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Humans of Comic-Con: Up Close and Personal with 11 SDCC Pilgrims

Humans of Comic-Con: Up Close and Personal with 11 SDCC Pilgrims

Fans and freaks assemble! Last weekend the San Diego Comic-Con was in full swing, packing the hall from wall to wall with Pikachus, princesses and a steampunk variation on literally every character that has ever existed. We spoke to a number of them—respectfully avoiding the ones who were weeping with anticipation in line for the Supernatural signing—about why they love the con and what inspired them to cosplay. Here are some of our favorites. Kevin, cosplaying as Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “I’m confident enough to walk around without the other turtles. We’re getting lunch together, though.” Katie, cosplaying as Garona Halforcen from the Warcraft movie “She’s a badass, I’m a badass—it just made sense.” Amanda and Geoffrey, exhibitors with Devastator Press “I’ve been going to Comic-Con ever since I was a kid, and started exhibiting 20 years later. You lose some of the nerdy glitz when you’re behind the curtain—or rather, the eight-foot…