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Comic-Con remains in San Diego through 2015. Hurray?

10.01.2010

There had been much consternation over the past year regarding Comic-Con's potential move out of San Diego. Would it move to Anaheim? Las Vegas? New Jersey?? OK, I was the only one pushing for the past option (it would totally work!), but Las Vegas and Anaheim were making a serious push to steal away the lucrative convention. But San Diego die hards can breathe easy - Comic-Con is going nowhere.

Comic-Con has struck a three-year extension on their contract with the City of San Diego that will keep the massive pop culture clusterf*ck at its current home through 2015.

Both Comic-Con and city officials are keeping mum on exactly what turned the tide in favor of staying in San Diego but I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest MONEY. It's also likely that more hotel rooms will be offered to the many attendees (passes to the actual event are capped at 125,000 but thousands more are hanging around at off-site events).

This year there were some changes that, at least on my end, were worth a shot and I'm happy to see all parties involved at least trying new things. My only suggestion (and I think my fellow drunken colleagues will support me on this one) is to keep bars open past 1am!

So are you happy that Comic-Con is returning to San Diego? Frankly I think it's the best option out of any of the other suggestions (Las Vegas...OK? but geez how effin hot would it be in the dead of summer?).

Extra Tidbit: I can't wait until 2013 when we start these discussions all over again. PSST - New Jersey!
Source: THR

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9:10PM on 10/02/2010
Even tho I'm from New Jersey and I'd love to have it here in AC, you can't take it away from San Diego; no matter how big it gets. Some things are best left alone.

Like how Comic-Con will get back to it's original glory when the Twilight moves are finally done. Fuck their fans destroyed Comic-Con.
Even tho I'm from New Jersey and I'd love to have it here in AC, you can't take it away from San Diego; no matter how big it gets. Some things are best left alone.

Like how Comic-Con will get back to it's original glory when the Twilight moves are finally done. Fuck their fans destroyed Comic-Con.
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1:32AM on 10/02/2010

First off: Fuck NJ, and the East Coast.

The West Coast has lost pretty much all our large comic conventions. All we have left are Comic Con, Wondercon, and Emerald City. Moving CC to Las Vegas is a mistake as well, since the money that would go to the vendors would actually end up going to the casinos instead. Don't believe me? Then why does Vegas play host to mostly trade shows? You'd see the attendance drop threefold after the first year, and after the second year the artists (who work on commissioned art at the Con) would bail on
The West Coast has lost pretty much all our large comic conventions. All we have left are Comic Con, Wondercon, and Emerald City. Moving CC to Las Vegas is a mistake as well, since the money that would go to the vendors would actually end up going to the casinos instead. Don't believe me? Then why does Vegas play host to mostly trade shows? You'd see the attendance drop threefold after the first year, and after the second year the artists (who work on commissioned art at the Con) would bail on it as well. As for Anaheim, they've got the hotel space and that's it. They don't even have the proper convention space to hold CC.

Keep it in SD. Chris Gore (from G4TV) had a great idea, put Hall H panels in Petco Park. The park isn't being used by the Padres at that time, and you could have a beer and a brat while seeing the latest Marvel movie clip. Plus, it's right across the street from the convention center.
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7:36PM on 10/01/2010

I've said it in here before, and I'll say it again:

They should have moved it to Las Vegas. #1) Californians are WAY too spoiled when it comes to cool events like this, and the other 90% of us that attend Comic Con (or at least want to) shouldn't have to travel clear to the freaking Pacific Ocean year after year. #2) Hookers. Las Vegas is full of 'em, and I'd imagine that would make a LOT of Comic Conners happy. Imagine the cosplay possibilities!
They should have moved it to Las Vegas. #1) Californians are WAY too spoiled when it comes to cool events like this, and the other 90% of us that attend Comic Con (or at least want to) shouldn't have to travel clear to the freaking Pacific Ocean year after year. #2) Hookers. Las Vegas is full of 'em, and I'd imagine that would make a LOT of Comic Conners happy. Imagine the cosplay possibilities!
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2:36PM on 10/01/2010

BIas New Englander here but

Having it in Boston would be great. Or maybe Worcester since it already has a horror festival called Rock&Shock.
Having it in Boston would be great. Or maybe Worcester since it already has a horror festival called Rock&Shock.
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2:31PM on 10/01/2010

Vegas, baby

The economy here is totally in the shitter, so rooms are extremely cheap...strip rooms are going for $40 a night and there are tons of deals...of course they'd probably jack the roomrates up for Comic Con and chase it away like they did Comdex so many years ago...
The economy here is totally in the shitter, so rooms are extremely cheap...strip rooms are going for $40 a night and there are tons of deals...of course they'd probably jack the roomrates up for Comic Con and chase it away like they did Comdex so many years ago...
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1:37PM on 10/01/2010

Extra Tidbit

I would love for this to be in New Jersey since San Diego is too far away.
I would love for this to be in New Jersey since San Diego is too far away.
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12:42PM on 10/01/2010

NYCC Next Weekend

Not that I want to compare this to the San Diego hollywood version, the New York Comic Con def has enough to make a movie fanboy happy. at least to the degree of you can buy lots of cool shit.
Not that I want to compare this to the San Diego hollywood version, the New York Comic Con def has enough to make a movie fanboy happy. at least to the degree of you can buy lots of cool shit.
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12:34PM on 10/01/2010

NYCC Next Weekend

Not that I want to compare this to the San Diego hollywood version, the New York Comic Con def has enough to make a movie fanboy happy. at least to the degree of you can buy lots of cool shit.
Not that I want to compare this to the San Diego hollywood version, the New York Comic Con def has enough to make a movie fanboy happy. at least to the degree of you can buy lots of cool shit.
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11:32AM on 10/01/2010

I agree

As a Jersey Boy, I think they should have it in NJ! Atlantic City would be perfect, the only problem is, you'd have to fly into PA or Newark, which is a 2 hour drive from AC.
As a Jersey Boy, I think they should have it in NJ! Atlantic City would be perfect, the only problem is, you'd have to fly into PA or Newark, which is a 2 hour drive from AC.
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