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.
With the CW's newest comic book TV show only a few months away, the cast of Legends of Tomorrow stopped by this year's New York Comic Con to talk about what the future holds for comic book fans. Watch Rip Hunter, The Atom, and Hawkgirl talk about their world of legends. - Kr08
Well if you are a big name in the Comic Book World Of Movies, it maybe hard to enjoy the festivities of Comic Cons as a regular person...unless you are in disguise or are part of the Fan4stic crew of course. See which two actors attended New York Comic Con 2015 in disguise! - BlackStar25
Wizard World Fort Lauderdale just ended here in Florida and I had a great time covering the event. I wanted to editorialize my experience and compare it to what we already have in my backyard here in South Florida. Hit the jump for more! - efcamachopmp
I'm covering Wizard World in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend and as part of numerous interviews and sitdowns with many of the amazing guests, I got a chance to speak with Christian Kane; star of The Librarians, Leverage, and Angel. Hit the jump for more. - efcamachopmp
Comic nerd Christmas is upon us with the arrival of San Diego Comic Con! Listen in awe as your hosts Justin and Jeremy, with the help of a special guest host, bring you their thoughts on all of the mind blowing comic goodness. - JDAbhold
We got a lot of exciting news, announcements and footage at this year's convention but what was the best of Comic Con 2015? #SDCC - Darkknight2149
Fans have wondered what the director would be turning his attention to next, and now we know. It was announced at SDCC that Whedon will write a 6-issue miniseries for Dark Horse, about a character that's described as a female Batman for the Victorian era... - RorMachine
After a twenty year wait, Ash is returning to the screen for more blood and guts action. We were incredibly excited last year when ASH VS EVIL DEAD was announced and finally, one year later, we finally get to see the first glimpse of Old Ash in action. - Snooper
This year's San Diego Comic Con has kicked off, and while we are not there experiencing all the cool cosplay and breaking news live, we are giving away free t-shirts to help alleviate the sting of not getting to be there in person! Click on for more on this unmissable deal... - SuperHeroStuff
The new book from Mark Edlitz shares interviews from some of the top film and TV superhero stars, including fan favorites Tom Hiddleston, Adam West, Clark Gregg and Kevin Conroy. Learn more about the book and Tom Hiddleston's thoughts on Loki after the link! - NateBest
Legendary Comics has released the variant cover for issue #1 of their upcoming Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift. A variant cover will be released for each issue and this one is illustrated by Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man and Spawn artist Whilce Portacio! - NateBest
***SPOILER*** A preview of the Exclusive Supergirl Comic Strip based on the upcoming CBS Television Series has found it's way online. ***SPOILER*** - speedyg33
Listen up Deadpool fans the gauntlet has been laid down. Your challenge, find one or all of the 24 original sketches hidden around SDCC. - speedyg33
Deborah Ann Woll just said on her Twitter account that Daredevil will not be at this year’s Comic-Con. - speedyg33
The must have exclusive at this years Comic-Con "KFC’s one-shot The Colonel’s Adventure Comics." - speedyg33
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! Updated with more Rangers! - KingPatel
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! - JoshWilding
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? - JoshWilding
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. - MarkJulian
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. - speedyg33
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! - NateBest
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. - speedyg33
Agents of Shield and Agent Carter will be at Comic-Con this Summer - speedyg33
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... - JoshWilding
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... - TH3KILLA77