After searching for the better part of a year, Comic-Con International has announced an executive director has been hired to oversee the proposed year-round Comic-Con meeting and exhibit space in Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
Adam Smith, an experienced non-profit leader in museums of national importance in the UK and US will head the new exhibit space. The proposed space in Balboa Park will feature a variety of activities and experiences including popular art, comics, film, and television. Smith released an official statement expressing his excitement to oversee the development:
“I am excited that my lifelong passion for pop culture, science fiction, and comics combined with my experience in museum management will blend effortlessly in our efforts to get this new facility off the ground.”
Chief communications and strategy officer for Comic-Con International David Glanzer also expressed his confidence in Smith for the role:
“The level of talent interested in this position made the choice a daunting one. However, in Adam we feel we have found the perfect balance of fan enthusiasm and necessary expertise to bring this new endeavor to life.”
Smith’s first order of business will be to coordinate and hire staff while he meets with new and potential stakeholders. His latest achievement was in Dallas, Texas where he served as executive vice president for Commemorative Air Force, leading the design, fundraising, and construction of the world-class aviation museum.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from Comic-Con International on the new Balboa Park facility as we learn it.
5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On
Over the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.
Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.
Here are 5 things Justice League needs to deliver on. Click Next to get started!