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After Plans To Expand Convention Center Fall Apart, Will Comic-Con International Leave San Diego?


Comics-industry insiders say Comic-Con International's history with San Diego is too well-established for the convention's organizers to ever pick up and move to another city, but many are fretting about just that after a tax plan that would have paid for an expansion to San Diego's convention center went bust.
Last month, the Fourth District Court of Appeals struck down a hotel levy that would have been the main funding mechanism for improvements to the convention center. The San Diego City Council decided last week not to appeal that ruling, leaving the convention center in quite a fix. The expansion plan was a big reason why Comic-Con re-upped with San Diego through 2016.

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ComicsAlliance’s Complete News Summary from Comic-Con 2011


Last week's San Diego Comic-Con International spawned scores of news stories, pop culture insights and cosplay photos. In fact, we're still catching our collective breath at ComicsAlliance. In the spirit of guiding our valued readers to the items they may have missed while in the belly of the news-consuming beast this past weekend, we've put together a helpful recap to efficiently deliver links to the things you may have missed, or simply want to indulge in again...

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The San Diego Comic-Con Photo Scavenger Hunt


This week, Comic-Con International kicks off in San Diego, and just in case there wasn't enough to do crammed into four days of the world's biggest comic book and pop culture convention, we here at ComicsAlliance have decided to add a little extra fun of our own


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The Dos and Don’ts of Surviving the San Diego Comic-Con


As you may have heard, this week kicks off Comic-Con International in San Diego, the biggest comic book convention in the world. For a lot of fans of comics and pop culture, this is one of the most important and most entertaining events of the year...

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San Diego Comic-Con Convention Center Expansion Includes Rooftop Park


If all goes according to plan, things are going to get swanky at Comic-Con. A proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center includes a five-acre rooftop park, which would be amazing for taking a break from the chaos of the con floor, or for outdoor programming, or for nighttime parties, all with a gorgeous view of the San Diego bay...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Registration Opens Monday [Update]


Update: According to the official San Diego Comic-Con International website, registration for the 2011 show is on hold due to technical difficulties. A new registration date will reportedly be announced on Monday, November 8...

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San Diego Comic-Con to Remain in San Diego Through 2015


Following tireless rumors that the world's largest comics and pop culture convention would move to Los Angeles or Anaheim, Comic-Con International confirmed via press release on Thursday that the show, better known as San Diego Comic-Con, will remain in downtown San Diego through 2015...

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Comic-Con: They Got the Press Room Right


It's easy enough to whine about the crowds or the lines or the food, etc., at Comic-Con International. But it's organizers certainly got the press room right.

This is where most of the stories you read online at TV Squad and other sites (at least I think there are other sites) are written and filed...

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Staying Home from San Diego: A Con of One’s Own


Comic Con. It's almost here. Can you feel it? Are you ready?

No, of course not. You're not going. While all of your friends are packing bags and taking out second mortgages for the Nerd Prom, you're looking forward to a "What Not to Wear" marathon, nine bags of eviscerated pork rinds, and a desperate struggle to stave off the tears that well behind the glassy veneer of your bloodshot, disappointed eyes...

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Jenna Jameson In Bed with Virgin


While John, Chris, and Wayne are basking in the glow of Comic-Con and I am stuck in the drudgery of Manhattan, I bring news that should brighten your day--I know it did mine. But first I pose a question: what do you do if you're an adult entertainment star that's been around long enough so that your age, and your many cosmetic surgeries, are starting to catch up to you...

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