Comic Con (SDCC) was born in San Diego in the basement of the El Cortez in 1970. Since then it has erupted into a mecca of pop culture that unites fans and fandoms from around the world.
SDCC has outgrown its home at the San Diego Convention Center and so it now pours out into the Gaslamp, providing entertainment for tens of thousands of people while giving the local economy a much needed boost. It even takes over Petco Park. It’s a huge event. SDCC lasts five days and provides more stimulation to our economy than any other event. As a fifth generation San Diegan, keeping SDCC in San Diego is more important to me than keeping the Chargers. But that’s a whole other story.
I love SDCC and love the people it brings to my city. I will be one of the fans sleeping in line next week to gain access to Ballroom 20 and I will probably dress up. Well, maybe. We’ll see.
At any rate, SDCC is part of San Diego’s fabric. I am glad it’s here!