Comic-Con: ‘As Important as Sundance’
MSN is the latest mainstream media organization to jump all over Comic-Con, announcing plans to post copious amounts of coverage from the event.
In an article under a headline that proclaims Comic-Con to be "as important as Sundance," MSN offers a preview of what’s on tap in San Diego this year and a look back at how the con has grown.
125,000 people. That’s the estimate Comic-Con International provides as the attendance for last year’s massive four-day convention in San Diego. That’s more people than the largest college football or NASCAR stadium can hold. Long portrayed as "geek chic" by the mainstream media, Comic-Con has more than evolved. It’s exploded and it’s gone mainstream. Big-time.
This kind of breathless reporting reminds of the infamous Bob Costas scene in Baseketball: "You’re excited? Feel these nipples!"