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    Default CBR: BREAKING NEWS: Comic-Con Stays in San Diego

    The long wait is now over -- after months of speculation as to whether the convention would stay in San Diego or move to Los Angeles, Comic-Con International has announced San Diego is their home through 2015.


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    So three or four more years and we get to go through the same pseudo-drama. Yay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    So three or four more years and we get to go through the same pseudo-drama. Yay!
    Maybe next time someone won't get stabbed in the eye in the negotiating year.

    BTW, what happened to that case? Is the guy serving time, and if so, how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Maybe next time someone won't get stabbed in the eye in the negotiating year.

    BTW, what happened to that case? Is the guy serving time, and if so, how much?
    He became a Biro spokesman.

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    This just in: Things to stay the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael P View Post
    This just in: Things to stay the same.
    Yeah, I dug the title too.

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    We all have our gripes about the event having outgrown the venue, but I'm happy about this.

    San Diego is an integral part of Comic-Con's character. Even if they found a better venue, it wouldn't be the same experience--at all. Plus, it would take decades for a new city to embrace Comic-Con like San Diego has.

    Although I could do without the Saturday night skeezoids when I'm trying to get my nerd on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Nobs View Post
    We all have our gripes about the event having outgrown the venue, but I'm happy about this.

    San Diego is an integral part of Comic-Con's character. Even if they found a better venue, it wouldn't be the same experience--at all. Plus, it would take decades for a new city to embrace Comic-Con like San Diego has.

    Although I could do without the Saturday night skeezoids when I'm trying to get my nerd on.
    I agree that it wouldn't be the same experience, but when did San Diego begin to embrace Comic Con? My big gripe is that the hotels way of embracing Comic Con is to jack their room rates up to the sky's the limit for comic fans. The reason San Diego was freaking out was because they finally understand the valuable cash cow the San Diego Con has become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    I agree that it wouldn't be the same experience, but when did San Diego begin to embrace Comic Con? My big gripe is that the hotels way of embracing Comic Con is to jack their room rates up to the sky's the limit for comic fans. The reason San Diego was freaking out was because they finally understand the valuable cash cow the San Diego Con has become.
    If it didnt embrace it, it wouldnt have lasted 40 years.

    SDCC has become a monster only in the last half of this decade. Early 2000's you could still walk the main exhibit halls comfortably without bumping into someone every couple steps.

    This 3 year extention will help sell the city on expanding the ConCenter, not only to keep SDCCI but attract other high profile conventions and create or expand current ones (the car show for example).
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    I remember that this year talk was that they wanted the city to make the Convention Center bigger . Since theres way more traffic than it can handle. And the convention can sell more tickets too.

    In all not a bad plan if they are doing this. The revenue Comic-Con brings the city is big,
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