Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing The Exhibition
From the moment he first appeared in the pages of 1962s Amazing Fantasy #15 to his modern-day multimedia stardom, Spider-Man the iconic creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko has always stood out from the crowd. Hes the ultimate relatable hero, one who navigates everyday problems and faces unbelievable obstacles, yet still meets all evildoers with well-timed wisecracks and perfectly-placed bursts of webbing. Tickets Here
Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, then on the pop culture stage, and later through an array of branding and entertainment appearances throughout the 1980s and 1990s. With a worldwide brand recognition rate of over 90%, PAC-MAN continues to be one of the most recognized images and brands on the planet. Featuring a simple pick-up-and-play yet challenging-to-master gameplay design, PAC-MAN was deliberately designed to buck the trend of arcade games that were commonly focused on attracting male players. Instead, PAC-MAN was created to appeal to both male and female players and to be appropriate for players of all ages. These core design principles contributed to making PAC-MAN the family-friendly character he is today and delivering on his goal of bringing more fun to everyone no matter their gender or age. Read more
Hemingway in Comics
The Art of the Comic-Con Masquerade
Retiring Columnist Karla Peterson Remembers 37 Years Of Celebrating The People Places And Things That Make San Diegans Love San Diego
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Hello, and welcome to my goodbye column. Im not crying! Youre crying! Oh, wait. Its me. Its definitely me.
After 37 years, I am retiring from the job that I have been doing for more than half of my life. This is one of the last columns I will be writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune, and believe me when I tell you that I never thought there would be a first. Mostly because there was no way I was going to live here.
I began my career at the San Diego Union in March of 1985, but my relationship with this city dates back to the hot August day in 1977 when I started my freshman year at San Diego State University. The day this small-town bookworm looked around the massive campus just off the roaring Interstate 8, the campus whose student population was almost as big as her hometowns, and said to herself, Well, this was a mistake.
Oh, Karla. So young, yet so fatalistic.
As it turned out, the big, intimidating campus was the place I found the opinionated Daily Aztec journalists and music-obsessed KCR disc-jockeys who would become my friends. It was also the place that nurtured the writing passion that became my career. And the sprawling, freeway-centric town that I was pretty sure would have no room for a small fry like me?
It became home.
But what they all had in common the silly stories, the think pieces, the three-hankie columns was that they were slices of San Diego life, in all of its rich, often-underestimated glory.
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You Can Now Explore The History Of The Most Iconic Characters At The Comic
These excellent Comic-Con exhibitions are finally open in San Diego. This captivating exhibition is the ultimate fandom celebration. ¡Tickets are still available, though theyre selling fast! These four new exhibitions are now open and welcoming fans. This is an unmissable opportunity for everyone who loves these legendary characters since youll learn all about them as well as their creators and artist. These interactive and memorable exhibits are the perfect way to celebrate fandom at the one-and-only Comic-Con Museum. With their 25 years of experience with all things comics, movies, and beyond, this is the place to enjoy yourself as you learn about the stories you love. The museum also has a 6,000-square-foot education center, a 4K video theater, learning labs, amazing classes and seminars, and a heavenly gift shop packed with all the comics, graphic novels, and souvenirs from your favorite characters! However, these epic exhibitions are a cant miss and will teach even the most devout fan a thing or two.
The epic Eight Decades of Archie exhibit finally arrived in San Diego, commemorating the history of Americas quintessential teenagers. Get ready to dive into the epic history of Archie through the fantastic displays featuring one-of-a-kind artifacts like vintage comics, original art, and so much more.
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To support the fund, those interested can donate directly or become a member at comic-con.org/museum/support. The museums new membership program has various levels that include unlimited general admission, exhibit preview events, and other benefits.
Comic Book HappeningsIn addition to its featured exhibits, members and visitors can attend special programming, free with museum admission, including a panel and book signing with Hemingway in Comics author Robert K. Elder at the Museum on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. The title matches the exhibit of the same name that explores a collection of comic art from around the world featuring iconic author Ernest Hemingway or his stories alongside Mickey Mouse, Albert Einstein, Death, and more perfect for those with an appreciation for comics, pop culture, and the absurd.
2023 Brings New AttractionsNext year, the museums three floors will display all-new exhibits, to be announced in December, and debut an education center that will serve as a learning hub for field trips, a classroom for comic creators to teach their art, a comic book reading lounge offering free, donated comic books and more.
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Thank You To Our Generous Corporate Foundation And Community Partners For Their Support
The Roddenberry Foundation Donates $100,000 to the Comic-Con Museum
Thank you to the Roddenberry Foundation who provided the Comic-Con Museum with a $100,000 donation that will go toward supporting our 2021 opening! The Foundations namesake, Gene Roddenberry, was the creator of Star Trek, and the non-profit Foundation supports his legacy through initiatives that encourage innovative approaches to create a more inclusive, progressive, and harmonious society. The donation also coincides with the year of the late Gene Roddenberrys centennial, or 100th birthday.
The Foundation has planned a year filled with initiatives celebrating Gene Roddenberrys legacy and supporting a permanent museum that celebrates pop culture and the creative nature of the human spirit is a fitting way to honor the legacy of Gene Roddenberry and all those who #ThinkTrek in 2021.
In recognition of this generous gift, the Museums main lobby will be named after the Roddenberry Foundation. Genes son, Rod Roddenberry also serves on the Comic-Con Museums Capital Campaign Steering Committee.
Thank you to the Roddenberry Foundation for their generous support!