I am a total Comic-Con fangirl (already counting the days to this year’s Con in July), so I am very excited about a new documentary from Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”) called (prepare for a “Star Wars” joke): “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.” Prepare for Fanboy ecstasy: It is presented by Joss Whedon and Stan Lee. It will be available on VOD April 6 and you can check the Facebook page for theatrical release details and more information.
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” 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:
* Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;
* Holly, a costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;
* Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;
* Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event;
* James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.
One on one interviews with Comic-Con Veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.