Other Conventions

Stan Lee’s Comikaze: Programming Highlights

Stan Lee’s Comikaze is coming up this weekend, and the fall convention has grown into one of the biggest of its kind along the Southern California coast. We’re betting most of our readers will be there, as well as our convention-crazy expert Shawn Marshall (@The_Con_Fluence), so we thought we would go through the announced programming schedule to give you the ... Read More »

Under The Tents: New York Comic-Con Edition

Even though the Plaza is empty and the tents have been put away for their long winter’s nap, the convention scene is still buzzing with news of the San Diego Convention Center expansion and what might now end up being North America’s largest comics convention in terms of attendance, New York Comic-Con. So we figured, like a bunch of geeks ... Read More »

How Does New York Comic-Con Stack Up Against SDCC?

San Diego Comic-Con is still “king of the hill” when it comes to North American comic conventions. However, if there is one other which comes close, it’s New York Comic-Con. Started in 2006 with an attendance count of about 33,000, the convention has seized the wave of “con-fever” that has taken hold of geeks everywhere, growing to 116,000 in 2012 ... Read More »

New York Comic-Con : Our Top Programming Picks for Saturday and Sunday

New York Comic-Con hits Manhattan this week, and as the second-largest comic convention in North America many of our readers from around the globe, as are we, are making the trip. In combing through the programming schedule for our own planning, we wanted to share what we feel are the highlights with our readers who may be attending, as well ... Read More »

Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine Invades NYCC

Since 2011, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine has organized the wildly-popular Nerd HQ during San Diego Comic-Con. The event has greeted thousands of attendees over the years with nighttime events and intimate “Conversations for a Cause” panels, accommodating those who may have not been able to get tickets to SDCC while raising money for charity. Last month, Levi announced the event ... Read More »

How Does Dragon*Con Stack Up Against SDCC?

DragonCon2013-1 by PatLoika, on Flickr

The 27th annual Dragon*Con convention was held over the 2013 Labor Day weekend in Hotlanta Atlanta, and this long running geek gathering has been a favorite among attendees because of its stellar cosplay and emphasis on fans rather than a big corporate presence like some of the larger, more popular conventions such as Fan Expo, New York Comic-Con and San ... Read More »

NYCC Gets Funko POP! Stan Lee Exclusive; Makes SDCC Attendees Jealous [UPDATED with Stan Lee Signing]

The second biggest comics and pop culture convention in the United States is nearly a month away, and already it’s trying to “one-up” its West Coast rival. Our friends at ConventionExclusive.com alerted us to an early NYCC-exclusive, and it’s one that will undoubtedly get SDCC attendees jealous: The Stan “The Man” Lee POP! Vinyl from Funko. The POP we’ve all ... Read More »

How Does Fan Expo Canada Stack Up Against SDCC?

Additional reporting by Sarah Lacey. [Editor’s Note: For many of our readers, San Diego Comic-Con is the only convention they attend each year. But interest and popularity is increasing within the convention scene, so we wanted to take a look at how the other big cons stack up against SDCC. This week, Kerry takes a look at Fan Expo Canada, ... Read More »

How Does Disney’s D23 Expo Measure Up to San Diego Comic-Con?

[Editor’s Note: For many of our readers, San Diego Comic-Con is the only convention they attend each year. But interest and popularity is increasing within the convention scene, so we wanted to take a look at how the other big cons stack up against SDCC. This week, Shawn takes a look at Disney’s ‪‎D23‬ convention, which was held in Anaheim (the ... Read More »