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Comic-Con International was formed in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and sci-fi fans came together to raise funds with the goal of creating the very first convention dedicated to the world of comic books. Together they raised the necessary capital to host the first annual Comic-Con in San Diego which packed 300 attendees into the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel!

Now in its 45th year, Comic-Con now spans the entirety of the San Diego convention center as well as the adjoining hotels PLUS the surrounding parks and lots across the street, drawing some 130,000 attendees each day during its five day arch!

In addition to the overwhelming crowds every T.V., film, video game and toy company in the world has a presence at Comic-Con. Of course this also draws celebrities from all walks of fame…Yes, the San Diego Comic-Con has truly become a Mecca for ALL things ‘Nerd & Geek’, in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

For more information on this amazing event visit - ComicCon.org