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Comic-Con Adds a Seventh Book Club in Balboa Park!

PLEASE NOTE: As of 1/29/18, the new Balboa Park Book Club is now full.

If you're interested in applying to join another of our existing groups (Downtown, North Park, La Jolla, Encinitas, or Escondido) please email us and let us know.

In 2014, Comic-Con International embarked on an ambitious program to create graphic novel book clubs in the San Diego area. Two of the clubs started that year (Downtown and Mission Valley), and two more were added in 2015 (La Jolla and North Park), all four part of the San Diego Public Library system. In 2017 we added a fifth club at the Encinitas Public Library, part of the San Diego County Library system, and a sixth club at the Escondido Public Library. Now we start off 2018 with a bang, adding a new club in Balboa Park at the site of the future Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture, the former Hall of Champions building!

We are currently accepting membership applications for this new group, which will be meeting once a month at the Balboa Park location. You must fill out a membership application to be considered for this new club. You can download the official interest form by clicking here, but please keep in mind the following:

  • Members must be 18 years of age or older
  • Members must have a Comic-Con Member ID
  • Members are responsible for obtaining their own books for each monthly meeting, either in print or digital versions or borrowed from a local library
  • Members should live in the greater San Diego area

Please submit the application form to us at by Wednesday, January 31 for consideration of membership in the club. Membership is limited to 20 people. If accepted, you will receive a confirmation email from us with details of the first meeting.

Want to see what we’ve been reading? During the first 3 years (2014–2016), the Graphic Novel Book Clubs have read over 75 books! Click here to download our complete Reading List, which lists all the books the various clubs have read over that time period.

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.