|Focus:||comics in art and culture|
|Founder:||Shel Dorf (1933-2009)|
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According to the group web site:
"Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture."
Alternate spellings for the name include ComicCon, Comic*Con
Over the years, Comic-Con has become one of the primary venues for canon creators and stars to announce, drum up interest for, and sneak preview parts of their "genre" (not only comics and superhero-related but also science fiction and fantasy) films and television shows.
The 2010 convention was held July 23-25, 2010, but completely sold out sometime before June 15, 2010.