10 JANUARY 2015
You've probably forgotten all about this by now, but one of the bigger drama bombs from last summer was San Diego Comic-Con's lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con. The lawsuit centers on the two names being too similar, as well as SLCC driving a snazzy car around San Diego with their logo on it. Honestly, I can't rehash it all; you can read SLCC's exhaustive coverage right here.
What matters now is that both sides' attorneys will meet with SoCal Magistrate Judge Jan Adler on February 5 to see if a settlement is in sight. I'm guessing not; the feisty SLCC has expressed a wish to see the case go before a jury.
As for CCI, they've suggested SLCC change their name to "FanX" which to me sounds like an over-the-counter medication you take for your headache /exhaustion / constipation while at a Con. (It's actually the name of SLCC's other event.) However, given the abundance of "Comicons" and "Comic Cons" all over the world, I can't see SLCC capitulating.