Comic-Con packed in talent and fans alike in San Diego all weekend. Liz Ohanesian covered the action for L.A. Weekly, one of our partner papers; here's her fourth report.
|When religious protesters showed up at Comic-Con, attendees responded with absurd signs. |
In Southern California, you can be certain that the bigger the event, the more religious protesters you'll see across the street. Oftentimes, convention-goers will counter the protesters with signs bearing absurd slogans. That was the case in San Diego this year, when attendees dropped as many nerdy references as they could squeeze onto a piece of cardboard.
Usually I try to ignore the people with the fire-and-brimstone signs. If world history has taught us anything, it's that religious arguments don't end with a cordial handshake. On Sunday, though, I was stuck on a corner across from the San Diego Convention Center just a few feet away from a guy with a megaphone. He was going on about "darkness," which I humbly submit isn't a bad thing, but we can talk about that later. I started grumbling to myself. Some others in the crowd challenged him loudly. The guy with the megaphone turned to one and lashed out with some insults.
Then, in the back of this tightly packed crowd, a man started singing "Joy to the World," the Three Dog Night song that begins with "Jeremiah was a bullfrog." By the time he reached the chorus, the bulk of the convention-goers had joined him in song.
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