Having a yearly event the size of Comic-Con is, in some ways, like having the Super Bowl in our city every year. While the economic issues are often discussed, the social impact is immense but less measurable.
David Glanzer, marketing and public relations director of Comic-Con, stopped by the studio to discuss the myriad issues surrounding the behemoth pop-culture event and to lift the curtain on some of its inner workings.
He brought up the issue of hotels hiking prices higher and higher every year during the event and detailed how Comic-Con is working to help keep prices more reasonable for its demographics –mostly young adults who can’t afford the ballooning price tags.
Glanzer also shared his thoughts on the Convention Center expansion.
Co-hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts also discuss how one San Diego attorney had virtually cornered the school market but now his grip is loosening and some of his former clients are questioning his work. They analyze San Diego Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Sanders’s decision to officially throw his support behind the idea of a non-contiguous expansion of the convention center and introduce the argument being made by the so-called “East Village People,” a group of local architects and developers who say a downtown stadium will destroy the urban neighborhood.
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Walter Pomeroy, 82, started buying art in the 1950s, eventually filling three entire apartments with his collection. He recently gave over 25 artworks by San Diego artists to the city of San Diego’s civic art collection.
Goat of the Week
The city of Encinitas for its efforts to undermine a state affordable housing law.
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Voice of San Diego’s new election podcast debuted Monday. Hosted by VOSD’s Sara Libby and Ry Rivard, for the first episode the two zeroed in on endorsements, how they work and why they do (and sometimes don’t) matter.