Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Comic-Con By The Numbers: How many Panels, Movie Previews, $$$ Spent and More

300 Attendees at the first Comic-Con, which featured guests Ray Bradbury and Jack Kirby, held Aug. 1-3, 1970, in downtown San Diego's U.S. Grant Hotel

130K+ Attendees in 2012, including exhibitors and professionals, filling the San Diego Convention Center to capacity

$75 million Total direct spending by Comic-Con 2010 attendees, with a total economic impact of more than $180 million

$357 Comic-Con rate for a suite, per night, at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, across the street from the convention center

117 Current and upcoming TV shows and web series that will hold panels and/or screen episodes

90 Minutes before all badges, including single-day, junior, U.S. military and senior citizen passes, sold out after going on sale in February

PHOTOS: Stylish Heroics: 7 Comic-Con T-Shirts

$3.50 Price of a preregistered ticket to the first Comic-Con

341 Panels dedicated to the craft and business of comic books

1,413 Pints of blood donated during last year's Comic-Con blood drive

$175 Price of an adult badge for all four days of Comic-Con 2013, plus Wednesday's preview night

6,500 Seating capacity for Hall H, which will host marquee events such as the Marvel Studios presentation and a Game of Thrones Q&A

39 Upcoming movies that will tease footage or other content, from Summit's Divergent to Troma's Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1


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