Originally, an agreement was made between Comic-Con International and the city of San Diego for the event to continue in SD until 2015. Prior to the initial extension to 2015, cities such as Los Angeles and Anaheim were taken into consideration to hold Comic-Con. David Glanzer, director of marketing for Comic-Con, stated, “This plan is working right now,” Glanzer said. “If we can all continue to work together over the next few years, we should all be happy campers.”
On Comic-Con, Mayor Jerry Sanders said, “It’s not only an enormous source of pride, it’s an enormous source of revenue for San Diego — for the city, for the hotels, for the shops and for the restaurants. The economic impact is out of this world.”Ã‚Â Comic-Con brings in over $180 million to San Diego, along with 130,000 attendees. Plans to expand the convention center are in the works and construction will be finished for use in 2016.