San Diego fighting to keep Comic-Con

Organizers of Comic-Con were taking longer than expected to decide where to hold the huge and lucrative gathering when its contract with the San Diego runs out in two years, the show’s spokesman said
Tuesday.

Both Anaheim and Los Angeles have made proposals to lure Comic-Con
beginning in 2013, while San Diego submitted a three-year proposal to keep it where it started 40 years ago.

In response to e-mailed questions from City News Service, David Glanzer, the director of marketing for Comic-Con International, said there is no timeline for choosing whether to move the show or keep it in San Diego.

“We would like to make a decision sooner than later, however, it is
taking more time than I think we anticipated,” Glanzer wrote in an e-mail. “But we do not have a hard deadline by which to meet.

Comic-Con is outgrowing the San Diego Convention Center. According to
The San Diego Union-Tribune, the show’s organizers have been offered floor space at nearby hotels, which promised to keep room rates below $300 per night, the newspaper reported.

Anaheim is reportedly making a hard push to lure Comic-Con, offering
larger convention facilities and a plethora of inexpensive lodging.

Comic-Con began modestly with a one-day show in 1970 at the U.S. Grant
Hotel and now regularly draws more than 125,000 attendees each summer.

The future location of Comic-Con is in the spotlight because its
WonderCon companion show is about to open in San Francisco.

While WonderCon, a spring break version of Comic-Con, is being held at
the Moscone Center, San Francisco has not submitted a proposal to host the main event, Glanzer said.

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