Guides

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 »

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 »

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 »

d6mafia’s Guide to San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 may be behind us, but it’s never too late to start thinking about next year. One of our readers, Patrick Donahue of d6mafia.com, alerted us of a video guide to SDCC they produced during this year’s convention. And like our friend House of Darkly‘s The Art of War: SDCC Edition, we’re mightily impressed at the effort ... Read More »

SDCC 2013 – The Gaslamp Quarter

Ever wonder what it’s like outside of the Convention Center? We take a stroll in the Gaslamp Quarter to give you a first person view of the excitement and events down the main strip. Stay tuned for more panel videos from Comic-Con 2013. Read More »

Welcome to Comic-Con!

Weren’t able to make it to Comic-Con? We have a first-person view on what it looks like to finally make it inside the Convention Center and on to the show floor. From the entrance, through Sails Pavilion and finally to the ultimate oasis, the Exhibit Hall. Welcome to Comic-Con! Keep watching all of our on-going coverage on here on the ... Read More »

Your Complete Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2013

For those ready to ascend into the craziness that is San Diego Comic-Con, we have you covered. Everything you need to prepare yourselves can be found in the bullet points below. Download the Comic-Con International Quick Guide for 40 pages of maps, exhibitors, restaurants and more information, all in one tidy PDF! We’ll be tweeting line queues for all the ... Read More »

Countdown to Comic-Con: How Do I Get This Stuff Home?

We’re counting down the weeks leading up to Comic-Con by reposting some of our important SDCC tips which have appeared on the blog over the years, updated with current information. You can find all of our guides under the main menu, or by clicking here. Now, for those of you who will be driving to the con, getting all of these ... Read More »