Comic-Con isn't so much a convention as it is a cultural festival. More than 150,000 people flock to the staggeringly large San Diego Convention Center to snap up collectibles, traipse around in costume, and play Fluxx for hours while waiting in line to see a preview of a new episode of Dexter. No longer just for comics, Comic-Con has become a mecca for nerds of all stripes. It's also one of the biggest launching pads for new TV shows, movies, and other pop culture. Comic-Con 2013 has a lot to offer, and we're collecting the best of it for you right here.
For Comic-Con's street preachers, hate gets results
You can win hearts, or you can draw eyeballs
Inked at Comic-Con: a superfan marks every year with a new tattoo
Timmy Madere wanted a souvenir he'd never forget
'Breaking Bad' actor Bryan Cranston hid in plain sight at Comic-Con wearing a Heisenberg mask
From 'Saturday Night Live' to streaming: Seth Meyers on his new Hulu series 'The Awesomes'
Being Spider Girl: a day at Comic-Con with a master of make-believe
For Linda Le, making costumes is a passion and a career
'Community' showrunner Dan Harmon promises to bring back the series' glory days
You shall not pass: The weapon inspectors of San Diego Comic-Con
Checking in with the cosplay TSA
'Gravity' director defends casting Sandra Bullock after pressure for a male lead
Barriers still high for women in science fiction films
Welcome to Trickster, the alternative Comic-Con for indie artists that takes place in a bar
As the main event sells out, comic industry underdogs head to the Tavern Bowl
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' trailer warps Carl Sagan's classic adventure into the 21st century
Marvel and Joss Whedon announce 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to cap off Comic-Con panel
Rebooted 'Robocop' to tackle modern anxieties over drone warfare, director says
Adult Swim shows Comic-Con its weird new 'Hot Package'
The network that pioneered cartoons for adults is growing – but it hasn't grown up
Reload for the zombie apocalypse in this trailer for 'The Walking Dead Season Four'
Sending kids to war: 'Ender's Game' director and producer on bringing a sci-fi classic to life
Mixing spectacle and the cerebral from an ‘unmakeable’ story
‘Children of Men,’ ‘Hot Fuzz,’ and '500 Days of Summer' directors say special effects can't match real stunts
'X-Files' creator, writers, and stars reunite at Comic-Con for show's 20th anniversary
At Comic-Con, a 20th anniversary inspires nostalgia and thoughts of the future
'Ender's Game' star Harrison Ford responds to Orson Scott Card's anti-gay views: 'humanity has won'
'Firefly' revived with first official video game, coming next summer to iOS and Android