When: Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23, 2017
Where: San Diego Convention Center
Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2017, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 19, and running Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. Comic Con International is the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.
Comic-Con International once again features a massive schedule of programming events—the largest of any comics or pop culture convention in the country. This is the most extensive Comic-Con International programming schedule to date. It spans all four days and includes 19 separate rooms in the Convention Center, ranging from 168 seats to the massive 6,500-seat Hall H.
Beyond the Convention Center, you will find Comic-Con programming at four other locations in downtown: the San Diego Central Library, the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the Horton Grand Theatre, and the Marriott Marquis.
To learn more about Comic-Con, go to www.comic-con.org.
This year’s lineup features some big names like Arthur Adams (Writer, Artist), Sergio Aragonés (Cartoonist, MAD, Groo), Andrew Aydin (Co-author, MARCH trilogy), Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Batwoman, DC Bombshells), Box Brown (Writer/artist, André the Giant: Life and Legend, Tetris: The Games People Play), Gail Carriger (Author, Parasol Protectorate, Finishing School series), Joyce Chin (Artist, Marvel covers, including America, Deadpool the Duck), Gemma Correll (Cartoonist, The Worrier’s Guide to Life, A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette), Melanie Gillman (Cartoonist, As the Crow Flies, Stage Dreams), Mike Grell (Writer/artist: Starslayer, The Warlord, Jon Sable, Freelance), Dean Hale (Co-author, Princess in Black series, Calamity Jack) and more.
Comic-Con International’s 48th Annual Masquerade – Costume Contest:
Comic-Con’s Saturday night big event is a unique evening of fun and amazing costume creations as the stage lights brighten, the music swells, and the huge audience that’s lined up hours in advance takes their seats for the annual costume competition. Not a dance nor party as the name might imply, it’s an onstage event in the style of a talent competition, with a Master of Ceremonies, a panel of guest judges, and impressive awards and generous prizes presented in assorted categories.
The Masquerade reminds us that the creative arts reside in all of us, that the arts are not meant to be just a spectator sport, and that among our attendees there is plenty of amazing talents and creativity worth showcasing. More than a few times over the years we’ve seen our contestants go on to professional costuming or related careers in the arts.
Beautiful Comic-Con awards, featuring our custom-created Comic-Con Masquerade medallions, will be presented in the categories of
- Best In Show
- Judges’ Choice
- Best Re-Creation
- Best Original Design
- Best Workmanship
- Most Humorous
- Most Beautiful
- Best Young Fan
At the event there will be all kinds of events that can happen only at Comic Con: Costume contests, screening for movies that don’t have distribution, and QA sessions where artists and contributors from every arena in the entertainment industry can answer your personal questions regarding what they do. You can even get your favorite comic books and other memorabilia autographed by your idols and inspirations.
Come enjoy San Diego’s mild, sunny, gorgeous summer weather as the whole city is packed to the brim with like-minded people there to soak in the atmosphere and have some good clean fun.