07/14/2014 01:38 pm ET Updated Sep 13, 2014

Top 5 Alternatives to San Diego Comic-Con

While 130,000 geeks head to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, you can check out a more affordable and low-key alternative in your own backyard. Comic-Con events are happening throughout the country all year long! Over the next four months, you have five especially fantastic big-city Comic-Con events to choose from - and boy do they deliver on the highlights, from famous cars, like a replica of the Batmobile, to celebrity guests, including the one-and-only William Shatner.


Top 5 Alternatives to San Diego Comic Con