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San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the non-profit organization that produces the annual celebration of Comic-Con popular arts and culture, has announced the start of construction on the new Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park. 26. The event will coincide with the Comic-Con Special Edition, a scaled-down fall version of the Comic-Con convention held each summer in San Diego.

The Comic-Con Museum will allow fans and the public to see exciting and fun exhibits, artwork and images related to comics and related folk art while serving as a meeting place for the community of fans and lovers of folk art in all its unique forms. .

One of two classrooms slated to open in the museum’s educational center at the moment is the Cox Innovation Lab. Cox contributed $ 175,000 to create the Cox Innovation Lab in the museum’s education center.

The museum will continue to expand its indoor exhibition space and educational space over the coming months, leading to a grand opening slated for July 2022.

The SDCC’s main sources of income are the comics and related folk art conventions that it organizes each year. However, due to the global pandemic, the organization has been unable to host an in-person event since Comic-Con 2019 in San Diego.

“The aftermath of COVID-19 has had an effect on SDCC, despite these challenges, the organization is moving forward with the promised construction and opening of the Comic-Con Museum,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for association. “For a variety of reasons, the main one being the continuing global crisis, fundraising for the museum is not at the level we would have hoped for.” Therefore, the opening in November of the Comic-Con Museum is only the first phase of the planned improvements, with more to come in the next few years. All three floors are scheduled to open in July 2022. To learn more about how you can support the Comic-Con Museum, visit comic-con.org/museum.

“We look forward to starting the renovation of the Old Federal Building and are delighted to join other esteemed museums in what is often considered the cultural heart of San Diego,” said Glanzer.

“Comic-Con may be an institution in San Diego, but people around the world are eagerly awaiting this year-round house to celebrate the popular arts they love,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “With the construction of the museum underway, we are closer than ever to welcoming a global audience to get a taste of the Comic-Con experience amid our city’s crown jewel, Balboa Park.”