July 15, 2012

While discussing San Diego Comic Con (founded in San Diego, California in 1970)...


23 comments:

  1. I think we need Linus to come out and explain the true meaning of SDCC to Charlie Brown here...

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  2. Actually it was started in Detroit ,Michigan by Shel Dorf. It was called Triple Fanfare.

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    1. ACTUALLY, fart.

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    2. Wow. Cool. Wikipedia makes everyone so smart. Actually.

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    3. I wonder why the 2 commenters above me are so irked by the use of "actually".

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    4. Yeah- you guys: Because heaven-forbid someone be corrected when they're wrong! What jerks people with facts are...

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    5. Anonymous2, your claim that Anonymous1 is trying to sound smart based on information from Wikipedia is provably false. If Anonymous1 had consulted Wikipedia, he/she would know that Triple Fanfare continued for 8 more years after Dorf left, clearly demonstrating no continuity between it and SDCC.

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    6. In most cases people start a sentence with "Actually" to mean "You are wrong and I am right" or, more succinctly, "I'm a dick.". I think that's the point raised by the first to replies.

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    7. Umm... the second line in the Wikipedia article:

      "It was founded as the "Golden State Comic Book Convention" in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention""

      The article does mention the Detroit Triple-Fan Fairs, but only as something Dorf did before founding what became ComicCon. So, either this guy didn't read the article or he read it in a very spotty manner.

      And note, please, that the word "actually" appears nowhere in this post. Well, except, you know, here. Oh, crap.

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  3. Sometimes the comments are more ridiculous than the caption.

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    1. I come for the comic, I stay for the comments :)

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    2. As do we all, my dear.

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  4. Some people could be confused by this. WIZARD bought the Chicago Comic-Con--it is now Wizard World Chicago-- in the mid-90s. It was always around the 4th of July weekend. The CCC was started in 1975. I don't know much about the SDCC's history, though for many years, ours came before theirs. I doubt that's the case, but I can understand how someone OLDER might say that, not this little nutcase.

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  5. Well, at least we can all agree on the 'way too commercial' part, right? Right?

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    1. Right. Because no one ever sold anything at conventions until ComicCon went all commercial. Companies used to attend conventions just so they could give all their stuff away.

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    2. Well, people used to sell comics there. How many current attendees even care about comic books? Besides what they will immediately flip on eBay for a ridiculous price that is.

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  6. ACTUALLY, San Diego was it's own state until 1969 and ALSO the word San Diego is a German word that roughly translates to "A Whale's Vagina."

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    1. Um... what??

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    2. Agree to disagree.

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    3. I like lamp.

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  7. I was at Comic Con last week, I spent too much money and impulse bought a 4 foot long helicarrier.... what am I going to do with it?!!

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