According to THR’s HeatVisionBlog, Disneyland’s stomping grounds could soon be home to the largest fanboy con in the U.S.
Anaheim tourism officials said Wednesday that they have submitted a proposal to Comic-Con International’s board that could unseat the sci-fi, comics and pop culture event from its longtime San Diego home. The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau confirmed that the city’s larger convention center offers the growing event more meeting space, more hotel rooms and cheaper overnight rates. Anaheim’s bid for the Con joins a similar effort by Los Angeles to uproot the San Diego stalwart.
Comic-Con, which celebrated its 40th Anniversary last July, has grown into one of the region’s largest annual conventions, attracting upwards of 125,000 people for panels featuring celebrity guests, exclusive screenings, autograph sessions, collectibles and product launches.
According to the report, hotels near San Diego’s convention center have offered Comic-Con officials 300,000 square feet of free meeting space and have proposed doubling the number of dedicated convention guest rooms to 14,000 in an attempt to lock in the convention through 2015. At that time, convention center officials hope to have completed a planned expansion that would leave the event with ample space.
- Tags: Comic Con International: San Diego (San Diego Comic Con) | comics | Disneyland
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