VitalThrills.com is attending the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con and we’ve got a look at some of the awesome cosplay from the first day of the convention. You can view the first set of Comic-Con 2019 cosplay photos in the gallery below, and stay tuned for more photos this weekend!
Started in 1970 in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, Comic-Con grew from an excited crowd of 300 fans to the giant that it is today. Moving from those humble beginnings to the El Cortez to the Performing Arts Center and — in 1991 — the San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con has become a comics convention staple and a worldwide phenomenon.
Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2019, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, 2019. This year marks the 50th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.
With attendance topping 130,000 in recent years, the event has grown to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks. Programming events, games, anime, the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, and the Eisner Awards all take place outside of the Convention Center, creating a campus-type feel for the convention in downtown San Diego.