Comic-Con International: the name says it all.
San Diego is home to the largest pop-culture event in the world! Formed in 1970 by a group of San Diego locals as the Golden State Comic Book Convention, Comic-Con has grown into Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Originally the event showcased primarily comic books and Sci-fi (science fiction) related content. Since it’s inception in the late 70’s the locals only target event has grown into the international authority of pop-culture conventions.
Comic-Con is also an event in San Diego has sold out for 10 years consecutively. The San Diego Convention Center has been home to Comic-Con for 27 years; over half of its 48 years of San Diego history.
Comic-Con brings in over $2,980,000 in tax revenue. CCSD also brings an additional $19,800,000.00 in total revenue as of 2014.
More than 130,000 people are expected to attend Comic-Con San Diego this year alone! These guests will fill over 130,000 hotel rooms and spend a whopping 82,800,000 throughout their stay in San Diego.
The beautiful Howard the Duck illustrator and artist Veronica Fish will be attending the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. Veronica Fish has worked on impressive projects such as Archie, Spider-Woman, and Howard the Duck!