Genre fans of every ilk make the annual pilgrimage down to San Diego for fandom's ultimate party: San Diego Comic Con. The 4-day event celebrates comic books, movies, TV, video games, anime, action figures, you name it. Fans get to rub shoulders with stars and creators, in intimate panel discussions and presentations in giant halls, on the packed exhibit floor and in autograph sessions. Many come dressed in costume, many more take pictures of the Wonder Women and Star Trek cadets in their midst.
Comic Con is now sold out; approximately 125,000 people are expected to attend.
THU, JULY 20: 9:30am-7pm*
FRI, JULY 21: 9:30am-7pm*
SAT, JULY 22: 9:30am-7pm*
SUN, JULY 23: 9:30am -5pm
* Programming continues past 7:00 PM on THU, FRI & SAT Nights
Childcare is available on-site through Kiddiecorp. Deadline for pre-registering for childcare is June 20, 2017.
Note: Much of the fun happens outside the convention center. While equally crowded, most of these events are free and do not require Comic Con Badges, (though some may have age limits.) Info on outside events can be found on the SDCC Unofficial Blog and on Nerdist .