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A Weekend At San Francisco Comic Con

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It was another weekend for the geeks and nerds of the Bay Area to gather together to celebrate the culture they love. This this time the fun was at San Fransisco Comic Con and me along with my buddy got a chance enjoy ourselves among other like minded enthusiasts.

Anyone who enjoyed Silicon Valley Comic Con back in March or last weeks Heroes & Villains Fan Fest would also have a great time at San Fransisco Comic Con. The event had local and artist while major celebrities were present to meet their fans.

There were over 50 vendors available selling collectable comics, cards and toys along with uniquely crafted merchandise. We found some comic books along with some really cool pins and artwork. If one knows what to look out for then its like being a kid in a candy store.

Even if you have no shopping agenda, it’s fun to look through all the cool stuff and meet the many artists that were present.

If comics were not your thing, the fifth floor was packed with people playing board and role-playing games, curtsy of Games of Berkeley. There was even a few LARP games happening along with Super Smash Bros.tournaments.

Of course no convention story is ever complete without mentioning all the amazing cosplayers that were present. Some worked for authenticity while other added their own personal style. I was also honored to meet and get a photo with Jessica Nigri.

If you had a chance to check out San Fransisco Comic Con, share your story in the comment section below.

Disclaimer: We bought our tickets and it was totally worth the price tag and we will be back next year.

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About Stan Rezaee (385 Articles)
Stan Rezaee is the founder and Editor of 8Bit/Digi. He is a journalist and gamer from the Bay Area who has been writing about the medium for over five years.

5 Comments on A Weekend At San Francisco Comic Con

  1. It was such a good weekend, got to meet so many awesome people and celebrities. However it was just way too cramp and the Marriott has very shitty Wi-Fi service. Had more fun at HVFF!

  2. Went on Friday it was ok the one in san jose was much better and so was the one in Sacramento

  3. I was pretty disappointed in this event, I felt like we paid way too much to just walk around a mall that sells artwork and comic books. I was hoping for swords, shields and other costume goods. I waited in three different lines only to get close to our spot and be told they were out of time or out of product. I wish there had been more celebs and more accessible, it really wasn’t clear where everything was taking place outside of the merchandise room.

  4. Easily the worst comic con I’ve ever been to. Expected way more, especially after having gone to Wonder Con when it was in SF. Decided to go at the last second to see if I could find some art/sketchbooks things of that sort. Nothing. Very few merchants with anything other than the back issue portion of their shops and expensive graded comics. Found one old issue of Wolverine that I used to have when I was a kid. Did a couple of laps, and decided to cut my losses and leave after about a half hour. Wasn’t there for celebs so I didn’t go through the mess of trying to find them from what I hear. Spent $30 (and $3 for my comic) for 30 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back.

  5. Penut Trooper // September 4, 2016 at 6:25 PM // Reply

    For the price I was very disappointed at San Francisco’s first comic con since Wondercon and it was nowhere near that scale. The exhibition floor was tiny and not very varied. If I wanted to buy basketball or baseball shirts (found in the corner), I’d go somewhere else. I really hope this is improved in the coming years as at $50 + gas & parking, it was a total waste of my time and money.

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