I had a brief chat with San Diego Comic-Con’s David Glanzer about WonderCon staying in Anaheim for another year for for PW, and talks are ongoing about heading back north:
While the construction is over, the Moscone is one of the country’s busiest convention centers and still couldn’t commit to dates that offered enough time to move in and out and didn’t conflict with another comics show. “We are in touch with [the Moscone organizaers] fairly regularly and we have an open dialogue,” said Glanzer. “They haven’t given up on us, either.”
According to Glanzer, the big problem with Moscone (above) is getting dates which allow enough time for moving in and out that don’t conflict with another show. He didn’t rule out going back to the Bay Area in the fall if those happen to be the dates, though.
Speaking of Comic-Con, the plan to expand the San Diego Convention Center has hit another snag with another lawsuit:
Attorney Cory Briggs, who had warned the commission when it unanimously approved the project Oct. 10, filed a motion in Superior Court, saying the $525 million expansion does not comply with the California Coastal Act and a consistency certification was “illegal.”
Briggs, who represents the San Diego Navy Broadway Complex Coalition that also is active on waterfront issues, asked the court to stop anyone from “taking any action on any aspect” of the expansion.
The details of the lawsuit seem exceedingly technical, but this looks like it’s a ways from groundbreaking.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.