Writers’ Strike and Comic-Con: The really, truly important questions
The ‘Net is buzzing this week over the potential implications of the writers’ strike on this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Sure, there’s a lot of chatter about the effect the strike will have on Hollywood’s participation in the event,with some arguing that less Hollywood means more comics, and that more comics means… well, more comics. Over at The Beat, however, Heidi MacDonald assesses whether there are any answers to the big questions, then takes a look at some of the other, equally important questions on the peripheral of the discussion.
"At this point it’s quite likely — but depressing — that the writer’s strike will last at least as long as the last one — six months. Networks are filling the space with reality programming, so we could just see more stars of Beauty and the Geek and How Clean is Your House on parade at Comic-Con (These shows have the strongest tie to the core demographic, in our opinion.) There are a number of movies in production that will still need to be flogged, as well, WATCHMEN for one,
So our prognosis? If the strike doesn’t end soon San Diego may be a little less manic, but not a whole lot less.
But that’s not even the really IMPORTANT question:
What does this mean for your chances of getting a hotel room?"