Comic-Con International have announced on their website that event industry trade website BizBash.com have awarded San Diego Comic-Con the honour of topping their list of leading Entertainment Industry Events for the second year running.
This is quite the accolade consideringly other impressive names on the shortlist. The entire CCI team has every right to be incredibly proud of this achievement, especially under the pressure of putting on the event in the first place, what with space constraints, financial budgets as a non-profit, logistics on a massive scale, and overwhelming fan expectation. Well done, Comic-Con International.
In a list recently released by BizBash, the leading trade media for the event industry, Comic-Con International was named the number one Entertainment Industry Event for the second consecutive year. The list included the Sundance Film Festival, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) Upfront Week as runners-up. To make its rankings, BizBash considered factors including economic impact and buzz, as well as vetting by category insiders.
“Even being considered in a category which includes the Kennedy Center Honors and the TCA is an honor,” said Comic-Con spokesperson and director of marketing and public relations David Glanzer. “We really feel that the major factor that sets us apart from the other events considered is the attendees that gather in San Diego annually from all over the globe to celebrate comics, popular art, and all the things that they love.”
In recent years, many have claimed that television networks’ and film studios’ presence has impacted the size and scope of the event. That may be true, however film has always been present at the convention, found side-by-side with comics, science fiction, and fantasy. “Our attendees are passionate about what they love and now movie, television, comics, and video game creators are discovering that bringing their products directly to their consumers, is a fast way to get feedback on their latest wares,” said Glanzer.
The entire list can be found on BizBash’s website at BizBash.com.
featured image: Kevin Green, for CCI