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Comic-Con International is a massive undertaking -- here's the 2016 event by the numbers

Thu Jul 21 09:04:22 EDT 2016 | Los Angeles Times
San Diego Comic-Con International is a massive undertaking every year -- here is a by-the-numbers look at 2016's event, plus a few tidbits from the historical documents: 4: days 135,000+: people expected 300+: attendees at March 1970 inaugural event, when it was called San Diego's Golden State Comic-Minicon 1973: year the event became San Diego Comic-Con 728: exhibitors 460,000+: square feet in exhibit hall 494: anime screenings over four days 985,000: Twitter users following @Comic_Con 250: sea..


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San Diego Comic-Con International is a massive undertaking every year -- here is a by-the-numbers look at 2016's event, plus a few tidbits from the historical documents: 4: days 13..
Comic-Con director Eddie Ibrahim kicked off the panel by introducing the extended screens Warner Brothers likes to present on. A sizzle reel of Lord of the Rings, 300, The Matrix, ..
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Cosplayers attend Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty I..
Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 held its annual preview night this evening, and is on the floor seeing what there is to see, and there is plenty. We’ve taken ..
Lego Batman is ready to drop the mic in life-size form at this week's San Diego Comic-Con. In celebration of next year's "The Lego Batman Movie," Lego has constructed a 286-pound B..
A Ferris wheel ride with the hero of “Mr. Robot.” A total-immersion adventure with the killer misfits from “Suicide Squad.” Some uncomfortably close encounters of the “American Hor..
San Diego Comic-Con kicks off today—the world’s biggest gathering of comics fans, movie buffs, gamers and geeks of all stripes. There are sneak previews of blockbuster movies and T..
Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. San Diego International Comic-Con is right around the corner! Pac..
A girl must visit the Hall of Faces when at San Diego Comic-Con. “Game of Thrones” is going all out at SDCC this year by introducing a new interactive exhibit — The Hall of Fa..
The Originals (CW)  12:50 p.m. in Indigo Ballroom After a truly deadly third season, join the cast and producers of The Originals for a first look at season four and the answe..
San Diego Comic-Con is about to begin (tomorrow, to be exact!) -- and like years past, MTV is going to have a major presence at the beloved SoCal annual event. Teen Wolf (it'll be ..
As Donald Trump whips up Republicans to a fever pitch in Cleveland, and the Democrats tee up for their rejoinder next week in Philadelphia, a very different, though no less im..
  Have you heard of Pokemon Go? Of course you have. It’s the biggest thing since, well, Twitter, and it seems like everyone and their mother (and father and sister and cousin ..
San Diego Comic-Con is great for the lucky few that get to go, but millions of nerds around the world will be sitting at home sulking about missing it and stalking live tweets from..
Editor’s note: Most Comic-Con menus and cocktails are available from Thursday through Sunday. Bake Sale Bakery’s sweet and savory treats will include Wookie Cookies (chewy coconut ..
It's the biggest pop culture event of the year and is covering the show from all angles. There is a lot going on at the four-day fandom celebration, and a lot of..
The annual event officially starts tomorrow (July 21) and we have all your need-to-know information about Thursday’s schedule right here. Casts from Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix), M..
Here we are ladies and gentlemen, the final big panel of Thursday at Comic Con International. We're seated in Ballroom 20 waiting to see Mike Colter & co take the stage. K..
The annual nerd get-together that is Comic-Con attracts no shortage of fanboys and fangirls. Many of these attendees spend days and a lot of money designing and making their costum..
Thursday proved to be a marvelous day for Marvel fans at San Diego Comic-Con for surprises rolled out in droves. Major updates were unveiled about the superheroes and what they wil..
The annual entertainment expo Comic-Con has kicked off in San Diego with great fanfare. And on the very first day at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 proved to be a great find for fans of ..
It's the biggest pop culture event of the year and is covering the show from all angles. There is a lot going on at the four-day fandom celebration, and Saturday..
Early Friday afternoon, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead took over Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center. The cast and producers took the stage to recap the events of the first..
SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- Cara Delevingne is changing her signature look. The 23-year-old British model and actress surprised fans by debuting short hair Thursday at San Diego Co..
On Friday, The Walking Dead took over a packed Hall H at San Diego Comic Con. The cast and crew took the stage in front of 6,500 dedicated fans to recap the events of season six an..
One of our favorite things about San Diego Comic Con, going on now, is all the cosplay in effect. There’s still a few more days of the convention, but John Barrowman has already sn..
Marvel Television and Netflix have revealed the new key art poster for Marvel’s Luke Cage. The poster was designed and created by famed artist and Marvel chief creative officer Joe..
AMC went all out with their San Diego Comic Con booth, offering fans one of the coolest free experiences on the entire show room floor. On a made-for-Comic-Con set, the eleven char..
Comic-Con is here! More than 100,000 genre entertainment enthusiasts, creators, cosplayers and more will descend on San Diego this week for the annual pop culture expo. But wi..
This weekend is San Diego Comic-Con, and you know what that means: tons and tons of teasers and announcements for your favorite comic book and comic book-based properties. Marvel a..
The werewolf-themed series, which made its debut at the four-day SoCal event back in 2011, will end after a 20-episode Season 6. The MTV program -- a true Con staple -- wrapped up ..
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. $8 to $14 garden admission for nonmembers, and free for members. (760) 43..
Your Vulture editors are on their way to San Diego for Comic-Con, the annual celebration of everything super-geeky. This year, after a notable absence, Marvel is returning to the C..
In his apartment on March 17, 1970, Shel Dorf displays some posters to be shown at a convention in the U.S. Grant Hotel. (John Greensmith/U-T/San Diego Historical Society) The firs..