Comic-Con

Comic-Con Comic-Con International: San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and science fiction fans -- including the late Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf -- banded together to put on the first comic book convention in southern California. Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single-day event—which included two special guests, Forrest J Ackerman and Mike Royer, and drew about 100 attendees—was to raise funds and generate interest for a larger convention. The success of the minicon led to the first full-fledged, three-day San Diego Comic-Con (called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con), held August 1–3, 1970, at the U.S. Grant Hotel, with guests Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, and A. E. van Vogt. Over 300 attendees packed into the hotel’s basement for that groundbreaking event, which featured a dealers’ room, programs and panels, film screenings, and more: essentially, the model for every comic book convention to follow.

Over the years, Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions. The event continues to offer the complete convention experience: a giant Exhibit Hall (topping over 460,000 square feet in its current incarnation); a massive programming schedule (over 600 separate events in 2012), featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts, including hands-on workshops and educational and academic programming such as the Comics Arts Conference; anime and film screenings (including a separate film festival); games; the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the “Oscars” of the comics industry; a Masquerade costume competition with prizes and trophies; an Autograph Area; an Art Show; and Portfolio Reviews, bringing together aspiring artists with major companies.

Comic-Con has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms. The event has seen an amazing array of comics and book publishers in its Exhibit Hall over the years. Over it’s four-decade-plus history, Comic-Con International has continually presented comic books and comic art to a growing audience. That love of the comics medium continues to be its guiding factor as the event moves toward its second half-century as the premier comic book and popular arts style convention in the world.
Check out the voice cast and crew of WB/DC's animated show Teen Titans Go!— with special guests, Japanese pop duo PUFFY AMIYUMI at their panel in SDCC'14.
Also check out their photo's at the Warner Bros. booth.
Warner Bros. kicked off their Hall H panel with footage from their upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although fans have been dying to see the official clip in full HD, President of worldwide marketing and international distribution, Sue Kroll has shot down all hopes. Hit the jump to find out what she had to say!
This week TWP team discuss SDCC's big announcements including all things Ant-man, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 and The Avengers: AOU. Plus the leaked Batman V Superman trailer, Godzilla, Warcraft and more! Plus we review Hercules, hit the jump to support the show!
An intriguing new photo has surfaced online which is supposedly one of Ultron's drones from Joss Whedon's upcoming epic, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hit the jump to check it out.
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The San Diego Comic-Con International recently sent a cease and desist order to the organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con. Con Founder and Producer Dan Farr has responded!
For the lucky few who were there, the San Diego Comic Con must have been pretty good all round but, for those of us who weren't there, how can we be sure who really won the weekend?!? Read on to find out....and enjoy!
The most talked about movie at Comic Con was Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Avengers: Age of Ultron finished fifth. Hit the jump for details on that and all of the other major reveals and panels from this year's event...
Following its Comic-Con debut, the official trailer for Peter Jackson's "defining" Middle-Earth chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has been released along with a new Bilbo poster!
San Diego comic con has wrapped for another year after packing in as many crowd pleasing announcements into its four day window as possible! Hit the jump for Mr Sunday's breakdown of the biggest and best moments and be sure to share what you believe to be the most mind blowing reveal.
SDCC always showcases the very best cosplay from around the world, and this year was no different. We could post about 10 articles full of awesome, weird, and wonderful outfits and still have room for more, so we've gathered together the highlights for you instead. Enjoy..
We're expecting the first teaser trailer later on, but for now thanks to our friends at Flicks and the City you can check out the full panel for Peter Jackson's final The Hobbit instalment, which was moderated by the incomparable Stephen Colbert.
Full Arrow, Flash, Constantine & Gotham Panels from San Diego Comic Con! check it out after the jump!
BIG THANKS TO DARKTOWER FOR THE FIND!
Lionsgate have released the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 teaser trailer. Hit the jump to relive all the excitement of watching Jennifer Lawrence with a bow and arrow.
We have some Info graphic on the July 25 & July 26 most talked about, mentioned and must see events from San Diego Comic Con
Although Marvel's Daredevil series wasn't showcased in their tv panels over the weekend, we did get a few titbits from Joe Quesada during the live-blogged panel covering the 75th anniversary of Marvel comics and the 50th anniversary of the man without fear.
I'm sure all of you have read detailed descriptions of the Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man footage that was shown by Marvel Studios at Comic-Con. Do you think it sounds as marvelous as you had hoped for? Hit the jump to find out.
Was 2014 Comic con a Let Down, or One of the Best?
Mad Max: Fury Road has been delayed again and again, but it's finally on the way. Still need proof? Well, hit the jump to check out some fantastic new footage from the movie which has been released by Warner Bros. after debuting at Comic-Con yesterday...
Hit the jump to check out our first look at Robert Kirkman's new sci-fi thriller "Air." Starring Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, and Sandrine Holt.
While nothing we didn't already know was revealed at Marvel's panel last night, the full casts for Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ant-Man did assemble, with the Mad Titan included, and put on quite a show. Also, check out the cast of Batman v. Superman together for the first time!
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – In one of Comic Con’s most awaited presentations, Marvel and DC superheroes of all kinds from Batman and Wonder Woman to Ant-Man and Wasp took over the fan convention on Saturday, as leading actors revealed surprises to films that will showcase the characters.
We've already had some quick descriptions of the footage which was shown for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man last night, but now a far more detailed take on both has been revealed, offering up some new plot information and dialogue from both of the movies. Check it out!
Tonight, new logos were unveiled for Warner Bros. television and DC Comics that are inspired by their comic book-based TV shows: Arrow, Constatine, Gotham and The Flash.