by: the Moleman source: SignOnSanDiego.com
What could this 3 week delay mean? Apparently the decision isn’t as easy as one would think it is.Personally I think the way it looks is that Anaheim and Los Angeles made some compelling offers and Comic-Con International is really considering the move. We’ve been covering this since the beginning, but honestly even I didn’t think in a million years the show would move away from San Diego. It’s looking now like it’s a real possibility. The wheels that make up my imagination are spinning wildly!
Organizers of the lucrative Comic-Con International convention have yet to reach a decision on whether to remain in San Diego past 2012 despite a board meeting Sunday that some had hoped would finally end the months-long waiting game.
San Diego, home of the annual pop-culture extravaganza since it began in 1970, is competing with Anaheim and Los Angeles to host the event, which has outgrown the San Diego Convention Center.
In the hopes of holding onto the four-day show, which attracted 126,000 people last year, San Diego submitted a three-year proposal that includes an offer of 300,000 square feet of free meeting space at the city’s three bayfront convention hotels, as well as an expanded block of hotel rooms with discounted convention rates. Responding to concerns from Comic-Con International, San Diego hoteliers agreed that no rooms would exceed $300 a night.
Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer said that he expects a decision on the convention’s location for 2013 and beyond within the next three weeks.
In my personal opinion I don’t think it should go to Los Angeles because that venue still blows. L.A. Live does not fix the problems that are Downtown Los Angeles. I am an L.A. native (born & raised) but even I can’t perpetuate that lie. If it has to move, then Anaheim would be the best choice, but ultimately it would be great if it would stay in San Diego.