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San Diego's Colossal Comic Convention

50c JULY 2013



SAN DIEGO'S COLOSSAL COMIC CONVENTION



WHAT IS THE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON?



A FOUR-DAY,MULTIGENRE CONVENTION FEATURING THE LATEST IN COMIC BOOK NEWS,EXCLUSIVE FILM AND VIDEO GAMES PREVIEWS,CELEBRITY GUEST PANELS AND LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIBLES



SDCC IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION



ONLY HAS 20 TO 30 EMPLOYEES ON STAFF



WORLD'S 3RD LARGEST COMIC CON

1ST JAPAN-500,000

2ND FRANCE-220,000

3RD USA-130,000+



USES MORE THAN 3,000 VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS

WHO ALSO GET IN FOR FREE!

YEAH!



THE GROWTH OF COMIC-CON



ATTENDANCE

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20,000

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000!

120,000!

140,000!



1970

1980

1990

2000

2013



AUGUST 1970 OFFICIAL EVENT (GOLDEN STATE COMIC CON)

AUGUST 1974 1ST MASQUERADE

JULY 1991 1ST YEAR HOSTED AT SDCC

JULY 2004 OCCUPIES ALL OF SDCC



SOLD-OUT TIMES

2009 6 MOS

2010 2 MOS

2011 2 HRS

2012 90 MINS

WOW

2013 90 MINS



2012 MASQUERADE AWARDS!



THE MASQUERADE IS A COSTUME CONTEST FAMOUS FOR SHOWCASING

THE MOST ELABORATE CREATIONS FROM ATTENDEES



7,000+ VIEWERS ATTENDED

35 ENTRIES AND 80+ COSTUMES SUBMITTED



DC COMICS

$300 DC COLLECTIBLE



THAT'S MY ENTERTAINMENT

$300

IN CASH



ANIME PAVILION

AP

$240

BOOTH CREDIT



SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

$350

GIFT CARD



DAVID C. COPLEY PRIZE

$250

IN CASH



FRANK & SON COLLECTIBLE SHOW

$1000

IN CASH



COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD

GIFT CERTIFICATE & MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION



LUCASFILM

LUCASFILM Ltd

ARCHIVED COLLECTIBLES



PREVIOUS MASQUERADE WINNERS



2011

SALIGIA: THE COURT OF SIN

PHOTO CREDIT: JASON LEUNG



2012

PROJECT RUNWAY:ALL STAR-WARS

PHOTO CREDIT: RONALD WOAN



TWEET YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME #BUYCOSTUMESCOMIC



ECONOMIC IMPACT



COMIC SON VS SUPER BOWL



ESTIMATED ANNUAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF $180 MILLION



A SINGLE SUPER BOWL GENERATES APPROXIMATELY $300 MILLION



FUTURE EXPANSION



A $520 MILLION PROPOSED EXPANSION IN 2016 WOULD INCREASE CONVENTION FLOOR SPACE BY 33%



THE CONVENTION CENTER CURRENTLY COVERS 615,700 SQ FEET,

AN AREA LARGER THAN 10 FOOTBALL FIELDS.



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