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 and the map, 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.
Over 700 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.
Most of the layout looks similar to 2014’s, though there’s no Sony or Summit Entertainment (though they’re likely combined with Lionsgate) in sight, and CBS appears to be skipping the convention floor entirely again. Lionsgate’s booth name, interestingly, reads “Lionsgate: Mockingjay Pt 2, Allegiant Pt 1, The Last Witch Hunter, Gods of Egypt”, which could be a sign of this year’s panel list. However, last year, their booth description originally read “Lionsgate: Expendables 3, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1“ – and that only referred to offsites and signings.
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, Marvel and more. Last year, Disney’s booth was primarily Big Hero 6, but with a name like “Disney Consumer Products” on the map, we’re assuming there’s going to be a wide range of options there this year.
On the TV side, fans should head to booths for ABC, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, AMC, Starz, Twentieth Century Fox, and TNT.
With no Sony Pictures Entertainment, the gaming section of the floor mostly looks to be Xbox, Nintendo, Capcom and other gaming companies.
Fans of Jericho and Star Wars, should head to the Fan Tables, and if you’re a fan of anything, swing through Artist’s Alley to view work from over 100 artists. This year’s Small Press section includes booths for companies like ACME Ink, The Ninjabot, and others.
What booths are you most excited to check out? Let us know in the comments.