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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Comic-Con Day 3: Selling Your Spot in Line, Playing Card Games with Cosplayers, and Total Recall

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM

The South Park bus rolls through San Diego. - GIL RIEGO JR.
  • Gil Riego Jr.
  • The South Park bus rolls through San Diego.

We've sent photographer Gil Riego Jr. to see what he could see at Comic-Con, the mass gathering of nerds, geeks, gamers, fanboys, otaku, and every other kind of pop culture obsessive. Braving lines that stretched into hours and crowds of men wearing T-shirts that could best be described as XXL, Riego sent us these shots.

See his pictures from Comic-Con Day 1 here, and his pictures from Comic-Con Day 2 here.

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Connor Strone from Clovis found a way to make a profit out of waiting in Comic-Con's endless lines: Sell his spot for a panel four hours later.

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Fun fact: When you play the Resident Evil card game with a cosplayer, your virginity can actually grow back.

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The art of Nerd King Conan O'Brien, on display for the masses.

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Inside one of the coveted panel ballrooms, Ballroom 20. It takes hours to get in.

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Props from the upcoming Total Recall reboot starring Colin Farrell.

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The setting sun over San Diego as another day comes to a close.

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This is the last shot Riego sent us. We have not heard from him since. R.I.P., Gil. Mourn ya till we join ya.

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