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Comic-Con Museum Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is opening the Comic-Con Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park. This new cultural attraction will encourage an appreciation of comics and related popular arts.
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Get a Shag Exclusive and Support the Comic-Con Museum! “The Thrilling Threesome, Plus One” was created as a fundraising ...
11/10/2020

Get a Shag Exclusive and Support the Comic-Con Museum!
“The Thrilling Threesome, Plus One” was created as a fundraising piece for the Museum by artist Josh Agle, known as Shag!

Limited edition run of 175 is exclusive to the Comic-Con Museum and is hand-signed and numbered by Shag with a certificate of authenticity. The giclee print is 26x18 inches and is provided by Josh Agle and The Shag Store and can be purchased on the Comic-Con website: https://store.comic-con.org/
#shag #comicconmuseum #print

Thank you to our incredible #chartermembers who joined us for Pop Culture Bingo: Legend of Korra! We appreciate your par...
11/10/2020

Thank you to our incredible #chartermembers who joined us for Pop Culture Bingo: Legend of Korra! We appreciate your participation and continued support of the Comic-Con Museum. Also, great news: A new edition of Pop Culture Bingo is in the works! Details are on their way, so stay tuned to our social media channels and be among the first to find out more! #popculture #bingo

Here is your chance to learn more about the mystical art of tarot and its history with comics as we speak with comics cr...
11/06/2020

Here is your chance to learn more about the mystical art of tarot and its history with comics as we speak with comics creators, Becky Cloonan (The King’s Story), Trungles (The Magic Fish), and Abigail Larson (The Dreaming) about what went into creating their decks, how tarot entered their lives, and what it has meant to them. Moderated by Markeia McCarty (The Nerdist), the Comics & Tarot: The Art of Fortune and Fantasy is available now on the [email protected] website: www.comic-con.org/museum #tarot #comics #comicconmuseum

Fun Book 23 is all about TOYS! As we enter into the holiday season and celebrate 25 years of the Pixar animated film Toy...
11/05/2020

Fun Book 23 is all about TOYS! As we enter into the holiday season and celebrate 25 years of the Pixar animated film Toy Story, take a look at the many pop culture references and test your knowledge of the 1995 classic movie and toys of the time by completing the Cross Purpose page, unscrambling nostalgic toy names on our Near Mint activity, and creating your own “Little Green Men” with our provided cutouts. Find this week’s Fun Book on the Comic-Con Museum website:
#toys #toystory #comicconmuseum #funbook

You asked, we delivered! The Comic-Con Museum face mask and Comic-Con Museum holiday pin are now available on the Comic-...
11/05/2020

You asked, we delivered! The Comic-Con Museum face mask and Comic-Con Museum holiday pin are now available on the Comic-Con website: https://store.comic-con.org/ #holiday #merch #staysafe #comicconmuseum

For information on how to participate, head to the FAQ here: https://bit.ly/37obtUv and get sketching! #tshirtcontest #f...
11/03/2020

For information on how to participate, head to the FAQ here: https://bit.ly/37obtUv and get sketching! #tshirtcontest #funkoredastronaut #comicconmuseum

Let us know in the comments what author you want to see giving autographs at the Comic-Con Museum when we open in 2021! ...
11/01/2020

Let us know in the comments what author you want to see giving autographs at the Comic-Con Museum when we open in 2021! #nationalauthorsday #comics #books #graphicnovels

Happy Halloween from the Comic-Con Museum! Shown is the Nightmare Before Christmas tarot deck from Abigail Larson who ap...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from the Comic-Con Museum! Shown is the Nightmare Before Christmas tarot deck from Abigail Larson who appears on the upcoming panel Comics & Tarot: The Art of Fortune and Fantasy on November 5, 2020. @abigail_larson #halloween #comicconmuseum #spookyseason

Whether you’re tricking or treating this year for Halloween, we invite you to enter into our spooky themed Fun Book all ...
10/29/2020

Whether you’re tricking or treating this year for Halloween, we invite you to enter into our spooky themed Fun Book all about Monsters! Decorate your home with comic and pulp monster cutouts, color in art from illustrator Sina Grace, carve your pumpkins with our Dia de los Muertos calavera (skull) template, and check out our Instagram story for a tutorial on how to make your own Monster Garland from Fun Book 22! #funbook #comicconmuseum #monsters

Comics & Tarot: The Art of Fortune and Fantasy is heading to the Museum@Home website on November 5th! Comics creators ha...
10/28/2020

Comics & Tarot: The Art of Fortune and Fantasy is heading to the [email protected] website on November 5th! Comics creators have designed astounding and mythical tarot decks; and the mythos behind tarot has seeped into some of our favorite books. Please join us as Markeia McCarty (The Nerdist and Tarot Deck pictured above) speaks with creators Becky Cloonan (The King’s Story), Trungles (The Magic Fish), and Abigail Larson (The Dreaming) about what went into creating their decks and what tarot means to them. If you're a fan of comics, tarot, art, or looking to create a deck of your own, this is a panel you don’t want to miss. #tarot #comics #comicconmuseum

Calling all gamers! There’s still time to enter for your chance to WIN $30,000 to build your dream home arcade. Enter no...
10/27/2020

Calling all gamers! There’s still time to enter for your chance to WIN $30,000 to build your dream home arcade. Enter now: https://bit.ly/31sBy0S Donations will benefit our work at the Comic-Con Museum!

SAM@Home, the virtual version of the annual Fall symposium known as SAM (Storytelling Across Media), takes place online ...
10/22/2020

[email protected], the virtual version of the annual Fall symposium known as SAM (Storytelling Across Media), takes place online on Saturday, October 24, and we’ve created a Fun Book to celebrate it! Put together a puzzle featuring art by 2019 SAM panelist AJ Dungo (@agedungs), search for more past and present SAM guests and panelists in our Word Play, and fill out our Hit Lists activity sheet with tips and to-do items that come to mind as you tune in to the panels aired on the Comic-Con YouTube channel. Want to brush up on the [email protected] Scener Watch Party of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World? We have you covered with a full Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 10th Anniversary Fun Book with information and activities around the graphic novel series and 2010 film available on the [email protected] website: https://bit.ly/2X8pYpS #SAM #comiccon #comicconmuseum #scottpilgrimvstheworld #samathome

We are launching the first ever Comic-Con Museum Charter Member designed T-Shirt Contest for the 2021 Charter Member T-S...
10/20/2020

We are launching the first ever Comic-Con Museum Charter Member designed T-Shirt Contest for the 2021 Charter Member T-Shirt! For information about how to submit your design (hint: you have to be a Charter Member), prizes, and voting, head to the T-Shirt Contest FAQ page here: https://bit.ly/37obtUv and start crafting your winning design today! #comicconmuseum #chartermember #tshirtcontest #funkoredastronaut

11.5.2020 Stay tuned for details #tarot #comics #comicconmuseum
10/19/2020

11.5.2020 Stay tuned for details #tarot #comics #comicconmuseum

Though they may be artificial, pop culture droids, cyborgs, and robots have long helped shape the future of technology a...
10/15/2020

Though they may be artificial, pop culture droids, cyborgs, and robots have long helped shape the future of technology and science as we know it. With this week’s Fun Book, we’re taking a look at some famous machines that found a real place in our hearts, and even give you a chance to create your own robots with cut out shapes and to turn a Comic-Con Museum rendering into a Mech Warrior! The list of robots we’ve included is extensive, but not exhaustive. So let us know in the comments: Who are your favorite robots?

Check out all of the Comic-Con Museum Fun Books are available here: https://bit.ly/2X8pYpS. #funbook #robots #comicconmuseum

Our "Stories of Strength: Comics and Cancer Awareness" panel is available to access on the Comic-Con Museum@Home website...
10/09/2020

Our "Stories of Strength: Comics and Cancer Awareness" panel is available to access on the Comic-Con [email protected] website! Moderated by Amy Chu (Sea Sirens: Sky Island), comics creators Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits), Marisa Acocella (Cancer Vixen: A True Story), AJ Dungo (In Waves), and Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer) share their deeply personal works and how putting those books out into the world has affected them. They will be joined by Meredith Hall-Chand, Interim President & CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego. Check out the panel available now on our youtube channel! https://youtu.be/Q2iSF4XDhwk #comicconmuseum #breastcancerawareness #comics

10/08/2020
Molang

Make Mine Molang has entered the world of Fun Books! Following up on three amazing weeks of Make Mine Molang Paper Toys courtesy of molangofficialpage, we’re celebrating five years of the Millimages animated series with an entire fun book of activities, from a Molang and Piu Piu underwater puzzle to a coloring Molang mandala and a chance to cut out a straw umbrella for the friends! #molang #piupiu #comicconmuseum #funbook

It’s officially Spooky Season and our good friends Molang and Piu Piu are dressed for the occasion! Our third and final ...
10/06/2020

It’s officially Spooky Season and our good friends Molang and Piu Piu are dressed for the occasion! Our third and final installment of the Make Mine Molang Paper Toy activity is available on the Comic-Con [email protected] website: (https://bit.ly/30GOKil) We can’t wait to see how your creations turned out! Once you’re finished, send a picture to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our social media. Provided by molangofficialpage. #molang #piupiu #papertoy #printable #comicconmuseum

Thank you to all Comic-Con Museum Charter Members who participated on September 24 in the beta test of our first ever Po...
10/05/2020

Thank you to all Comic-Con Museum Charter Members who participated on September 24 in the beta test of our first ever Pop Culture Bingo: Legend of Korra! We loved having you all with us for an amazing night of fun facts, trivia, and BINGO! Check back soon to see photos from members who took part. In the meantime, enjoy these behind-the-scenes photos from our game operator. Even our laptop props are all about pop culture! #legendofkorra #nickelodeon #popculturebingo #comicconmuseum #chartermember #betatest

The new Comic-Con Museum Fun Book is live! We are proud to celebrate Filipinx American History Month with a drawing acti...
10/01/2020

The new Comic-Con Museum Fun Book is live! We are proud to celebrate Filipinx American History Month with a drawing activity, a cut-out card game, puzzle, and Word Play featuring work from Ruth Ilano, Ramon Gil, Len Peralta, and Gabby Capili. Also, don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. as we present the Comic-Con Museum panel, “The Art of Storyboarding,” coordinated with the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA). In case you're unable to register in time, head to our youtube channel: https://bit.ly/3n3ri8x at 6PM to access the recorded panel!

All of the Comic-Con Museum Fun Books are available at https://bit.ly/2Lt6WUH on the Comic-Con [email protected] tab. Once you're finished, send your creations to [email protected] to be featured on our social media. #fahm #comicconmuseum #funbook #comiccon

Register now for The Art of Storyboarding: A Celebration of FilAm Creators in the Arts! Join us in a live Zoom broadcast...
09/30/2020

Register now for The Art of Storyboarding: A Celebration of FilAm Creators in the Arts! Join us in a live Zoom broadcast. This event is free and open to the public. Visit https://bit.ly/3jfONZs to register! Hurry and reserve your spot for what is to be a fantastic discussion in pursuing a career in the popular arts from the perspective of FilAm Creators. #fahm #comicconmuseum #film #tv #animation #storytelling

Rock out on the second installment of our Make Mine Molang Paper Toy series, available now on the Comic-Con@Home website...
09/29/2020

Rock out on the second installment of our Make Mine Molang Paper Toy series, available now on the [email protected] website! We’re continuing to celebrate 5 years of the Millimages animated series, Molang, with a music-inspired printable in your choice of black & white or full color! Provided by molangofficialpage. Head to www.comic-con.org/museum on the Comic-Con [email protected] tab to access this week’s activity. #molang #piupiu #printable #papertoy #comicconmuseum

On October 8th, the Comic-Con Museum is proud to present a new panel, "Stories of Strength: Comics and Cancer Awareness"...
09/29/2020

On October 8th, the Comic-Con Museum is proud to present a new panel, "Stories of Strength: Comics and Cancer Awareness", highlighting the journeys of several comics creators and the ways in which cancer has affected their lives and their work as we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The panel will be moderated by Amy Chu (Sea Sirens: Sky Island) comics creators Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits), Marisa Acocella (Cancer Vixen: A True Story), Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer), and AJ Dungo (In Waves) whose art is pictured above. They will be joined by Meredith Hall-Chand, Interim President & CEO of Susan G. Komen San Diego. Keep an eye on our social media for further details. #comicconmuseum #breastcancerawareness #comics

National Comic Book Day is tomorrow! Join us as we celebrate our favorite day of the year with a Fun Book and Instagram ...
09/24/2020

National Comic Book Day is tomorrow! Join us as we celebrate our favorite day of the year with a Fun Book and Instagram Story activity to talk about Comics, available now on the Comic-Con Museum website. You’ll have a chance to Draw like Katie Cook with a Superhero Comic Book (and color our cover!), race against our puzzlemaker in the Comics Creator Word Play and take inventory of your own comic collections.

All of the Comic-Con Museum Fun Books are available at www.comic-con.org/museum on the Comic-Con [email protected] tab. Once you're finished, send your creations to [email protected] to be featured on our social media. #comics #creators #comiccon #comicconmuseum #funbook

Legend of Korra Pop Culture Bingo is right around the corner and we're so excited to have the Comic-Con Museum Charter M...
09/23/2020

Legend of Korra Pop Culture Bingo is right around the corner and we're so excited to have the Comic-Con Museum Charter Members to join us in our journey to master Earth, Fire, Water, Air plus gain in-depth knowledge on the making of the Nickelodeon animated series while we play!

Both Pop Culture Bingo sessions have filled up, but you can still email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist! Head to www.comic-con.org/museum to sign up for your Charter Membership to the Comic-Con Museum for your chance to join us for more exclusive member events! #legendofkorra #nickelodeon #popculturebingo #comicconmuseum #chartermember #betatest

It’s the first day of Fall and if you ask us what we’re looking forward to for fun, Make Mine Molang! For the next three...
09/22/2020

It’s the first day of Fall and if you ask us what we’re looking forward to for fun, Make Mine Molang! For the next three weeks, we’ll share paper toy printables of playful rabbit Molang and best friend Piu Piu on the [email protected] website! Up first: Nostalgia for the season we just left because, hey, we’re based in San Diego, after all! Provided by molangofficialpage

Access all of our @Home activities by heading to www.comic-con.org/museum on the Comic-Con [email protected] tab #molang #piupiu #papertoy #printable #comicconmuseum

It's #HobbitDay here on Middle Earth and we're observing this merry day by looking at some of our favorite hobbit quotes...
09/22/2020

It's #HobbitDay here on Middle Earth and we're observing this merry day by looking at some of our favorite hobbit quotes by J.R.R Tolkien's classic epic. Chime in with favorite quotes we may have missed (and don't skimp on the teas & cakes)!#hobbit #lordoftherings #tolkien #lotr

Join us live as Josie Trinidad (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Zootopia, The Princess and the Frog), Bobby Alcid Rubio (Floa...
09/21/2020

Join us live as Josie Trinidad (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Zootopia, The Princess and the Frog), Bobby Alcid Rubio (Float, Up, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok, Young Justice), Ian Abando (Minions, Trolls, Gravity Falls), and Gabby Capili (Dennis the Dinosaur, All My Friends) discuss what it’s meant–and taken!–to pursue a career in the popular arts, the role that story artists play in film and television, and how they build community amongst their peers. Moderated by Erwin Magbanua (Principal Librarian, Chula Vista Public Library). Coordinated with Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA). #fahm #comicconmuseum #film #tv #animation #storytelling

Happy #BatmanDay, citizens! Get out your capes and cowls as we celebrate the 2019 Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fam...
09/21/2020

Happy #BatmanDay, citizens! Get out your capes and cowls as we celebrate the 2019 Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame Inductee. Here’s Jim Lee’s art (colored by Alex Sinclair) featuring the Caped Crusader for the cover of Comic-Con’s 2014 Souvenir Book. Batman TM & © DC #batman #batmanday #capedcrusader #comicconmuseum

10 years ago, Scott Pilgrim took on the world in the action comedy film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" based on the accl...
09/17/2020

10 years ago, Scott Pilgrim took on the world in the action comedy film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" based on the acclaimed graphic novel series. We're celebrating with a Fun Book of coloring and activities featuring Scott, Ramona, and her seven evil exes, including a coloring page provided by the creator of the graphic novels, Bryan Lee O’Malley!

All of the Comic-Con Museum Fun Books are available at www.comic-con.org/museum on the Comic-Con [email protected] tab. Once you're finished, send your creations to [email protected] to be featured on our social media.

We're calling all Charter Members of the Comic-Con Museum to mark your calendars for September 24, 2020 with two chances...
09/16/2020

We're calling all Charter Members of the Comic-Con Museum to mark your calendars for September 24, 2020 with two chances to beta test the first ever, Pop Culture Bingo based on the Nickelodeon animated series, Legend of Korra! First session will be held at 4:30 PM to 6 PM PST with the second session at 7 PM to 8:30 PM PST. We'll send out the invitation to reserve your spot in the next week so there is still time to head to www.comic-con.org/museum and sign-up for your Charter Membership by September 22, 2020. #legendofkorra #nickelodean #popculturebingo #comicconmuseum #chartermember

09/14/2020
Comic-Con Museum Super Fans

We are still catching our breath from the excitement of last week's Comic-Con Museum special announcement. Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm! Here's a little snippet of some of the excitement people have shared. https://bit.ly/33naa4u #comicconmuseum #comicconmuseumreveal #comicconmuseumsupporters

A few of our super fans have something to say about the Comic-Con Museum

In honor of Activision’s release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on September 4, 2020, this week’s Fun Book celebrates t...
09/10/2020

In honor of Activision’s release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on September 4, 2020, this week’s Fun Book celebrates the influential video game series! Brush up on skateboard tricks featured in the games by matching them to their descriptions, word-find the professional skateboarders featured in the games, and color a skateboard deck featuring work by Pat Sison and Ian Smile of the College Skateboarding Education Foundation (@CSEF)! All of the Comic-Con Museum Fun Books are available at www.comic-con.org/museum on the Comic-Con [email protected] tab! #thps #tonyhawk #proskater #comicconmuseum #skateboarding #collegeskateboarding #nationalvideogameday

We are excited to announce that through a generous donation from @CoxCommunications, the Museum will be opening the Cox ...
09/10/2020

We are excited to announce that through a generous donation from @CoxCommunications, the Museum will be opening the Cox Innovation Lab next summer!

The Cox Innovation Lab, located within the Comic-Con Museum’s 6,000 square foot Education Center, will provide a space for activity-driven and hands-on learning that leverages the power of pop culture to engage learners of all ages in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). With topics ranging from graphic design, animation, film, robotics, gaming, coding and more, we aim to offer educational opportunities for everyone.

With Cox’s generous donation, the Comic-Con Museum is poised to deliver on its goal to instill a life-long love for art and learning. Thank you Cox Communications for your dedication to our community!

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Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is opening the Comic-Con Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park. This new cultural attraction will encourage an appreciation of comics and related popular arts through exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and outreach efforts.

The Comic-Con Museum will be a year-round operation, manifesting the same values of accessibility, curiosity and appreciation that have driven the organization’s world-famous conventions. Through exhibits that refresh frequently and consistently, and programs that offer opportunities to learn, experience, and participate, the Museum will continue to build awareness and appreciation for the valuable contribution of popular culture. The Museum will be visitor-focused, whether a Comic-Con fan or a member of the general public and will provide engrossing experiences that engage curiosity and inspire learning.

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You call that a debate?... cancel my order for apple pie, I'll just have the water.
https://youtu.be/l6ocLYr6hk4 I'd love to see a panel with Rageaholic and his take on the comic book industry in the current time period we live in.
Superheroina Susana Distancia teaches social distancing, Spanish, & the metric system! [I thought SD was for San Diego.]
Attention Trekkers: We urge you to “Engage” with us this Thursday and Friday at the Comic-Con Museum from 6-9pm for a special 2-day Picard exhibit featuring official costumes and props from the upcoming season!
Come down to Jollygasm, a Holiday Art Exhibition at the Comic-con Museum. Watch a FREE movie! Enjoy FREE hot cider & hot chocolate. Come meet the artists! CONGRATULATIONS! To Jennifer Cooksey, Cj Martinez & Attiba Royster on the sale of their art pieces!
Come down to Jollygasm, a Holiday Art Exhibition at the Comic-con Museum. Watch a FREE movie! Enjoy FREE hot cider & hot chocolate. Come meet the artists! CONGRATULATIONS! To Jennifer Cooksey, Cj Martinez & Attiba Royster on the sale of their art pieces!
Thank you, CC Museum for your spotlight on Batman!
Shows led up at 4 PM and they said they closed the line. Drove in 2 hours of traffic to get turned down by a rude woman. This place is bogus
I had an absolutely wonderful time at The Gathering at the Comic Con Museum last night. I was initially a bit disappointed when I arrived at the after party to find out no one else would have access to the VR experience (due to overbooking), the feature I had been most excited about trying out. However, upon discovering this, someone named Lisa (not sure if she was a staff member or a volunteer) apologized for the way that particular part of the event has been handled and took me aside to point out the different things that were available. She even caught up with me later in the night to make sure I was having fun and see if I had any other questions. The time she took to acknowledge the oversight and to remedy with other fun activities was deeply appreciated. The variety and quality of things already on display was excellent, and I look forward to seeing it develop over the next two years.
First in line at "The Batman Experience" at The Comic Con Museum in Balboa Park...Woohoo!!!...wait...what...we need a ticket! Poop.
Anyone have an extra pass for the Comic-Con Museum Fundraiser that I can buy? Tonight. (Wed). Not sure how I missed getting one.
Will Comic Con Museum merchandise be available to purchase during the after party? Super psyched!