SAN DIEGO - Look, I get it: Pokemon Go has taken over the world. What I don't get is why. At San Diego Comic-Con, I hit the convention floor to look for answers -- and what I found was far more disturbing than I ever could have imagined. Slavery. "Surveillance capitalism." Cheerful cosplayers completely unconcerned about Pokemon characters coming to sentient life and destroying the planet.

Below, my full, harrowing report.


A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.