Sunday, November 27, 2011
First Creation Convention
November 27-28, 1971, The Creation 1971 Art Convention. First annual Creation convention organized by Adam Malin and Gary Berman over Thanksgiving weekend at the New New Yorker Hotel. Jim Steranko was the first Guest of Honor.
This con continued on Thanksgiving weekend for many years and soon branched out into many cities and many dates. Still going on today as Creation Entertainment. More of a popular culture convention than a comic book convention.
Malin and Berman also put out a fanzine in the early 1970s titled Infinity. Lasted at least 6 issues.
The book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and comic books By Arie Kaplan confuses this convention with Seuling's 1971 Comic Art Convention when it claims that Will Esiner met Denis Kitchen at Creation Con (pg 151). It was at the Comic Art Convention in 1971 as Will says in an interview in the Warren Companion (pg 158).