Comic-Con San Diego 2024

Spend the weekend meeting your favorite superheroes, actors, and singers at the 2024 Comic-Con Convention in San Diego, California! Fun for the entire family!
Todd Sarouhan
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See What’s New at Comic-Con San Diego 2024

Stormtrooper at Comic-Con 2022Grey Man at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Comic-Con has grown from humble beginnings in 1972, for a very niche audience, to over 135,000 enthusiasts annually. Comic book devotees and tourists flock from all over the world to San Diego's 46,000 square-foot Convention Center! They love sharing their passion for comics and spotting the stars at this unique 4-day gathering.

Soak in the unique atmosphere, as the good-humored crowd enjoys over 700+ comic-themed exhibitions and events. DC comics, the marvel studio and more, all the most popular and famous studios are represented at the event.

I can tell you that Comic-Con San Diego is a one-of-a-kind event that is family friendly and a just a really good time for all that attend. The peculiar and extraordinary are more than welcome - and they'll be out in force!

Netflix Grey Man Exhibit at Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Netflix Grey Man Exhibit at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Special-themed Events

Throughout Comic-Con, the event overflows into Downtown San Diego bars and cafes in the Gaslamp Quarter!

These places join in the fun with special-themed entertainment and events. Make sure you take time to go along, be part of it all, and soak up the atmosphere! There's no better opportunity to spot your favorite off-duty superhero!

The 2024 Comic-Con will take place Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28. It is an in-person event located in the San Diego Convention Center, and all four days are full of panels and guest appearances by famous names in pop culture, as well as plenty of vendors to check out around the convention hall.

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Ticket Pricing Information for Comic-Con San Diego 2024 & More

Entrance to Comic-Con San Diego
Entrance to Comic-Con San Diego

Tickets & Pricing

The Comic Book Convention has a per-day schedule of how they sell their tickets or as they call them attendee badges. You can choose to attend one day or all four days.

Unfortunately, all the attendee badges are sold out. Next year's badges go on sale in November the year prior to the event.

For adults, the prices are:

  • Preview Night: $59
  • Thursday through Saturday: $79 per day
  • Sunday: $54
  • Or you can pay $291 for a 4-day badge

For anyone 13 to 17:

  • Preview night: $30
  • Thursday through Saturday: $40 per day
  • Sunday: $27

All children who are 12 and under enter for free. Military and Senior discount prices run the same price as junior passes.

Make sure to check directly with Comic-Con as prices and deals are subject to change at any time.

Hilton San Diego Bayside
Hilton San Diego Bayside

Stay Nearby

If you’re looking to get the most out of your trip by staying close to the Convention Center, consider the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. With beautiful views of both the bay and the city, you can’t go wrong here. Other great hotel options include the nearby Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and the chic Hotel Z.

Whether a local looking for a great hotel for a staycation or a tourist coming in from out of town, make sure to check out our article featuring the Best Hotels near the San Diego Convention Center for a list of more great options of the top hotels for your stay.

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The 'Must See' Attractions, Events & Exhibits at the 2024 Edition of Comic-Con San Diego

Mandalorian at Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Mandalorian at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Comic Art's Contribution to Contemporary Culture

Comic-Con was founded to pay tribute to comic art's massive contribution to contemporary culture. It encompasses comic books themselves and films, books, anime, and decorative art. Comic-Con San Diego provides a unique opportunity for creators and studios to interact with their most loyal fanbase.

The undisputed highlight of Comic-Con is the Will Eisner Industry Awards. At this prestigious Oscars-style ceremony, the great creative minds of the genre are recognized and celebrated. Throughout the event, every aspect of the creativity behind comic creations is explored through:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Lively panel discussions
  • Anime & Film screenings

Harry Potter Wizards & Witches at Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Harry Potter Wizards & Witches at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Best Costume Competition & More

There are many other great activities to enjoy, including a Masquerade competition for the best costume! Or you can visit the Autograph Area, where you can meet an array of some of the best-known faces in the genre.

There are sure to be plenty of can’t-miss events at the 2024 Comic-Con. Past years have included unveilings and new trailers for highly-anticipated releases like Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and Tales of the Walking Dead. While we don’t yet know what’s in store this year, there are sure to be plenty of fun surprises and lots of exciting news.

Spider-Man at Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Spider-Man at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

The Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame (MCHOF)

In 2019, Batman, DC's iconic superhero, became the first to be initiated into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame. Open all year round, the Museum honors the iconic characters who have made such an impact on popular culture over time.

As of 2024, hall of fame inductees also include PAC-MAN, Wonder Woman, and last year’s addition, Spider-Man.

In 2024, a new member will be joining the ranks who has yet to be announced. You won’t want to miss their induction ceremony, which will take place during Comic-Con!

Want to know more about your favorite comic creation? A trip to the nearby Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park is a fantastic way to learn more about their origin and the entire creative team involved in bringing them to life.

Line at Netflix Grey Man Exhibit at Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Line at Netflix Grey Man Exhibit at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Special Guests at Comic-Con San Diego

One of the main draws for comic aficionados at Comic-Con San Diego is attending panel discussions with their favorite creators and stars. Each year the program includes special guests from every area of comics, science fiction, and fantasy.

No matter your interest, there'll be established speakers and rising stars, ready to share their experience and answer audience questions.

The list of attendees for Comic-Con 2024 has not yet been announced, but based on previous years, there are sure to be plenty of big names from the teams behind all your favorite comic books, TV shows, movies, and games.

Attendees from last year’s Comic-Con in 2023 included:

  • Jim Benton
  • Holly Black
  • Felicia Day
  • Bill Griffith
  • Junji Ito
  • P. Craig Russell
  • Ben Saunders
  • J. Michael Straczynski
  • Maggie Thomspon
  • David F. Walker
  • And many more guests!

Many of these attendees will take part in panels scheduled throughout the event, though these schedules are not yet publicly available. Previous years included the cast and crew of popular series like The Walking Dead, Abbott Elementary, Severance, and What We Do in the Shadows.

No matter what you’re interested in, Comic-Con is a celebration of all things geeky and pop-culture, and there’s no better place to learn about trivia, cast stories, and teasers for upcoming films, comics, shows, and more.

Outside the Convention Center at Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Outside the Convention Center at Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Exhibition Hall

Expect amazingness! Comic nerds will be in seventh heaven exploring the 46,000 square foot exhibition hall! From the most established names in comic books and popular arts to the future's rising stars, they're all here!

Explore Artists Alley for mind-blowing graphics.

Browse and immerse yourself in the world of your favorite films or comic books.

Buy the rare books and comics you won't find easily elsewhere!

You'll come across the jaw-dropping, the weird, and the wonderful. The best thing is that you'll be surrounded by people who share the same passion as you. Despite the crowds, you'll feel at home.

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How much can you save by using the Go City San Diego pass?

The Go City San Diego pass is the perfect way to explore more attractions and activities that the area has to offer, all while being cost-efficient.

With the Go City San Diego pass, you can save up to 55% off admission fees at some of the area’s most popular attractions.

Want to save more? Use our exclusive discount code GVSD5OFF to save an extra 5%!

Family-friendly Fun at Comic-Con San Diego

Starfleet Outpost Party at Comic-Con 2022
Starfleet Outpost Party at Comic-Con 2022

All sorts of fun and memorable events happen at Comic-Con San Diego, and each of them is family-friendly! Every year brings something new. Though the guest list for this year’s convention hasn’t yet been announced, pop culture icons and kid-friendly panels at last year’s Comic-Con included:

  • Building Worlds with LEGO
  • Mattel & WWE Elite Squad Fan Panel
  • Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony)
  • Miraculous Ladybug and ZAG Entertainment
  • Hasbro Marvel Legends Panel
  • And many more famous actors and singers!

Since the events change from year to year, be sure to check back with us to see who else is coming to Comic-Con San Diego when you decide to join! We’ll be keeping an eye out and as soon as the announcements are made, you can count on us to post the latest here!

Comic-Con San Diego in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter
Comic-Con San Diego in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter

Venue for Comic-Con San Diego

Comic-Con is hosted in San Diego to foster an intimate environment where all attendees feel comfortable joining the family-friendly atmosphere. Comic-Con expands over to the Gaslamp Quarter, where you can eat and chat with your favorite celebrities and artists.

San Diego is the perfect venue because it has so much to offer to make this event as perfect as possible. The Gaslamp Quarter has some fantastic international eateries you can indulge in without leaving the San Diego Comic-Convention!

Boba Fett at Comic Con San Diego
Boba Fett at Comic Con San Diego

Cosplay

Cosplay aims to portray a character in every detail. Comic-Con is a magnet for experienced cosplayers and novices alike. No matter how young your kids are, they'll love seeing life-sized comic characters around the exhibition hall.

Not everyone dresses up at Comic-Con, but imagine how much fun kids have if they also attend as their favorite superhero or wizard. No costume is too out of this world when you attend Comic-Con.

WonderCon Children's Film Festival

Great for all ages, the WonderCon International Children's Film Festival runs each day. The most creative and exciting short films worldwide are shown animations, live-action, and documentaries.

There'll be something for every interest. Film directors and creatives also give talks on how to make, write, and direct. They even offer tips on how to get started and make a career in film!

Kids Zone

Need to get away from the bustling crowds? Let your kids take a break at the chill-out spot, with relaxing bean bags, books, toys, and fun interactive activities.

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Directions to the San Diego Convention Center & Parking Information

Whichever way you're coming from, you will want to hop onto I-5 north or south. Take the 17th Street exit off of the freeway into Downtown San Diego.

If you're traveling on I-5 south:

After taking the 17th Street exit, you will need to turn right onto Imperial Avenue. Take another right onto 12th Avenue from where you will take a left onto J Street.

If you are traveling on I-5 north:

After taking the 17th street exit, you will take an immediate left onto J Street.

From J Street, you will take a left onto Fourth Avenue. You will come to a 'T' where you will need to turn left. After that, take a right onto Fifth Avenue to see the Convention Center straight ahead!

Crossing the Street to Comic-Con San Diego 2022
Crossing the Street to Comic-Con San Diego 2022

Parking Information

You have several options for parking when you attend this fantastic event. Below are some of the highlights around the venue for parking your car.

  • 501 West Broadway: $30 on Saturday or Sunday only. 18-minute walk
  • 1050 Columbia Street: $25 and a 19-minute walk
  • 948 Kettner Blvd: $28 and a 16-minute walk
  • You can also choose valet options that cost you between $20 and $80.

Do know that prices are subject to change.

Additional Tips for Comic-Con San Diego 2024 to Make Your Trip Easy & Fun

More Great Hotel Options Nearby

For the best experience, stay near the Convention Center so you’re always near the action. Check out our picks for the Best Hotels Near the Convention Center, or book your stay at any of these top choices.

Lounge at the Hilton San Diego Bayside during Comic-Con
Lounge at the Hilton San Diego Bayside during Comic-Con

Hilton San Diego Bayside

With an ideal location just next to the Convention Center on the bayfront, the Hilton San Diego Bayside has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay within walking distance of the city’s best attractions and restaurants.

Don your costume in spacious rooms with comfortable beds, and make use of the hotel’s fitness center and one of the best swimming pools in San Diego that overlooks the San Diego Bay!

All rooms are equipped with WiFi and TVs with streaming capabilities, and both valet parking and pet-friendly rooms are available for an additional fee.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in the middle of Comic-Con
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in the middle of Comic-Con

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Music lovers can have almost as much fun at the hotel as you do at Comic-Con when you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, which features eclectic design that celebrates the golden days of music.

This classic hotel is central to many of Downtown’s best attractions and just across the street from the Convention Center. You can look out over the city from your private terrace while enjoying a drink from the minibar.

Other amenities include 24-hour business and fitness centers, a rooftop pool, paid valet parking, and bike rentals.

Stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego for Comic-Con
Stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego for Comic-Con

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Luxury is the name of the game at the waterfront Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, where you can sip cocktails by the rooftop pool or make use of the hotel’s convenient event rooms. The facilities are equipped with WiFi, fitness and business centers, laundry, meeting rooms, and convenient room service from multiple on-site dining options.

The Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter back Patio Perfect when you are at Comic-Con
The Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter back Patio Perfect when you are at Comic-Con

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter and surrounded by a great nightlife scene, the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter offers a range of accommodations, from standard singles and doubles to executive suites, suitable for all group sizes.

Make use of the hotel’s restaurant, pool, fitness center, and meeting rooms, or relax on the terrace. Paid valet parking and pet-friendly rooms are available.

Reserve Your Parking

The area around the Convention Center can be extra busy during Comic-Con.

Consider reserving a parking space before you go to save time upon arrival. A quick Google search will provide several websites ready to help you reserve a parking spot in advance of your arrival.

Be Yourself and Be Respectful

Don't be afraid to be yourself! At the San Diego Comic-Convention, all personalities will be welcomed with open arms! Remember to wait in line and be kind to one another.

Also, remember that celebrities are people too! If you see them eating with their families, wait for a better time to go up and chat with them. Unless, of course, they invite you to eat with them.

Spider-man and Villain at Comic-Con San Diego
Spider-man and Villain at Comic-Con San Diego

Have a Blast!

Comic-Con is all about fun! Dress up as your favorite superhero or character! Take lots of pictures and make some friends. This event only happens once a year, so embrace the moment.

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