Anaheim makes bid for Comic-Con

San Diego convention attracts more than 120,000 annually

The city of Anaheim is trying to lure the annual comic book and sci-fi convention called Comic-Con from its home in San Diego.

Anaheim officials confirmed this week that they have submitted a proposal to Comic-Con board members to host the event at the Anaheim Convention Center in 2013.

Comic-Con began 40 years ago and has grown into one of the region's largest annual conventions. It routinely attracts more than 120,000 people.

The Orange County city says its convention center is bigger and it's closer to Hollywood and Los Angeles. The San Diego convention center has also submitted a proposal to keep Comic-Con there through 2015.

Internal surveys show attendees spend $60 million on lodging, food and transportation during the four-day event.