We Nerds and Geeks are the forever outcasts; we are judged and bullied sometimes before we are even aware that loving something such as comics or tabletop gaming could bring about such a hateful response. So we resorted to gathering in small resistance bunkers (town halls or friend’s houses), hunkering down (playing D&D) and preparing for the apocalypse (no, really).
But then came Cons. Conventions for all breeds of nerds to hangout and be king or queen for a day, to befriend like minded people and talk about those myths and legends we have all whispered amongst ourselves, to discuss plot holes in our favourite movies, and as one wonder why the hell Horse Armour was an acceptable DLC for Oblivion.
It wasn’t. At all. And don’t even get me started on the cat people.
And the greatest of all those cons is the Mecca for all nerds, geeks and dorks: San Diego Comicon. The absolute hub attended by over 140,000 people for everything you ever wanted and where we at GP would like to live. Forever. But alas those of us that can’t afford it must trudge through our daily lives, hoping that one day we too can make the Pilgrimage.
But not all is lost, for a documentary of last Year’s Con has been produced by director Morgan Spurlock, called Comic-Con episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. It is an intimate look at Convention life, with multiple stories such as aspiring comic book artists, a cosplay designer, and a guy looking to propose at the con. It contains an absolute Hulk of a cast: Our king Joss Whedon, ultimate stoner Seth Rogan, genius Eli Roth, brilliant Harry Knowles, Hilarious Seth Green and my idol, Kevin Smith.
The Prince Charles Cinema in London has a special Cosplay screening at 6:30pm, Friday 28th June, for as low as £8.50 you and your friends can get in costume and watch with a host of like minded people, and soften the blow of not being able to attend this year. Tickets are still available, so book now here to avoid disappointment! For those of you still unconvinced check out the trailer below, wipe that smile off your face and do some serious booking!
Did I mention that Stan Lee’s in it to? Oh. He totally is.