic-Con is typically attended by a huge crowd of fans who know their favorite characters from head-to-toe, even from their back stories to future story arcs. Many of these fans grace the show with a cosplay (costume play), something a lot of highly imaginative and creative people enjoy.
If you enjoy "The Big Bang Theory," chances are, you would want to be at the Comic-Con
Comic-Con is often mentioned by the brilliant-and-nerdy characters of the CBS television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." For instance, on Season 2 Episode 2 (The Codpiece Topology), Sheldon tells Leonard to think of happy thoughts after his shortlived relationship with Leslie came to an end.
Sheldon: Look on the bright side.
Leonard: What's the bright side?
Sheldon: Only nine more months to comic-con.
Leonard: Oh yeah.
If the guys in the sitcom are excited "nine more months" til Comic-Con, imagine the thrill and joy building up for the fans now that the grand event is only three days away.
Walking Dead, Fringe, release new posters at SDCC
A number of films and television shows have released new posters for distribution exclusively at the conference. Read some of their tweets here:
@theoneringnet: Official poster for The Hobbit at Comic-Con International! [link]
@FRINGEonFOX: Take a look at the #ComicCon exclusive poster for #fringe: [link]
@WalkingDead_AMC: #TheWalkingDead Comic-Con poster has been revealed. Check it out! [link]
@GLEEonFOX: Check out the super new #glee poster available exclusively at this year's #ComicCon: [link]
Ride on all the fuss and excitement for the upcoming SDCC. Click 'Start' to see a slideshow featuring Comic-Con cosplay photos that can inspire you.