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Melissa Peterman, Comic-Con Museum

December 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

You cannot live in San Diego without knowing that the Comic-Con Convention has placed our destination city on a global stage. For half a century this remarkable organization has honored the beauty, creativity, and diversity of pop culture. The summer convention sells out in hours and millions of fans reluctantly miss out on the 4 1/2 days of magic at the San Diego Convention Center. In 2017, the City of San Diego leased Comic-Con the former Hall of Champions building to create the Comic-Con Museum. With this museum on schedule for a summer 2021 opening, fans from around the world can enjoy the wonders of Comic-Con year-round.

What you will see at our Dec.10 meeting:
• Video of fans and supporters
• A 3-D flythrough video of the museum rendering
• Sneak peek at the Museum Character Hall of Fame 2020
• A look at how the Comic-Con Museum is virtually open and creating a best-practice model for virtual museums all over the world


Guest Speaker: Melissa Peterman

Ms. Peterman, a native San Diegan, holds a Bachelor’s in political science from San Diego State University and a Master’s in political theory from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Comic-Con staff, Ms. Peterman worked in the fields of affordable housing and homelessness services for nearly 10 years. As Vice President of Homeless Housing Innovations with the San Diego Housing Commission, she led teams responsible for managing multimillion-dollar projects including the citywide strategic initiatives, Housing Our Heroes and HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO, to permanently house 4,000 individuals experiencing homelessness.

As Vice President of the Comic-Con Museum, Ms. Peterman is responsible for leading operations and fundraising efforts needed to bring the project to life in Balboa Park by 2021. In close partnership with the Comic-Con Board and other senior leaders, Ms. Peterman works to create and implement strategies for stabilization, strategic growth, and impact.


December 10, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Online Meeting Via Zoom