San Diego is the place to be from 19 to 22 July when Comic Con International (USA) takes over the city. Baroque Access has all the details.
Since it was first formed in the 1970s, Comic Con has grown in popularity, due mainly to the rise in popularity of animated films, Anime, Western cartoons, video games and other fantasy communications. The 4-day Comic Con International (USA) Festival held at San Diego Convention Center in California offers a wide selection of different genres in the fantasy world. Famous TV and movie personalities are always present, including those who portray these fantasy characters as well as others who just love the genre and wouldn’t miss the festival.
This year’s Comic Con, from 19 to 22 July 2018, promises to be even more exciting and eventful than previous events. Aside from meeting fantasy idols such as Hugh Jackman (who played Wolverine), Gal Gadot (Wonderwoman) and Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds, visitors also take part in the hype and dress up as their favorite characters. This is the only event in the country where you can act like a kid and get away with it, without a care in the world.
The first-ever Comic Con International (USA) convention was held in March 1970 – it was a collaboration between a group of fans of comics, movies and science-fiction and was the first comic book convention ever in southern California. It was a one-day event held at the Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. About 100 people attended. This was followed by a 3-day event in August that same year, with over 300 visitors.
Over the years, Comic Con has become the focal point for comic conventions. These days, it offers a giant exhibition hall, massive programming schedule featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts as well as hands-on workshops and various academic and educational programs. And let’s not forget anime and film screenings, games, a masquerade costume competition, autograph area, art show, and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Oscars of the comics industry.
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With so much on offer at this year’s Comic Con, we reveal just a smattering of what we’re excited about. There just isn’t space to tell you everything, so this is a small taste of what’s on offer…
COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS 2018
Wednesday 18 July
8.05pm Deadpool movie
10pm Deadpool 2 movie
Thursday 19 July
10.30am Bladerunner Revelations: Story telling in VR
11.30am Frankenstein movie
12pm About Comics 20th Anniversary
12.55pm Bride of Frankenstein movie
1.45pm TMNT Reboot: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2.20pm Young Frankenstein movie
3pm StreetPass San Diego: Using Nintendo to Create a Safe & Open Community for Gamers
4.20pm I, Frankenstein movie
9.25pm From Beyond movie
Friday 20 July
10am War Games movie
12.05pm Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle movie
1.15pm Costume Designers Guild – The Costumes of Black Panther
2.15pm Ready Player One movie
3pm This week in Marvel: Tales to Astonish
4.15pm Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato 2019
4.45pm Tomb Raider movie
6.15pm Sony Pictures Panel
9pm The Mummy 2017 movie
Saturday 21 July
11am 20 years of Magic: Inside Harry Potter
12pm The Adventures of Baron Munchausen movie
12.30pm Lara Croft’s Defining Moment: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
3.30pm Supergirl Special Video Presentation & Q&A
4.15pm Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray™
7.45pm 25 Years of the Nightmare Before Christmas with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
8pm Prism Awards: Diversity & Recognition in Comics
9pm Red Sparrow movie
12.30am Rocky Horror Picture Show movie
Sunday 22 July
10am San Diego International Children’s Film Festival
10.30am LEGO Ninjago
2pm Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Drawing Characters
3.30pm Comic-Con Talk Back
4pm The Origin of Jack Kirby’s Black Panther