(SAN-DIEGO) – On Saturday, the Comic-Con craze escalated as renowned TV stars, including the cast and panel of Walking Dead, Wayward Pines, Game of Thrones, True blood, Mythbusters, Family Guy, Phineas and Ferb as well as Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock Holmes who made a phenomenal debut, made an appearance at the event.
According to The Guardian, Comic-Con was nearly shut down due to Cumberbatch’s presence. The maximum capacity of 6,500 in the activity area of Hall H was exceeded as it was chock-full of enthusiastic fans dressed as Sherlock Holmes, “despite this being a presentation that had nothing to do with the show whatsoever.”
Furthermore, nine new characters were revealed by the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel. Alexander Siddig, Nell Tiger Free, DeObia Oparei, Enzo Cilenti, Toby Sebastian, Jessica Henwick, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Jonathan Pryce will all play important roles in the next year’s Game of Thrones Season 5.
Comic-Con originally started in 1970 when a three-day celebration of comics, called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con, was organized by a comic store owner, Shel Dorf, and publisher Ken Krueger.
Each year the event is attended by extra vigor and zeal since it commemorates an industry with a mighty fan following. Comic-Con 2014 will continue till 27th July at the San Diego Convention Center.