Flickr a Day 193: ‘Imperial Boarding Party’

Family Day, Comic-Con’s last, is my favorite. San Diego Convention Center fills up with locals, and most Hollywood stars have left the building. Day four is all about the fans. There’s energy in kids’ passions, pride parents take in them, and the delight and enthusiasm families share together. Groups of friends, many of them teens or young Twentysomethings, also are plentiful; their laughter and goofiness is infectious. Then there is the sense of relief rising from many exhibitors, who see the end in sight of another frenetic and exhausting Con.

Michael Li appropriately closes our five days of SDCC photos with self-titled “Imperial Boarding Party”, taken on July 9, 2015, during Preview Night. Many Conncers come for the collectibles—figurines and comics—unlike the majority motivated by Hollywood fandom. He used Canon EOS 40D and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for the closeup. Vitals: f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/60 sec, 24mm. Living in San Mateo, Calif., he joined Flickr in December 2008.

Photo Credit: Michael Li