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*WEDNESDAY UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

By: Nick Eskey It’s that time again, legion of toy lovers; The Wednesday update for the Funko toy exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Well known...

*Sunday UPDATE* SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

By Nick Eskey Thanks for tuning in geeky guys and gals to this Sunday update of SDCC ’15 Funko toy release. Better known for their...

Report: San Diego Comic-Con brings $178 million to the local economy

San Diego Workforce Partnership, a local employment consultant, has released some stats on the con's impact on local employment, concluding that convention center staffers are paid $320,000 for working during the con, which requires 100% of the staff where other cons only need 80-90%. This information was highlighted in some PR released by CCI, which I'll quote below, but Con scholars will probably want to read the original report. Among other figures, SDWP estimates for $178 million in economic impact for the 2014 show. I believe this is the highest estimate I've yet heard for his metric.

Convention Etiquette: “Couch Surfing”

By: Nick Eskey With people arriving in droves from around the country to attend the San Diego International Comic-Con, the influx of hotel occupancy zooms...