– by Gig Patta

It’s a grand celebration.

San Diego Comic-Con International will turn 50 years old this week.

Hundreds of thousands of comic book, television, movies and pop culture fans will descend into Downtown San Diego to celebrate everything in entertainment in the halls of the convention center and the streets of San Diego.

This year marks a huge milestone for the convention and a new beginning with its Comic-Con Museum.

LRM Online caught up with SDCC co-founder Mike Towry at the InfoList Pre-Comic-Con Bash 2019 in Downtown Los Angeles. Towry talked about Comic-Con back then and now. He highlighted the preview of Comic-Con Museum at this year’s celebration, which will be open to badge and non-badge holders.

Towry co-founded San Diego Comic-Con International with a group of friends as a young teenager with Richard Alf, Shel Dorf and Ken Krueger. He also served as an early co-chairman of the convention.

Watch our exclusive interview below for a preview of this year’s festivities.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.