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16 July 2019  

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LOS ANGELES: Over 135,000 geeks and nerds will invade San Diego next week for the 50th edition of Comic-Con — the world’s largest celebration of pop culture.

The sprawling convention today draws Hollywood A-listers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Stewart and the cast of “Game of Thrones” to its frantically hyped panels, where billion-dollar franchises are launched.

But the first iteration — the brainchild of an unemployed 36-year-old comic collector and his five teenage acolytes — drew just 100 people to a seedy hotel basement down the road in March 1970.

The “Golden State Comic-Con” was first designed as a way for fans to connect with each other and meet their heroes — the comic book creators — at a time when the genre was a million miles away from the mainstream.

(Agencies)

Publish Date : 16 July 2019 15:17 PM

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