Comic-Con begins!


Thousands streamed into the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday night for a sneak peek at this year’s Comic-Con.

 What started a small gathering to celebrate comic books in 1970 has mushroomed into a pop culture festival of the fantastic.

 Networks and studios spend big bucks here to tout what’s new and upcoming.

 “This is really important because they get to interact with the fans and they get to make them feel part of a much bigger experience,” says Entertainment Weekly’s Gerrard Hall.

 Hall says one show generating big buzz this year is “Doctor Who”. This fall, the long running british hit will have a woman playing the title character for the first time.

 “The fan base for this show runs deep, they are loyal,” Hall says. “So, for there finally now to be the first female, it’s mind-blowing and people can’t get enough.” 

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