Comic-Con 2013: Our First Look at Preview Night Showfloor Photos
by Alex Billington
July 17, 2013
It is my tradition to kick off Comic-Con by walking the showfloor on preview night and taking photos of anything movie-related that interests me. This year the showfloor seems to be a bit skimpy on the movie side, with a lot of the same booths, statues and setups as years' past, but as always there's some cool stuff to be found in the midst of this geek mania. I made my way through the crowds and snapped as many shots as I could before getting out, but there will certainly be more to come at the end (as I always roam through the showfloor again). For now, take a look at our preview night gallery, with lots of costumes and movie booths.
Here's the selection of cool movie stuff I found around this year - check out my showfloor photos from 2012.
The Sideshow Collectibles booth always has awesome maquettes - seen above (for Pacific Rim) & below.
Here's a few new sets of figures (from Gremlins and Pacific Rim) seen at the NECA booth on display there:
As always, my usual stop the Prop Store to check out their latest (plus the Dredd costume as seen below):
These are the mech suits from Escape from Tomorrow, the time loop sci-fi with Tom Cruise, from WB:
Surprisingly, this raptor has nothing to do with Jurassic Park or any movies. But it was still badass to see:
Stopped by the Legendary booth, where they were showing a few Pacific Rim and Seventh Son costumes:
Thorin's map from The Hobbit at Weta's booth, with light-up lettering. Wish I had this framed - love it!
Also from Weta's booth - the robot mech unit from Neill Blomkamp's Elysium but that's all from Elysium:
Ewoks! From the Star Wars booth, just a cool display in the kids' area. Thought it was fun plus - Ewoks!
From the LEGO booth, a display for the upcoming LEGO Movie, featuring the two main characters in it:
Marvel's booth didn't have much except this guy watching over Thor's hammer. More to be revealed soon?
Finally, it's a Predator watching over the Predator 3D booth taking pre-orders for the new 3D re-release:
It seems to get more crowded and crazier every year, but it's always exciting to set foot on the Comic-Con showfloor the moment it opens. There is much less of a movie focus this year (besides toys and geek mania) and more of a focus on TV and other media. Preview Night doesn't last long and it's over quick, but the rest of my time will spent mostly in Hall H. We'll be back again to take more photos at the end of the Con, but for now, you can continue to follow our coverage and updates straight from San Diego here. This is our 8th year in a row returning to cover this Con, and we always do our very best to make the news worth following.