Comic-Con 2016: A Brief History Of The Most Popular Geek Convention In The World

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), better known as Comic-Con 2016, is in full swing, and as always, this glorious celebration of geek culture and all awesome things conceived since history itself has us all drooling over like anything.

For the millions residing in nerd’s land, SDCC is the one-stop convention to share common interests and celebrate superheroes, vampires, zombies, space wars, wizards et al with cosplays, posters, actions figures etc. The annual Comic-Con in San Diego generates massive interest not only in the U.S. but across the globe, and is supported by huge companies keen to leverage the event’s potential to enhance their brand value and reach out to prospective consumers.

Indeed, there are several big geek culture conventions that happen around the world every year, but SDCC still remains the Mecca for the geek community and is the biggest in terms of attendance and the number and diversity of participants.

A Brief History of the Comic-Con    

Highlights and official schedule for Comic-Con 2016

To help you stay updated, here are highlights of what all happened in SDCC 2016 between July 20-22 and what is planned for the remaining two days:

July 20

Exclusive screenings of new US TV pilots: Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency and Time After Time, as well as a new episode of Teen Titans Go!

July 21

Thursday- We saw panels for popular TV series such as Snowden, The Strain, Teen Wolf, Marvel’s Luke Cage (whom we saw earlier in Jessica Jones), Mr Robot (this show becomes too complex for my understanding at times) and Comedy Central’s Drunk History.

July 22

Friday, was a really busy day with events for The Walking Dead (and a season 7 trailer. We know that Negan kills Glenn! C’mon AMC), Fear the Walking Dead, a convo with Joss Whedon courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, South Park, Preacher, The Big Bang Theory (hope next season is the final one), iZombie, Scream Queens (very underrated show IMO), Orphan Black, Archer, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and the world premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke.

July 23

Saturday. This is where the big players come in. Yeah, we are talking heavy league stuff like the Marvel Studios’ panel – featuring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Doctor Strange – and Warner Bros’ panel – featuring Wonder Woman, LEGO Batman, Kong: Skull Island, King Arthur and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Holy amazeballs!

Oh, and there will also be the Aliens: 30th Anniversary celebration – James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver will make an appearance. Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, The Vampire Diaries, Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow will also be discuused, with guest celebs like Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead), Tatian Maslany (Orphan Black), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) and Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD).

July 24

Sunday, the event will draw to a close with Sherlock, Supernatural, Prison Break, 24: Legacy, Pokémon GO and an interactive Buffy: Once More with Feeling musical.

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