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Comic-Con will stay in San Diego through 2021

San Diego International Comic Con (better known as SDCC) will take place in the middle of July and bring thousands of comic book fans to San Diego.San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, facing a 2018 deadline, announced Friday the Comic-Con International convention has extended its agreement to host the popular event in San Diego by three years, keeping it in San Diego through 2021.The long-running dispute for naming rights between San Diego Comic Con and its Salt Lake City counterpart will soon find itself in front of a federal district court judge. As the mayor of San Diego went on further to say, “It is more important than ever that we continue to push the [expansion on] the convention center so we can ensure Comic-Con and other large conventions continue to stay in San Diego for years to come”. “We are grateful for the leadership of Mayor Faulconer and the hard work of those at the San Diego Tourism Authority who were instrumental in securing this agreement”. Faulconer’s proposal would add hundreds of thousands of square feet to the convention center which would create enough capacity to hold more than 50 additional events a year. Now there is programming in the center as well as a number of adjacent hotels, meaning that attendees are often walking upwards of 30 minutes between panels and presentations.Netflix has certainly been in San Diego for Comic-Con in years past, with their Marvel shows Luke Cage and The Defenders – but those were in the smaller halls upstairs, in conjunction with the Marvel TV panels. He said, “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”.”Because our convention center is small, we’re missing out and we know that we’re going to be outpaced by other developments now taking place”, he warned. That’s not what we want.”It’s really good for business for two or three days”, said Joe Eustice, the General Manager of the Wyndham San Diego Bayside.