I’m going on Friday and Sunday and this will be my 10th year attending (although not concurrently). Last year I met the Nature Boy Ric Flair (wooo!).
I’m going to be on the lookout for Pokemon cards this year for sure. I am debating on bringing a binder and a few graded cards in case I run into other people who want to trade, but I’m not sure.
There is always areas for people to play - although I’m not sure if it’s a tournament or not. They might give exclusive cards for participating (based on several pokemon sdcc exclusives up on ebay now from past years).
Last year I casually checked for Pokemon. There are always few card booths - but not exclusive to Pokemon so there is lots of other non-sports cards. I also looked through several binders that some booths had out that were exclusive Pokemon, but nothing that stood out to me at the time and I didn’t buy.
Right next to one of the card booths, the PSA booth was setup and I got a pretty sweet reusable grocery bag from them that I still use and a Comic Con edition of SMR. They are doing on site autograph authentications, but I’m not sure if that’s only for auto’s received at the event or not.