Still, wouldn't they at least do panels for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, etc? Thousands of people go to this convention coming from around the world. Not just for buying collectibles, but for seeing what their fav shows will tantilize them with, plus the panels alot of times fans ask questions. They could do an Ant-Man panel. Every year, Marvel has had pretty much a presence. I can understand Sony not being there, more issues have been arising from leaked documents regarding the Marvel/Sony Spider-man, deal. VIP passes allow you access to more behind the scenes stuff like meet and greets, etc.
Switching gears, according to a report, more issues are arising between Marvel and Sony over how to cast Spider-man. So, it looks like for the foreseeable future, might be a Spider-man movie for a while.