Comic-Con

Stars shine at Comic-Con after-party

By day, stars of film and television's biggest shows take on Hall H and many of the other ballrooms within the San Diego Convention Center to give fans an insider scoop of what's to come. Come nightfall, they let loose at Comic-Con 's famous after-parties. This year, Entertainment Weekly's annual...

  • Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx to debut graphic novel at Comic-Con

    Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx to debut graphic novel at Comic-Con

    Is  Comic-Con  ready for a graphic novel version of Mötley Crüe co-founder Nikki Sixx's 2007 autobiography, "The Heroin Diaries?" The 150-page graphic novel is a collaboration between Sixx (real name: Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.) and HEAVY METAL, the 40-year-old publishing company that...

  • Creativity shines at Comic-Con 2017

    Creativity shines at Comic-Con 2017

    Iconic "Kapow!" "Blam!" and "Kaboom!" graphics, along with some of the most memorable characters in movie history (hello, Batman and Superman), came from one place: comic art. Long the red-headed stepchild of fine art, comic art has risen in stature with its accessible, global appeal, unstoppable...

  • A social media guide to #SDCC2017

    A social media guide to #SDCC2017

    Charge up your phone and Tweet, Snap or Insta your way through the four days of  Comic-Con International 2017. STEP ONE: FOLLOW THE EXPERTS @PacificSD: We'll be reporting live from the Comic-Con scene with all the latest news, celebrity sightings and more. Don't forget to share you photos with...

  • Celebrities expected to be at 2017 Comic-Con

    Celebrities expected to be at 2017 Comic-Con

    For one wild and crazy long weekend, San Diego turns into Tinsel Town. Here's a list of celebs who are rumored to be making the trip to America's Finest City for Comic-Con . Sean Astin From adventures to the Two Towers to fighting crime turtle style, actor Sean Astin - who voices Raphael in the...

  • Where to spot celebrities during Comic-Con

    Where to spot celebrities during Comic-Con

    The list of celebrities flying into  Comic-Con 2017  includes Charlize Theron , Will Smith , Harrison Ford , Ryan Gosling and many other scheduled and surprise visitors, so fans are already looking for ways to see their favorite television and movie stars and creators up close. You could hit their...

  • Party (C)on: Where to mix and mingle all night long

    Party (C)on: Where to mix and mingle all night long

    Comic-Con is San Diego's weekend to shine. But it wouldn't be an epic Comic-Con weekend without some epic parties. Looking for the best place to get your geek on? Here's a guide to Comic-Con parties in San Diego to mix and mingle with all the X-Men and Wonder Women. Open to the public WEDNESDAY,...

  • Black Eyed Peas to celebrate new graphic novel at Comic-Con

    Black Eyed Peas to celebrate new graphic novel at Comic-Con

    Boom Boom Pow! Are the members of Black Eyed Peas getting ready to join the cast of "The Walking Dead?" You might think so after learning the Peas' will be at  Comic-Con  in San Diego this week to celebrate their new project, "Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles." But names can be misleading....

  • 5 places to eat like a superhero during Comic-Con

    5 places to eat like a superhero during Comic-Con

    Congratulations, you made it to  Comic-Con - evil online badge lotteries and expense be damned. You're officially the envy of every nerd and cool kid on the planet and beyond. But this week, not even your ticket invincibility is going to grant you more time (wait, they're  already lining up for...

  • 10 things to watch at Comic-Con 2017

      For four very jam-packed days every summer, that galaxy far, far away isn't that far for us San Diegans. From superheroes and villains to vampires and zombies, San Diego is the place to be as it hosts the largest pop-culture gathering on the planet, the universe even. Welcome to  Comic-Con International...

  • Comic-Con 2017: You don't need a badge for these 10 fun events

    Comic-Con 2017: You don't need a badge for these 10 fun events

    You've got the costume, the love of comics and the burning desire to go to Comic-Con, but you don't have the badge you need to make it into the hallowed halls of the San Diego Convention Center. Considering badges sold out within hours this year, that's understandable. No problem. The pop culture...

  • Comic-Con rules: Do's and don'ts

    Comic-Con rules: Do's and don'ts

    The madness is here! The madness is here! With Comic-Con only hours away, it's essential to prepare for the good, great and the Galactica. So listen up, because there are a few rules that even the mightiest of super heroes need to follow. (A complete list of rules can be found at  comic-con.org...

  • Even superheroes need to kick back with a cocktail

    Even superheroes need to kick back with a cocktail

    Costumed super heroes, zombie walks and celebrities fill the streets of downtown San Diego during Comic-Con . Among all of the revelry, superheroes, heroines and villains get a little thirsty. Local bartenders and mixologists put their expertise to work crafting an impressive array of comic themed...

  • POW! Heroes Brew Festival to take over Waterfront Park

    "Have no fear, beer is here!" As Comic-Con crowds become overwhelming and waiting in line becomes exhausting, it may be essential to escape the Convention Center and relax with a cold beer.  On Saturday, July 22, the Heroes Brew Festival will take over Waterfront Park. From 4-8 p.m., guests are...

  • Hop up to see 'Rabbitville' exhibition during Comic-Con weekend

    Hop up to see 'Rabbitville' exhibition during Comic-Con weekend

    This year, Comic-Con mainstays like Captain America, Han Solo and Wonder Woman will be joined by... rabbits? Yes, rabbits. From July 20-23, the Gaslamp Quarter Association is hosting an exhibition of the "Rabbitville" public art project. The "Hop-Up Gallery" will feature many of the rabbit sculptures...

  • Stone Brewing to kick off comic festivities with Hop-Con

    Stone Brewing to kick off comic festivities with Hop-Con

    With the madness of Comic-Con, you may need to take the edge off with a brew or two... or even five. Luckily, Stone Brewing can prepare convention-goers for the mayhem to come, and help drown the sorrows of those who weren't lucky enough to score a badge. In its fifth year, the Hop-Con 5.0 festival...

  • Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Sunday schedule

    The final day of  Comic-Con International might be missing any big studios but two fan favorite TV shows will get the opportunity to shine. "Doctor Who" and its star  Peter Capaldi  will have the final Hall H panel of the convention and "Supernatural" stars return to talk about its 13th season....

  • Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Friday schedule

    Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Friday schedule

    Comic-Con International  brings the heat Friday, July 21, with some big names in Hall H - from the casts of "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Walking Dead" to "Game of Thrones" and "Twin Peaks." Netflix  will close out the day in Hall H with Marvel's "The Defenders" -  Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke...

  • Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Thursday schedule

    Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Thursday schedule

    The first official day of  Comic-Con International  on Thursday, July 20, will be time for the stars of the small screen to shine. "Teen Wolf," the MTV series in its final season, will take over Hall H as a send-off to fans, but many new shows are also being featured along with cast members. Shows...

  • Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Wednesday schedule

    Comic-Con 2017: Here's your Wednesday schedule

    Comic-Con International  officially kicks off Wednesday, July 19, with a preview night for fans looking to get badges early and eager to see what this year has to offer. There is not as much to do on Wednesday as the rest of the convention, but it has become a popular time to get badges in considerably...

  • Things to do in July

    Things to do in July

    July is filled with cool events including the Big Day Boom, Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival, San Diego Pride and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day.   7.4: BIG BAY BOOM The biggest fireworks show on the West Coast explodes with 18 minutes of eye-popping pyrotechnics launching from four...

  • 'Game of Thrones: the Musical' to land in San Diego

    'Game of Thrones: the Musical' to land in San Diego

    After one full run of their first musical and a joking vow never to produce a musical again, Steven Parker and Steven Brandon dove into a new project that would leave audiences with grinning faces and rolling heads (don't worry, that's not meant literally). With success from their previously adapted...

  • First time convention-goer: expectations vs. reality

    First time convention-goer: expectations vs. reality

    Comic-Con ... that looks like one crazy, congested and way too overdone of an event, was what I thought before stepping foot into the annual event for the first time. My expectations were really that I would be completely overwhelmed by the whole cosplay-filled scene, but I came out after three...

  • 15 years later, journalist still finds the love

    15 years later, journalist still finds the love

    The San Diego Comic-Con is a gathering founded on, and fueled by, love. The only way to nurture a convention like this for 46 years, to get people to make an annual pilgrimage from around the world, is with a shared affection. And yet, sometimes, Comic-Con can make it hard to feel that love. With...

  • Convention-goers: line management falls short

    Convention-goers: line management falls short

    Comic-Con might need a small reboot. Many of the complaints voiced by fans Sunday during the annual "Comic-Con Talk Back" session echoed past years'. In addition, the convention-goers didn't have much praise for the new efforts to better manage long lines at the downtown San Diego Convention Center....

  • A Comic-Con stroll in Gaslamp Quarter

    A Comic-Con stroll in Gaslamp Quarter

    Saturday evening, with the day's enervating heat beginning to lift, fellow reporter Gary Robbins suggested we go for a stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter to take in the sights. It would be a great way to celebrate the end of our workday. As we expected, Gaslamp on a Comic-Con weekend was filled...

  • Weapons Check at Comic-Con

    Paul Bubte cos-playing as anti-hero and gun toting "Deadpool" stopped by the Weapons Check booth at Comic-Con not realizing the white zip-ties would clash with his wardrobe. Safety before fashion. Source: DiscoverSD

  • Entertaining the masses

    Scott Sayer found a shady spot near the entrance of the convention center and played his melodica. The unique instrument is able to recreate the 8-bit sound of 80's video games, which enables Scott to provide the perfect background melody for Comic-Con. Source: DiscoverSD

  • Coolest things at Comic-Con Days 2 and 3

    Coolest things at Comic-Con Days 2 and 3

    Days 2 and 3 really packed a punch, from huge celebrity sightings, fun events, giveaways and of course, amazing cosplay costumes. As the annual event draws to a close today, here are some of the coolest things I saw during my long days spent at the Con: In and around the Con The chaos continued...

  • The greatest thing about Comic-Con

    Braving heat and large crowds, Con-goers are a committed group, costumed or not attending the pop culture convention can be a challenge. So what fuels this passion? Most would say it is the desire to connect with so many like-minded people. Source: DiscoverSD

  • Kids are king on Comic-Con closing day

    Kids are king on Comic-Con closing day

    Two hours before family day programming kicked off on Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con International , Lily Castro was already in line. The 13-year-old aspiring Imagineer from Northern California wanted to be first in line for the "The Great Draw Off," an hourlong, interactive panel by top comics...

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