Comic-Con will remain in San Diego 'for the foreseeable future'

Comic-Con International, the annual comic book and pop-culture convention that’s become one of Hollywood’s biggest showcase events of the year, announced today that it will remain in San Diego “for the foreseeable future.” Held in the city’s seaside convention center since it was built in 1991, Comic-Con sold out for the first time in 2007, and has reached a self-imposed attendance ceiling of 125,000 every year since. The convention’s current lease with the city was due to expire in 2012, and the inability to accommodate more people led convention organizers to field bids from larger convention centers in Los Angeles and Anaheim, Calif. This decision, however, keeps Comic-Con in San Diego through at least 2015.

The release did not specify what measures will be taken to allow more people to attend; Comic-Con marketing and PR head David Glanzer only stated that the organization is “happy that the [San Diego] community has worked with us to ensure that we remain [in the city].” The San Diego Convention Center Corporation has, however, scheduled a press conference for tomorrow.

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  • Vivian

    This is great news! It’s awesome in San Diego :)

  • Camilel

    YAY!!!!!

  • s

    Ahh! I wanted it to come to Anaheim. It would save me a few hundred dollars!

  • john t.

    YES. i may be 30 minutes away from anaheim, but i’d rather take the hour and a half drive to san diego!

  • Jess

    Being from San Diego, it really is one of the best things for the city. People are so excited to escape down here and its fantastic for the downtown area and all the hotels. So happy it’s staying!!!

  • Mary

    I am very greatful that it’s staying in my home town. During Comic-Con, San Diego makes a lot of money. It would be devistating if it ever moves….

  • musica1

    Yay! It wouldn’t really be Comic-con anywhere else. It’s been San Diego Comic-con International forever, and that’s the way it should stay.

  • Patricia

    It’s my favorite thing to go to all year– and I couldn’t afford it it if it moved out of San Diego. My family is breathing a sigh of relief. We already have our tickets for next year!

  • Bedc01

    I wouldn’t get caught walking at night in Downtown L.A. I would fear for my life. San Diego is much better, and the geek party atmosphere there is unlike anything I have experienced. And Anaheim? Sorry but you people have Disneyland, and don’t forget the angels ballpark.. Can you imagine how horrible traffic would be with all 3 events close to each other?.. SD is the best choice no matter what..

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