31 JULY 2016
Visit San Diego put together an infographic about SDCC if you're curious about our spendiness and economic impact.
Other numbers that didn't make it into the infographic: 3500 registered media were in attendance, and the convention center had 230 full-time staff, 229 part-time staff and 95 temp staff working; that doesn't include partners' staff, external laborers, and of course the exhibitors and vendors. And last year we left almost 2 tons of food uneaten, which fed 3000 locals.
Always nice to know we're not just a swarm of locusts that annually descends on San Diego and devours every action figure and burrito in sight.