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“We were an entrepreneurial bunch and we didn’t think that we couldn’t do it. We just assumed that we could.”

-Mike Towry

In 2009, Comic-Con International commemorated its 40th year of celebrating the comic and popular arts in San Diego. The media was filled with stories that year about who helped spark this pop culture phenomenon. The tender age of the Comic-Con creators is what caught the eye and heart of Lynn Hawkes, Special Projects and External Affairs Officer at San Diego State University Library. Fascinated and wanting to know more, she cultivated a partnership with Richard Alf and Mike Towry and this grant project was born. Read more >>>

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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.”

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