Mike Towry helped found San Diego Comic Con in 1969. His story of how he and a group of friends met Jack Kirby, Ray Bradbury, and started what would become one of the largest geek conventions in the world is heroic. The fact he was just 14 years old, and an early comic book collector, only makes his story more impressive.
Mike shard his adventures from placing ads in Marvel comics, the advent of comic book bags, and how Jack Kirby would turn the intrepid founders into comic book characters will make any geek smile.
Mike also co-founded San Diego Comic Fest. The next Comic Fest will be February 12-16, 2016. Mike is lining up great guests, including Bryan and Mary Talbot, Mike Royer, and other fantastic speakers. We plan to be there with a very new presentation. Stay tune.