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.
It's morphin' time once again as the Power Rangers are returning to the comics. After previously being published by Marvel Comics, this time BOOM! Studios will be taking a crack at bringing the iconic Rangers to life in comic book form! Come check it out!
As per usual, Warner Bros. are teaming up with the organisers of this year's San Diego Comic-Con to produce bags featuring new imagery for everything from Arrow to Gotham, Lucifer, Supernatural, The Flash, Vixen, and many more. Hit the jump to check them out!
Marvel Studios may be giving Hall H a miss, but you have to believe that they'll still make this year's San Diego Comic-Con one to remember. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has a HUGE DC Comics movie panel planned and Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also be there in force. So, who will win?
Though Disney-owned Marvel Studios is skipping this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Lucasfilm will be present and will showcase a special look at J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Find out who will be in attendance.
With the release of Saturday’s 2015 Comic-Con schedule in San Diego we have our first real description for the upcoming animated series Vixen.
We've got an exclusive image from Fox for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut to share with you, PLUS tickets for 10 lucky CBM users and their friends to attend the exclusive fan screening of the film at next month's San Diego Comic-Con!
It looks like the odds fans will be shown trailers for Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad at Comic-Con have increased.
Agents of Shield and Agent Carter will be at Comic-Con this Summer
There's still no word on who will play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the announcement won't be made at Hall H panels hosted by Marvel Studios or Sony Pictures at this year's San Diego Comic-Con; they're not going! Hit the jump for all the disappointing details...
Two of Lionsgate's upcoming films will be presented by a guest speaker in hall H at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Who will that be? You'll have to click on to find out. We also have details on some other movies the studio will be showcasing at the incredibly popular event...
Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Vixen are taking over San Diego Comic Con's Hall H on Saturday, July 11. What do you want to see from season 4 of Arrow and season 2 of The Flash? And how does Vixen factor into the CW superhero-verse?
That's right! According to a new report, there's only one reason Marvel has decided not to hold a Hall H panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con; they know that they can't compete with what Warner Bros. is bringing to the table with movies like Batman v Superman and Justice League...
Hugh Jackman has made it known that he will soon be ending his run as Wolverine but with a new X-Men universe on the rise, who will be next to good ol' Logan? Well, it appears fan-favorite Christian Kane may have an answer to that.
It's the final day for St. Louis fans. See what went down, see the pictures and find out when Wizard World will return.
My review of the second day at WWSTL with a new set of photos!
Hit the jump to see what went down on the first day of the Comic-Con St. Louis weekend and what's still to come. Also, check to see if we got your amazing outfits on camera!
For a limited time, the fantastic people at Wizard World are discounting Single-Day passes! Hit the jump to find out how you can get yours!
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.
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...