Could Comic-Con International Move to San Francisco?

While Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Diego vie for the future of Comic-Con, organizers focus on San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Much has been written lately about the possible move of the mega-popular Comic-Con from San Diego to neighboring Anaheim or Los Angeles when the convention’s contract with the San Diego Convention Center expires in 2012. But organizers have taken time from reviewing proposals to focus on the Northern California city of San Francisco.

work continues," commented David Glanzer, spokesperson for Comic-Con
and sister show WonderCon. "While we are reviewing the proposals
offered by Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Diego, our focus this week is
on San Francisco and our other impressive show, WonderCon, which takes
place Easter weekend."

While not as large as the megawatt
Comic-Con, WonderCon is still an extraordinary event and is considered
to be the first huge comics convention of the year for 2010. Boasting
an attendance of over 34,000 people in 2009, WonderCon has transformed
from a regional Bay Area show to a major national event attracting
exhibitors, presenters, and attendees from across the nation.

WonderCon continues to have an amazing list of guests. In addition to a star-studded list of comic book professionals, this year WonderCon welcomes some exceptional movie stars as well.

Events at WonderCon include an exclusive appearance by star Jake Gyllenhaal and producer Jerry Bruckheimer in support of their new feature Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time; an exclusive appearance by Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel discussing their new feature The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; an exclusive presentation on Resident Evil: Afterlife with stars Milla JovovichAli Larter and director Paul W.S. Anderson; director Lee Unkrich
offers an exclusive presentation on Toy Story 3; and an exclusive
screening of Kick-Ass with a special program featuring members of the
cast. Other notable programs include an exclusive evening with writer/director Kevin Smith and exclusive presentations with the casts and crews of popular TV series Chuck (Zachary Levi, Josh Gomez, Adam Baldwin), Human Target
(Mark Valley, Jackie Earle Haley) and screenings of never-before-seen
new episodes of V, Fringe, Human Target, plus the U.S. premiere of the
first episode of the new Dr. Who.

"It’s no surprise WonderCon is
considered the first big show of the comics circuit," says Glanzer.
"We’ve been producing comic conventions for over 40 years now, and we
work to present the best there is to offer our attendees, and our
exhibitors and program participants know we can deliver an audience."

WonderCon will be held at Moscone Center South in San Francisco on Friday through Sunday April 2-4, 2010.

and WonderCon are nonprofit educational organizations dedicated to
creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular
art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events
that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art
and culture.

For complete information on programming and how to attend WonderCon, visit

Source: Comic-Con International
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Posted originally: 2010-03-30 09:18:04

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