Comic-Con 2011 kicked off last night at the San Diego Convention Center with a preview evening for a lucky few. Folks waited in line at 3 p.m. to register for the opening of the convention center, which opened at 6 p.m., reports Publishers Weekly. Still, even though the evening was geared toward the people actually exhibiting at Comic-Con and a smaller fan audience, the convention center still seemed packed. CNET notes, "If this is the night when the vendors, publishers, and creators hit the show floor, what's it going to look like when all the fans are there?"
Of course, the most hardcore attendees were dressed up in elaborate costumes celebrating their favorite video game, comic book, and film characters. Check out the pictures from Comic-Con 2011: Preview Day and add your own if you were there!