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Monday, August 19, 2013
Forty Years Ago This Week...
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Cons
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It Was Forty (40) Years Ago This Week...
That He Sat Up As A Comic Book Dealer At The San Diego Comic Con at the Sheraton Hotel, On Harbor Island, in San Diego, California!
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3933 -     This past weekend I traveled to Long Beach for the 1st Annual Latino Comics Expo in the Los Angeles Metro Area.
While there I talked with the organizers about their show, and that I had been involved in comic cons since 1972, when I bought out a comic book dealer on Saturday, and took over his table on Sunday. 
This was at the El Cortez Hotel, when the Con was then known as "San Diego's West Coast Comic Convention".  I did so well there on the final day of the con, that I knew I had to buy in for the next year!
It was in 1973 that I reserved my own table in the Dealers Room, and that was the first year that the con was called "San Diego Comic Con". 
The photo of myself with the long hair and the boxes of comics can be seen to the second from the top right of the next column.
Other photos from the1973 SDCC are also shown to the right, from the Shel Dorf Collection.
It didn't seem that long ago just talking about it this weekend... But upon reflection... 1973 was a loooong time ago!
More photos are shared at the special 1973 San Diego Comic Con photo album at my Facebook Fan Page!
Also, there are a few photos from the 1972 San Diego Comic Con photo album at the same fan page!
I have another photo of myself from the 1973 SDCC that I need to upload, as soon as I find that again, AND the copy of the check that I used to purchase my $40 table at that convention!
Oh, and for those of you that have a copy of the 1973 SDCC program book, I'm listed in the Membership List as member #174 Michael D Hawersky (dealer).  That was a typo with 'Ham' spelled as 'Haw' in Hamersky.  See photo at bottom right of this blog text.
So I wanted to share with all of you today this special anniversary of mine...
I'm not one of the earliest comic book fans in comics fandom, as evidenced by the 50th Anniversary Reunion of Comics Fandom held at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, (see this special blog on that topic), but I was near the beginning of the San Diego Comic Con as a comic book dealer!
My thanks again to those that started the San Diego Comic Con, including Shel Dorf and Richard Alf, who have passed away in the last few years...
Scan of the flyer for the 1973 San Diego Comic Con with the Guests & Prices! 
The photo from 1973 when the 'San Diego Comic Con' was held at the Shearaton Hotel on Harbor Island in San Diego, California.   The con ran from August 16th thru August 19th!
Photo by the pool... With Jack Kirby & Neal Adams standing at the left.  From the Sheld Dorf Collection - 1973 San Diego Comic Con!
  Jack Kirby (middle) inside the Dealers Room at the 1973 San Diego Comic Con...
  Michael  (in 2013) with copy of 1973 San Diego Comic Con Program Book with Membership List.



NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,933 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

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 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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