See You At San Diego

An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture

written by Mathew Klickstein

foreword by Stan Sakai

foreword by Jeff Smith

afterword by RZA

(*** OUT THROUGH Fantagraphics, SEPT 6 2022; audiobook version from Blackstone concurrently)

See You At San Diego- An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Cultur

About See You At San Diego

SEE YOU AT SAN DIEGO: AN ORAL HISTORY OF COMIC-CON, FANDOM, AND THE TRIUMPH OF GEEK CULTURE is the comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con and modern geekdom itself, as told through countless intimate, hilarious, at times heartbreaking and often thought-provoking stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of today's convention and fandom community. 

 

Bursting with reflections, observations, and plenty of raw hot takes on everything from Stan Lee to Twilight, from Star Trek to Star Wars, and MAD Magazine to Watchmen, SEE YOU AT SAN DIEGO's special guests include: Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day, Scott Aukerman, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Trina Robbins, The Russo Bros., Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Seeley, Kevin Eastman, Maggie Thompson, and many others, along with 400+ pics and art, plus an afterword by Wu-Tang Clan’s own uber-nerd mastermind RZA. Learn how, in this historical and sociological tour de force, the geek at last inherited the earth ... with a little help from a half-century of the planet's largest pop culture gathering (clocked twice by Guinness!): the San Diego Comic-Con.

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Bleeding Cool features See You At San Diego by Mathew Klickstein

Bleeding Cool

This full-fledged oral history, bursting with intimate reflections, hilarious observations, and at times, heartbreaking, often thought-provoking stories, is about how the geek at last inherited the earth and the story of the transformation of mainstream American pop culture into comic book culture over the past century.

San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog features See You At San Diego by Mathew Klickstein

San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog

Comic-Con is a fandom unto itself, and author Mathew Klickstein has chronicled some of the comprehensive history of the convention in a new book from Fantagraphics, See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture.

ICv2 features See You At San Diego by Mathew Klickstein

ICv2

See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture, by Mathew Klickstein, is a full-color history of Comic-Con International, with forewords by Stan Sakai and Jeff Smith; the 480-page paperback will be released in September with an MSRP of $39.99.