Dear Comic Con,
Hope this message finds you well. I heard a little rumor that you may be looking to move your next event outside of San Diego. This is big news! And, because you want to stay in Southern California, both Anaheim and Los Angeles are the frontrunners for the hosting gig. We’re obviously biased, but this is a no-brainer. You should come to L.A. Here’s why:
We’re home to Hollywood.
Comic Con has evolved since the 1970s to be less nerd niche and more about popular culture and entertainment, both on the big and small screen. Being in L.A. would put you at the center of the Industry action. Moreover, it would likely boost programming, since there would be more opportunities to welcome Hollywood makers and legends alike. Fans would love that. Who knows, maybe this could open the door to Comic Con producing its own entertainment content, too. (You’re welcome for the idea.)
L.A. is big. Much bigger than San Diego.
The sheer size of Los Angeles can only improve the experience for event organizers and attendees, who would have more sites and accommodations at the ready, not to mention the potential to plan a tour of popular local comic landmarks.
Our Convention Center is nice.
It’s quite nice. It’s a sprawling and somewhat ‘90s—but it works well and we love it. The same goes for L.A. Live, too.
We’ve got what you need: Young people.
Our overcrowding is your ticket sales boon.
You’d have healthy competition.
Here in Los Angeles you could go sword to sword with Comikaze, the Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention and Bent Con. That’s a good thing. Remember, a comic book hero without a villain is just a person in spandex and a cape.
What I’m saying is moving to L.A. would help you to evolve in ways you haven’t yet imagined. It would shake things up for you and for us. Los Angeles is a great city, one that’s full of opportunities for individuals and organizations alike. Let’s write the next chapter of your story together.
Kyle Fitzpatrick is a writer, an infrequent performer, and a lover of dogs, art, shorts, champagne, and L.A. You can find his musings Fridays on CityThink. For more, check out his locally focused art, design, and culture website, Los Angeles, I’m Yours, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.