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WonderCon Moves To L.A.

April 6, 2015 2:11 p.m.

WonderCon, the sister convention to Comic-Con, closed its 2015 show in Anaheim on Sunday with the news of change for next year. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando explains why the pop culture convention is moving.

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ANCHOR INTRO: WonderCon, the sister convention to Comic-Con, closed its 2015 show in Anaheim on Sunday with the news of change for next year. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando explains why the pop culture convention is moving.

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As WonderCon drew to a close on Sunday, attendees were abuzz with news about the convention moving. This morning, Comic-Con International spokesperson David Glanzer officially confirmed that WonderCon was indeed moving to the LA Convention Center for 2016.

DAVID GLANZER: We didn’t have the space requirements in Anaheim and Los Angeles was able to accommodate us… WonderCon works on a year-to-year basis in terms of contracts. With Comic-Con we try to do further out although I will say we are coming down to the wire on Comic-Con as well because we’re signed in San Diego to 2016 but not after that.

Next year will be a challenging one for Comic-Con International. But the chance to test out the very welcoming LA Convention Center provides them with new options.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.