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February 8, 2023

Comic Con brings economic boost to Albuquerque – KOAT New Mexico

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This is the 13th year of Comic Con in Albuquerque. The organizers say it’s the biggest yet. Jim Burleson is the promoter for Albuquerque’s Comic Con.“We’ve never had this many people and it shows. When we first started, we sold 10,000 tickets the first year and we’ve grown exponentially every year. We feel like this is definitely going to be a success for us and for the city of Albuquerque,” Burleson said.Burleson says two years ago the event was almost canceled because of COVD-19 and it added to the economic struggles of the pandemic. Now it’s projected to bring more than $3 million to the Duke City.Burleson said, “We had a year where the government shutdown all the way through Christmas. It was painful for the locals. We were really concerned that we weren’t going to be able to bounce back and that we were going to be living in a new world.”This year, the event sold more than 30,000 pre-sale tickets. That does not include the thousands of people paying at the door.Burleson said, “They love this, they want to be a part of it and they love Albuquerque, which for me is the greatest feeling. That they love the city that we live in.”The event organizers also said they have Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies and Albuquerque police officers to make sure everything runs smoothly.

This is the 13th year of Comic Con in Albuquerque. The organizers say it’s the biggest yet. Jim Burleson is the promoter for Albuquerque’s Comic Con.

“We’ve never had this many people and it shows. When we first started, we sold 10,000 tickets the first year and we’ve grown exponentially every year. We feel like this is definitely going to be a success for us and for the city of Albuquerque,” Burleson said.

Burleson says two years ago the event was almost canceled because of COVD-19 and it added to the economic struggles of the pandemic. Now it’s projected to bring more than $3 million to the Duke City.

Burleson said, “We had a year where the government shutdown all the way through Christmas. It was painful for the locals. We were really concerned that we weren’t going to be able to bounce back and that we were going to be living in a new world.”

This year, the event sold more than 30,000 pre-sale tickets. That does not include the thousands of people paying at the door.

Burleson said, “They love this, they want to be a part of it and they love Albuquerque, which for me is the greatest feeling. That they love the city that we live in.”

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The event organizers also said they have Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies and Albuquerque police officers to make sure everything runs smoothly.