SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Welcome to Nerdvana -- otherwise known as Comic-Con International.
If you’re interested in finding out what fellow role players and video gamers are up to, or just want to look for signs of the zombie apocalypse, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll be providing a day’s worth of real-time,multi-format coverage of the annual convention that welcomes fans from every fringe of the entertainment world. We’ll also provide a dose of behind-the-scenes insight and historical context, as well as snapshots of how people are taking part in a cult of fantasy. (What other sort of expo invites you to race through a zombie obstacle course with scenes and props from the "The Walking Dead" show and comic book series?)
This year’s pop culture extravaganza brings together more than 100,000 zombies, superheroes, space aliens, pirates and other folk to celebrate the cultural contributions of comic books, TV series, films and video games. It also a year marked by a number of anniversaries, including Superman's 75th and "The X-Files'" 20th. Guests will also get sneak peeks at the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles. And in a nod to proving that nerd culture is now cool, even Metallica will be playing a (not
so) secret gig.
So stay tuned as The Associated Press takes you inside the fantastical, weird and sometimes frightening world of Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center. We’ll stay on top of what’s in store on the upcoming seasons of fan favorites like ''Game of Thrones" and ''True Blood,” and other new entertainment ventures from this world -- and others.
You never know what you might find here. Neither do we. And frankly, we’re a little scared.