Running down the top fandom events of the upcomming year
6. Comic-Con International in San Diego (July)
Always the biggest event of the year, this year's Comic Con International has an extra element of excitement. Those lucky enough to brave Hall H could very well witness the first glimpse at the new "Star Wars" film and maybe hear news about future "Star Wars" spin offs and spotlight projects. Fans will probably see their first glimpse of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," as well as Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" in addition to finally hearing the first bit of news about Marvel's plans for 2016 and beyond. Attendees may get a first glimpse of Fox's "Fantastic Four" and the future of the "X-Men" films. In 2013, Warner Bros. dropped the (still untitled) "Batman/Superman" bomb on fans, and the studio will no doubt want to top itself by giving fans a hint at what can be coming after "Batman/Superman" with perhaps a look at Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot as their respective DC Universe icons. There should be announcements regarding AMC's "The Walking Dead" spin off, the Marvel Netflix shows and first looks at the new "Bond," "Terminator" and "Independence Day."
Lest you think we're forgetting the reason thousands of fans have been making the annual pilgrimage to Southern California for decades, we're also looking forward to the comics publishers to reveal their big summer news at the show. As each company tries to grab the attention of a continually growing and fracturing readership, SDCC becomes more of a spectacle and event. The comics, shows and films we will be discussing over the next few years will be ignited at SDCC 2014.