Comic-Con International: San Diego Going Back-To-Back With D23 Expo In 2017

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Comic-Con International: San Diego have confirmed its dates for next year as July 19 through 23, 2017. The conventioneer has already opened applications for exhibitors, but what could be the most interesting to potential ticket-holders and those who follow news from it around the world is that this puts it one week after Disney's D23 Expo.

The bi-annual convention D23 Expo booked July 14 to 16, 2017 in Anaheim, California back in March, and at the time Newsarama deduced correctly that SDCC had already reserved the now-announced dates with the San Diego Convention Center.

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That is three days and less than 100 miles between the two events, and while D23 Expo has a relatively smaller exhibitor space than SDCC, on the Hall H-style presentation front it is a different story.

In its past two events, the D23 Expo has hosted significant movie announcements from Marvel Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, as well as it's own live-action and animated studios. Marvel scaled back its usual SDCC in favor of D23 in 2015, but 2016 saw Marvel return to Hall H - coincidentally, when there was no D23 Expo.

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