For pop-culture junkies -- the sort of folks who thrive on a steady diet of superhero movies, comic books, sci-fi TV and Spawn action figurines -- the annual San Diego Comic-Con is akin to an endurance event.
There were all the staples of a good, old-fashioned geektastic time: There were cosplayers from Harley Quinn to Star Wars storm troopers and to fanboy couples dressed as Wonder Woman and Flash.
Rediff.com takes a peek at this fanboy magnet that attracts geeks from around the globe.
TURTLE LOVE: 2-year-old Ellie Campbell, along with her aunt Jen Pike of Austin, Texas, gets a high-five from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character Donatello during the 45th annual San Diego Comic-Con in San Diego, California. Photograph: T J Kirkpatrick/Getty Images
THE JUSTICE COUPLE: A couple cosplaying as Wonder Woman and Flash, not a comic book couple mind you, enjoys the event. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
MAD LOVE: Attendees dressed as Harley Quinn (L) and Sailor Moon pose for a lovely picture. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
MY SPIDER-SENSE IS TINGLING: A cosplayer dressed as Spider-Man looks agape (not that you could tell) at the sight of the other two dressed as Power Rangers. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
WAIL, WAIL: Leah Thomas, dressed as the character Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element movie. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
WHERE'S THE SUICIDE SQUAD: A cosplayer Harley Quinn looks on as she waits for the rest of her teammates to come in. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
HORNS AWAY: Karen Ward and Samantha Ward dressed as characters from 'Homestruck' at Comic-Con. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
NA NA NA NA BATMAN: This Batman is kind of bulling that Pokemon Go kid. But let's face it the dark knight has to bring Pikachu to justice for being everywhere at once. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
JUST BEING ME: This girl plays Angelina Jolie's version of Maleficent with comparable panache. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
THE SQUAD DIDN'T SHOW UP: Well, the Suicide Squad didn't show up. But look at Harley and her friend Poison Ivy not giving a damn. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
MARS BARS OR STAR WARS: A cosplayer dresses up as the Star Wars character Togruta as he brings out a smile. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters