Comic-Con is going to remain in San Diego for at least the next four years.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced Monday that the organizers behind Comic-Con have extended the convention’s contract at the San Diego Convention Center to 2016, meaning that SDCC isn’t going to make the jump up to Los Angeles or Anaheim any time soon.
Both cities had tried to get the convention to move up north to their larger convention centers in 2010, but SDCC organizers opted to stay in the city they started in. San Diego Comic-Con launched in 1970, and has grown over the years into the massive industry and fan event that now puts $68 million into the San Diego economy, The Los Angeles Times reports.
As a frequent attendee of SDCC, I’m glad that the convention is staying down in San Diego. The Los Angeles and Anaheim convention centers don’t have the same sort of charm that San Diego’s does, and the Gaslamp District right outside the center’s doors helps the whole event feel like one big party. And with San Diego officials having approved a $520 million expansion to the convention center, it sounds like we’ll soon be having a little more breathing room as crowds become bigger and bigger yearly.
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