Headed by Mike Towry and Chairman Matt Dunford, this convention pays homage to the early days of Comic-Con. Organizers of Comic Fest pride themselves in its intimate setting. In many ways, I find it to be quite charming, lacking the Hollywood of Comic-Con and instead allowing attendees and invited guests to mingle together. A lot of love goes into this convention.
“[I believe] we have a better guest lineup than many other big conventions. Because of our intimate setting, you aren’t just sitting in front of these comic book legends; you’re hanging out with them.”
With two months left until this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, there is still a world of work ahead for the convention’s organizers. Despite certain groans of having a volunteer meeting on Super Bowl Sunday, Mike Towry, organizer for Comic Fest and one of the original founders of San Diego Comic-Con, and Comic Fest chairman […]
Said to be “The Friendly, Intimate Comic Con Experience,” San Diego Comic Fest held a volunteer meeting on Sunday afternoon at the Pacific Beach public library. This will mark 6-years for the convention organized by Mike Towry, one of the original co-founders of San Diego Comic-Con. For its 2018 theme, San Diego Comic Fest will […]
For this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, it had a great deal on its plate; A fifth year, a new venue, the announcement of a new Chairman for next year, unseasonal rain, leaking roofs, Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, X-Men: The Animated Series 25th anniversary, and more. Amid all this, the convention is chugging along. Not […]
As the winds howled outside and rain beat against the roof of the Four Points hotel by Sheraton, one thing was blatantly obvious: bad weather won’t stop dedicated comic book fans. You’d think San Diego Comic Fest organizers and staff would have been disheartened by a stormy opening night, but everyone seemed to be in […]
Once upon a time, there wasn’t a San Diego Comic-Con. Some would mark this period as “The Dark Ages of Conventions” (those being myself). It was in this “long-long ago” (1970) that a collection of comic, movie, and science fiction fans came together and formed a small and intimate convention that would someday grow to […]