For four days every year, San Diego turns into the geek capital of the world as over 170,000 comic book and movie fans descend on the San Diego Convention Center for The Con. The San Diego Comic Con International ran from July 20-24 206 and I was there for the four full days. It was busy, hot, crowded, and I wouldn’t have traded a minute of it. So here are some of the photos I took over the four days in no particular order. Enjoy.

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

Some Teen Wolf… always gets the crowd going nuts.

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

The Bones cast making a Comic Con appearance before their last season.

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

The next photo might be my favorite Comic Con photo ever. Not because it is technically brilliant or difficult to take, but because it is of Stan “The Man” Lee. Stan Lee created or co-created some of the most well know character in comics including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many more. I have always tried to get a good shot of Stan, but this was the first time I was actually at one of his signings and in position to get the photo.

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California on July 21-24, 2016 (Photo by Alan Hess)

 

All photos taken with he Nikon D750 and Nikon D4

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