or, Film Archives and Me: A Semi-Personal History Shklovsky and His “Monument to a Scientific Error” Murder Culture: Adventures in 1940s Suspense The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film Common Sense + Film Theory = Common-Sense Film Theory? [go to Amazon] Film History: An Introduction Textbook written with Kristin Thompson (first-named author). For the past few years I have contemplated attending, since it is the largest pop-culture fan event in the world.
Twenty-Five Years Along Nordisk and the Tableau Aesthetic William Cameron Menzies: One Forceful, Impressive Idea Another Shaw Production: Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong Paolo Gioli’s Vertical Cinema (Re)Discovering Charles Dekeukeleire Doing Film History The Hook: Scene Transitions in Classical Cinema Anatomy of the Action Picture Hearing Voices Preface, Croatian edition, ] Film Art: An Introduction Textbook written in collaboration with Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith. Last year the Con sold out its 125,000 tickets for the first time, and that feat was repeated this year.
[go to Amazon] Kristin here– From July 23 to 27, I was at Comic-Con for the first time.
Ian Mc Kellen, on break from playing Gandalf, made a surprise appearance there in 2000 to promote the first film.
Innumerable franchise items for big-budget films have made their debut at the Con.
This year I received an invitation from The One to participate on the site’s first Comic-Con panel in five years (i.e., since 2003, the year of ).
My fellow panelists were Chris “Calisuri” Pirrotta (co-founder of TORN), Cliff “Quickbeam” Broadway (long-time contributor to the “Green Books” section), and Larry “Mr Cere” Curtis (contributor to TORN and coordinator of many line parties for the trilogy).
That was the extra push that made me decide that this was the year to take the plunge.
(See Mr Cere’s coverage of Comic-Con here, here, and here.) Coincidentally, pop-culture expert Henry Jenkins was also attending his first Comic-Con.
We never spotted each other during the Con itself, but after it ended on Sunday afternoon, we got together for a conversation about our thoughts and reactions.
Henry’s now on vacation and wisely not checking email, but I’m going to write up another entry with lengthy excerpts from that conversation.
Once I get a chance to run the result past Henry and get his suggestions, probably in a couple of weeks, I’ll be posting that as well.