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Comic-Con 2006

"Your comics or your life!"Comic-Con is usually full of costumed characters and elaborately dressed fans, and 2006 was no different.

"Your comics or your life !"Comic-Con is usually full of costumed characters and elaborately dressed fans, and 2006 was no different.

"Have you seen my TIE-Fighter?"A Comic-Con attendee and Star Wars fan shows off one of the more well-made costumes at the show.

"Have you seen my TIE-Fighter ?"A Comic-Con attendee and Star Wars fan shows off one of the more well-made costumes at the show.

"We just got married on Tatooine, and now we're on our way to Cloud City for our honeymoon."Perhaps more than any other type of fan, Star Wars fanatics dominate the San Diego Convention Center at Comic-Con.

"We just got married on Tatooine, and now we’re on our way to Cloud City for our honeymoon."Perhaps more than any other type of fan, Star Wars fanatics dominate the San Diego Convention Center at Comic-Con.

It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without lots of comics. Despite the fact that movies have come to dominate the convention, fans still love to check out some of the extensive collections featured on the exhibit floor.

"Let's head to the Winchester, shall we?"A fan of "Shaun of the Dead" looks like he's ready to give someone a beat down.

"Let’s head to the Winchester, shall we ?"A fan of "Shaun of the Dead" looks like he’s ready to give someone a beat down.

"We came, we saw, we kicked Comic-Con's ass!"Yes, it's true. There's word there may be a "Ghostbusters 3" in the words. After "Ghostbusters 2," I'm not so sure that's a good idea.

"We came, we saw, we kicked Comic-Con’s ass !"Yes, it’s true. There’s word there may be a "Ghostbusters 3" in the words. After "Ghostbusters 2," I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

Besides comics, a number of vendors and boutique shops bring their movies, action figures and souvenir collections to Comic-Con. Ric Meyers, owner of the Los Angeles-based Drunken Master movie store, brought a wide range of Asian cinema.

Besides comics, a number of vendors and boutique shops bring their movies, action figures and souvenir collections to Comic-Con. Ric Meyers, owner of the Los Angeles-based Drunken Master movie store, brought a wide range of Asian cinema.

"You gotta be f - ing kidding..."Comic-con featured tons of collectibles, such as the fine sculpture from John Carpenter’s "The Thing."

Two Comic-Con attendees battle it out in a friendly game of "Beheading."

Two Comic-Con attendees battle it out in a friendly game of "Beheading."

The valiant Blue Knight appears to have the upper hand.

The valiant Blue Knight appears to have the upper hand.

Uh-oh. The Blue Knight falls.

Uh-oh. The Blue Knight falls.