Looking for Books About Comic Cons?

Comic Convention Comic Books

If you are looking for books about comic conventions, while not incredibly common, they do exist. They can offer some fun and entertaining insights into the world of conventions and superhero fandom.

The following are the best books about comic cons you can read and look through.

The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide

Authored by Jackie Estrada, this comic book provides tips and advice for navigating comic conventions, including insights into cosplay, meeting artists, and making the most of the convention experience.
The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide book

The 1964 New York Comicon: The True Story Behind the World’s First Comic Book Convention

Written by J. David Spurlock, the book delves into the history of The 1964 New York Comicon. It was a groundbreaking event that brought together comic book fans, creators, and industry professionals in a public forum for the first time. Held in New York City, the convention provided a platform for enthusiasts to meet their favorite artists, attend panels, buy and sell comics, and celebrate their shared love of comics.
The 1964 New York Comicon book

It Happens at Comic-Con

Authored by Ben Bolling and Matthew J. Smith, the book provides a collection of scholarly essays that explore the cultural significance and impact of comic conventions, particularly focusing on the San Diego Comic-Con.
It Happens at Comic-Con book

Comic Con: 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans, And Friends

This comic con book offers a comprehensive look at the history and evolution of the San Diego Comic-Con, from its humble beginnings in 1970 as a small gathering of comic book fans to its status as a global phenomenon that attracts thousands of attendees each year. Through a combination of photographs, essays, interviews, and archival material, “Comic-Con: 40 Years” chronicles the convention’s growth and impact on popular culture.

Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment

Every summer more than 130,000 comic fans, gamers, cosplay enthusiasts, and nerds of all stripes descend on San Diego to mingle with the top entertainment celebrities and creative-industry professionals in an unprecedented celebration of popular culture in all its forms. Written by Rob Salkowitz, this book offers an insightful exploration, for industry professionals, scholars, and fans, into the phenomenon of San Diego Comic-Con and its broader implications for the entertainment industry.
Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture book