With any big name convention comes the pouring of funds and revenue into the community. San Diego reaps so much of the benefits from Comic-Con being Comic Geek Mecca of the world, where ALL the geeks around the country come too! And the city takes full advantage of this occasion with numerous charities, businesses and what not coming to the convention every year, hoping that the advertising will do them good, and the geeks that attend typically contribute all they can to help build up the economy.
However, this biased RT America anchor in the video below attempts to make Comic-Con attendees look like part of the problem for the decline in the American economy. And the reporter states that she, herself, has gone to Comic-Con numerous times to cover it, but I doubt she can really appreciate the Con for what it is based on how she prefaces and phrases the questions…she simply misses the point of Comic-Con. Just goes to show that if you don’t do your research and try to make a report of it (whatever “it” is) on public television…you only make yourself look foolish.