GETTING A GOOD LOOK
Comic-Con ‘76 was held at the El Cortez Hotel; the Star Wars presentation, inside a small ballroom. There were many empty seats. Some attendees wore Star Wars T-shirts, though Sansweet speculates perhaps half-jokingly that those apparent early adopters may have been Industrial Light & Magic plants. Adds Miller: ''There weren't a lot of people there. A few hundred, maybe? The reaction was mixed. At first, skepticism. When you have a group of fans devoted to any one genre, like science fiction, you tend to think Hollywood is going to do junky job and screw it up. But you started to see a change in the audience over the course of the presentation.''