Over the past few decades, the concept of the “comic convention” has gone from the dank basements without air conditioning where sweaty fanboys gather to pick through old comics back issues that they can’t find anywhere else, to multi-million dollar franchise and major media show which has become the San Diego Comic-Con.
Documentarian John P. McGarr has taken that evolution down on film, and brought to us The Con. The synopsis at least explains it better.
THE CON is a documentary about conventions over six years in the making, covering over twenty shows. Horror, comic, sci-fi, adult conventions and more! From OJ Simpson’s infamous appearance at the NecroComicon horror convention to San Diego Comic Con, fans, celebrities, promoters and vendors (even the bootleggers!) share their experiences and explain why they’re part of THE CON!
Stan Lee may be apart of this film as a talking head, but this isn’t actually the Morgan Spurlock/Stan Lee comic convention documentary that’s also in production. Check out the full trailer after the jump, keep your eyes peeled for copies of The Con surfacing around local convention DVD booths, ironically enough.