[UPDATE 2] Comic-Con International has put the Exhibitor List back online, and it now includes the map! Most of the layout looks similar to 2013’s, though there are some notable exceptions. ABC is taking over the prime corner spot typically held by CBS, which doesn’t have a booth at all this year (and with the news that the network likely isn’t bringing Beauty & The Beast, could it be skipping the convention entirely?), and Lionsgate appears to be taking over a slightly larger booth space than normal. When the map had been online previously, it had been listed as “Lionsgate: Expendables 3, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1“, though it’s now simply listed as Lionsgate. Could that have been the leaked list of Lionsgate panels, or just a list of what properties Lionsgate will be featuring at its booth this year?
Also of note is that Disney’s Big Hero 6 will be getting its very own booth, which jives with the news that Disney will be offering some San Diego Comic-Con exclusives for this year’s event.
Volunteer registration is also on the move, all the way over to Marriott Hall 3, next door at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.
[UPDATE 1] It appears at least for now that Comic-Con International has removed the list of exhibitors from their site. However you can take a look at 2013’s Exhibit Hall map here, as placement of the booths is largely the same. This should give you a good idea of what the floor will look like.
[PREVIOUS] San Diego Comic-Con will be here before we know it, and one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle that is the pop culture phenomenon has been unveiled by Comic-Con International. The list of Exhibitors, members of the Small Press and Artist’s Alley sections, as well as the Fan Tables sections, have all been revealed on CCI’s site.
Although this list is likely to still be updated (you can still submit for a booth now), and we don’t yet have the exhibitor hall map, this information reveals a lot about what the show floor will look like at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
Over 600 exhibitors are listed for this year’s Comic-Con, covering comics, merchandise, video games, television and film. All the major players in each category are represented — for comics, that includes BOOM! Studios, DC Entertainment, Dark Horse, IDW Publishing and Marvel Entertainment.
Movie fans should have a lot to look forward to on the floor, with presences from studios like Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Legendary, Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, Marvel and more. Curiously, Lionsgate’s booth is actually listed as “Lionsgate: Expendables 3, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1“, and with a panel for Expendables 3 suggested by cast member Terry Crews, could this be confirmation that these are the two properties the studio will be pushing the hardest at San Diego Comic-Con? We certainly think so – and so did our SDConCast guest Germain Lussier of Slashfilm. While all of the movie studios typically bring exciting props and occasionally artwork, be sure to check out some of the smaller booths, like Gallery 1988’s traveling Ghostbusters Anniversary art show at Booth #1806.
On the TV side, fans should head to booths for ABC, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, AMC, Starz, Twentieth Century Fox, and TNT. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Entertainment appears to have moved entirely over to the gaming section of the floor, sharing close proximity to Nintendo, Capcom and other gaming companies.
Fans of Jericho, Star Wars, and Ghostbusters should head to the Fan Tables, and if you’re a fan of anything, swing through Artist’s Alley to view work from over 175 artists. This year’s Small Press section includes booths for companies like ACME Ink, RoboChuck, and others.
What booths are you most excited to check out? Let us know in the comments.