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Comic-Con by the numbers

Here's a quick look at some of the most important numbers in San Diego Comic-Con's 40-plus year history, according to the Con organizers:

300: The number of people who attended the first Comic-Con in 1970. That first Con took place in the basement of a hotel. Among those who remember some of those early days: "Star Wars'" Mark Hamill (who grew up in San Diego) and former "Walking Dead" executive producer, Frank Darabont.

130,000: A conservative estimate of the number of people (including exhibitors, panelists and others) who attended the convention in 2011.

600: The hours of programming officially offered at Comic-Con (there is no way to see everything unless you've perfected cloning, so don't try). That's not counting events near the convention center like Nerd HQ, w00tstock, the Nerdist podcast and more.

460,000: Square feet used by exhibitors in the San Diego Convention Center during the Con.

6,500: Number of seats in the hallowed Hall H, where many of the highest profile panels take place.

2008: The year that Comic-Con was first invaded by Twi-hards. That particular panel in Hall H was the first clue that this movie franchise was going to be huge. Also screened in Hall H: test footage of a sequel to "Tron," which built buzz around that movie over two years before release and "Iron Man" made its wowed the crowd in 2007.

180,000,000: The estimated economic impact, in dollars, of Comic-Con on the city of San Diego each year.

75,000,000: Direct spending, in dollars, by Comic-Con attendees within the convention center in 2011.

14,663; 10,311; 8,160: Hot dogs, bottled water and sandwiches or salads purchased at Comic-Con from food vendors within the convention center alone.

One: Number of eyes in the official Comic-Con logo.