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After months and months of speculation that Comic-Con International might move away from its southern California location due to an increased demand surpassing the San Diego Convention Center’s attendance limit, the folks behind CCI have confirmed that the show will stay put for the foreseeable future.
In a press release, Comic-Con officials confirmed that they had seriously considered proposals to move the show to larger facilities in locations including Los Angeles and Anaheim, but ultimately a deal was reached with the city of San Diego to remain in its traditional location through 2015. Comic-Con has been held in San Diego since its first show in 1970.
“We are grateful for the tireless efforts all three cities put into to their proposals,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “In the end, we feel this decision is the best for all those who attend Comic-Con and for the organization itself. We are happy that the community has worked with us to ensure that we remain here.”
For more on the news, head over to Comic Book Resources.