Thursday, August 28, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con Could Leave San Diego After 2016

San Diego Comic-Con could be on the move due to San Diego City Council’s decision to not appeal a court ruling that would end plans to expand the city’s convention center. The ruling, passed down from the Fourth District Court of Appeal earlier this month, struck down a proposed levy on hotels in the area around the San Diego Convention Center ,a levy which was relied upon to foot much of the projected $520 million cost of the planned expansion for the Convention Center. On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council decided not to appeal the ruling, leaving the future of the expansion project in doubt. According to Comic-Con International's David Glanzer, however nothing's certain at the moment. 
"Any decision to remain in San Diego has always been based on a variety of issues, including hotel room rates, available meeting space and other concerns, none of which necessarily override the other. I’m grateful that the mayor, city officials, hoteliers and convention center staff have worked to help mitigate our space concerns and are happy that we have a continuous dialogue with those entities. We hope there will be a solution that allows Comic Con to stay in San Diego for years to come”. 
It’s also rumored if the Con had to move it might be to Los Angles or Anaheim. It would be weird to see San Diego Comic-Con move seeing how it started there 30 years ago in 1991.

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