The more things change...
2009 was easily the biggest in the Con's history. As the event turned 40, more people than ever crammed into the increasingly tight convention center to witness more presentations from around pop culture.
But here's to the costumed types, the ones who throw themselves into Con life, never worrying that they'll be sniggered at because their semi-authentic Wonder Woman costume is a little tighter on them than others.
And to think, it all starts again next year...
For more, check out our
Comic-Con 2009: The Total Film Diaries