Monday, September 12, 2022

1970 San Diego Comic Con Recordings


The program cover for the 1970 San Diego Comic Con by Jack Kirby nicked from Cap'n's Comics.

From Comic-Convention Memories:

"The following audio recordings were made at the first, full San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con (as it was known in those heroic days of yore). The convention dates were August 1st through 3rd, 1970. The site was the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The audio segments are presented in the order they were recorded.

"The recordings were made on seven-inch reel-to-reel tapes. The equipment may have been a used recorder that I (Mike Towry) had purchased from Bob Sourk, who had been Comic-Con Chairman at the time of San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon in March 1970 but had stepped down afterwards. I’m not certain this was the recorder used, but the recordings did suffer from an incorrect speed, which was a problem I had with that old recorder. Fortunately, Eric Van der Wyk (of, who does expert digitizations, was able to correct for this when he transferred the tape recordings to CD.

"The tapes were given to me by Shel Dorf’s old friend Charlie Roberts who had in turn received them from Shel’s brother, Michael Dorf. So, a big thanks to Charlie and Michael!"

It's all here.

 Golden State Comic-Con via Comic Book Critic.

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