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SDCC 2020: Comic-Con Museum Looks to the Future Beyond the SDCC Cancellation

Comic-Con Museum

The cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con is a blow to the city of San Diego. The convention is a major revenue generator for the city and its businesses driving more money than some of the local sports teams.

The relationship between the convention and the city is expanding with the Comic-Con Museum which is to have its grand opening in 2021.

Located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the Comic-Con Museum will be a year-round pop-culture wonderland featuring rotating immersive exhibits, theaters of varying sizes and extensive educational programming. Open both day and night time, the Museum will cater to the interests and passions of fans of all ages.

Below is the message the museum sent to its supporters about the cancellation of the convention and its looking forward to the future.

Comic-Con Museum Charter Members and supporters,

Comic-Con International is officially cancelling the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con, marking the first time in 50 years that the show will not go on. It is the right thing to do. Comic-Con wants to do all we can to fight the spread of this virus and support workers who are on the front line, fighting this battle.

There will be better days ahead and we believe the Comic-Con Museum will play an important role in San Diego’s recovery after COVID-19. We are a destination city and tourism is vital to our economy.  The development and opening of the Comic-Con Museum will act as a catalyst to reopen one of the world’s best urban park’s and a destination city known world-wide.

Some of the proposed Phase I renovations will shift, but this will not scale back the visitor experience. Our 2021 grand opening is still on track and you will soon see building plans that illustrate this transformation. To ensure we stay connected in this new reality, the Museum will introduce new and creative digital ways to bring the magic of Comic-Con to you all year-round.

We will redouble our efforts to regain momentum on opening this museum by 2021. And we can’t wait to work with you to realize this vision. Better days are ahead.

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