San Diego Comic-Con reveals museum plans, prepares for summer 2021 opening

By Phillip Molnar

Comic-Con International revealed its museum plans Thursday after a three-year wait with the intention to bring a piece of the pop culture juggernaut to Balboa Park year-round.

San Diego Comic-Con said it will open its museum in summer 2021 and will have two art galleries, a theater, rotating exhibits, outdoor seating, a gift shop with exclusive merchandise, cafe and an extensive education center. It will be the first museum to open at the park in nearly 20 years.

The space was designed by architects LPA San Diego, based in Barrio Logan. Photos show large murals of comic book art on walls, a Comic-Con style panel in the atrium and a second-floor classrooms. There is plenty of pop culture props in the images, even a gigantic dragon, to hammer home the feel of the place.

Comic-Con received input on what should go into the museum from fans who completed surveys and participated in brainstorming activities...

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