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WonderCon moves to LACC in 2016

AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) will host WonderCon on March 25-27, 2016, solidifying L.A.’s position as a prime site for meetings and conventions. Since the inception of WonderCon in Oakland, Calif., in 1987, the event has consistently grown in all aspects including content and attendance, with 60,000 attendees in 2014.

Previously held in the Bay Area and then Anaheim, WonderCon is the sister show to Comic-Con International, sharing all main aspects of that show.

“Los Angeles is honored to have been selected as the destination for WonderCon 2016. We look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with Comic-Con International, the presenter, and helping them establish a home-base in L.A.,” remarked City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We anticipate the show to be highly attended and to set the precedent for future successful Comic-Con events in L.A.”

Sister show to Comic Con, WonderCon will be hosted in Los Angeles in 2016. Photo credit: Rudy Manahan

Sister show to Comic Con, WonderCon will be hosted in Los Angeles in 2016.
Photo credit: Rudy Manahan

The projected total economic impact of WonderCon is over $32 million dollars over a three-day period.

“The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board sales and marketing team, the Los Angeles Convention Center, AEG, and the hotel and business community have extensively collaborated to offer a mutually beneficial proposal that would be appealing to WonderCon and its attendees while simultaneously driving millions of dollars in economic impact for the City of Los Angeles,” commented Jon F. Vein, president, Board of Los Angeles Convention & Tourism Development Commissioners.

LACC along with the city’s hospitality stakeholders are already preparing for WonderCon, to be held next spring.

“We’re accustomed to hosting large-scale, highly attended events here at the Los Angeles Convention Center and our neighboring L.A. Live Campus. Los Angeles is the second largest market in the country, positioned at the doorstep to Hollywood and offers unparalleled natural growth for WonderCon,” added Brad Gessner, AEG Facilities Senior Vice President and General Manager for LACC.

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