If you missed the San Diego Comic Con this year, you really missed a good convention. Hollywood was there in force, but the comic book people don’t hate them anymore anywhere near as much as they did last year. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t some residual resentment. There is, but there is this feeling now, that Hollywood is part of the mix, and it is not going away, so we might as well deal with it. I think next year, redistribution and better planning will set in, and the mix will rock together. Those folks aren’t going away, and comic book folks sure aren’t going away. The weird thing was, that business wise, that making a buck, was great on Wednesday night and Thursday, dwindled on Friday, was totally crap on Saturday, and it jumped back up on Sunday.
The Hollywood feeding frenzy however has changed it’s tone. They are looking at everything, but they are no-longer making stupid deals and optioning everything in site. Hollywood is starting too get it. Even so, it’s a great time for independents because, as you know, DC and Marvel are pulling in all of their properties to be done in house, and what’s left for the rest of Hollywood is the independents. All this has happened over the last year, and so everything about the tone of the convention was different. For continuity of course, it was great. But of course, we will have to see how it washes out. Everybody at the convention has always treated us at continuity very well. For us it is like a family, but that will lead me to our next blog….