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Comic-Con 2022: Return to the Convention Center

Editor's note: Comic-Con 2022 has come and gone — its final day was Sunday, July 24. Enjoy our coverage from the event below. See you next year!

Read the stories| Watch the videos | Check out the events | Find transportation | COVID protocol

The pandemic forced Comic-Con International to go virtual with its Comic-Con@Home editions and to hold a scaled back Comic-Con Special Edition in November 2021.

Before COVID-19, San Diegans could expect Comic-Con to take over not just San Diego Convention Center but also downtown San Diego. It was an explosion of pop culture geekiness that drew attendees of all ages and from all over the globe.

The same full-scale event is expected this week as the pop culture convention returns in-person and in full force — the first time since 2019. Follow along for the latest stories, videos and updates on all things Comic-Con.

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Attendees say San Diego Comic-Con 2022 feels 'like coming home again'
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San Diego's Xtreme Justice League of real-life super heroes focuses on community service
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Comic-Con is back in full swing after a three-year delay.
  • Arts
  • Charity
  • Comic-Con

5th Annual Lights! Camera! Autism!

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 5:30 PM
Comic-Con Museum
$100 to $150
  • Comic-Con
  • Family
  • Arts & Crafts

San Diego Rocket Con - Comic and Toy Convention

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10 AM
Ongoing until February 19, 2023
Scottish Rite Event Center
$22 to $40
  • Books
  • Teens
  • Comic-Con
  • One Book
  • KPBS Arts Calendar
  • Editor's Picks

One Book, One San Diego 2022 Virtual Teen Author Event with Trung Le Nguyen

This event is in the past.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 9:50 AM to 10:50 AM
Virtual
Free
  • Photography
  • Comic-Con
  • Lectures & Classes

Toy Photography Workshop

This event is in the past.
Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 12 PM to 2 PM
Revision
$10
  • Arts
  • Comic-Con
  • Heritage & Cultural
  • Black History Month

Acori Honzo’s Iconic And Collectible Black Heroes

This event is in the past.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6 PM
Ongoing until July 24, 2022
San Diego Convention Center
  • Comic-Con
  • Films
  • Outdoors
  • Exhibits

FXSDCC labyrinth activation

This event is in the past.
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 10 AM
Ongoing until July 24, 2022
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
Free
  • Comic-Con
  • Arts

Comic-Con 2022 Masquerade

This event is in the past.
Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
San Diego Convention Center
Free
  • Comic-Con
  • Exhibits
  • Family
  • Outdoors

DOCTOR STRANGE Offsite

This event is in the past.
Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 10 AM to 6 PM
MLK Promenade
Free

Transportation

Those staying near the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con will have access to free shuttle rides from their hotels to the convention center. See the full schedule with map here.

Wednesday, July 20
3:00 PM–7:00 PM: Every 20 minutes
7:00 PM–12:00 AM*: Every 15 minutes

Thursday, July 21
5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Friday, July 22
5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Saturday, July 23
5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
8:00 AM–9:00 PM: Every 15 minutes
9:00 PM–1:00 AM*:Every 30 minutes

Sunday, July 24
5:00 AM–8:00 AM: Every 30 minutes
8:00 AM–7:00 PM*: Every 15 minutes

*The ending time indicated is the last departure from the San Diego Convention Center to official hotels. The last bus departing the hotels going to the Convention Center is approximately 30 minutes prior to the end time listed.

For attendees who are driving, San Diego Comic Con’s website posted a few areas — along with the parking fees — to park their cars. Prices range from $20-$35.

Locals who wish to attend Comic-Con via public transportation, theMTS Trolley Service, Amtrak and COASTER train will transport passengers toward the convention center sans the traffic headache.

COVID protocol

  • Face coverings are required
  • Attendees must download the CLEAR app to upload verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours
  • A COVID verification wristband is also needed. They are available at multiple locations including the San Diego Convention Center as well as at the Marriott Marquis and Marina, Omni San Diego, and Town and Country Hotel.

For more information and a list of all locations visit the Comic-Con COVID protocol page.