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San Diego Comic-Con: Looking Back and Looking Forward

San Diego Comic-Con: Looking Back and Looking Forward

SDCC 2019 Recap and Photo Highlights This year Comic-Con International: San Diego celebrated the pop culture convention's 50th anniversary. What began as a modest assembly of roughly 300 comic book and science fiction fans in the U.S. Grant Hotel in 1970 has now become a major media event attracting over 135,000 fans that fill the … Continue reading San Diego Comic-Con: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Lunar Past, Lunar Future at Comic-Con

Lunar Past, Lunar Future at Comic-Con

Real-world science at SDCC 2019 revels in the past and inspires the future While Comic-Con International: San Diego primarily focuses on the realms of fantasy and science fiction, real-world science also plays a role in the annual fan fest. [See Knowledge@Wharton, "Science — No Longer Just Fiction — at Comic-Con."] In addition to examining the … Continue reading Lunar Past, Lunar Future at Comic-Con

Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

Shortly following the badge sale for next year's Comic-Con International: San Diego, the festival's organizers announced on Twitter the passing of John Rogers, Comic-Con International's president since 1986. I didn't know Rogers well, but each year Comic-Con would conclude for me with him leading the closing Talk Back session. I was impressed by Rogers' composure … Continue reading Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Recap and Photo Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Recap and Photo Highlights

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a massive enterprise, and everyone's experience is unique, making an overall assessment difficult. Nevertheless, the consensus seemed to be that this year felt different from recent years -- that it was, in some sense, weird (but mostly in a good way). Several attendees described the vibe as a throwback to … Continue reading San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Recap and Photo Highlights