Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
iTunes says it will be in theaters on April 6, 2012, though last we heard this was going straight to DVD, so its unclear if this will see any kind of limited theatrical release or not.
Director: Morgan Spurlock Cast: Skip Harvey, Eric Hensen, Chuck Rodanzki, James Darling, Se Young Kang Executive producer: Stan Lee and Joss Whedon
Members of the MarvelousNews forums might recognize "The Collector" as forum user SolidSnakeInMyPants who was selected as one of the people featured in the movie representing the world of action figure collectors.
Let us know, would you go pay to see this movie in movie theaters?
NECA, Wrekin Hill, and Spurlocks team have prepared a nationwide Comic Con Tour aimed at recreating the magic of Comic Con, with fantasies, vendor booths, giveaways, etc.
COMIC CON EPISODE IV: A FANS HOPE Tour Dates
Links point to Ticketmaster, where you can buy your tickets (available soon):
April 5th Atlanta, Cobb Energy Center http://www.cobbenergycentre.com/
April 6th Orlando, UCF Arena http://www.ucfarena.com/
April 7th Miami Beach, The Fillmore Miami Beach http://fillmoremb.com/index
April 12th Rochester, Rochester Dome Arena http://www.fairandexpocenter.org/
April 13th Albany, Palace Theatre http://www.palacealbany.com/
April 14th Philadelphia, Girard College http://www.girardcollege.edu/page.cfm
April 15th Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre http://oakdale.com/index
April 19th Cincinnati, Taft Theatre http://www.tafttheatre.org/
April 20th Chicago, Akoo Theatre at Rosemont http://www.rosemonttheatre.com/
April 22nd Detroit, Fillmore Detroit http://thefillmoredetroit.com/index