San Diego Comic-Con International is an annual multigenre convention held at San Diego, California, United States. It was founded in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry, previously known as the “Golden State Comic Book Convention”. San Diego Comic Con International is also known as Comic-Con or “SDCC”. It is a four-day event held during the summer in San Diego featuring professionals of TV, movies, cartoons/anime and comics and a large showcase of various pop culture elements.
Every year, a great portion of the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fandom gather at Comic-Con, to be the first to hear exclusive panel information on the series and without doubt to meet the creators of both successful series. Fans dress up in costumes, and a panel organized by fans takes place. Members of the cast and crew of Legend of Korra also make an appearance.
The Legend of Korra SDCC 2012 Fan Panel was packed with 4, 500 fans and an approximate 4,000 unable to make it inside.
Year after year, the creators always bring something new to the panels from concept sketches to video jokes.
At San Diego Comic Con 2012, a panel organized by fans took place and involved voice actors Mae Whitman (Katara) and Dante Basco (Zuko).
Cosplay, short for “costume play” involves participants who dress up in costumes and accessories to represent a character or idea. Every year at Comic-Con, fans of the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra series, don costumes of their favourite characters. A few of these fans participate in the annual Comic-Con Masquerade.