San Diego’s annual ComicCon convention draws 120,000 people a day for a four event event in late July every year, and hurry and buy your tickets now True Believers, because tickets are nearly sold out.Â Anaheim officials have made their pitch for ComicCon when the lease expires in 2013.
For the uninitiated, ComicCon is a mecca of comic books, artists, writers, stars, directors, authors covering the gamet of super heroes, science fiction, fantasy and anime.Â Adults channel their inner superhero and dress up in costume.Â The autograph section lets fans meet their stars and get autographs.Â It’s fun.Â My kids and I go every year.Â And I, for one, welcome a move to Anaheim.
The move to Anaheim makes sense for a number of reasons.Â Parking around the San Diego Convention Center is a challenge.Â Hollywood’s influence over the show means to trip to Orange County is a lot easier to make than a trip to San Diego.Â The Anaheim Convention Center has demonstrated an ability to put on a ComicCon-styled show with the D23 Expo, a sort of ComicCon for all things Disney.Â Anaheim has also served as a host to the Anime Expo.Â Proximity to airports in OC, Long Beach, LAX and Ontario make it easier for out-of-towners to come to Anaheim too.
There are smaller, more regional ComicCons around the country, but true fans know the big one is the July event in San Diego.
Snagging ComicCon would be a huge win for Anaheim and Orange County.Â We’re rooting for those involved in bringing the show here.Â Enjoy the shots below.