There were many other, non-Marvel soldiers, mercs, bounty hunters, and battle-bots traipsing around, too. Why did I see so many guns but only a single Game of Thrones character (Daenerys)?
This weekend, Mark Lee and I ventured into this sublime, swag-filled, seething hive of humanity to subject it to the level of scrutiny to which it has grown accustomed. If that’s the case, does the decline of fantasy cosplay and rise of semi-realistic, soldierly cosplay mean today’s nerds are actually feeling more hopeful?
Maybe, at this point, we have become so cynical about our government and its military that our greatest fantasy is to form a small group of badass but ethical renegades that can finally blow up the conspiracies created by our dastardly politicians and generals.
…All while using their super-sweet, military-grade weapons and armor, of course.
"We found out he was married," said a disheartened 22-year-old Jessie Sharcoff of New York.
"We heard it through the grapevine." GALLERY: Comic Con PHOTOS (Story continues below): In Sci-Fi Speed Dating, nobody gives out their names.
We were reading dozens of articles about technology and information overload, so we retreated into magical worlds filled with dragons and kid wizards and vampires.