SDCC – Comic-Con International: San Diego

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Members of The Geekiary staff have been attending San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) for many years. Below you’ll find all of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage, including exclusive interviews, press roundtables, panel summaries, event guides, and SDCC tips/advice for how you can navigate the biggest geek culture convention in the United States.

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SDCC 2022 Tips & News

General Articles
Secrets of Comic-Con | 10 Things I Learned @ My First SDCC
SDCC as A Panelist | A First Timer & Cosplay Perspective
San Diego Comic-Con Television Episodes & Movies to Watch Before You Go

SDCC 2022


San Diego Comic-Con
July 22nd-24th, 2022
San Diego, CA

Comic-Con 2019 – Coverage

Panels & Press Rooms


Other Coverage


Comic-Con 2022 – News

Marvel Studios WILL Be in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con
Kevin Smith SDCC Event Tickets Are Now On Sale! 
‘The Rings of Power’ to Dominate SDCC 2022
Rumor Patrol: Will Marvel Studios Be At SDCC?
Funko to Hold SDCC Panel with Simu Liu, Rosario Dawson & More

Comic-Con 2022 – Planning

Everything We Know About SDCC 2022
SDCC 2022 Hotelocalypse: What We Do and Do NOT Know

SDCC 2021

Comic Con: Special Edition
November 26th-28th, 2021
San Diego, CA

San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition: A Homecoming for the SDCC Family
We all knew SDCC: Special Edition was going to be a smaller con that was very different from the juggernaut summer convention we’re used to. But with our expectations set accordingly, it was an enjoyable return for the SDCC diehards.

San Diego Comic-Con
July 22nd-25th, 2021
San Diego, CA

Comic-Con@Home 2021 – Coverage

Panel Recaps & Recommendations

Cultural Diversity Shines at SDCC@Home 2021
What’s Good to Watch Today at #ComicConAtHome2021?
SDCC@Home: “Entertainment Is Female” Explores How Stories Get Made Coming Out Of Lockdown
What to Watch: 2021 SDCC@Home Panel Highlights
Select LGBTQ+ Programming from Comic-Con @ Home 2021

Other Coverage

12 Awesome Toynk Exclusives Announced for Comic-Con@Home 2021

SDCC 2020

San Diego Comic Con 2020
Comic-Con@Home/ SDCC@Home
July 23rd – 26th

This year was a weird one!  With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, with particularly bad hotspots in the United States, SDCC decided to convert to the SDCC@Home system.  Our coverage was a little bit different this year, but we were no less enthusiastic to bring you coverage from the con.

Comic-Con@Home 2020 – Coverage

Panel Recaps

The Dragon Prince panelWomen Rocking Hollywood 2020: SDCC@Home Panel
In the SDCC@Home 2020 Panel: “Women Rocking Hollywood 2020: Supporting Female-Helmed Film and TV”, 5 female industry leaders shared their experiences as females getting it done.

Netflix Has Greenlit the Entire Dragon Prince Saga: SDCC@Home Panel Recap
The biggest news out of The Dragon Prince panel is undoubtedly the response to the oft-asked question, “Will there be a season 4?” And the answer to that question surprised everyone, even the cast.

“Star Trek: Prodigy” Will Introduce Star Trek to the Younger Generation
Comic-Con may not be happening as normal, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting our usual flood of announcements. Like Star Trek: Prodigy, the title and logo of which were revealed at yesterday’s Star Trek Universe panel.

Comic-Con@Home’s LGBTQ TV Characters Panel is a Long Overdue Delight
Capping off a pretty excellent first full day of Comic-Con@Home programming was “LGBTQ Characters on Television – What’s Next?”.

“It’s About Trust”: His Dark Materials Panel Recap – SDCC@Home
The two biggest pieces of news out of the His Dark Materials panel is that they released the trailer for season 2, and Andrew Scott (John Parry) revealed who will be voicing his character’s Daemon: Phoebe Waller-Bridge!


James Pearse ConnellyJames Pearse Connelly Shares His Vision of the Future of Entertainment
James Pearse Connelly is a production designer on some major fan favorite shows (including a little show called The Masked Singer). He’s part of the “Future of Entertainment” panel at #SDCCatHome, where he’ll be sharing his ideas about where entertainment is headed.

Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson Share Their Insight Into Creating Music For Animation
Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson are the songwriting team behind Central Park and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. They took a break from preparing from their upcoming “Music For Animation” panel to talk about Central Park and writing in the Wild West.

Pre-Convention Panel Highlights

LGBTQ+ Panels Part 1 & Part 2
SDCC@Home 2020 is just a couple weeks away and with the schedule posted online, let’s look at some of the LGBTQ+ content coming our way!

What to Watch SDCC@Home
In an effort to keep some semblance of normalcy in a very unusual situation, Comic-Con International stuck to their yearly tradition of releasing the San Diego Comic-Con schedule two weeks in advance, even though this year’s SDCC will be entirely virtual. With the last day of programming being released earlier this afternoon, the full panel schedule is finally available. Let’s take a look at some of the SDCC 2020 panel highlights.

The Best SDCC@Home Panels For Aspiring Creators
San Diego Comic-Con is best known for flashy celebrity panels and big reveals, but it’s also a place for aspiring creators to get advice from top industry talent. With all programming moving online this year, those who haven’t been able to get a ticket can finally tap into that resource.

COVID-19 Related Panels at SDCC@Home
For a lot of people, SDCC is an escape from the pandemic and the last thing they want to do is think about it during the con. But for a lot of us, panels focusing on it are exactly what we’re looking for.

General Coverage

San Diego Convention Center Sends Sentimental Message on Eve of SDCC
My Five Favorite Fandoms of the Decade

Pandemic Related SDCC News

SDCC 2020 Has Been Cancelled* (Converted to SDCC@Home)
Why SDCC Should Be Cancelled or Postponed
Potential Coronavirus Geek Convention Impacts

Comic-Con 2020 – Other News

This Year’s Comic-Con@Home Virtual Booth Shared by Toynk
Factory Entertainment Exclusives!

Comic-Con 2020 – Planning

SDCC Open Registration is November 16th!
SDCC Returning Reg is Approaching


SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic Con 2019
July 17th – 20th

sdcc cancelled
MCU Phase 4 details at SDCC 2019 (Image: @TheGeekiary)

Comic-Con 2019 – Daily Recaps

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Comic-Con 2019 – Coverage

Panels & Press Rooms

Agents of SHIELD at SDCC: Beginning to Say Goodbye
‘Van Helsing’ Previews Season Four at SDCC 2019
The Cast of Teen Titans Wants a Season 6 Just As Much As You Do
Comedy from Kindness: Brooklyn Nine-Nine at SDCC 2019
No More Secrets in Supergirl Season 5 (Well, Maybe a Few)
MCU Phase 4 Details Revealed at SDCC 2019! Jane Foster Is Thor!
Fourth and Final Season of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Gets November Premiere!
If ‘Snowpiercer’ Wasn’t On Your Watchlist This Preview Will Put It There
Star Trek at SDCC: “Discovery,” “Picard,” “Short Treks” & “Lower Decks”
“It’s Not Called ‘The Light Crystal’” – The Dark Crystal at SDCC 2019
‘Undone’ Offers A Very Interesting Sneak Peek at SDCC 2019
‘The Order’ Casts A Spell on SDCC 2019!
Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Making-Of Sneak Peek Released!
DreamWorks Debuts Trailer for She-Ra Season 3 at Comic-Con

Other Coverage

New Doctor Who VR Game Makes Fannish Dreams Come To Life
Amazon Prime Video SDCC Content Shows That Art Is Political


Comic-Con 2019 – Planning & Speculation

The Good and the Bad of the SDCC Road Closcures
For the second year in a row, CCI has announced official SDCC road closures on Harbor Drive in front of the convention center.

San Diego Comic-Con Budget Guide
So you want to go to San Diego Comic-Con but you don’t have a lot of cash. Don’t worry! It’s absolutely possible to enjoy the con with a small SDCC budget.

Win A Trip To San Diego Comic-Con 2019!
Fans of the Fallout franchise can enter the awesome Fallout Nanoforce: Tell Your Story Contest for a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree (Toynk Toys) and one 4-day general attendee badge to SDCC 2019!

Comic-Con 2019 – News

‘Wynonna Earp’ Is Getting a Much-Deserved Season Four! Panel Coming to SDCC 2019!
IDW Entertainment, in partnership with SYFY, Space, and SEVEN24 Films, has announced that a fourth season of Wynonna Earp has been greenlit! The award-winning series is based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith. Production will begin later this year for a planned Summer 2020 debut!

Toynk Toys Reveals “My Hero Academia” Anime Expo 2019 Exclusives! | Toynk Toys First-Wave of SDCC 2019 Exclusive and Debut Items Revealed! (UPDATED) | Toynk Toys Second-Wave of SDCC 2019 Exclusive and Debut Items Revealed! |
Toynk Toys Third & Final Wave of SDCC 2019 Exclusive Items Revealed!
All the information available about the Toynk Toys exclusives at SDCC 2019!

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to Hit San Diego Comic-Con
For the honor of Grayskull! DreamWorks Animation will be bringing its critically-acclaimed Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 with a host of activities, including a jam-packed panel and a signing.

Amazon Prime Video Panels & Offsite at SDCC
Amazon Prime Video is hitting this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in a big way. With a bunch of panels featuring A-list actors, a 60,000 square foot activation, and some pretty nifty parties, the streaming giant is rolling out the big guns.

Celebrate 20 Years of SpongeBob at San Diego Comic-Con
Nickelodeon is inviting fans to celebrate 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, held at the San Diego Convention Center July 18-21. Bikini Bottom will come to life and feature a whole host of signings, activations, and interactive design elements.

Game of Thrones at SDCC 2019
According to Deadline, you may get to see Game of Thrones at SDCC 2019. What day the panel will be and who all will be there is a bit less certain.

MCU Speculation: Black Widow Movie at SDCC?
Rumors about a potential Black Widow movie have been going on for years. But this time fans think it might be close to filming, and even have enough footage to show a full sizzle reel at San Diego Comic-Con.

SDCC 2018

San Diego Comic-Con 2018
July 19th- 22nd

diamond select toys sdcc 2018 spider-gwenComic-Con 2018 – Daily Recaps & Round Ups

For the 2018 season we were lucky enough to have daily roundups of each day of coverage.  We aren’t always so luck to support this endeavor, so please enjoy our ultimate San Diego Comic-Con 2018 daily roundup reports!

Day 1 Roundup! Dr. Who, Dragon Ball Super, And More!
Day 2 Roundup! Queer Shiro, Trailers For Glass, The Walking Dead, And More!
Day 3 Roundup! Trailers For Aquaman, Shazam, The Gifted, And More!
Day 4: Riverdale Panel On What To Expect From Season 3!

20GayTeen Continues at San Diego Comic-Con with LGBTQ News!
Warner Bros. At SDCC 18: Trailers Released For Aquaman, Fantastic Beasts 2, Shazam, and Godzilla!

Comic-Con 2018 – Coverage

Roundtables & Press Conferences

Our SDCC crew was present at seven different press conferences and roundtables this year spanning from the popular Doctor Who, where we got to meet our first woman Doctor, all the way to lesser known shows such as Siren and Origin.  It was a busy weekend, but we managed to catch some amazing moments and have some great conversations.

Nightflyers: Alien Meets The Shining
Steven Universe: Love Really Is All Around
Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who SDCC Debut!
Supergirl: Change Is Coming And It’s Good!
YouTube’s Origin Challenges Viewers to Leave Earth
Voltron at SDCC 2018: LGBTQ+ Representation Finally Arrives
Siren: The Siren Song Comes to San Diego


Admin Angel got to sit down with eigoManga and chat about a brand knew way to read our favorite manga comics, both original and licensed.

eigoMANGA Virtual Reality And Comics


We attended a lot of panels this year and live tweeted most of them, but the Van Helsing panel was particularly notable.  Enjoy our write up on this awesome panel and trailer debut!

Van Helsing Season 3 Trailer Debuts at San Diego Comic-Con 2018! All the Blood & Gore!

Off Site Events

Off site events (sometimes called “activations”) have become almost as popular as the onsite events.  We went to a lot of them this year.  Check it out!

Win a Copy of Deadpool 2! #DeadpoolDreamSuite #VuduSDCC2018
SDCC 2018: Project Blue Book Activation Was Out of This World (Literally)
Stern Pinball Offers Con-Goers A Break On (and Off) the Exhibit Floor
The SDCC Deadpool Dream Suite Sweepstakes Looks Amazing
NatGeo’s Nerd Night Was Worth The Wait

Comic-Con 2018 – News

We keep our ears to the ground on all things San Diego Comic-Con.  Here we’ve collected all the pre-con news leading up to the event.  Keep an eye out for SDCC 2019 and SDCC 2020 news as it comes out.

Go Big or Go Homeworld: Cartoon Network at SDCC 2018
DC Comics Is Bringing 3 Exclusive Batman Vinyl Figures To SDCC 2018
I Need the Legendary Defender Hyper-Phase Voltron SDCC 2018 Exclusive Gift Set!
Check Out Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Opening Sequence and SDCC 2018 Plans!
Comic-Con has a Hardwick Problem

Comic-Con 2018 – Planning

San Diego Comic-Con Badge Sales: A Beginner’s Guide
Planning for 2018 has already begun. Take a look at our Beginner’s Guide for tips on getting a badge.  We’ll post more planning tips and advice as we go forward and we’ll update our beginners guide each year with new information.

Hall H FAQ
Are you considering tackling the juggernaut of convention lines? We’ve got you covered.  Like our other general guides, we’ll update this one with all the new changes as they come out.

SDCC 2017

San Diego Comic-Con 2017
July 20th- 23rd

Comic-Con 2017 – Coverage


Our 2017 con crew attended seven roundtables this year, including the last ever Teen Wolf roundtable.  It was an exciting year for the Geekiary crew and we were happy to bring so much content from the con.

The Gifted: The New Mutants Are Here
iZombie: What’s Ahead for New Seattle?
Wynonna Earp: Fan Favorite Talks Dragons, Babies, and Comic Relief
Supergirl: Controversy Mars the Weekend
The 100: Time Jumps, Boo
Freeform at SDCC 2017: Shadowhunters and Stitchers Make Comic-Con Debuts
Teen Wolf Says Goodbye


We had three unique exclusive interviews at San Diego Comic-Con this year.  Check it out!

Clare Kramer Talks Comic-Con, Buffy, and Joyrider
Michael Dante DiMartino Talks Art, Magic, and Korra
Tomi Adeyemi on Epic Adventures and Representation

General Articles

San Diego Comic-Con 2017 was an amazing year with a ton of off site events and exclusives.  We brought you summaries of a lot of the stand out events.

Vikings Takeover Part 2: YAS QUEEN [Lagertha] & More
Diamond Select Toys News & Exclusives
Legion at SDCC: An #FXSDCC Experience
Diamond Select Toys Exclusive Ironheart Statue

Comic-Con 2017 – News & Planning

Pre-reg was a bit different this year, as was the political environment around us.  Before the con we explored some of the new things con attendees needed to know.

Skipping Comic-Con: How Harassment at the US Border Is Keeping One Fan Away
Pre-registration News

SDCC 2016

San Diego Comic-Con 2016
July 21st- 24th

Comic-Con 2016 – Coverage

SDCC 2016

It was a jam packed year with ten different roundtable interviews and in depth conversations.  We were quite exhausted by the end of it all, but were happy to bring you event summaries after the con was over.


An Intro to SyFy’s Van Helsing
Lucifer: Press Room
The Expanse: Press Room
Sherlock Nerd HQ Highlights
Wynonna Earp: Press Room
iZombie: Press Room
Supergirl: Press Room
The 100: Press Room
Teen Wolf: Press Room
Steven Universe: Press Panel


Diamon Select Toys – Zach Oats
Welcome to Deadland – Zachary Tyler Linville
A Chat with Star Trek’s Jason Matthew Smith

General Articles

The Magic of Steven Universe
Secrets of Comic-Con: Things Attendees WILL Tell You

Comic-Con 2016 – News

Batman: The Killing Joke to Premiere at SDCC
More SDCC Mattel Exclusives

A Podcast of Ice & Fire Panel Announcement

Mattel’s SDCC Exclusives Are Wonder-Ful

OnPeak Hotel Sale: How’d You Do?

Dark Horse Wants to Send You to SDCC
New Comic-Con Channel to Launch May 7th!
Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years to Debut at SDCC 2016
Marvel Exclusives from Diamond Select Toys
Batman Exclusives from Diamond Select Toys
A Guide to Wynonna Earp at San Diego Comic-Con
Bryan Fuller at San Diego Comic-Con 2016
The World’s First Cosplay Train Takes Off This Summer

SDCC 2015

San Diego Comic-Con 2015
July 9th- 12th

SDCC 2015

What an amazing year!  We went into San Diego Comic-Con 2015 as experienced press and ramped up our coverage.  We had a game plan.  We had contact.  We had more roundtable interviewers than we knew what to do with.

Comic Con 2015 – Coverage

Press Rooms
News from #SaveHannibal at SDCC
Agents of SHIELD
Agent Carter: Addressing Sexism and Racism
iZombie: Rob Thomas Interview
iZombie News: Cast & Crew Interviews
iZombie: Rose McIver Interview
The 100: Roundtables
Lucifer: Roundtable Highlights
The Last Ship: Roundtables
Rick and Morty Season 2
So Much Love For Steven Universe

Other Interviews
Kings of Con
We Are Fandom: An Interview with Orlando Jones

Panels Summaries
Nerd HQ: Badass Women
Nerd HQ: William Shatner
12 Monkeys: Love, Death, and the Rabbit Hole of Time
10 Quotes from the Fandom is My Fandom Panel
Spotlight: Allie Brosh
Friday in Ballroom 20
The ‘Nobody’s Damsel’ Panel 

General Coverage
Vikings Takeover
10 Things I Learned During My First SDCC
My Adventure as a Palenist

Comic Con 2015 – Planning

SDCC General Reg is HERE!
Time to Start Planning for Comic-Con

SDCC 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014
July 24th- 27th

SDCC 2014

This was our first year as press and we made the most of it.  While we were new and still trying to figure things out, we landed some awesome press events including a chat with George RR Martin, interviews with the cast and crew of Dominion and Supernatural, and so much more.

Comic Con 2014 – Coverage

Teen Wolf Panel Highlights
Teen Wolf Panel Photos
Penny Dreadful Panel – Sexuality and Gender Analysis
Hannibal Pannibal #EatTheCon
Arrow Panel, and Sneak Peek of Season 3
News from the Defiance Panel (with a big casting spoiler)
Q&A with George RR Martin
Why Fans Are Upset About the Supernatural Nerd HQ Panel
SAGA Panel Report


Q&A Interviews
Roxanne McKee Interview
Tom Wisdom Interview (Part 1)
Tom Wisdom Interview (Part 2)
Anthony Stewart Head Interview
Chris Egan Interview
Vaun Wilmott Interview
Alan Dale Interview

Q&A Interviews
The “Mark Sheppard Tells Us Nothing” Montage
Q&A Video Series

Galleries: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A First Timer and Cosplay Perspective

Other Events
HopCon vs Heroes Brew Fest
Exhibit Hall Adventures

Comic Con 2014 – News

Comic-Con: Be the First to See the “Mockingjay” Trailer
WB TV/DC Ent. Big Plans for for SDCC with Gotham, Flash, & More
Teen Wolf Returns to SDCC with Themed Booth
SDCC Offsite Events Up Their Game

Comic Con 2014 – Planning

Comic Con Badges Just Got Harder to Get: Pre-reg updates
Badge FAQ 2014 (We have a new updated 2018 guide here)
Pre-Registration is HERE!
SDCC Hotel Tips/FAQ

SDCC 2013

San Diego Comic-Con 2013
July 18th- 21st

Comic Con 2013 – Coverage

This was our first year at San Diego Comic-Con and we weren’t quite approved as press yet, but we still had a blast.  It was Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary and Nerd HQ was going strong. Even without a press badge we managed to have a good time and break some news from the con.

Nerd HQ: Jordan Gavaris Talks About Feedback From LGBT Community
Nerd HQ: Hannibal Panel – Flower Crowns!
Geek & Sundry: The Best Kept Secret at Comic Con
Hannibal Panel Recap: Swiggity Swanel That Was a Panel
Hall H: Supernatural Panel
Hall H: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Panel

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