Comic Con

July 19 – 22, 2018

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—which included two special guests, Forrest J Ackerman and Mike Royer, and drew about 100 attendees—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.


San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

www.comic-con.org


CMT Agency can provide you with friendly, experienced talent for your booth, including …

  • Presenters
  • Crowd Gatherers
  • Product Demonstrators
  • Booth Hostesses / Hosts
  • Brand Ambassadors
  • Sales Assistants
  • Interpreters
  • Mascots
  • Costumed Characters
  • Models
  • And much more…

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