San Diego prepares for Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Brace yourself. Comic-Con is about to soar back in to San Diego.

It's that time of the year again, where superheroes of all sorts will be flying into downtown San Diego for Comic-Con 2015.

The convention is in its 45th year, starting back in 1970 when a group of comic and science fiction fans decided to entertain others with similar passions.

Nowadays, it has grown exponentially taking over the Convention Center and the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter.

This year, attractions will be setup from Petco Park all the way to Spreckels Theater and organizers are anticipating over 130,000 attendees.

Hotels may not be available downtown and traffic in that area is guaranteed to be congested, but there are a lot of benefits for comic lovers and convention goers. 

Comic-Con officially starts on Wednesday at 6 p.m. so that attendees can get ready for the 4-day convention.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently announced that Comic-Con would stay in San Diego until at least 2018.

Locals seem to support the convention, recognizing the boost that it gives San Diego's economy.

The countdown is on. Characters will take over downtown July 9 to July 12. 

Tickets are unfortunately sold out, but it won't cost much to come downtown and see all of the costumes and characters. That may just be the best ticket in town.

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