Comic-ConA large group of people portraying Marvel characters poses for photos on the a stairway at the rear of the Convention Center.

First time convention-goer: expectations vs. reality

Jul 24, 2016, 7:40 p.m.

What seemed scary at first, turned out to be a fun, educational experience at Comic-Con.

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Photo 7/24/16 Faces of Comic-Con Day 4

7/24/16 Faces of Comic-Con Day 4

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Day 4 of Comic-Con is less the family-centric getaway day it used to be, and is becoming just another day of huge crowds, must-see panels, gaming, anime, movies, costumes and shopping. Here's one last look at the spectacle of Comic-Con, until next year.

Spreading a little joy at Comic-Con (1:10)

VideosFrom a narrow strip of shade outside the convention center, Scott Sayer serenades Comic-Con attendees as they cross the street. Video by David Brooks.

From a narrow strip of shade outside the convention center, Scott Sayer serenades Comic-Con attendees as they cross the street. Video by David Brooks.