In preparation for my first comic book convention (a present to myself for my 50th birthday), I decided to watch this documentary by director Morgan Spurlock’s (he of ‘Super Size Me‘ fame. You know, the one where he appears with a mouthful of fries on the poster).
Comic Con Episode IV : A Fan’s Hope (great title, right?) is more than a series of observations about the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, the largest geek media orgy in the world. This film is a love letter to the yearly cultural migration of comic book and manga readers, movie and TV show enthusiasts, toy and figurine collectors, and serious cosplay costumers (am I forgetting anyone?).
I’m so pumped! In the meantime, I’ll just keep watching this preview.
Bonus content Here is a behind the scene look at this amazing documentary. Enjoy.