San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States. The name, as given on its site, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; however it is ordinarily referred to just as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC". It was established as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a gathering of San Diegans that included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, and Mike Towry; later, it was known as the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". It is a four-day occasion Thursday– Sunday held amid the late spring in July since 2003 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.
On the Wednesday evening before the official opening, experts, exhibitors, and pre-enrolled visitors for each of the four days can go to a pre-occasion "Review Night" to give participants the chance to walk the show lobby and see what will be accessible amid the tradition. Comic-Con International additionally delivers two different traditions, WonderCon, held in Anaheim, and the Alternative Press Expo APE, held in San Francisco. Since 1974, Comic-Con has gave its yearly Inkpot Award on visitors and people of enthusiasm for the prevalent expressions enterprises, and on individuals from Comic-Con's governing body and the Convention board of trustees. It is additionally the home of the Will Eisner Awards.