Information on San Diego's Golden State Comic-Con 1970

San Diego's Golden State Comic-Con


Comic Convention

August 1-3, 1970
U.S. Grant Hotel

Organized by Comic-Con International

Information:
Comic-Con International: San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and science fiction fans -- including the late Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf -- banded together to put on the first comic book convention in southern California. Comic-Con started as a one-day "minicon," called San Diego's Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single-day event was to raise funds and generate interest for a larger convention. The success of the minicon led to the first full-fledged, three-day San Diego Comic-Con (called San Diego's Golden State Comic-Con), held August 1-3, 1970, at the U.S. Grant Hotel, with guests Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, and A. E. van Vogt. Over 300 attendees packed into the hotel's basement for that groundbreaking event, which featured a dealers' room, programs and panels, film screenings, and more: essentially, the model for every comic book convention to follow.

Attendance:
300 warm bodies (estimated)

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Previous/Future Events:
San Diego's Golden State Comic-Minicon 1970  March 21, 1970
San Diego's Golden State Comic-Con 1970  August 1-3, 1970
Comic-Con International: San Diego 1995  July 27-30, 1995
1996  July 4-7, 1996
1997  August 17-20, 1997
1998  August 13-17, 1998
1999  August 13-16, 1999
2000  July 20-23, 2000
2001  July 19-22, 2001
2002  August 1-4, 2002
2003  July 17-20, 2003
2004  July 22-25, 2004
2005  July 14-17, 2005
2006  July 20-23, 2006
2007  July 26-29, 2007
2008  July 24-27, 2008
2009  July 23-26, 2009
2010  July 22-25, 2010
2011  July 21-24, 2011
2012  July 12-15, 2012
2013  July 18-21, 2013
2014  July 24-27, 2014
2015  July 9-12, 2015
2016  July 21-24, 2016
2017  July 20-23, 2017
2018  July 19-22, 2018

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Last updated: 2017-11-29