Time Warp, 10 years back to the San Diego Comic Con 2006..

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The great San Diego Comic Con is coming back again, for its 47th year very soon. Attendees will find the usual large huge amount of creative talent, merchants, cosplayers, publishers, and those throughout every crack of the pop-entertainment, science fiction, fantasy, independent creative industries. Such will cover but not limited to the movies, TV shows, games (digital and tabletop), books, and comics (especially and foremost).

But here below is a flashback in pictures to a Comic Con past, to the year 2006. The show still sold out, but not as fast. The celebrity presence was settling in, though not nearly as fast as the years later. For those looking to mingle, the elbow room was there. Lines were still rough, but to the point where lotteries where necessary for tickets.

I saved some pics, and now putting them out for all Strangers to see below. Click on each for some identification and info.

That’s all for now. If you have pics of that year to add, or perhaps know more info on any pic above, feel free to leave a comment.

All pictures taken by me (Orion T), and published exclusively for Stranger Worlds 2006. For permissions on use or questions, feel free to contact me.

2015 PAX PRIME Pics & Notes, Part 2 – People

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(continued from Part 1: Places)

The best part of PAX Prime?

Some would say the games, the featured content of what attendees came for. But I think, it’s the people of these conventions that make the travel as worthwhile. Here, are some pics of people that made the show memorable and fun…

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The PAC-MAN fever is strong in this PAX!

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Bethesda, makers of the Fallout franchise, brought out the inner Vault Boys in many goers!

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Many came here to game and engage in massive tournaments. Good luck to all of them!

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A new game is coming out based on the world of Mad Max. This group I think was helping to promote, or just show that they are ready for the coming post Apocalypse.

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Not sure what game these awesome cosplayers are from (probably League of Legends).

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The other Raiden vs Kung Lao..

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King’s Quest 2015, Art director Evan Cagle did some sweet living drawing at the Sierra booth,

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These awesome ladies display much classic gaming pride..

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Not sure which game (or maybe anime) this family is from, but this reminds me that I should update my medical insurance soon.

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Deep underneath the PAX, a small room for new card games were presented by their makers. My favorite was Bad Detectives, a story building game of murder and suspense by Zach Burton.

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Elan Lee, and Mathew Inman (of The Oatmeal); creators of Exploding Kittens, the most successful Kickstarter project yet. They signed my Exploding Kittens game!  The other picture (not here) I took was really blurry. At least I got the hand sanitizer in good focus..an unsung hero of PAX for some.

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Two (of the eight) co-creators of Cards Against Humanity..I forgot to jot their names down. They signed a random card for me and gave good cheer!

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A Red cosplayer, from the game Transistor. Always love when fans show pride in the lesser known but just as good entertainment properties out there.

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Erik Kjerland gave a most excellent demo of his new and violently fun sci-fi sports game, Slaughterball..

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Meanwhile at the Capcom booth, Ryu and Chun-Li can’t wait for the new Street Fighter V game!

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A cosplayer from League of Legends..

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Part of the fun of PAX are the “Pinny Arcade” pin collectors. Some pins are worth a lot, as some enthusiasts can get pretty hardcore. Here is one page from a collector.

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Another page..

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Some just got any pins to put upon. A lanyard is always a good place..

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From Borderlands? I think..

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A Dalek showed up, ready to EXTERMINATE!!

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Solid Snake sneaks around, in time for the release of Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain..

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From Pokemon, I think.

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Promotion for the Mad Max video game was well received by the PAXers, especially with the pimped out cars lined up near the entrance.

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Here’s one..

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That’s all for now for this year in pictures and notes for PAX Prime 2015. Thanks to all who partook in this grand show, and those who read this far. I enjoyed this much, and hope you did too.

– Orion T