Photos: When the Daleks Invaded San Diego Comic-Con

‘Doctor Who’ fans with Dalek hats. (Photo by Dave Gustav Anderson)

With all of the various booth handing out wearable swag, it’s certainly tough for exhibitors to stand out in the crowd at Comic-Con. But BBC America made a statement in standing above the crowd, distributing festive Dalek-shaped headgear that could be seen floating high atop the heads of attendees.

The Daleks are, of course, the Doctor’s earliest and deadliest foes on the series Doctor Who, and as crowds made their way from the BBCA booth wearing their Dalek hats, the ensuing stampede created the illusion of these armored creatures invading the convention floor.

(Photo by Dave Gustav Anderson)

Even Nerdist host Chris Hardwick, who’d been signing autographs at the BBC America booth prior to the giveaway, got in on the action:

(Photo by Dave Gustav Anderson)

UPDATED: a second Dalek invasion occurred today (July 13). Here’s photographic evidence:

Dalek headhands, the new trucker hat? Discuss.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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