How the Coronavirus Pandemic Cost Comic-Con 2020 Millions of Dollars

“We’re going to have no income for 2020,” Comic-Con International’s David Glanzer tells TheWrap

The coronavirus pandemic did more than force San Diego Comic-Con to go virtual: It wreaked economic havoc on Comic-Con International, the non-profit responsible for staging the yearly fan-favorite event and its sister convention, WonderCon.

San Diego Comic-Con typically brings 135,000 comic book fans to Southern California every July. Comic-Con International, a California-based non-profit public benefit corporation, has been putting on the show since 1970, and it needs nearly every penny it gets from the four-day gathering (plus a “preview night”) to stay above water.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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