Sunday, April 12th, 2009
Comic-Con International is an annual comic convention held in San Diego, California. The four-day event was first held in 1970, with about 300 people attending. This years event, scheduled for July 24-27, is expected to have at least 125,000 in attendance.
Comic-Con originally showcased comic books and science fiction and fantasy in films and on television. The focus of Comic-Con has expanded over the years to include a wide range of pop culture topics, including animation, horror, anime, manga, video games, fantasy card games, toys and fantasy novels.
In addition to an exhibitor floor, Comic-Con features seminars, panels, workshops, film previews, celebrity appearances, a costume contest and an independent film festival. The size of the convention is testament to the ever-growing popularity of fantasy and science fiction in pop culture.
Learn more at the Comic-Con website.