For four days every July, about 100,000 people descend on San Diego for the annual geek fest and pop culture festival, started in 1970 as just a simple comic book convention. Hollywood has invaded the gathering over the last several years, bringing tens of thousands of people – and a lot of revenue – to San Diego.
And for television exces, Comic-Con has become the place to be to market their wares (remember when NATPE created this much excitement?) Though its not the place to make deals, Comic-Con has replaced NATPE as the place to celebrate everything television and pop culture (and movies, too – except dopey romcoms and anything with Katherine Heigl in it.)
For the latest on Comic-Con, check out either this blog’s Twitter page or the Twitter Updates on the right-hand side of the blog and for more coverage, check out the links under the Comic-Con heading.
Plus the Tribune’s Mo Ryan and TV Barn’s Aaron Barnhart are at Comic-Con blogging and twittering (yes, they can do both.)
Also, keep it here for any extended posting yours truly might write on any news coming from this gathering.