How big is Comiket, the semiannual Tokyo comic book fair? So big that you could slice it into three San Diego Comic-Cons and have enough fans left over for two Dragon*Cons. In short, attendance typically exceeds half a million.
And it has long lines! Lines that start forming in the middle of the night. Check out this time-lapse video of the plaza where people waited to get into the December 2011 Comiket. (Note: The sun doesn’t rise until 1:27. The lines begin to move at 2:05.)
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]