Getting A New Stride for San Diego Comic Con

TMP: "What can we say about San Diego Comic Con? Anyone that has ever attended the event could write a book on all the great experiences they’ve had (plenty of very useful and inspiring conferences, literally camping out in the main halls to see some of the biggest stars, or getting bags full of swag from all the major companies). Truth is, San Diego Comic Con isn’t a true comic con. It’s much more than that, it’s an entertainment one-stop shop for fans and studios. "

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Soldierone1949d ago

This is probably the longest article I have written ever lol, but it took a lot of effort and some good research. I even used a couple ideas and looked into them that were brought about here on FilmWatch. So hopefully you guys enjoy reading it!

Can't wait to hear what other ideas people have.

darklordzor1949d ago

Agreed. I think the movie industry needs more events like what gamers have with E3. There just isn't much out there. What does exist is either for industry people and press only, or only appeal to the art house crowd. Nothing really in the middle for your hard core movie buffs. CinemaCon is great, but still not nearly as popular.

I've said for a while now that SDCC needs to stop calling itself ComicCon (I think Nerdgasm is more appropriate). It's really evolved past that, and should embrace that aspect. Just because it drops that title doesn't mean it can't still have that comic book aspect to it. It can still provide that part as well as being the big media affair for the movies.

Chances are that just isn't going to happen, but I hope the movie studios in the future don't start pulling out of it.

alycakes1948d ago

Love your article and you're right. It is a wonder to behold. I do remember the first time I went and remember thinking or maybe I should say, the lack of thinking because I was in shock, I did't know which way to go, what to do, where to turn....I was not prepared for what I was about to experience.

I didn't know you needed a Comic-Con planner (not so much unlike a Wedding Planner) to go to Comic Con. You need something. I don't think any of the movie studios will ever pull out because they do too much advertising that way and I really think they know that the general fans would rebel. I didn't even know that I was a nerd or what do we call ourselves these days because I don't know.

One day a few years ago I was flipping channels and saw something that caught my eye on G4 and it was an actor being interviewed from someplace called Comic Con in San Diego. I said to myself 'what's this?' I continued to watch and it lasted all day. At the end of the day I was hooked and have been ever since. I was always a movie and tv fanatic but now it's different in some way.

Soldierone1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

G4 does some good coverage of the event, but they are pretty much the only ones that do it. Other major places will cover key announcements or something, but they hardly ever have live updates from the show. Thats what I think the major issue is with Comic Con, it needs to be more mainstream to movie fans like E3 is to gamers.

When you flip the channels you need to know "ITS COMIC CON!" and be excited. Yeah once you go or once you figure out what it is you become a fan, but it needs to be bigger than that. Announcements made at the show need to be announced everywhere. Press events should be live streamed and if you get a few stars there you could even get it on TV.

You do kinda get it on TV buts its mostly late night shows like Conan making fun of it lol.

BTW everytime i see it on TV i cringe cus im not at the show haha

alycakes1947d ago

You're right..Craig Ferguson talked about it a lot. He even had Stan Lee on his show and asked him about it but other than that you don't hear much. It needs to be advertised and it needs to be televised each day on a certain channel....wouldn't that be great?