New “Quarterly” San Diego comic convention

It’s not affiliated with the official Comic-Con, but a local organizer is building on San Diego’s reputation as a happening spot for conventions.

From San Diego CityBeat:

With four-day San Diego Comic-Con International passes unprecedentedly selling out in early November, does San Diego need another con? And four times a year at that?

If the hundreds of attendees at the first San Diego Quarterly Con last Sunday are any indication, then, yes, there is a need.

“There’s a big enough collector market that still exists in San Diego and wants to come to this,” said Roy God Damm, self-professed “spokesman of the underground” and attendee at Sunday’s event.

“Everyone’s sick of eBay; they’re sick of paying people to ship their stuff. It has to come back down to this level; otherwise collecting is dead.”