The San Diego Comic-Con International, the yearly mega-convention devoted to comics, movies, television, collectibles and popular culture, takes place this year from July 21-25 at the San Diego Convention Center. As usual, Tolkien fans will find a number of things to enjoy.
Miramar, New Zealand’s Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, which produced the visual & special effects and props for The Lord of the Rings films, are sending a number of dignitaries to Comic-Con this year. These include creative director and co-founder Richard Taylor, Greg Broadmore, Dave Tremont, and Ri Streeter.
Thousand Oaks, California’s Sideshow Collectibles, which produces a line of high-quality collectibles based on the Peter Jackson film trilogy, will offer a large selection of products exclusive to the convention. They are also giving away prizes online every day in July, including a replica of the crown of King Elessar.
Representatives of Tolkien blog and news site TheOneRing.net will present the latest news about the upcoming The Hobbit film adaptation at a panel on Thursday morning, 7/22 at 10:30 am. The site will also be selling TORn shirts at the Dark Horse Comics booth.
Film director Guillermo del Toro, who was formerly slated to helm the Hobbit adaptations, will be attending the convention, promoting his Pan’s Labyrinth figures at the Gentle Giant booth on Saturday.
If you know about any other Tolkien-related events, exhibitors or guests at this year’s Comic-Con, please let us know in the comments! Thanks.