The 45th Annual Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 took place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 24 through July 27, 2014. The event hosted nearly 700 separate events.
As of 2015, Comic-Con International: San Diego has grown from a single-day “minicon” held in a hotel basement in 1970 to a multi-day event that now fills the San Diego Convention Center and branches out to other venues in the San Diego area. Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation. Its mission is to create awareness and increase appreciation for comics and related artforms. Comic-Con is one of several events that help celebrate the contributions comics continue to make to art and culture.