The biggest sociological story here at SDCC10 on Thursday was definitely the Cosplay counter protest against Westboro Baptist Church’s protest. The cosplayers outnumbered the con protesters — who had come for the health care conference goings-on at the Hyatt, and beat the bigots at their own game. Viva la fandom! Comics Alliance has all the details and photos.

It’s a good thing the Westboro gang didn’t know about David Hasselhoff.


  1. Salon interviewed Phelp’s daughter during the protest. It’s short, but insightful.

    Of course, the whole idolatry thing (Exodus 20:4) is a major sticking point in Christianity. Is the Christian trinity still monotheism?

    Also, are Samson and Solomon superheroes? What about Nightcrawler joining the priesthood?