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Avault's Comic-Con 2011 wrap-up (Thursday)

As he approached the San Diego Convention Center, Avault's Chris Troilo couldn’t help but be amazed by the sheer number of people who surround him. An estimated 130,000 people attend the event each year, all descending on the downtown area for four days of nerd-dom. You may have heard that you have to wait in endless lines almost around the clock. This is partly true, and he first experienced it when he had to pick up his badges, bright and early, the first morning. But waiting in line is half the fun. Almost everyone around was brimming with excitement, and extremely friendly. Also, Comic-Con is perhaps the best place in the world to people watch. About 20% of con-goers are dressed up in elaborate costumes and 85% have quirky, unusual t-shirts worn proudly. It’s not uncommon for people to stop those in costume to take pictures of or with them (he rocked out this Captain Hammer outfit the first day).

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