San Diego Comic-Con 2016

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San Diego Comic-Con 2016, the annual gathering of comic book fans and pop culture enthusiasts, was an extravaganza of epic proportions. The four-day event that ran from July 21-24, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center in California, saw an impressive lineup of panels, tabletop games, cosplay, and celebrity appearances.

Comic-Con HQ, the network dedicated to all things Comic-Con, livestreamed the events in HD and gave fans access to exclusive content from the show floor. The coverage included interviews with actors, directors, writers, and artists, as well as in-depth analyses of new and upcoming movies, TV shows, and comic books.

One of the most talked-about events at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 was the Marvel Studios panel held on Saturday, July 23. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, presented an extensive showcase of the studio's upcoming films, including Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok. The panel also featured appearances by several cast members, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, and Tom Hiddleston, who delighted fans with insider information and off-the-cuff jokes.

Another highlight of the convention was the Warner Bros. panel, which unveiled trailers for its hotly anticipated films, including Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. The panel also featured appearances by Ben Affleck, who will play Batman in the upcoming movies, and the cast of Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff film.

One of the most emotional moments of the convention came during the Star Trek 50th Anniversary panel, which paid tribute to the late, great Leonard Nimoy. The panel featured cast members from the original series, as well as current Star Trek cast members, who shared their memories of Nimoy and the impact he had on the franchise and the larger pop culture landscape.

In addition to the panels, San Diego Comic-Con 2016 featured a vast exhibition hall filled with vendors and exhibitors showcasing their latest wares. Fans could buy exclusive merchandise and collectibles, ranging from limited-edition action figures to hand-painted artwork. Cosplayers roamed the halls dressed as their favorite characters, while gamers competed in tabletop and video game tournaments.

For budding artists and writers, the convention offered several workshops and panels on the craft of comic book creation. Expert writers and artists shared their tips and tricks and answered questions from aspiring creators. In addition, publishers like Marvel and DC Comics hosted portfolio reviews, giving emerging talent a chance to show off their skills and potentially score a job in the industry.

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 was also notable for its diverse range of content. Panels and events highlighted a variety of genres and interests, from science fiction to horror to fantasy. There were also several panels dedicated to social justice and diversity in the industry, with creators advocating for increased representation and inclusivity in comic books and other media.

Overall, San Diego Comic-Con 2016 was a massive success, drawing in tens of thousands of fans from around the world. The convention showcased the latest and greatest in pop culture, while also providing a space for fans to connect with each other and with the creators they admire. The event is sure to remain a beloved tradition for years to come.

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Katie Cook
30. Katie Cook
July 24, 2016
"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" writer, Katie Cook visits the CCHQ Live stage to talk about Gronk and her new children's "Star Wars" book.
DC All Access
29. DC All Access
July 24, 2016
Host of DC All Access, Jason Inman joins Steve to talk about this year's con, Wonder Woman's awesomeness and everything DC.
Her Universe
28. Her Universe
July 24, 2016
Her Universe executives, Ashley Eckstein and Jennifer Tisdale talk about their new series available exclusively on Comic-Con HQ and the fashion show this year.
27. Spiderman
July 24, 2016
Tony Revelori and Jacob Batalon from the cast of "Spiderman: Homecoming" tease the movie and discuss the beginning of filming.
Kings of Con
26. Kings of Con
July 24, 2016
Rob and Rich take time out of the their busy correspondent schedule to sit down and talk about their new CCHQ series; "Kings of Con" based on their experiences at "Supernatural" conventions.
Echo Kellum
25. Echo Kellum
July 24, 2016
Echo Kellum from the cast of "Arrow" talks about his con experience and a surprise musical performance during their panel.
24. Shadowhunters
July 24, 2016
Isaiah Mustafa from the cast of "Shadowhunters" join Allison and Steve to talk about being a nerd, aspiring to become a super hero and the Mortal Instruments series.
Once Upon A Time
23. Once Upon A Time
July 24, 2016
The cast and creators of ABC's "Once Upon A Time" talk about playing with beloved characters and building on their stories.
Skybound Booth
21. Skybound Booth
July 24, 2016
Anthony visits the Skybound booth to check out the exclusive items for some of the current popular books including "The Walking Dead", "Saga" and "Outcast."
Prison Break
20. Prison Break
July 24, 2016
The cast "Prison Break" reunites for a season 5 and fills us in on what has changed in the past seven years.
19. Frequency
July 24, 2016
The cast of the television series based on the film of the same name; "Frequency" join Carrie on the balcony.
Why Are You In Line?
18. Why Are You In Line?
July 24, 2016
Rob and Rich check in with the mega fans of Comic-Con that spend hours and days waiting to see something special and ask them; Why Are You In Line?
17. Arrow
July 24, 2016
Malik talks with the cast of "Arrow" about how they make super heroes work on a smaller screen.
Bandai Power Rangers
16. Bandai Power Rangers
July 24, 2016
Bandai reveals the first set of figures from the new "Power Rangers" film and some exclusive only available at the con.
Marvel Press Room
15. Marvel Press Room
July 24, 2016
One of the biggest events in Hall H; Marvel Cinematic Universe brings out the stars from all the upcoming franchises.
14. Elvira
July 24, 2016
Trisha talks to Elvira about her new photo book of 35 years worth of Elvira.
X-Men Experience
13. X-Men Experience
July 24, 2016
Rob and Rich visit the X-Men Apocalypse escape room right on the con floor.
Star Trek Discovery
12. Star Trek Discovery
July 24, 2016
Josh Macuga talks with the producers of the new "Star Trek Discovery" about the premise of the new series and if there will be Hannibal?
Square Enix
11. Square Enix
July 24, 2016
Malik hits the Square Enix booth to experience their upcoming properties.
10. NECA Toys
July 24, 2016
Anthony visits the NECA booth to get a look at this year's exclusives collectibles.
Son of Zorn Activation
9. Son of Zorn Activation
July 24, 2016
Rob and Rich visit Fox's "Son of Zorn" for some hawk riding, rock wall climing and base jumping fun.
WWE and Scooby Doo
8. WWE and Scooby Doo
July 24, 2016
"Scooby Doo" has some new friends from the WWE helping them on a new mystery.
Adult Swim Carnival
7. Adult Swim Carnival
July 24, 2016
Anthony spends some at the Adult Swim Carnival testing his luck.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead Experience
6. Ash Vs. Evil Dead Experience
July 24, 2016
Trisha heads inside the "Ash vs. Evil Dead" interactive haunted cabin to get the full Evil Dead experience.
CCHQ Live 2016-Aliens 30th Anniversary
5. CCHQ Live 2016-Aliens 30th Anniversary
July 24, 2016
The biggest reunion at this year's con; the entire cast and crew of Aliens celebrates the 30th anniversary in Hall H and reminisces on the press line.
Time After Time
4. Time After Time
July 24, 2016
ABC's "Time After Time" brings HG Wells and his time machine to modern day New York City. The cast and creator fill us in on the adventures to come this season.
Dirk Gently Cast
3. Dirk Gently Cast
July 24, 2016
The cast and crew of BBC America's "Dirk Gently" joins Carrie on the CCHQ balcony for some info on the new kind of detective story series.
Vikings Interactive Booth
2. Vikings Interactive Booth
July 24, 2016
Rob and Rich head inside the interactive History Channel's "Vikings" booth to conquer their fears.
The Good Place
1. The Good Place
July 24, 2016
The cast and creators of NBC's "The Good Place" talk with Anthony Carboni about their characters and the unusual concept.
  • Premiere Date
    July 21, 2016