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.
After four solid years in Anaheim, California, Comic-Con International will once again be moving its second most popular comic book convention. Is Comic-Con's famous SDCC also in danger of leaving San Diego? Find out after the jump.
Join us as our video shows what it is like to enter the main show floor of the Emerald City Comic-Con in March, 2015. We see some cool cosplays and lots and lots of fun-loving con-fans.
Emerald City Comic-Con 2015 was held in Seattle beginning March 27. Join us a we enter the fabled Emerald City's Comics and Pop Culture fest. Great Cosplays and great crowds of fans.
Is the Arrow/Flash spinoff currently in development at The CW a midseason hiatus miniseries a la Agent Carter? Plus, a tease for Arrow season 4 and a huge shift in the dynamic of Team Arrow.
Jeremy Whitley takes some time from his busy Schedule signing at London Super Comic Con to discuss his work on My Little Pony and and his upcoming issues.
Update: Wizard World St. Louis is shaping up to be one heck of a kick-off for the summer! Hit the jump for details!
From Wizard World and Cinedigm comes an all-new digital network made exclusively for the fans! Hit the jump for details on the new website, exclusive original programming and find how to get your first month free!
The Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2015 is in full swing! We have the top 5 reasons you need to pick up your tickets and attend the biggest convention in Utah before it ends (or tickets sell out)!
Marvel have confirmed today that a reboot of the Marvel Universe is set to take place following the events of Secret Wars, with both the current version of that world and the Ultimate one coming to an end in the pages of issue #1. Hit the jump for details on that and what will follow...
Earth's Mightiest Heroes will go to war with Ultron later this year in the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie and the Avengers: Rage of Ultron OGN, but to see the current "All-New Marvel" Captain America, Iron Man and Thor taking on the villain, hit the jump...
Athena Finger, granddaughter of Batman co-creator Bill Finger, has recently stepped out of the shadows to make known her quest to inform the public about the frequently unaccredited (and rather important) contributions her grandfather made to one of the most popular and iconic comic book characters ever created.
Wizard World and Cinedigm have partnered up to bring to us fans a brand new digital entertainment network called CONtv! Hit the jump for details on this amazing new network!
The announcement has been made! The Wizard World Comic-Con event will return to St. Louis May 22nd-24th! Hit the jump for details!
Two generations of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes rise to the challenge and come face-to-face with the Avengers greatest villain in Avengers: Rage of Ultron, the original graphic novel coming to comic shops this April from Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña. Get a new look right here...
Numbers are in and even without big movie announcements this year New York Comic Con has surpassed SDCC´s attendence. How big was the difference? Find out after the jump.
Plenty of new details about Gotham were revealed at the show's panel in New York today, including some hints about which iteration of The Joker we'll see, the chances of Harley Quinn and The Court of Owls making an appearance, and much more. Check it out!
Well, Gamora wont be getting her own film, but Marvel just announced that she will be getting her own comic! This comic will be written by the Guardians Of The Galaxy screenwriter and is set to hit stores in spring of 2015. Hit the jump to check it out!
Great, kid! Don't get cocky! Ezra (voiced by Taylor Gray) thinks he is ready to fly just like Hera (voiced by Vanessa Marshall) in this new Star Wars Rebels clip, which debuted earlier today at New York Comic Con.
Today at New York Comic Con AMC debuted a four-minute clip from season five premiere of The Walking Dead, and now they have released it online. Hit the jump to check it out!
The stunning cover artwork for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis has been spotted on the floor of the New York Comic-Con, and it puts Aquaman front and centre with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg backing him up. Hit the jump to check it out!
People are loving the idea of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman, a take that debuted in the pages of Edge of Spider-Verse, and based on her immense popularity, Marvel has confirmed that she will launch into her own comic book title at some point in the near future.
Fans have been awaiting a huge Marvel announcement from NYCC, and this appears to be it: Next May, Secret Wars returns for a year-long event with writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic on board. Could this be the direction the MCU will take too?
Today at the New York Comic-Con, new footage was shown from the upcoming animated series, Transformers: Robots In Disguise. Check out Bumblebee who can't stop yapping.
NYCC's New York Super Week kicks off tomorrow! We've got their top 10 line up for the event plus two lucky CBM users are going to win tickets to an event! CLICK HERE to learn more and find out what events we have tickets for!
Well browncoats won't have long to wait in order to get there hands on a demo of the new firefly online game hit the jump for more.