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No Identity, Secret or Otherwise, Revealed Yet for Upcoming Comic-Con Museum

Forgive Comic-Con International organizers for being a little pre-occupied at the moment, seeing as they’re quite busy gearing up for their annual mega pop-culture fest running July 19-23 at San Diego Convention Center.

The event has always been held in San Diego since its 1970 start, and that will now be the case at least through 2021. But any exact details on what will fill Comic-Con’s upcoming museum at Balboa Park will need to hold for at least a few more weeks, or possibly months.

David Glanzer

“We’re in the process of scouting for an executive director who can help us determine exactly how we plan to envision the new facility,” said Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer, in a recent email to San Diego Business Journal. “To be honest, things are still very much open as we want to hear what ideas the new executive director will have.”

About a year ago, officials of the nonprofit Comic-Con International said they were seeking to establish a year-round space that would allow the organization to further its mission of bringing comics and related popular art forms to a wider audience. While a location has now been established, Glanzer said Comic-Con has not yet set a specific timetable for the opening of the venue, currently being called the Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture.

It will be occupying a space being vacated by the sports-focused Breitbard Hall of Fame, which operated the San Diego Hall of Champions for several years at Balboa Park’s Federal Building. The sports museum’s organizers announced earlier this year that the Breitbard Hall of Fame is relocating from Balboa Park to downtown’s Petco Park, and the Hall of Champions will continue to host numerous awards, recognition and community programs at a site still to be determined.

Many of the historical items that were housed at the sports museum will be moved to the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park.

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