For one weekend every summer, San Diego becomes the pop culture center of the world when Comic-Con comes to town and brings with it hundreds of thousands of entertainment fans and industry insiders alike. And the event's organizers say they would very much like to keep that tradition going. But Comic-Con is growing every year, and space in San Diego is not.
Comic-Con is contracted to stay at the San Diego Convention Center through the year 2012, and David Glanzer, the organization's director of marketing and public relations, said the hope is to stay in San Diego forever.
Last year Comic-Con attracted about 125,000 attendees. Glanzer, who began working at Comic-Con as a volunteer around 1984, said he doesn't remember a specific year or event skyrocketing the convention into the huge draw it has become.