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WonderCon Is Coming To Los Angeles Next Year

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WonderCon 2014 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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WonderCon is leaving Anaheim and moving to Los Angeles!WonderCon, Comic-Con International's sister convention, may have just wrapped in Anaheim this past weekend, but it already has plans for a new spot next year. AEG Facilities has confirmed WonderCon 2016, slated for March 25-27, will take place at the L.A. Convention Center, Variety reports.

WonderCon has moved around a few times. It started at the Oakland Convention Center in 1987, then hopped to the Moscone Center in San Francisco in 2003. When the Moscone Center closed for renovations, WonderCon moved to Anaheim in 2012 where it was rebranded as WonderCon Anaheim.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Los Angeles is "honored" to receive 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.," he said.

WonderCon now draws about 60,000 attendees and L.A. officials are estimating an economic impact of $32 million, according to City News Service.

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