Posts Tagged ‘Comic Con’

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope

comic-con-san-diego-chewbacca Oh man, I wish I could enter this, but I am no where near nerdy enough to win. I can’t wait to see who wins and watch the movie. Comic Con is going to be amazing.

Via Deb’s Manga Blog:

Are you putting the finishing touches on your awesome costume for San Diego Comic-Con in July? Put down your glue-gun for a sec and take a moment to contact the folks putting together the Comic-Con documentary with director Morgan Spurlock, producer Thomas Tull, comic book icon Stan Lee, writer/producer Joss Whedon, and film guru Harry Knowles (Ain’t It Cool News) — they want to hear from you, and maybe include you in their film.

If the name Morgan Spurlock sounds slightly familiar, it should — Spurlock was the director of the critically acclaimed documentary Super-Size Me and the FX Network series 30 Days.  Now, he’s setting his sights on documenting the wild and wonderful world of San Diego Comic-Con, in Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope, a documentary starring the fans, comics creators and yes, the cosplayers who help make this event the must-see/must-do event on the U.S. comics scene calendar.

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Comic Con Given Lots of Money to Stay

I think this is a good thing for San Diego. Comic Con rocks and brings in so much press attention and tourism dollars. Totally worth it.

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Sweet deal!

Via San Diego News Network:

A San Diego nonprofit tourism agency is offering Comic-Con organizers $500,000 in perks over five years to keep in event in town.

Los Angeles and Anaheim tourism officials have made pitches to land to popular event, which started out as a comic book fair in 1970 and morphed into a super hero for convention bookers.

Comic-Con, set for July 22-25, now draws more than 125,000 attendees each summer.

At the urging of the San Diego Convention Center officials and Mayor Jerry Sanders, the nonprofit Tourism Marking District agreed to budget $100,000 annually over a five-year period for Comic-Con, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Hoteliers formed the coalition three years ago to boost tourism with money raised by a 2 percent surcharge on city hotel rooms.

The offer is meant to help defray shuttle costs during the four-day event, among other things.

A decision about convention’s future home is expected within the next few weeks. Anaheim and Los Angeles tourism officials have made proposals to land Comic-Con, beginning in 2013.

Live long and prosper, San Diego Comic Con!