Comic-Con International Renews Contract With San Diego Through 2021

Comic-Con CCIIn the last few years, there have been rumblings about Comic-Con International possibly leaving the city of San Diego when their contract was up. With the recent contract set to expire in 2018, there have been even more speculation this year if Comic-Con would be moving from San Diego when the contract is up.

But it turns out that Comic-Con International isn’t going anywhere, at least for the next few years. Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced today at a press conference that the popular comic book convention will be staying through 2021, thanks to a new 3-year contract. CCI spokesman David Glanzer talked with San Diego Union Tribune about the new deal and stressed that space for attenders is still a challenge for the organization.

“We have had to cap our attendance for many, many years so our income level is different and we have to be aware of that. But again, with the efforts of the mayor, the Tourism Authority, the hoteliers, we’re able to make what we have work.”

Glanzer did stress though that CCI could very well leave San Diego after 2021. While the organization would love nothing more than to get to continue hosting their biggest convention in San Diego, if the day ever comes where they feel like they have to move, it

“We’ve made it very, very clear we would love to stay here, but the truth of the matter is we have operated shows in Oakland, in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and in Anaheim. If the worst thing were to happen, and that is we had to leave, we all can still live in San Diego and the convention can be in another city. That’s not what we want. And I’m glad we’re calling San Diego home for another three years.”

Joe Terzi, CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority, revealed to the newspaper the main reason the deal was able to happen. The deal was only possible due to the fact that they were able to persuade 56 hotels that could not increase their rates more than 4% during the event every year.

San Diego Comic-Con will be taking place from Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 19. For more information about Comic-Con, visit their official website at http://www.comic-con.org/cci

Source: San Diego Union Tribune

New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018

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Comic Book TVThe current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.

FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.

To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.

Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.