One of the entertainment industry’s most exhilarating, eccentric, and influential events of the year, San Diego Comic-Con International is a giant annual convention for fans of comics, movies, superheroes, science fiction and video games that has become a major event on Hollywood’s calendar.
If you missed Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego at the end of July, you can still get a taste of the convention. Morgan Spurlock, the the Academy Award-nominated director of Super Size Me, has captured the magic and madness of Comic-Con in a new documentary due in theaters this fall. The companion book, Comic-Con. Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, is a photographic celebration of the convention’s heart and soul: the fans who attend in costume, in droves, with their kids, with their parents…and with love, awe, and admiration in their hearts.