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Comic-Con will remain in San Diego 'for the foreseeable future'

Comic-Con International, the annual comic book and pop-culture convention that’s become one of Hollywood’s biggest showcase events of the year, announced today that it will remain in San Diego “for the foreseeable future.” Held in the city’s seaside convention center since it was built in 1991, Comic-Con sold out for the first time in 2007, and has reached a self-imposed attendance ceiling of 125,000 every year since. The convention’s current lease with the city was due to expire in 2012, and the inability to accommodate more people led convention organizers to field bids from larger convention centers in Los Angeles and Anaheim, Calif. This decision, however, keeps Comic-Con in San Diego through at least 2015.

The release did not specify what measures will be taken to allow more people to attend; Comic-Con marketing and PR head David Glanzer only stated that the organization is “happy that the [San Diego] community has worked with us to ensure that we remain [in the city].” The San Diego Convention Center Corporation has, however, scheduled a press conference for tomorrow.

Originally posted September 30 2010 — 7:31 PM EDT

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