Comic-Con International Returns To San Diego (First Photos!)

The 2022 mega-event aims to safely fill downtown with colorful cosplay, exciting events and a relative sense of normalcy

A MASK MANDATE is in place. Attendees will have to show proof of vaccination. Finally, though, after a two-year summer hiatus due to the pandemic, Comic-Con International returns to it’s place in the center of the universe at the San Diego Convention Center.

The 2022 version of Comic-Con is expected to attract close to 130,000 pop-culture-loving attendees. Many coming this year rolled over tickets bought for the 2020 show, cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Con program offers more than 2,000 interactive activities, celebrity panels and superhero-centric pursuits. A large number of related activities spill out of the convention center and pop up in the surrounding Gaslamp Quarter neighborhood.

The show officially runs from July 21-24. Wednesday, July 20, was Preview Night. Similar to bygone years, lower Fifth Avenue near the convention center drew onlookers hoping to gawk at the opening display of colorful cosplay.

San Diego Sun contributing photographer Sal Giametta was there to get the first glimpses:

All photos by Sal Giametta.

Here are some timely and relevant links for more information about Comic-Con 2022:


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