San Diego Comic-Con International

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The San Diego Convention Center during the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International ( SDCC ), and Comic-Con International: San Diego , San Diego Comic-Con or just Comic-Con called, is a year since 1970 in California's San Diego held Comic - event .

The Comic-Con is currently the world's largest comic fair of its kind. In contrast to the four times more frequented Japanese Comiket , the Comic-Con is less about sales and more about exchange. Although originally conceived as a pure comic book fair, it now also offers a wide range of topics such as horror , science fiction or fantasy from other media such as film and television . Numerous cosplayers use them for appearances in as original or original superhero costumes as possible .

Since 2015 there have been events with the same name in Germany .


Publisher Bruce Hamilton (right) with the editor of Comics Buyer's Guide Alan Light at San Diego Comic-Con 1982

300 visitors came to the first fair in 1970. In 2006, there were first signs that the San Diego Convention Center would be too small for the event with increasing attendance. Since 2010, some parts of the official trade fair events have been taking place in surrounding hotels and neighboring buildings to relieve the center, for example in PETCO Park , the baseball stadium of the San Diego Padres. In 2012 the fair was visited by over 130,000 fans. In recent years there have been more and more TV panels; in 2013 over 100 series panels were registered.

Comic Cons in Germany

Based on the example of the San Diego Comic-Con, corresponding events were organized as German counterparts:

The first German Comic Con took place on December 5th and 6th, 2015 in the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund and was sold out with 30,000 visitors. Further events followed in Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt and Munich.

The first Comic Con Germany took place from June 25th to 26th, 2016 on the exhibition grounds in Stuttgart and was visited by over 50,000 people.

Web links

Commons : San Diego Comic-Con International  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Comic-Con by the Numbers: 341 panels, 39 movie previews, $ 74 million spend. In: July 17, 2013, accessed February 11, 2016 .
  2. Germany's first COMIC CON takes place in the Ruhr area. (PDF; 2.24 MB) Press release. In: Cool Conventions UG, September 2015, accessed on June 29, 2016 .
  3. Résumé 2015. In: Cool Conventions GmbH, accessed on July 17, 2016 .
  4. ^ Pop culture fair: First comic cons in Germany. In: Spiegel Online. SPIEGEL ONLINE, July 2, 2015, accessed on July 17, 2016 .
  5. ^ Adam Arndt: Comic Con Germany: These TV guests are coming to Stuttgart in 2016. In: Retrieved July 17, 2016 .
  6. Comic Con Germany: Captains, Cosplay and Commerce. In: SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved June 27, 2016 .