In May I wrote a post on Comic-Con‘s future. The event has been growing considerably and there’s been talks that massive expansions are necessary to keep Comic-Con in San Diego. And time was ticking with a contract that expires in 2012.
Recently there has been concern about nearby hotels hiking up prices during the convention, which became part of the negotiation for a new contract. A new contract has been set to keep Comic-Con in San Diego for five more years. Hopefully with plans of the convention center being expanded and hotels negotiating to use discount rates, Comic-Con will continue beyond five years in San Diego.
What can I say? I’m bias. I’ve been attending Comic-Con for over a decade, and I live here. Comic-Con started here, and it should keep San Diego as its home. I’m happy with the extension.