'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope' Trailer Released

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42489 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you ever wondered what it's like to go to San Diego Comic-Con? Thousands and thousands go each year but not everyone gets a chance to make it out and see what it's all about. It's not just a regular comic convention, it is an experience.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope is a documentary that got it's start a couple years ago. Morgan Spurlock's newest documentary is about to be released and yesterday he Tweeted that the first official trailer has just come out.

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What is the documentary about?

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- a film by Morgan Spurlock 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.

Check out the trailer:

It won't just cover the convention but will also focus on a few individuals to see the convention through their eyes.

Besides Spurlock's involvement, it's also executive produced by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon. It will be in theaters (an OnDemand) on April 6, 2012.

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#1 Posted by 672253 (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish I lived in America just so I could go to all these conventions.

The only thing I have over here (Perth, Australia) is Supernova...

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#2 Posted by feargalr (1245 posts) - - Show Bio

I would do anything to go to comic con... anything..

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#3 Posted by clemj (849 posts) - - Show Bio
@672253: in france we have somethin' too ( kinda crap)
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#4 Posted by lareeth (16 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to the London Super Comic Convention this weekend, I'm really looking forward to it, I have never been to a Comic Con before, though this looks like its actually about the comics as opposed to pop-culture.

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#5 Posted by The Impersonator (8042 posts) - - Show Bio


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#6 Posted by capfan80 (363 posts) - - Show Bio

C'mon on out. Everyone is welcome to visit. American geeks are our greatest international ambassadors.

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#7 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

this looks freaking epic!

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#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45584 posts) - - Show Bio

I'v never been to a convention :(

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#9 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm interested in seeing this now...and can say with a bit of happiness that I will be heading to my first comic convention in about 22 days...Wonder Con baby! :)

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#10 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus: Congrats! Pictures. *hint hint* No man have a great time. A fan and overall nice person like you deserves it.

This looks good, at least I hope it will be. I don't know if it was this movie or another one I'd read that really mocked Con attendees and geeks in general in a bad way. Hope that isn't the case with this one we don't need more of that.

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#11 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

I am excited for this documentry to come out. I did not even know it was coming out in theaters. I thought it would be straight to DVD.

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#12 Posted by Darkmount1 (1530 posts) - - Show Bio

This I will pay to see in theaters.

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#13 Posted by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a cool documentary!

Never been to a comiccon...maybe in the future...does seem like fun

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#14 Posted by KidSupreme (854 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yeah!

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#15 Posted by thatlad (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Kevin smith looks like he's wearing a sports dashiki

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#16 Posted by The Sadhu (860 posts) - - Show Bio

One day... I WILL go to Comic Con!

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#17 Posted by UpUpAndAway (194 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks amazingly fun. It's great to see a movie that shows how fun and innocent nerd culture can be instead of stereotyping and looking down on. Planning on going to the con in 2013! SO MUCH HYPE!

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#18 Posted by doordoor123 (3816 posts) - - Show Bio

I have tried so many times to go to San Diego Comic-Con but have never been able to get tickets. I hate how hard it is to get in. They need a bigger place to put it in. I want to go so badly.

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#19 Posted by thechessclub (516 posts) - - Show Bio

This makes me so happy. Goosebumps. Seriously. Goosebumps!

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#20 Edited by redhood21 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr said:

I would do anything to go to comic con... anything..

me too. seriously. favors...ANYTHING (sorry men and irish need not apply).

i am dying to go to one of these so badly! SO BADLY! wanna do san diego but new york is more likely...but ill miss this year cuz of police cad. :( ill never taste the glory.

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#21 Posted by scarlettexashes (30 posts) - - Show Bio

The advantages of being a San Diego native...(and being a CC attendee since '00) Im pretty lucky I still manage to go every year.

Im actually pretty hyped to see this movie. I know Con means many different things to many people, and its fun to relive alot of those moments I saw on film. I quite clearly remember the exact same footage of Stan Lee walking down the hallway past the Masquerade line, and we bust out in a loud cheering chant of "STAN, STAN, STAN," his personal parade of nerds dancing behind him. I also remember the "Designer" girl, and her Mass Effect entry for Masquerade...her team was nearly disqualified because their costumes were TOO good and professional to be armature made. Itll be interesting to see Comic Con through other point of views, rather then my organized chaos of things and shit to do, lol.

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#22 Posted by thanosrules (886 posts) - - Show Bio

@thechessclub said:

This makes me so happy. Goosebumps. Seriously. Goosebumps!

For sore. This was a great trailer!

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