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ChinaShop Post: Morgan Spurlock Takes On Comic Con

He’s taken on fast food, consumerism and religion, and Osama Bin Laden. Now, he’s taking on…geeks. Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, was recently released on Video On Demand, and will be rolling out in theaters in the weeks to come. And guess what? I went to a screening! 🙂

Excerpt:

Geeks tend to think that everyone knows the things they know, using the word “everyone” in a manner I lovingly refer to as Geek Hipster to imply that only someone completely out of the loop wouldn’t know about the thing to which they are referring, forgetting that the things they love, while much more popular now, are still really niche in the grand scheme of things. One of these geeks might wonder why we’d need a documentary about San Diego Comic Con. After all, everyone knows about Comic-Con.

Don’t they?

While Comic-Con has become immensely popular in the past few years, going from comic book convention to the place where Hollywood hawks their wares, Average Person On The Street probably doesn’t know much about it. Sure, they might have heard the term “comic-con” in passing, but as to what it is, who it’s for, and what happens there, it’s still very insidery. As for the geeks themselves, they generally go there with their own focus, and the event is so large, that one can experience only one aspect of it and still know nothing about what happens everywhere else.

In his documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, director Morgan Spurlock attempts to cater to both these groups.

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You Don’t Need to Go to SDCC to Be Eyeball-Deep in Geekery

Magda Apanowicz, Sasha Roiz, Alessandra Torresani, and Esai Morales at the SyFy Upfronts this year

San Diego Comic Con is this week.  Even if I’d been able to afford the trip, which I couldn’t, by the time I looked at prices it was mostly sold out.  Ah, well.  From what I hear, it’s become an overcrowded, Hollywood circle-jerk at which you couldn’t even find an actual comic if you wanted to.  So, I suppose I’m better off at home indulging in my geekery full-on.

(That’s a lie.  I’m SO JEALOUS OF EVERYONE WHO’S THERE RIGHT NOW! Especially everyone who can go to the Caprica panel!)

But there’s geeking-out to be done on the homefront, and that’s just what I’m going to continue to do, even in the face of #SDCC-tagged Tweets and a million emails from comics publishers and TV shows I follow letting me know where their booths/panels/signings are.

In fact, I’ve just written an article about a show that will be prominently featured at SDCC – Caprica!  Word just came down from on high that the second half of Caprica’s first season will air in January 2011.  But never fear, for I’m here to help you get through the Caprica drought!  Check out “Beating Caprica Withdrawal 2: Electric Boogaloo” for suggestions on how you can make the most of this too-long hiatus.  Beating Caprica Withdrawal will be a series of articles between now and January, and I have some big stuff planned for it!  So, stay tuned!

In fact, the Caprica panel at SDCC is THIS MORNING!  Those of you lucky enough to go – or lucky enough to get pictures/autographs/face time with anyone on the Caprica team, leave a comment here w/a way to contact you!  An upcoming Caprica Tor post will include fan experiences at SDCC!  And have fun!

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