Pokémon Go at San Diego Comic-Con gets Hall H upgrade to accommodate thousands

If there was still any question over whether Pokémon Go was a thing, the upgrade from a small room to the biggest hall at San Diego Comic-Con for the Pokémon Go panel seems to confirm it.

When the announcements for panel scheduling and locations came out, just one day after the game had launched, the convention had planned to put Niantic Labs, the developer behind Pokémon Go, and CEO John Hanke in a smaller room with a capacity of 480 people. Following the cultural explosion of the game, however, Comic-Con has upgraded the panel, moving it to the biggest hall available — Hall H.

“Well, the good news is, CCI realized there was no way that room was going to hold all of the folks at Comic-Con who cared about Pokémon Go — so the game’s panel is getting a major upgrade (and a date shift), all the way to Hall H on Sunday at 1:45 p.m.,” the Comic-Con team wrote on its official blog.

The blog post also hints that there may be some kind of exclusive Pokémon Go playing opportunities for attendees — but that’s assuming wireless reception can accommodate everyone trying to play the game at once.

Pokémon Go is currently available to play on iOS and Android devices in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe. Niantic has said it will be rolling out the game to the rest of the world in the next coming weeks.

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