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COMIC-CON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY!

#07: Comic-Con 2017 Publications

Comic-Con will once again feature a bevy (that’s right, we said “bevy”) of FREE publications that you can pick up while you’re at the event. We guarantee these publications will enhance your Comic-Con experience and help you better understand and navigate the show.

Once you get onsite at Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center, remember to go pick up your badge lanyard, your WB bag, and your copies of all 3 of Comic-Con’s “books!” Best of all, these books are FREE (while supplies last)! All of these things, including the books, will be available for pick-up in the Sails Pavilion on the upper level of the San Diego Convention Center. Here’s what to look for (click on the images below for a larger view):


 

Comic-Con International 2017 Free Onsite Publications

Cover art by Bruce Timm. Captain America, Thor TM & © 2017 MARVEL; Mister Miracle, Kamandi TM & © DC Comics

Comic-Con 2017 Souvenir Book

This year’s full-color, trade paperback book is our biggest ever! At 272 pages, this keepsake collectible features bios and photos of our special guests, plus articles and art dedicated to our special anniversary celebrations, including major celebrations including the Jack Kirby and Will Eisner Centennials! The Souvenir Book includes coverage of our awards from 2016, plus the 2017 Eisner Award nominations list, and a look back at the pop culture luminaries we lost in the past year. There’s a ton of amazing art in the book this year, starting with the cover by special guest Bruce Timm, which celebrates the 100th birthday of Jack “King” Kirby (plus a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cover). The book also features articles that delve into comics history on topics ranging from the Kirby and Eisner centennials to 50 years of Batgirl to Batman: The Animated Series’ 25th! You’ll want to take this book home with you to read after the big show!


 

Comic-Con International 2017 Free Onsite Publications

Art & photos TM & © 2017 Will Eisner Studios, Inc.

Comic-Con 2017 Events Guide

This year’s cover salutes the 100th birthday of Will Eisner, the visionary comics creator and master storyteller. Inside the Events Guide, you’ll find the complete schedule for Comic-Con 2016, including individual descriptions for all the programs, and in-depth information on the Masquerade, Games, Autographs, Portfolio Review, and much more. Clocking in at around 200 pages, this book is your complete guide to the show. This year’s Events Guide will feature an exciting new look to its interior, with a complete redesign!


 

Comic-Con International 2017 Free Onsite Publications

Toucan art by Rick Geary

Comic-Con 2017 Quick Guide

In a hurry? The Quick Guide has you covered! This slim, full-color magazine-sized publication contains all the important info you need for Comic-Con 2017, including the Exhibit Hall map and list of Exhibitors, information and maps on all of our venues in the Comic-Con Campus, and the all-important schedule-at-a-glance Programming Grids. All in one handy-dandy, roll it up and put it in your back pocket (or shove it in your backpack) magazine. The Quick Guide is also available at various locations throughout the Convention Center, wherever you find Comic-Con Today, the daily newsletter.


 

Comic-Con International 2017 Free Onsite Publications

Not final cover.

Comic-Con Today Daily Newsletter

This full-color foldout newspaper offers updates on Comic-Con schedules (including autographs, booth signings, and programs) and includes news and photos from the previous day. You can pick up Comic-Con Today at kiosks throughout the Convention Center, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. It’s like your morning newspaper, only more fun (MUCH more fun)! Plus this year’s issues feature a total redesign. Click on the cover to the left to see a mock-up of the new look!


 

Comic-Con International 2017 Free Onsite Publications

2016 cover. Characters TM & © Respective Owners

Comic-Con 2017 Anime Guide

This full-color publication is only available in the Anime screening rooms (located in the Marriott Marquis hotel’s new convention facility, in the Marriott Grand Ballroom rooms 10, 11, 12, and 13, adjacent to the North Tower of the hotel). Inside you’ll find complete descriptions of all the Anime screenings plus the schedule (the schedule also appears in the Events Guide and the Quick Guide).


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