I think we need Linus to come out and explain the true meaning of SDCC to Charlie Brown here...
Actually it was started in Detroit ,Michigan by Shel Dorf. It was called Triple Fanfare.
Wow. Cool. Wikipedia makes everyone so smart. Actually.
I wonder why the 2 commenters above me are so irked by the use of "actually".
Yeah- you guys: Because heaven-forbid someone be corrected when they're wrong! What jerks people with facts are...
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes the comments are more ridiculous than the caption.
I come for the comic, I stay for the comments :)
As do we all, my dear.
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.
Well, at least we can all agree on the 'way too commercial' part, right? Right?
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.
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.
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."
Agree to disagree.
I like lamp.
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?!!
I love Scotch .