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. The map is also now live.
Over 730 exhibitors (or over 1,000 if you include all areas) 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 (in their new massive COMBINED booth with Warner Bros.), Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and Oni Press.
For the big studios, there’s Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. (again, in a new combined booth with DC), Marvel, and Lucasfilm. STX Entertainment is also in attendance – sharing a booth with UGLYDOLL. Lionsgate appears to be sitting this year out.
On the TV side, fans should head to booths for ABC, Warner Bros., BBC America, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Twentieth Century Fox, FX/Hulu, TBS (with Snowpiercer — a likely sign of a panel), Starz (hopefully another likely sign of a panel?), and Netflix (!!!!). Since last year, we’ve lost the History Channel booth, it would appear.
We’re also excited about UCC Distributing, Factory Entertainment, Funko, Acme Archives, Hasbro, Monogram, a booth all about the new Comic-Con Museum, and a NASA booth! Plus, there’s that Funko x SDCC booth, which we remain VERY curious about. There’s also a booth for… Otterbox? And Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?!
Sony Interactive is back in the video game section, along with Capcom, Blizzard, Ubisoft, Nintendo, and Xbox.
Fans of Robotech X and more should head to the Fan Tables, and if you’re a fan of anything, swing through Artist’s Alley to view work from over 190 artists, including Patrick Ballesteros and Katie Cook. This year’s Small Press section includes booths for over 100 companies like ACME Ink, Val Hochberg, The Ninjabot, and others.
What booths are you most excited to check out? Let us know in the comments.