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A stormtrooper holds a convention-goer hostage for the paparazzi.
After hours of waiting in line, fans begin to move towards Ballroom 20 to see the cast and creators of television shows Community, Legend of Korra, and Firefly.
A mural on Comic-Con’s expo floor features Cartoon Network characters old and new.
Cast and creators of Firefly speak to fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.
A zombie cosplayer roams the halls of the San Diego Convention Center.
Fans await Comic-Con panels featuring the cast and creators of television shows Community, Legend of Korra, and Firefly.
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
The Beehive Cooperative is a startup incubator located in E52 that houses and supports over 40 MIT-affiliated entrepreneurial teams.
Comic-Con attendees rifle through discounted comics on the expo floor.
A Predator sculpture terrorizes the convention floor.
Source: Novartis/Michael Van Valkenburgh
Novartis’ new campus on the east side of Massachusetts Avenue will have a green public courtyard; the planning board rejected their proposal for a gate that is open during the day (top) and closed at night (bottom).
The Atlas Portal Gun on display at Comic-Con. The replica was sold out by as early as 9:40 a.m.
At the Lego Booth, a Darth Maul Lego sculpture stands ready to attack!
Cosplayers dressed as Amon and Chief Lin Beifong from The Legend of Korra pose for the camera.
Source: Forest City Zoning Petition/Kling Stubbins
A new life sciences and office building at 300 Mass. Ave. next to Random Hall, to be occupied by Millennium Pharmaceuticals, pictured above. The city council’s vote to approve the building was postponed to Aug. 6. Some have opposed the proposal, citing the building’s height and lack of housing. See article, page 16. 
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech
Susan Yanow, of the Area 4 Neighborhood Coaliton, protests the further development of Central Square on Monday in front of City Hall. Other protesters held signs with “Don’t Kendalize Central” and “No Permit 4 Forest City” written. Yanow is the author of a “downzoning”petition to institute a development moratorium in the area.
The San Diego Convention Center, which has been the venue for Comic-Con since 1991.
Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Convention-goers flood the expo floor on preview night, the start of Comic-Con.
Source: Wikipedia (Betsythedevine)
Earthworm Jim at Comic-Con.
A convention-goer shows off her replica of Chell’s Long Fall Boots from Portal 2.
forest city / Kling Stubbins, July 11, 2012
Forest City’s proposed building at 300 Massachusetts Avenue would rise to 128 feet at its tallest penthouse, eight feet taller than the penthouse on the Novartis building, a block to the south. 300 Mass. Ave. will have a variety of different heights, with including a lower 65-foot section adjacent to Random Hall, a 94-foot section for most of the width (with a 123-foot penthouse), and a 128-foot tower section. Rooftop mechanicals would be above these heights.
An anthropomorphic saber-tooth tiger growls at passerby at Comic-Con.
Kick-Ass at Comic-Con
A girl awaits the Firefly reunion panel at Comic-Con, wearing a distinctive “Jayne” hat from the show.
A sculpture of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.
Joel McHale addresses the audience at the Community panel
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Students began construction on a wooden structure in front of Building 33 last weekend. The self-supporting structure composed of 2x2 wooden posts will be on display at its current location until November.
By David Da He Staff Photographer The foot traffic in Lobby 7 is captured in a long exposure as people enter from 77 Mass. Ave. The time of sunset is chosen so that sunlight floods the background. Black and white is used to provide contrast to the photo. Aperture: ƒ/11 Exposure Time: 2.5 sec. Sensitivity: ISO 100 Effective Focal Length: 27 mm