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Photos of fans at Comic Cons in Dallas and New York City

Two TechRepublic photo galleries feature fans dressed as their favorite geek characters at Dallas Comic Con 2011 and Big Apple Comic Con 'Spring Edition' 2011.

Wizard World held Comic Cons in Dallas and New York City last weekend. As usual, fans of comics and geek culture dressed for the event; Superman, the Joker, Stormtroopers, Spiderman, Chewbacca, and many other characters were all in attendance.

Check out the TechRepublic photo gallery of fans in costume at Dallas Comic Con 2011.

Also take a look at the TechRepublic photo gallery that features scenes from Big Apple Comic Con 'Spring Edition' 2011.

More TechRepublic photo galleries of Comic Con 2011 events

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10 comments
northernthunder
northernthunder

These are awesome photos! The shot of the Joker almost looks like Jack Nicholson. I would have loved to be a photographer at this convention. I'd probably have gone as Spiderman.

JamesRL
JamesRL

I just went back to my photo gallery from last years FanExpo in Toronto. The Gallery got 19 thumbs up, and 28 comments (ok some were mine responding to others). So I think its safe to say some people are interested. Its also worth noting that these things are posted in the "GeekEnd" section which is specifically for this kind of things, and has in the past featured geek trivia, SciFi discussions and so on, all of which have been relatively popular.

IGeeky1
IGeeky1

OK, so we aren't all nerds. We aren't all exchange admins either, or citrix, or... Certainly many of us are. Just like I am able to ignore anything regarding Lotus notes because it does not interest me, perhaps you could find the ability to ignore the very infrequent comic references, ore perhaps take them in stride and laugh at the pics. Chill, and be at peace. The nerd stereotype certainly beats the sociopath one imo :)

jsbeam
jsbeam

I gotta say I'm pretty tired of the new IT-nerd stereotype too. All these business suits and ties changing the fun and challenge of IT into a staid boring undertaking. I think some of these people are having a hard time accepting that they are the new nerd. Next, we should take on the music industry that Lady Gaga person she must be killing the music industry. Thank goodness we still have some folks that feel free to be themselves and have fun regardless of how the accountant and CFO will view them.

jringersma
jringersma

Too bad this touched a nerve for some of you...I think it was a fun reprieve from my daily duties. I'm proud to be a nerd, proud to be in IT, and proud to love comics! I'm a nerdy chick and some people happen to find that very hot :)

JamesRL
JamesRL

I attend these kind of events with my kids, and I am a classic nerd, love my SciFi and my comic book movies. And I've taken pictures at these events and posted them here. I don't know why anyone would object to the content, you like it or you can feel free to ignore it. I don't read all the Linux discussions, but that doesn't mean I stop reading TR because there are many of them.

paul.simmons
paul.simmons

I am all for this type of article if the readers are interested. I am wondering if the editors are stereotyping the readers. Perhaps readers can show their love.

spage
spage

I gotta say I'm pretty tired of the IT-nerd stereotype. Too much attention is focused on nerd culture on TR, and I think it's detrimental to the industry. The imagery of the star wars/star trek, D&D, clumsy, pale-faced, and "socially inept IT guy" is one that I think is gravely inaccurate and harmful to this profession. While we do primarily work with machines and technology, it's important to remember that our principal responsibility is interacting with people in a meaningful way.

mmcguire
mmcguire

Perhaps something new should be in order. I too have noticed the excessive amounts of Comic Con photos, breaking things apart, and IT stuff in general on Tech Republic that seems a bit mundane. Perhaps it's time to change things up a bit. Sure, you can still have your geek and nerd time at your conventions, but maybee you could also include other areas where technology is relevant. Perhaps you might consider photographing some really nice race cars,motorcycles,boats, etc. where technology is being used. Maybee you could show some cool technology used in football, baseball, etc. I'm growing tired of seeing the same stuff here and perhaps I should look elsewhere. TR hasn't changed much in the last 4-5 years with regards to their core elements offered to it's users so perhaps it might,...just might, be time for a change.

mdrider
mdrider

I visit TechRepublic less and less often because of this.

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