by: Austin Welch source: Los Angeles Times
Round and round she goes…where she stops, only the Comic-Con International leadership knows.
Today’s LA Times features an article in its business section regarding Comic-Con, and the decision it is facing whether to move or stay put in its longtime home of San Diego. Admittedly, this article doesn’t tell us a whole lot that we haven’t reported previously. Both Los Angeles and Anaheim are vying to steal the con away from San Diego – a city that is fighting tooth and nail to keep its favorite cash cow – and they both have several notable pros and cons. Either way, the pros far outweigh the cons, and with the recent debacle regarding hotel booking (see this site’s previous story), it’s not looking good for San Diego.
However, the article does mention that a decision could come within a few weeks – a decision that does not come lightly. “Any time you move, these is some risk,” says convention spokesman David Glanzer, regarding the classic, damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t situation he and his his associates are facing. “There’s a comfort zone where you are. If we move, it’s going to be a hard sell to our attendees. If we stay without addressing the issues that we have, it’s going to be a hard sell. Our work is cut out for us.”