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Comic-Con International San Diego

Tens of thousands of people are descending on downtown San Diego this week for the annual Comic-Con International convention. It starts Thursday, July 20 and runs through Sunday, July 23. Click here for a complete list of all other Comic-Con related events.

Playlist: Comic-Con 2017

Comic-Con International 2017

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

In the spirit of Comic-Con, the San Diego Public Library is issuing new cybor-themed library cards starting Thursday, July 20.

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

Halle Barry, Colin Firth and Will Smith will be among the big-screen stars appearing at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday on the opening day of Comic-Con International, an annual celebration of pop culture.

Comic-Con For Educators: Ramona High Eases Into ‘The Odyssey’ With Graphic Novel

This week, downtown San Diego will be filled with fantastical creatures, comic book villains — and everyday superheroes. Teachers come to Comic-Con each year to present on using pop culture in the classroom. This year, they include educators from Ramona High School.

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

Comic-Con brings its share of culture, comedy and creative personalities to San Diego, here is a look at the 10 best arts-inspired events.

Writer Chelsea Cain Wants More Women's Narratives In Comics

Chelsea Cain has only written one comic book series, but she is already being called one of the best writers in the industry.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Comic-Con Buzz

Comic-Con may not start until next week, but there are some events happening before the big weekend, plus some sophisticated comic-related options.

Mayor Faulconer: Comic-Con To Stay In San Diego Through 2021

Comic-Con International is staying at the San Diego Convention Center through 2021, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Friday.

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Sob, Sob, Another Comic-Con Come And Gone

After four days of pop culture celebration, it's time to return to the real world

Comic-Con 2016 wrapped Sunday night. During the four-day celebration of all things pop culture, there were hundreds of hours of programming, a film festival and the handing out of the Eisner Awards. Now it's back to the daily grind.

Family Affair Explores Star Trek Final Frontier

The play "Klingon Lifestyles," which will stage its 23rd production Friday, has become a classic at Comic-Con in San Diego. Meet the family behind it.

Makeup Artists Bring Characters To Life At San Diego Comic-Con

Artists at the Cinema Makeup School booth at San Diego’s Comic-Con give fans a little taste of how they pull characters from comic book pages.

What To Know About Comic-Con, Day 2

The world premiere of the animated film, "Batman: The Killing Joke," will highlight the second day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

'Star Wars' Collector Shows Smaller Side Of Comic-Con

While others look forward to the latest blockbuster trailers, some are on the hunt for Comic-Con's exclusive merchandise. Ramie Tateishi, who has been collecting R2-D2 robots for 40 years, explains why he attends the convention year after year.

Fans Embody Favorite Characters At Comic-Con

San Diego native Jamie Lee Cortez explains what it’s like to walk around Comic-Con dressed up as a popular character.

What To Know About Comic-Con, Day 1

First-day highlights include a panel with filmmaker Oliver Stone, a world-premiere screening of the USA series "Falling Water," the 75th anniversary of Captain America, the 19th annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza and the Cartoon Network Costume Ball.

The Healing Power Of Superheroes

Dr. Janina Scarlet, founder of Superhero Therapy, incorporates pop culture characters to help patients cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

Trolley Increasing Service During Comic-Con

The Green, Orange and UC San Diego Blue Lines will depart all stations every 15 minutes most of each day. Train frequency will increase to every 7 1/2 minutes during peak travel times on the Green Line and UC San Diego Blue Line.

News In Numbers: Comic-Con Uses Its Super Powers To Help Fill San Diego Trolley Cars

Taking the trolley to Comic-Con might be the worst kept secret for avoiding downtown traffic and parking fees. How big of a boost is the event for ridership numbers?

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

Turning Tydes serves up 'The Phantom of the Empire' and 'Les Midge'

A long time ago in a galaxy known as MGM, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to rally a ragtag crew of neighborhood kids to put on a show. That spirit also fuels a youthful theater company called Turning Tydes, which serves up a pair of geeky, do-it-yourself musical mash-ups that will run during Comic-Con.

Comic-Con Celebrates 47 Years In San Diego

It's the longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention in the U.S.

The first Comic-Con, held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel, drew about 300 people. Now it has almost 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and attracts more than 130,000 attendees.

MTS Partners With Uber For All-Star Game And Comic-Con

The Metropolitan Transit System announced an agreement with Uber to bring customers to and from transit stations in San Diego County over the next few weeks, with the possibility of a more permanent arrangement in the future.

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The Imperfect Perfection Of Comic-Con

Kaijus in jail, Lumberjanes, and Popeye the Sailor Moon

With 600 hours of programming, a quarter mile of exhibit hall and an ever-widening radius of outside activity, Comic-Con is sensory overload and all you can hope to do is taste a tiny sample of the pop culture smorgasbord.

Behind The Scenes At The Symphony’s Surprise Star Wars Concert

The San Diego Symphony performed a surprise concert for 7,000 Star Wars fans during Comic-Con and it was all kept top secret.

San Diego Symphony Puts On 'Star Wars' Concert For Comic-Con Crowd

Director J.J. Abrams and the San Diego Symphony surprised "Star Wars" fans with a free special performance of the music from the franchise at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, a symphony spokesman said Saturday.

Multitasking at Comic-Con — There's An App For That

A new app is being billed as"Uber for queueing up," and it's helping costumed superheroes and their fans at San Diego's annual pop cultural festival.

Barrio Logan Wants In On Comic-Con Spotlight

Business offers Chicano-Con to draw attention to Latino popular culture

Business owners in the San Diego neighborhood said they don't benefit from the international event so they're hosting Chicano-Con.

Rococo X-Men Prepare For Comic-Con Masquerade

Costumers add final touches for Saturday event

Comic-Con is in full swing and Thursday night there will be the second annual Her Universe Fashion Show. But the longer tradition for costumers and cosplayers at Comic-Con is the Masquerade on Saturday. One group is preparing to take the X-Men back to the Rococo style of Marie Antoinette by way of Sofia Coppola.

Comic-Con In Full Gear

This year's edition of Comic-Con International will mark its first full day Thursday by presenting a huge collection of exhibits at the San Diego Convention Center and hosting panels with film stars and producers.

Comic-Con 2015: Through The Eyes Of KPBS' Cinema Junkie

KPBS arts and culture reporter Beth Accomando is covering Comic-Con Thursday through Sunday. Follow along here.

Barrio Logan Wants In On Comic-Con Spotlight

Business offers Chicano-Con to draw attention to Latino popular culture

Business owners in the San Diego neighborhood said they don't benefit from the international event so they're hosting Chicano-Con.

Canadian Filmmaker Makes First Trip To Comic-Con

Short film 'Dead Hearts' to screen Thursday

Comic-Con kicked off it’s 46th year in San Diego Wednesday with preview night. I spent the evening with a Canadian filmmaker who was making his first visit to Comic-Con. What a blast!

How To Enjoy San Diego's Comic-Con Without A Badge

So you don't have paid admission to Comic-Con International? No problem. There's still a lot of fun to be had during this week's pop culture extravaganza.

Comic-Con's Soft-Opening Includes Events At Central Library, Convention Center

Comic-Con International's annual soft-opening is scheduled Wednesday night. Public transportation agencies are ramping up services as the event comes to town.

Conan O'Brien Kicks Off 4-Night San Diego Run Of His Show

The show will take place at Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego, where Comic-Con International is getting underway.

Comic-Con Set To Kick Off Amid News It's Staying In San Diego Until 2018

Pop culture convention begins Wednesday with preview night

Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America, and until at least 2018 it will remain in San Diego. Spokesman David Glanzer talks about the new contract and what's new at the convention.

Scanty Comic-Con Costumes No Excuse For Sexual Harassment

GeeksForCONsent says organizers of annual pop culture fest don't do enough to stop harassers

An advocacy group is targeting this week's annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego for failing to do enough to prevent sexual harassment. GeeksForCONsent has collected 3,000 signatures asking Comic-Con to beef up its anti-harassment policy and enforcement.

Comic-Con 'Zombie Walk' In San Diego Canceled Over Safety Concerns

The organizers of the annual "Zombie Walk" said the event will not take place this year because of legal concerns stemming from an automobile crash last year that seriously injured a woman.

Preparations Begin For Comic-Con International In San Diego

Around 130,000 people are expected to attend the largest annual trade show in San Diego through Sunday. Many are visitors from out of town, and some are from out of the country.