Comic-Con celebrates 50 years in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Comic-Con may be more than a week away, but its 50th anniversary in San Diego was celebrated today. And it was the County with the proclamation.

As we told you recently,  Comic-Con has re-upped.  That includes its more than 130,000 attendees and the 10s of millions of dollars those fans spend.

That’s along with  local residents who flock to the Gaslamp Quarter to be part of it all.  So, fresh off signing an agreement to stay in San Diego through 2024, County Supervisor Greg Cox recognized the pop culture phenomenon and all it’s meant to region, not just to the City.

Comic-Con spokesperson David Glanzer stood beside him in the Supervisors’ Chambers as Cox read the proclamation:  “We have declared July 9th, 2019  Comic-Con International 50th Anniversary Day. David, thank you so much for coming down and thank you for what you’ve done for the region:  Attendees in the Chambers applauded.

In an interview with KUSI, Glanzer told me, even in it’s infancy, organizers thought, “If we can just get people through the doors, they’ll come back and bring their friends.”

And have they ever.

 

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