There Are Already People In Line For Comic-Con's Thursday Panels

By Mack Rawden 2014-07-24 00:15:58discussion comments
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Comic-Con is the most over-the-top, uncontrollable fan event of the year. Itís an absolute positive zoo filled with huge celebrities, screaming fans and obnoxious lines. Seriously. Youíve definitely heard about the Comic-Con lines before, but if youíve never been there, thereís no way for you to know how truly insane they are in the flesh. So, let me do my best to illustrate whatís already happening.

You see that picture at the top of the page? Thatís the official sign for the beginning of the line. Itís sleek, professional and unassuming. Right now, itís not even hiding very much chaos either, but if you take a step back and think about whatís actually going on, itís kind of shocking.

This is how the line behind that sign looked at 3:30 PM PSTÖ

A few dozen people isnít that bad in theory, but when you consider theyíre here to see a panel that doesnít start until 11:30 PST tomorrow morning, thatís pretty freaking nuts. Thatís a full 20 hours early, and itís not even for Marvel or DC or Game Of Thrones. All of the people I talked to in the front of the line said they were waiting to see Benedict Cumberbatchís appearance at the DreamWorks Animation Panel for, of all things, Madagascar 4. At this point, itís unclear whether the franchise will bring back the Afro Circus song, but even if they donít, apparently Benedict Cumberbatch will put asses in the seats.

11:00 PM EST: This is what the line looks like now...



That, ladies and gentlemen, is a zoo. There are at least 1000 people in line more than twelve hours ahead of the panel.
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