25 APRIL 2016
ECCC sure does like to bounce its dates around. We're back to March for 2017 and it's early March: specifically the 2nd - 5th. If you're curious how that stacks up against other Cons, WonderCon is 31 March - 2 April (back in Anaheim) and Silicon Valley Comic Con is TBA.
Oh and if you're curious about the Comic Con shuffle that seems to be going on in California, the official reason that WonderCon is headed back to Anaheim is just a scheduling thing, nothing more. And LA is still hungrily eyeing both WonderCon for the future AND San Diego Comic-Con for when its contract expires after 2018: Mayor Garcetti says that certain changes are afoot that will make LA especially appealing to CCI - and us.
What changes? "Redoing the entire convention center" for one (which presumably won't involve a city-wide battle involving feisty DAs, calculating developers, football teams and hotel taxes) and "new hotels, new attractions" like Harry Potter. I think LA already has plenty to offer, but his point is probably that LA will be able to accommodate our incessant demands for restaurants, transportation, ginormous auditoriums, overnight lines and hotel rooms that aren't $1000 a night.
The future: it's happening. And hopefully it won't be as brutal as our present when it comes to online sales and the general limitations of SDCC.