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8 Of The Best Parts From The 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 27, 2016

8 Of The Best Parts From The 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

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Another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving us in a somber and reflective mood. The only cure seems to be looking back at the brilliance that was the 2016 iteration.

Below are just some of the things that shined at this year’s nerd exhibition. Hopefully, it encourages just some of you to consider making this a destination on an annual basis. If you do, you will end up filling your spirit just as much as that shelf that holds your books and memorabilia.

Pokemon Go:

Pokémon Go picked a good time to come out, because just a short while later it hit the convention floor and streets of downtown San Diego.

There was even a Pokémon Go Bar Crawl that lit up the night with cries of “Team Valor,” (the best team).

Zombie Walk:

Sadly, I missed one of the best parts of my first SDCC foray. The famed and beloved Zombie Walk returned to Comic-Con. Thankfully, many were able to enjoy the festivities and weren’t stuck in some panel or buying comic books like I was.


One of the most frustrating times at Comic-Con comes when you hear that the latest great trailer has hit the interwebs. Then you have to sprint to an area where you can hear it on your phone.

This year, there were a few announcements and teasers that slowly reached the masses. We aren’t going to spend time here on the TV teasers or movie announcements. However, we had to give a couple of favorites.

After some missteps this past summer, DC seems to finally get what we fans want:

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The Adrian Empire:

Every year I amble up to the back of the convention hall. On the second floor you will catch one of the best free shows in town, a bunch of enthusiasts going toe-to-toe wearing armor and bearing swords.

Grab a hot dog and stay awhile.

Walking The Floor:

Tested’s crew has a nice walk through of the convention floor, showing just some of the things and people you will encounter. I do have to say they went during that rare time when it wasn’t crowded, which I wasn’t previously aware existed.

Convention Cosplay:

Of course, the absolute best part of the convention is the people watching.

To really hammer that home, we give you the absolute best at this game. What you have above is Adam Savage showing off this year’s surprise outfit. Wearing it must have been a real bear. (Sorry!)

The Parties:

Geek and Sundry once again had an exciting and soul satisfying party. But those who didn’t have this on their radar had plenty of places to go late at night that took all of an email RSVP. Careful planning goes a long way.


Conan O’Brien has slowly become a Comic-Con institution. You can follow his website every year and request tickets. The fortunate few who do get in are usually given an awesome bobble figure and one hell of a great show.

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