When you arrive at the show and pick up your badge, be sure to pick up the Comic-Con publications. There are 3 books: the Souvenir Book, the Events Guide, and the Quick Guide (which is bound into the Events Guide). The latter two are incredibly valuable convention guides (and the Souvenir Book is just plain fun!).
The Souvenir Book is our full-color trade paperback that is a keepsake record of each year’s event. We’ve already revealed the extraordinary Jim Lee Batman cover (click here for more info). The Souvenir Book features bios of all of our guests, articles and art devoted to our anniversary celebrations, and a special section devoted to those pop culture people who, sadly, passed away in the year since our last Comic-Con. It also features a rundown of awards info, including last year’s Eisner Award winners, Hall of Fame inductees, Inkpot Award winners, and more, plus this year’s Eisner Award nominees.
The Events Guide is the official show schedule. It features all the show’s schedules, the program descriptions, and other important info, including Anime, Autographs, Games, Portfolio Review, etc., and helpful hints for navigating the event.
We also publish a full-color onsite daily newsletter, Comic-Con Today, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, which includes updated information that came in too late to include in the Events Guide, plus recaps of some of the big events (the Eisner Awards, the Masquerade) from the night before. The newsletter is also available at kiosks and registration counters throughout the show.
The Quick Guide is bound into the center of each copy of the Events Guide. It’s a full-color 48-page magazine that features maps of the Exhibit Hall, Convention Center, and hotels, the Program Schedule grids, and the Exhibitor Lists. The Quick Guide is also available as a separate publication, and can be found at kiosks and registration counters throughout the show. The QG is the perfect take-along companion; stick it in your backpack or tote bag for instant access to all the info you need to get around SDCC.
Finally, there’s the Anime Guide, which includes the complete Anime schedule, plus descriptions of all the screenings. The Anime Guide is available only in the Anime screening rooms, Marriott Hall 4, 5, and 6, over at the Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel, next door to the Convention Center.
Pick up all of these free SDCC publications, while supplies last. They’re guaranteed to help you better enjoy Comic-Con International 2014!
Remember your first, best, and most accurate source for information—including our daily Toucan Tip—is right here on the Comic-Con website and Toucan, the only OFFICIAL SDCC blog. Bookmark Toucan and the Comic-Con Front Page for the latest updates for the big show!