Hello San Diego! This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing on 18-21 July 2019. San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States. It is commonly known as Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC. The aim is to create awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
San Diego Comic-Con International was first held on 21 March 1970, as the Golden State Comic Book Convention at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, by a group of San Diegan comics, movie, and science-fiction fans. Today, San Diego Comic-Con is the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world, attended by more than 130,000 people from around the world.
Originally showcasing primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.
Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, and portfolio review sessions with top comic book and video game companies. The evenings include events such as awards ceremonies, the annual Masquerade costume contest, and the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, which showcases shorts and feature-length movies that do not have distribution or distribution deals. Traditional events include an eclectic film program, screening rooms devoted to Japanese animation, gaming, as well as over 350 hours of other programming on all aspects of comic books and pop culture.
If you are in San Diego on 18-21 July 2019, head straight to San Diego Convention Center to participate in San Diego Comic-Con! Put on your best cosplay from your favorite comic, manga, anime, tv-show or movie. If you are not in San Diego, do not worry! Several online media broadcasters will broadcast the events from San Diego Comic-Con live, and you could watch it directly from your comfortable couch or sofa at your home!
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