The city is making a bid to attract Comic-Con from its home base in San Diego to the Anaheim Convention Center starting in 2013.
City officials confirmed Tuesday that they have submitted a proposal to Comic-Con board members, who have toured the Anaheim Convention Center in recent weeks.
Comic-Con International, which began 40 years ago as a small convention attracting comic-book fans and science-fiction aficionados, has grown into one of the region’s largest annual conventions, routinely attracting more than 120,000 attendees.
It has gained worldwide attention as a proud “geek-fest,” where self-described sci-fi geeks who idolize superheroes and grew up worshipping “Star Wars” often dress as their favorite fictional characters to walk the convention halls – from intimidating Klingons to scantily clad Princess Leias.
Movie studios and TV executives flock to the convention to offer previews of potential blockbusters and create buzz about new television series that they think will appeal to such a crowd.
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The move would be good for Hollywood studios for sure, but personally unless it comes to the East Coast, I stiff remain miffed each year I don’t get to attend. Hopefully one of these days. Do you attend Comic-Con? Do you think it’s a good idea for them to move it to Anaheim?