Publishers Weekly reports that Comic-Con ‘09 is going to be as big as the law allows:
The San Diego Comic-Con International is full up. With every inch of the San Diego Convention Center booked for the show years ago, and every ticket gone and hotels sold out months in advance this year, the annual comics-themed pop culture extravaganza has gotten as big as it can physically get. Yet in the imagination of the world’s enlightened nerds, it continues to grow.
A number of years ago the story went around that the announced Comic-Con membership figure was a certain amount simply because that was the maximum occupancy in the convention center permitted by the fire department. A good story – I don’t know whether it was a true one.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]