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Photos: From Handmaids To Rick And Morty, All The Cosplay At Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con
Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con is dominating the L.A. Convention Center this weekend for its seventh year, giving pop culture-obsessives the chance to show off their best cosplay and geek out among fellow fans—and all, conveniently, just in time for Halloween. From Megara to Handmaids to Sailor Moon to Captain America, every iconic pop culture figure was represented in some costume or another this weekend.
The convention isn't just for fans, though—small businesses, comic book artists, printing companies, and more use the opportunity to exhibit their wares and build their brands.
The L.A. Comic Con was first introduced in 2011 as a local alternative to San Diego's massive annual Comic Con. It was originally called Comikaze, later becoming Stan Lee's Comikaze after the original creators partnered with Stan Lee and his company to grow the event. The 2016 event was the first event under the name Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con.
This year's event featured panels with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Katee Sackhoff, Chloe Bennet, and other iconic sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero actors. It also featured discussions and workshops on things like the legacy of Lord of the Rings and how to best navigate Hollywood. During The Rock's panel, he briefly touched on a possible presidency run. “I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly. The idea has been thrown around ever since the Rock spoke to Vanity Fair last November that he "wouldn't rule it out."