San Diego

Comic-Con Festivities Outside the Convention Center

Thousands of select fans were able to have a chance to attend preview night for the San Diego Comic-Con Wednesday night. Doors officially open Thursday morning for the rest of ticket holders.

Wednesday night, a sea of people packed the streets and sidewalks ahead of a busy four days at the Convention Center.

Many camped out underneath the stars, hoping to be one of the first in line to get inside--like Suzana Nature, who traveled all the way from Brazil.

"It’s like my Christmas!" Nature said.

She told NBC 7, this is her eighth time traveling to San Diego just for Comic-Con.

"It's being surrounded by people who are just like you. It's pretty cool," she said.  

But even if you don't have a ticket, there is still a lot to enjoy.

Across the street from the Convention Center, there are exhibits and Comic-Con themed panels scheduled throughout the weekend in the Interactive Zone at Petco Park.

Of course, there are also the elaborate costumes.

Buffalo Breath Costumes in Kearny Mesa offers rentals for characters such as Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, Superman, Han Solo from the beloved Star Wars franchise and others for approximately $79 a day.

As for parking, the Trolley may the cheapest and most cost effective way to go. A one-way ticket costs $2.50.  

Some of the parking structures downtown are charging around $75 a day over the busy weekend.

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