There may be different comic conventions scattered around the world, but everyone knows Comic-Con International in San Diego is the most important con of all. San Diego’s wildly popular convention has been around since the 1970s, and over the years it has transformed into the largest pop culture convention in the world. Each year, there are special guests and activities available during the con.
If you own real estate in Gaslamp Quarter or elsewhere in downtown San Diego, you’re likely already gearing up for the madness that will soon be taking place in your neighborhood. Even if you don’t have passes to the con, there will be plenty of fun things going on outside of the convention center that you can take advantage of.
Here are 7 great things to look forward to during Comic-Con 2017.
1. Stock Up on Fun Memorabilia
Start saving up for all the incredible booths at Comic-Con. Whether you want rare comics, nerdy jewelry, handmade costume weaponry, or pop culture posters, you can definitely find something from your favorite franchise at the con.
2. Experience Great Interviews with Celebrities
Each year, Comic-Con includes fun question and answer sessions with the biggest stars in geeky media. A complete guest list hasn’t been released yet, but you can expect to see people from the DC and Marvel television shows, one or two stars from the biggest superhero blockbusters, and possibly some Doctor Who actors. Make sure to get in line early for the panels you want to see.
3. See Incredible Cosplay
Dedicated cosplay artists from around the nation travel to San Diego to show off their homemade costumes. You’ll be wowed by faithful recreations of outfits from superhero films, sci-fi media, comic books, and fantasy television shows. Fans predict Wonder Woman and Game of Thrones costumes will be particularly popular this year. Go to the Masquerade if you want to see the best of the best in cosplay.
4. Meet Awesome Authors
Comic-Con has a truly stacked author lineup if you love fantasy and sci-fi. Bring copies of your favorite books to get them signed by Nathan Hale, Robin Hobb, Gail Carriger, Shannon Hale, Charlie Holmberg, and many more.
5. Attend Crazy After-Parties
Even if you don’t get to attend the con itself, there are plenty of fun after-parties hosted by night clubs near the convention center. You’re sure to see costumed people partying until early morning at bars along Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Avenue.
6. Get Sneak Peeks at the Hottest Media
A lot of television and movie companies use Comic-Con to market their newest products to an enthusiastic audience. Attendees can expect to watch clips from television shows and movies that may not be available to others for weeks. Though you aren’t allowed to film the sneak peeks, it’s still fun to see things before everyone else.
7. Interact with Other Fans
One of the best parts of attending Comic-Con is the ability to interact with others who share your passion. You can attend panels where people discuss your favorite books, shows, or movies, or you can play fun nerdy-themed games with others. Finding others within your fandom and comparing cosplays and fan theories is a highlight for many.
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