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Richard Alf

“I think that San Diego has grown with Comic-Con and I think that the people that come to Comic-Con have come to love San Diego as well as Comic-Con.”

Barry Alfonso

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“I wanted to be a creative person myself. I didn’t know in what way, but I wanted to. The idea of meeting a creator of something I loved so much meant a tremendous amount to me. It was […]

Wendy All

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“I like to describe Comic-Con as being like the Addams Family – We’re all a little different, but we’re all loved and accepted for who we are.”

Greg Bear

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“What is constantly astonishing to me going to Comic-Cons is the absolute enthusiastic energy. Everyone at these conventions is there because they love this stuff… It has been nerds getting together to celebrate the art and culture of […]

Jackie Estrada

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“One of the things that people have asked me is, ‘What was it about those early 70s conventions that made you want to get involved?’ I would say just the nicest people, the nicest people.”

 

Mark Evanier

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“The early conventions were a lot of fun… Everyone knew everyone. You got a chance to see everyone… It was kind of like a party with people of like interests.”

Roger Freedman

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“(San Diego) was very much a city of immigrants at that time… We, speaking collectively of the society at that time, were in the process of inventing a new city that could really be whatever we wanted it […]

Igor Goldkind

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”The distinction of the San Diego Comic Convention, certainly in the early days…is it brought together a lot of different types of fans.”

Jean & Chuck Graham

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“The El Cortez was a great place. It was a lot of fun. I’m glad it’s been saved as a city landmark.”

Peter Jones

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“I walked in and I saw more comic books than I’d ever seen in my life and I was just enchanted. It was like better than Christmas.”

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