From: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2022
To: Sunday, Jul 24th, 2022
Comic-Con San Diego 2022
One of the biggest conventions in the world, San Diego Comic-Con is works hard to be inclusive, showing support for the LGBTQ community with its numerous industry panels, thousands of gender fluid cosplay and showcasing queer characters in new television series and movies.
More than 100,000 people from the USA and around the world make the pilgrimage to Comic-Con in San Diego each year. The event has even set the Guinness World Record for the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world. Enter another universe at the San Diego Convention Center as you mingle with people in stunning costumes ranging from iconic Marvel superheroes to frightening creatures from trending horror movies.
Gone are the days when it only showcased comic books; today San Diego Comic Con covers the entire range of pop-culture from collectible card games, anime, manga, animation, web comics, film and television. Where else can you meet with so many different types of people with similar interests.
Comic-Con is like one big circus with stunning costumes. This is where people’s imaginations run riot and fantasies come true.
Each year the convention hosts some amazing panels. Plan which ones you want to attend and be prepared to wait! Stay a step ahead and get to your preferred panel early. Also, tickets, hotels and apartments sell out well in advance, so book everything early.
Popular Gay Panels include “LGBTQ Characters on Television” and “Horror Is Queer”.
Most of the events are finalized within 2 weeks of the event so stay flexible with your plans. A a rule of thumb, Friday usually has a lot of Star Wars events, Saturday is the busiest day on the convention floor and Sunday is quieter.
Gay Parties during San Diego Comic-Con
The Convention Center is located on East Harbor Drive just off the marina close to the heart of the city’s busy districts and to the great restaurants in the nearby Gaslamp District of downtown SD. As the evening progresses many visitors hit the gay bars and clubs which host special theme nights, drag-themed comic con shows and even a superhero pool party. Many bars will have extended happy hours for the event.
And don’t miss your chance to feature in the LGBT Cosplay Group Photo at the San Diego Convention Center on the Sunday! The event is for LGBT cosplayers to get together and take a huge group photo session!
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of San Diego
The gay scene in San Diego is located mostly in the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood, just northeast of Balboa Park and a short drive or cab ride from downtown. Several others are in the districts just to the east of Hillcrest: University Heights and Normal Heights.
Recommended Apartments in San Diego
Light-Filled Industrial Loft in Little Italy in San Diego offers accommodation with free WiFi, With direct access to a patio, the air-conditioned apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen and a TV.
All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is & parking
Located on the 15 floor this 2 bedroom apartment offer sweeping views over San Diego along with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with TV and a bathroom with a shower. FREE WiFI
Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms
Fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen a dishwasher, a microwave, fridge & coffee machine. with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with bath or shower.
Video Of Comic-Con San Diego
San Diego Comic Con 2019
Recommended Hotels in San Diego
Hotels in the gay district of Hillcrest are few and far between and tend to book out fast. The hotels in the downtown district offer a nice alternative, just 5 mins by taxi and located in some of the most historic locations of the city.
Inn at the Park, 3 Star
In the gay district
This unique all-suite San Diego property is situated on the edge of Balboa Park West. It features a piano bar and elegant suites with kitchen facilities.