Crowds moved around in tight knit spaces, all bound by a common desire to experience the magic and the dreams of their own, as well as others. Costumed heroes, villains, aliens abound, all moving up, then down aisles, around booths where voices explained what they saw. This was ComiCon 2014. To be amongst those dressed up as ComicCon characters and experience their energy and passion was infectious for those that attended ComicCon. Over 125,000 people lined up to gain entry into a world of superheroes, comic books, movies, novels, games and illustrations. Everyone at ComiCon set time aside from their day-to-day schedules to step into this world of fantasy.
ComiCon was founded over 44 years ago and since it was first launched approximately 40 years ago in the basement of a hotel, a lot has changed. Back when it was first launched, the concept of such an event was very new and the only thing that it could be compared to was Star Trek. Today, as we know, it is so much more than just comic books that are incorporated into ComiCon.
It has been said that the event keeps getting better every year and 2014 was no exception. At ComiCon, there are no limits as to what someone can do, or wear. Attendees and vendors are able to choose from a large range of material including movies, comic books, novels, video games and anime in order to come up with inspiration for their costumes and booths – and they do.
ComiCon is officially labeled as a celebration of the popular arts which was created by a “small city of geeks”, but it is so much more than that. At ComiCon, attendees are able to view exclusive previews and get first looks at new movies, new and returning TV shows, play the latest games, meet artists and stars, get involved in virtual reality, new technology and much more. At a typical day at the ComiCon conference you can see Kevin Bacon signing his name, Wesley Snipes enjoying the moments, Hulk Hogan being the “Hulkster”, Paul Rudd looking towards Marvel’s “Ant-Man”, Julie Newmar, of Batman, Sin City creator Frank Miller at the press line for “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”, Michael Douglas and Samuel L. Jackson gazing at an “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and Stephen Colbert at the Legendary Pictures preview – and these are just a few of the famous faces that graced ComiCon this year.
The American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) is passionate about high quality education, faith in God, love of humankind, diversity as well as having fun. This is one of the reasons why they attended the ComiCon Conference in San Diego.
AUHS believes in following your dream, and encourages all of its students to work hard to fulfil their goals of becoming nurses within the medical industry. To be part of a conference where zombies crawl, spiders jump and turtles run among infants, toddlers, teens, and adults is definitely a break from the norm, and is symbolic of what AUHS represents – standing out from the crowd and doing what it takes to become exceptional, with God by your side.
So as attendees from all walks of life take over downtown San Diego filling bars, hotels and restaurants, ComiCon shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.