May 28, 2024

You know it, I know it. You feel it, and indeed, we all can feel it… At this time of year, there’s a special vibration in the air, growing stronger and peaking very soon, specifically during the upcoming month of JULY. Yes, you can say it now, go ahead, take a deep breath and repeat with me…: San Diego Comic-Con 2024 is almost here!!

San Diego Comic-Con 2024

This year’s edition of the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in California, USA, from July 25 to 28.

We are talking about what can be considered the most famous comic and pop culture convention in the world, without beating around the bush. San Diego Comic-Con began in 1970 and has not stopped growing in size and popularity since then, attracting a wide range of participants, including some of the biggest names in comics, film, television, and video games. Its popularity stems not only from its large attendance but also from the prominence of its panels, the variety of its exhibitions, and the level of its special guests, not to mention its impact on the entertainment industry and its ability to generate news and trends across multiple fan communities, making it unique in its genre.

Let’s Create Hype

Whether you like anime, comics, movies, video games, or pop culture in general, or are simply a tourist passing through San Diego, California this upcoming July, there are countless reasons why you surely wouldn’t want to miss such an event. But just in case, here we’ll list some of the activities that will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 25 to 28.

The activities and panels listed below are 100% confirmed for this year:

  • Paramount+’s The Lodge: This space will offer immersive experiences and activities related to popular shows like “Knuckles“, “Halo“, “Frasier“, among others. Visitors will have the chance to participate in themed games and take photos on sets specifically designed to mimic scenes from these series.
  • Various exhibitions and activities: The convention will feature a wide range of stands and exhibitions in the exhibition hall, where attendees can see everything from exclusive items to fan and press tables. Additionally, there will be an anime show, a film festival for children, and a portfolio review for those interested in art and animation.
  • Masquerade: One of the most anticipated events is the Masquerade, a cosplay contest where participants can showcase their impressive costumes and compete for prizes.
  • Game zones and film festivals: There will be areas dedicated to games and a film festival, providing entertainment and film culture to attendees. These activities offer an excellent opportunity to interact with other fans and enjoy new experiences related to cinema and video games.

As if all this were not enough, San Diego Comic-Con 2024 will feature an impressive list of special guests including celebrities from the world of comics, literature, and animation. Some of the highlights include:

  • Liz Climo: Known for her work as an illustrator, animator, and author, especially for her books like “Rory the Dinosaur” and “The Little World of Liz Climo“.
  • Jo Duffy: Renowned comic writer who has worked on titles such as “Power Man and Iron Fist“, “Catwoman“, and the English edition of “Akira“.
  • Christopher Paolini: Author of the popular “World of Eragon” and the Fractalverse series.
  • Dan Santat: Creator and author of books like “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend“.
  • Juanjo Guarnido: Artist famous for his work on the comic series “Blacksad“.
  • Mariko Tamaki: Co-creator of acclaimed comics like “This One Summer” and “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me“.
  • Naomi Novik: Writer known for the Scholomance trilogy and other stories.
  • Julia Wertz: Illustrator known for her work on “Museum of Mistakes” and “Drinking at the Movies“.

A Bit of History

Over the years, San Diego Comic-Con has been the stage for numerous historically significant events in the world of entertainment, especially in the realms of comics, cinema, and pop culture. Here are just a few examples:

  • Announcements of major franchises: Comic-Con has been the launch platform for multiple important announcements of comic and movie franchises. For example, in 2010, Marvel announced its ambitious “Phase One” of movies, which would culminate with “The Avengers“, setting the tone for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Premiere of anticipated movie trailers: The convention has often been the venue for the premiere of trailers for some of the most anticipated movies. A memorable moment was in 2015, when the first trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was shown, one of the first glimpses at the expansion of the DC Extended Universe.
  • Memorable encounters: The convention has facilitated iconic encounters, such as in 2007, when the actors who would play the Avengers on the big screen were presented together for the first time, a crucial moment for movie and comic fans.
  • Significant comic debuts: Comic-Con has also been the place for important announcements in the comic world. For example, the debut of major storylines or the introduction of new characters who later become fundamental to the industry.
  • Returns and revivals: In 2013, for example, the return of the TV series “Twin Peaks” was announced, marking a significant moment for fans of the series and an example of Comic-Con‘s cultural impact beyond the world of comics.

These are just a few examples of how San Diego Comic-Con has served as an epicenter for announcements and events that have marked the history of entertainment and pop culture. Each year, the convention continues to be a key event for announcements and the display of the latest in cinema, television, and comics.


I’m almost sure that not much more needs to be added to make it clear that, whenever possible, you shouldn’t miss the most important event of all for anything in the world! And now it’s your turn: Have you attended any of the previous editions of San Diego Comic-Con? Will you be attending this one? Come on, tell us in the comments, because you know, we’ll be reading! 🙂

Source: San Diego Comic-Con Official Page