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Sun, Dec 16 - Mon, Dec 17 2018

The Salinas Valley Comic Con,

Hartnell College, Salinas, California, United States Hartnell College, Salinas, California, United States

  • About the event

    Salinas Valley Comic Con 2018 will be held at Hartnell College Student Center, with additional programming and exhibits at the Salinas Public Library. With approximately 900 in attendance and over three dozen participating speakers and presenters, the event highlights and cultivates positive youth energy with a focus on creative literacy as art. 

    What’s more, Salinas Valley Comic Con accentuates the fact that comics and graphic novels help to improve literacy skills. Just as John Steinbeck himself loved the quest of King Arthur, readers of all ages can be transported to other worlds to follow the adventures of their favorite characters through comics. This sense of engaged adventure leads to a greater appreciation of the written word and inspires continued, regular practice with reading and writing. 

    As Steinbeck noted about comic strips in the mid-1950s—a claim that holds true today--“Comic strips might be the real literature of our time.” We hope you will join us in 2018! 

    Why should you sponsor?

    They will help a local author or artist gain exposure while simultaneously encouraging kids and families in the area to read together.


    Tara Spada

    The National Steinbeck Center is a museum and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Salinas, CA that honors Nobel prize winning author John Steinbeck. The National Steinbeck Center houses a variety of artifacts, first edition Steinbeck books, newspapers, and interviews pertaining to John Steinbeck in its archives. In addition, the National Steinbeck Center holds a variety of educational and public programs throughout the year which aim to expand the public’s knowledge about John Steinbeck and the themes he explored in his books.

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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected


    40% Male Attendees


    60% Female Attendees

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