7. 2001 -2004
As well as some of the huge movies, DreamWorks brought down a full-size prop from The Time Machine, hoping to drum up some interest in that December's release. Sadly for the studio, the film itself didn't exactly set the genre world on fire..
Though Lord Of The Rings had a big presence, the film was mostly represented by the fans on TheOneRing.net site, with pics from the film's set and a trailer - running off a computer.
Kevin Smith continued his long association with the Con by hosting one of his famous, hours-long Q&As, mostly to promote Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, but mostly so fans can hear him tell stories. It's an experience not to be missed, folks.
Another explosion in size as bigger name actors arrived in the shape of Ben Affleck, Jason Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Bryan Singer was back, this time basking in a little more geek love thanks to a successful presentation for X2.
There were also appearances by Guillermo del Toro (pimping the first Hellboy film) and Ang Lee drumming up anticipation for Hulk.
Marvel movie mogul Avi Arad returned for another run at the crowds, while Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Andy Serkis, Dominic Monaghan and Elijah Wood showed up to see the LOTR franchise off.
Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry also showed, while Quentin Tarantino made a surprise turn to promote Kill Bill.
Oh, and Kate Beckinsale and Hugh Jackman touted Van Helsing. Bet they wish they hadn't bothered, now.
The Con increased in size and talent level as the attendance hit 100,000 and events expanded into the convention Centre's gigantic Hall H, which meant the event now occupied the entire building (except for three toilets upstairs).
TV gained more of a foothold as JJ Abrams screened the Lost pilot to rapturous response.
Film-wise, Rob Zombie was promoting The Devil's Rejects, Jude Law tried to convince us that Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow was going to rock and Paris Hilton showed up because she'll show up for anything.
Oh, and because she was promoting House Of Wax.