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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 

Comicon continues to morph into a Holly-con

Reuters reports that the SanDiego Comicon continues to be conquered by Hollywood:
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pop culture fans will descend on the Comic-Con International event this week in San Diego that in recent years has changed from a convention of comic book lovers to a Hollywood movie bazaar.

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"The Con was all about comic books, their artists, writers and editors. Today, it's still about comic books, but the major emphasis is on movies, TV shows and videogames ... It has become a huge 'entertainment' Con rather than just a comic book Con."
Yep. Comics become less of an attraction at the Comicon as the movie business increasingly takes over, leaving less comic books to see.

Update: On Big Hollywood, James Hudnall writes about his experiences at Comicon International over the many years since its opening, and notes how it has indeed expanded to much more than just comics, with the games and films finding their way in.

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