ByAnthony DiChiara, writer at
I'm the Creator of The Gray Guardian, author of The Human Factor, The Grinning Man , and the children's book, If I Had Super Powers
Anthony DiChiara

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the most star-sudden events to hit the city. Fans from around the country (and the world) decent on the city to revel in their love for comics, sic-fi, fantasy and video/computer games, and so much more.

It's of course a log cry from the days when fanboys would be beaten up for reading a comic book during study hall or used as some jock's punching bag because he wore a Spider-Man T-shirt.

If fact nerds, geeks and fanboys (and girls) can now revel in a new poll that sticks it to all those jerky jocks that made junior high and high school almost unbearable.

In a recent poll conducted by a local paper, the San Diego Union Tribune, voters deemed San Diego Comic-Con to be more important to San Diego than the San Diego Chargers (that's an NFL team, for those ultra fanboys out there who may not know too much about sports).

The vote came about when both Comic-Con and the Chargers were talking about leaving the city. When put to a vote, 60 percent of voters, voted to keep Comic-Con over the Chargers in San Diego. Since then, Comic-Con has worked out a deal to remain in San Diego until 2018. As for the Chargers, their fate is still up in the air, with rumors pointing to the team moving to LA.

So what can you see at SDCC? Well expect to see a lot of Star Wars, Batman VS Superman and Hunger Games promotional events. Marvel will also be there, along with their popular Marvel Shop, Marvel is also bringing along the hottest creators in the industry and exciting events all weekend long! Marvel is offering tons of great giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests, live games shows, and more await you! Plus –don’t miss out the countless unforgettable events and even the chance to attend a signings with the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Agent Carter.

For those who can’t make it to the convention, you can follow along on, for exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators, as well as liveblogs of all the Marvel panels!

In addition, Moviepilot is teaming up with Entertainment Weekly to create the dream team for coverage at SDCC 2015! We'd love to see you all there, so make sure to talk to us on twitter @moviepilotnews and on using the hashtag: .

On a special note— I hope fans will be on the lookout for Kevin Doyle (57). Kevin's wife (a big Star Wars fan) recently died of brain cancer and to honor her memory, Kevin has dressed up in a Stormtrooper costume and is walking to SDCC from his home in Minnesota— a 600 mile journey. He's expected to reach San Diego on Thursday. I hope fans and the SDCC planners will do something special for Kevin to welcome him.

San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 9th - 12th.


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