Despite Thanos finger snap, huge crowds attend San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Preview Night

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LEGO Thanos at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
LEGO Thanos’ finger-snapping seems to have increased crowds at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

When it’s July in San Diego, California, thoughts turn to peaceful outings to the beach, sunning in the sand and letting the relaxing, cool waves flow over your feet… Naaah, the beach is for wusses! San Diego Comic-Con is where it’s really at, and Wednesday evening the 2018 edition of the world’s craziest pop culture event kicked off with huge crowds at its exciting “Preview Night” – despite Thanos recent population thinning efforts.

Tatooine at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

We always make a pit-stop at Tatooine on our way to San-Diego Comic-Con. We couldn’t tell if the creatures here were Jawas or Tusken Raiders, and we didn’t stick around long enough to find out.

Sharknado Bus at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Some lucky fans got to avoid fighting San Diego traffic by taking the SyFy Sharknado bus to the convention.

Lines at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Get used to that line – waiting for the exhibit hall to open for Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con.

Denny Ricelli (left) and friend at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

It’s always fun to run into hometown heroes from the AZ, like “Cousin Harold” comic-creator Denny Ricelli (left) and friend.

Thrawn Alliances at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Throngs of fans were eager to get their paws on the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive edition of “Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances.”

Deadpool at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

The Deadpool Super Duper Dance Party was a big hit at San Diego-Comic-Con.

Supergirl 1888 at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Supergirl as imagined in 1888, by this super-fan in her custom costume.

Disenchantment at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Disenchantment at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Fans were having fun at Matt Groening’s “Disenchantment” booth at San Diego Comic-Con.

Planet of the Apes at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

“Planet of the Apes” is celebrating is celebrating its 50th anniversary at SDCC this year.

The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

“The Walking Dead” always scares up crowds at San Diego Comic-Con.

The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Come Sunday at SDCC, everyone will feel like this Walking Dead zombie.

Wonder Woman at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Wonder Woman makes an appearance to pick up some Star Wars merchandise. Who knew she was a fan?

Gandalf at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

You shall not pass… this life-size Gandalf at the Weta Workshop booth.

Sam Gao, Weta WorkshopAlliances

Weta Workshop sculptor, Sam Gao, works on creating an Orc at San Diego Comic-Con.

LEGO Pokemon at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

LEGO Pokémon characters at SDCC 2018.

Bumblebee Transformer at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Has anyone seen my car? Life-sized Bumblebee Transformer at San Diego Comic-Con.

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About the author

Bob Leeper

Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.