'Comic Con International' to open July 24 in San Diego: Everything you need to know, schedule

(Photo: REUTERS / Mike Segar)A man in a Batman costume holds up an infant dressed as Robin at New York's Comic-Con convention October 11, 2013.

The annual Comic Con is taking place in San Diego, Calif., from July 24 to 27.

The four-day affair will be packed with celebrations, showcases, big announcements, celebrity interviews and mini events of comics and its artful contribution to the world.

There will be over 60 special guests that will grace the event including the famous creator of the Usagi Yojimbo hit comic series, Stan Sakai.

Notable personalities that has confirmed their attendance include: Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Ray Billingsley, June Brigman, Mark Brooks, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Colleen Coover, Brian Crane, Eleanor Davis, Chuck Dixon, Kevin Eastman and others.

Comic book publisher and transmedia company, Red Giant Entertainment contracted YouTube superstar Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach of the markiplierGAME channel to host their panel presentation.

"Red Giant is proud to once again present this informative panel to our fans in attendance at Comic-Con," stated Red Giant Entertainment CEO Benny Powell. "And we're honored to have our friend Mark emceeing it for us as only he can, with the good-natured humor that he's famous for."

The markiplierGAME is one of the 200 most subscribed channels on YouTube, with a total of over 632 million views.

There will be 22 separate rooms at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) with seating capacity going from 280 to 6,500 in Hall H.

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel's Indigo Ballroom will host special events and programs for three big days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The anime people, nighttime films, games, Hospitality Suite and the "Comic Con International Independent Film Festival" can be found at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.

The annual masquerade party will be held at the Sails Pavilion, Saturday night.

Comic Con 2013 hosted approximately 130,000 attendees, and this year is expected to be no different in terms of massive participation.

Here's a partial list of the Exclusives being offered by companies that will be present at the Comic Con International 2014.

SDCC Exhibit Hall will be the venue for company exhibitions.

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