San Diego Comic Convention

aka San Diego Comic Convention   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.comic-con.org

Mission

The SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Ruling year info

1977

President

Robin Donlan

Main address

P.O. Box 128458

San Diego, CA 92112 USA

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EIN

95-3072188

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Community Celebrations (A27)

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San Diego Comic Convention (Comic-Con)

Delivery of the San Diego Comic Convention (Comic-Con), the world's leading annual celebration of popular arts and culture. Located at the San Diego Convention Center, incorporating numerous hotels, theaters, libraries, and other public buildings in downtown San Diego. More than 130,000 unique individuals attend the show. Driven by a passionate community of fans and supported by more than 8,000 volunteers, Comic-Con covers virtually all genres, including comic books, TV, film, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, anime, manga, toys, games, video games, webcomics, music, pinball, and virtual reality. According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world" and incorporates the Comics Arts Conference (the nation's leading academic conference about comic art) and the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.

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WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film convention held in Anaheim, CA.

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The Comic-Con Museum is planned as a permanent, year-round operation in Balboa Park that will manifest the same kinds of ideas, values, exhibits, and programs that have driven the Comic-Con convention since 1970. The facility will appeal to Comic-Con fans and members of the general public alike and will include strong arts education programming for local schools, focused on visual literacy and preparation for careers in creative industries. The facility is expected to open in 2021 with an annual attendance of 100,000 people.

Population(s) Served

These clubs meet monthly and since 2014 have been established in partnership with the San Diego Public Library system (Downtown, Mission Valley, La Jolla, North Park), San Diego County Library system (Encinitas) and Escondido Public Library.

Population(s) Served

SAM: Storytelling Across Media, presented by Comic-Con International, is a free annual symposium.

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San Diego Comic Convention

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robin Donlan

Mark Yturralde

Mary Sturhann

Robin Donlan

Craig Fellows

Frank Alison

Ned Cato

Ron McFee

John Smith

Chris Sturhann

Michelle Hylton

Lee Oeth

Shelley Fruchey