Comic conventions are fan conventions held annually to celebrate and promote the comic book, comic art and animation/anime industry. Over the years, they have extended to cover a number of TV shows, movies, video games and other pop culture elements popularized by or associated with the science fiction or fantasy genres. They feature interactive discussion panels, special shows and workshops, and encourage fans to dress up in costumes of their favorite characters (known as "cos-play").
Two of the largest conventions, Comic-Con and Dragon*Con, have in the past showcased material from Lost. Both have also included discussion panels in which Lost writers, producers and cast answered fan questions and showed spoilerish material for the next season. The crossover between the Lost and comic book world is considerable not only due to the overlapping interest of fans in both groups, but also due to the fact that many of the writers are professed fans of comic books and/or former comic writers themselves.
See complete 53:36 min transcript at main article: Official Lost Podcast transcript/July 31, 2006
Rachel Blake's appearance at Comic-Con 2006
See Official Lost Podcast transcript/August 2, 2007 for a partial transcript of the interview
The Lost Season 4 panel appeared on Thursday, July 26 in the San Diego Convention Center's Ballroom 20.
The promotional text read:
" 5:00-6:00 Lost Season 4 — If the Lost finale was any indication of things to come, you will not want to miss this panel! Co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will discuss the exciting new season of ABC’s Lost, all leading up to the ultimate series finale. They’ll spotlight bonus features from the 3rd season DVD box set, preview the new Lost video game, take questions from the audience, and perhaps serve up more surprises. "
Following the interview was a short film, information about which can be found under the Orchid article.
Lost's producers appeared at Comic-Con 2008, which was held between 24th-27th July 2008, the same 3 days and location promoted in the Octagon Global Recruiting advertisement.
A Lost panel was held on Saturday at around noon.
The 2009 London Film and Comic Con featured Dominic Monaghan, but did not otherwise have any Lost-specific events. The convention was held on September 1-2, 2007.