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When and Where Was the First Comic-Con?

Comic-Con is an annual event that brings together comic book enthusiasts, pop culture fans, and creators from all over the world. But do you know when and where the first Comic-Con was held? Let’s take a trip down memory lane to explore the origins of this beloved convention.

The Birth of Comic-Con

The first Comic-Con took place in San Diego, California in 1970. It was a one-day event organized by a group of comic book fans called the “Golden State Comic-Minicon.” The event was held at the U.S. Grant Hotel and had only 100 attendees.

The Early Years

In its early years, Comic-Con focused primarily on comic books and science fiction. The convention grew steadily over time, moving to larger venues like the El Cortez Hotel and finally settling at the San Diego Convention Center in 1991.

Expanding Beyond Comics

As Comic-Con grew in popularity, it also began to expand beyond its roots in comic books. Today, the convention encompasses a wide range of pop culture interests, including movies, television shows, video games, and more.


The first Comic-Con may have been a small gathering of comic book fans in 1970, but it has since grown into a massive cultural phenomenon that attracts fans from all over the world. Whether you’re interested in comics or just love pop culture, there’s something for everyone at this iconic event.