As I write, Preview Night is coming to a close at San Diego Comic-Con, which returns for a full festival following a two-year hiatus in response to SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)/COVID-19. The virus overshadows the show nevertheless. Attendees must wear face masks or other protective covering and provide proof of vaccination or negative Coronavirus test within 72 hours.
Interestingly, the popular culture event implemented those rules before recent rise in COVID-19 infections mainly caused by the BA.5 variant. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts SD County in a high-risk category, although deaths aren’t dramatically rising nor are hospitals overwhelmed. Case fatality rate is 0.64 percent, while most people infected show slight to no symptoms. Hey, just saying.
The Featured Image, captured using Leica Q, is from my last Con. For five years, I have been unable to snag a, ah, Golden Ticket. Most people participating in 2022, purchased passes for cancelled SDCC 2020. This Spidey portrait comes from the Gaslamp district, on July 22, 2017, night before my single day inside the Convention Center.
To those folks fortunate enough to attend, enjoy the next one to four days.