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Monday, July 8, 2013
Where Has The San Diego Comic-Con International Been Located At?
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Topic: Comic Cons
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Answers The Question...
Where Has The San Diego Comic-Con International Been Located At? 
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3899 -     Well... We have returned from our vacation from Las Vegas / Primm Valley, Nevada!
I have several emails / messages to reply to, so I want to to just answer a quick question that was asked of me while I was gone.
The question was... 'Where has the San Diego Comic Con been located at?
Well, it started on March 21st of 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel.  That was the one day mini-con that had approx 145 attendees. 
Then from August 1st thru 3rd of 1970 there was the 3 day con. It was also known as the Golden State Comic Con.
1971 saw the con move to Muir College at UCSD in La Jolla.  That ran August 6th thru 8th.
1972 saw the con named San Diego's West Coast Comic Con.  The con ran August 18-21.  I set up there on the last day of the con as a comic book dealer!
1973 the con moved to the Sheraton Hotel on Harbor Island.  It ran August 16-19, with 1,000+ attendees. A photo of myself is to the right.
1974 saw the con move back to the El Cortez Hotel.  Where it stayed until 1978.
1979 & 1980 the con was at the Convention and Performing Arts Center.
1981 it was back at the El Cortez Hotel.
From 1982 thru 1990 it was back at the Convention and Performing Arts Center.
Then it moved in 1991 to the San Diego Convention Center, where it has been at since then!
Whew!  That's a LOT of history for a con that has grown from 145 attendees to over 130,000!
       The U.S. Grant Produced This Coaster in 2012 As A Comic-Con Memento.
  My 2nd Year as a Comic Book Dealer, pictured in 1973, this time at the Shearaton Hotel.
The San Diego Convention Center in 2012, where the Comic-Con International has been located since 1991.



NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,899 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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