Comic-Con's history -- ''Star Wars'' slides and ''Iron Man'''s rave screening are some of the event's past highlights
Attendees are shown slides from a movie called Star Wars, a year before the film’s release. Slides!
Blade Runner screens one of the first ”behind-the-scenes” featurettes.
The Buffy riots! Fans swarm the Buffy the Vampire Slayer autograph table.
X-Men writer-director Bryan Singer draws heat for cutting Beast from the script.
Hollywood smells money and descends. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Spider-Man, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones all make appearances.
Alias creator J.J. Abrams screens Lost pilot, incites swooning.
TV invades. Heroes, Jericho, and Battlestar Galactica show off their wares.
Footage from 300, Zack Snyder’s bloody symphony of man-flesh, hurls it into buzz stratosphere.
Jon Favreau debuts Iron Man featurette. It’s met with such raves that he screens it again two days later.
And the Crowds Go Wild