San Diego Comic Fest 2016!

San Diego Comic Fest badge art by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo badge art by Stan Sakai.

Tickets Available at the Door!

Tickets are available at the door. Hours to get tickets are Sunday, February 14th 9:00am to 5:00pm and Monday, February 15th, 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Just come on down to the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center (next to the west end of the Fashion Valley Mall near the trolley station). The Fest is on the east side of the resort and parking is only $5 per day.

New for 2016: Star Wars at the Fest!

San Diego Star Wars Society to be at the San Diego Comic Fest

San Diego Star Wars Society

Be sure to visit Star Wars Central at the San Diego Comic Fest in the Le Sommet room at the top of the Regency Tower.

Star Wars Apprentice Leia painting by San Diego Comic Fest guest Lee Kohse

“Apprentice Leia” by Lee Kohse: For a very short period after Episode VI, Leia was trained briefly as a Jedi by her brother Luke, before returning to her political calling and later becoming a General for the Resistance. This painting depicts her training with Luke’s second lightsaber with the force ghosts of Yoda and Obi-Wan watching over and advising Luke. 36×24 oil on birch panel. Commissioned by Lucasfilm as one of the the official art pieces for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, 2015.

There you will enjoy an exhibit of original Star Wars art by Lee Kohse that was commissioned by Lucasfilm. Also in the room will be Lee himself doing art, signing prints of his work, and, of course, talking Star Wars! And joining Lee will be the San Diego Star Wars Society! (For more about Star Wars at the Fest, click here.)

About San Diego Comic Fest

The San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. It’s the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines.

At the San Diego Comic Fest you’ll find an extensive and eclectic program with things for every fan to enjoy. As you would expect of a comic con, there will be panel discussions; guest programs; an artist alley; tabletop gaming; cosplay; steampunk; an exhibitor hall full of your favorite comics, books, toys, and collectibles; and much, much, more. All of this takes place in a relaxed setting that enables fans and professionals to hang out and enjoy good times talking about comics, science fiction, films, animation, and all the other things that fans love.

Comic Fest’s origin story: Back in 1969, when he was a teenage San Diego comics dealer, Mike Towry was part of the small group of fans who founded what became known as the San Diego Comic-Con. After the celebration of the 40th Comic-Con in 2009, he and other Comic-Con veterans agreed that San Diego needed a second convention, one reminiscent of the early Comic-Cons. Thus, San Diego Comic Fest was born in 2012.

As a convention produced by fans for fans, San Diego Comic Fest is sure to please. This all-volunteer comic con is a gathering of the tribe where each fan in attendance plays an important role in creating a memorable experience shared by all. We hope that you will join us Presidents’ Day weekend, February 12-15, 2016 for a great, fun time at our fourth San Diego Comic Fest!