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Comic-Con 2018 The DEATH of COMIC-CON: Future of the SDCC Convention?

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Comic-Con 2018 The DEATH of COMIC-CON: Future of the SDCC Convention?

The death of Comic Con could not have possibly come any sooner for a guy who has been venturing to the convention for over 10 years. I have seen it grow, in my opinion, the greatest period from 2008 to 2011. I will cherish those years at San Diego Comic Con creating the greatest memories with friends and family. 

just fucking stupid...stand in line in the heat and get shit-ass seats in the Hall and STILL watch it on your device...people pay shit-ton of money to stand in? Think about...

just fucking stupid...stand in line in the heat and get shit-ass seats in the Hall and STILL watch it on your device...people pay shit-ton of money to stand in? Think about...

Since 2015 I have had my doubts of the future of the convention. 2018 the super comic con convention is possibly coming to a downturn in the bell-curve of quality “content” and its popularity due to the massive crowds of millennials, liberals protesting in the streets, psycho Christians protesting on the corner from the Hilton, narcissistic locals attempting to sell you shit, local homeless ( San Diego has one of the worst homeless population in the nation) and inflatable pricing. With all these problems and more plaguing the con your adventures just become that more annoying. The inability to see your favorite movie characters from comic books being brought to life in big-ass budget films, one has to wait in the longest lines outside in the San Diego heat. Here are some of the major reasons why Comic Con will die! Of course this is my rant formulating observations into facts that do happen at the SDCC! I am sure there are fanboys and fangirls that will flame my writing as "blasphemy"! Hitting home to their beloved SDCC. Keep spending your money on a event that does not deliver q-u-a-l-i-t-y.  I don't give two-shits of a rats-ass what the reader feels because people base their opinon on emotions. I am only writing what is observed at SDCC and this 2018 SDCC was garbage and below is a few more reasons why!

SDCC still has comic books but the management has chosen large media and cash-cow networks/film industry over quality. 

SDCC still has comic books but the management has chosen large media and cash-cow networks/film industry over quality. 

There have been a conglomeration of mass nerdism and anger in 2018 from several franchises producing horrible content! One such content creator is Disney’s ownership of Lucasfilm. Kathleen Kennedy was recently fired weeks prior to San Diego Comic Con because of Rian Johnson’s screw-up of The Last Jedi Episode VIII. Definitely, Disney has not been pushing any social media of Star Wars at SDCC, nor have they produced any panels or booths from any new movies as before, insatiability advertising at SDCC. Of course, there is the memorabilia and legacy Star Wars booth on the show floor but definitely due to the anger and many like myself being vocal with the direction of Lucasfilm. Disney has announced to stop all marketing of the SW franchise following the firing of Kathleen Kennedy. Here is the kicker. For those born after 1995 and the millennials not knowing about history of SDCC. Lucasfilms in 1977 promoted their first movie, A New Hope, at the very first Comic-Con. Here is a history lesson you snot-nosed pro-liberal millenials! I am sure several will comment "whhhaaa...what is wrong with comic con? I LOVE IT!"... Fucking narcissistic pricks and gullible consumer. This is a reason SDCC will die!

** Recently Kathleen Kennedy managed to convince/crawl her way back into bed with Disney. Suppsoedly aquiring the father, George Lucas himself to produce Episode IX. 

** Recently Kathleen Kennedy managed to convince/crawl her way back into bed with Disney. Suppsoedly aquiring the father, George Lucas himself to produce Episode IX. 


In addition, Marvel has pulled out of its huge Hall H yearly mecca gathering producing massive media and advertisement in their panel. Marvel is among the branches of Disney teasing  audiences for the new super hero movies premiering trailers at Hall H, which if you never been to the convention, it is worth mentioning that I have attended the Hall H gathering in the past and it is a massive arena able to hold thousands of attendees. Instead of the massive Hall H in 2018, Marvel teases advertisments and of course the millenials thought it was a movie at Hall 5AB. This panel room can hold hundreds compared to thousands at Hall H showing that even Marvel has downsized. Marvel comics X-Men which fans are busting nuts over thinking it’s a new film, in actuality, a comic book release you dumb shit millennials!
Mainly Disney and Marvel Studios have downplayed the con this year and definitely that is something for me to smile about because I cannot stand the convention anymore. 

The Predator...ew...Oilvia is still smoking hot. 

The Predator...ew...Oilvia is still smoking hot. 


Another crap of the con I’ve noticed this year is Olivia Munn, the bitch that sold out the nerds when she made her fame through Attack of the Show, a small network that no longer exist. YOU SEE THAT!>!>!>??? SMALL NETWORK and SMALL MEDIA were the FIRST to promote San Diego's Comic Con in the 2000s! Anyways... Olivia Munn cashed-in on the nerd popularity when she made her debut in the early 2000‘s through the network G4TV (in my observations a much-missed network favoring the geek-culture we see today). Olvia sold-out, leaving the network and Attack of the Show mid-season in favor of taking second rate acting parts. Olivia is in the new film The Predator premiering at 2018 SDCC. The hot-ass half-Asian hoe has returned to cash-in the nerd goddess status. Geeks and nerds are very special bread of humanity. I have observed them and in some cases myself , exemplifying liberal psycho narcissism. Mostly guys whom continually give credit to women in the geek culture, which I have no problem with a females success, it is the process and business-plan of how they attained this success, off the gullibility of the geek culture. Whatever, as I stated above, I only write what is already produced and formulate what is going on with that particular content. 
 

DC has also premiered their trailer for TITIANS and of course the political correctness, a pro liberal millennial show, with the wrong casting for characters that I fell in love with in the DC Universe. The show producers fucked-up and if you talk about the ethnicity of the actress people will label you a "racist" but I feel, as many others do, that Starfire deserves a better casting. Not sure if DC Comics CFO Geoff Johns had a say, or possibly Geoff was steam-rolled by the network, has revealed yet another pro-millennial liberal infested show once again taking in-depth characters I read about when I was growing-up in the best possible way called a COMIC BOOK. Networks making these characters politically correct . Please stop with the gender and ethnic bullshit. Another reason why SDCC will die just horrible production choices.

Fan-based shows on YouTube that are 10 times better than the crap the networks and major film industry puts out ...this Comic Con premiere got 12,000 thumbs down I’m going to give it 12,001.

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Lastly, the quality of collectible toys will kill comic con. One of the few activities I would look forward to at SDCC in the recent years. This year one of the few things I could see is a stupid Freddy Krueger collectible...really? Where are the Green Ranger Dragon Daggers? Where are the Transformer Exclusives?! Even so, SDCC 2018 lacked its former glory and luster and you will find scalpers on good-ol' EbAy selling the exclusive collectibles that your fatass waited in-line only to discover a "SOLD OUT" sign. Therefore, if you hate lines but determined to attend SDCC later to find your beloved collectible is "sold-out" well...you just been fucked! 

Typically I would watch IGN because they are one of the few networks online that actually live -streams and I am not impressed with their coverage of SDCC.

Cosplayers can suck a fat dick. Instagram-hoes and Snapchat-hoes all attempting to photo-bomb and making a living off their looks but if you may not have noticed if you approached one in PERSON, you may find that the cosplayer is not a very nice person. All selfish and capitalizing on the nerd culture and virgin males. 

MEH!

MEH!

Overall, I am not impressed with 2018 SDCC and I’m smiling to myself because this convention has gotten to the point were it has irritated the small media that created and made this convention popular in the early 2000's. Small media and networks are not invited to SDCC as they were in the past being thrown-aside in favor for the large media networks and film industry because SDCC has become a cash-cow for the pro liberal millennial attendees. 

DEATH TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON AND SHAME ON THE MANAGMENT 

By Ryan Quon

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Another Comic Con Come and Gone 2016

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Another Comic Con Come and Gone 2016

Since the early 2000s I have ventrued to the land of San Diego...although the area has not changed much with homeless wandering about the area and random beggars around Petco Park...the allure of SDCC is all too popular to ignore!

I must point out that this 2016 Con was not at all as "substanced" as previous years. What do I mean by that? It is now a playing ground for popular big-named studios to vie with big budgets in order to secure network rights to broadcast SDCC. What I have noticed...and I will elaborate on this in a bit...is that the small-time media (me) and production crews have all but disappeared. This is truly sad. No longer do I see small media at the con in the form of journalistic, broadcast, and bloggers. One would only need to connect the dots and am sure the big and nasty "Hollywood Studios" had influence over the small media businesses. This is what the original Comic Con was about...in fact, Star Wars was the first film ever to be premiered at SDCC and George Lucas has always wrestled with the large production studios...and this is why. Although small media has been squashed, sort of speak, their existence still persist but in smaller numbers and replaced in favor of more $$$ Lucrative avenues for the Convention Management and Comic Con itself!

SMALL MEDIA MADE COMIC CON THE WAY IT IS NOW...

I had a difficult discussion with the Media Press box at the Convention. I will not name names but the new directive and rules for media are...

1. Followers

2. Content

3. Consistency

I get it...however, I work for a University...a University does not have followers. The Cons have changed over the years and now advertise and employ beautiful Cosplayers and models to venture the Con...Families and first-timers to SDCC may suck-it-all-in with photos and selfies but they fail to see the legacy of SDCC going sour. Do not get me WRONG...SDCC is still a great place to be for all the information you need granted, you need to know what your going there for...I go there for business and not so much pleasure but it bothers the FUCK out of me when I cannot get an interview, a SDCC exclusive because the 9 snotty teenagers and family of 7 beat me to the collectible exclusives! FUUUUUCK! Then the fucks sell it on Ebay. FUCK YOU!

FUCKING LINES FOR A TRACER OVERWATCH SDCC EXCLUSIVE! SOLD OUT at $150 EA AND NOW ON EBAY FOR $500-800

FUCKING LINES FOR A TRACER OVERWATCH SDCC EXCLUSIVE! SOLD OUT at $150 EA AND NOW ON EBAY FOR $500-800

I love the Cosplayers. I support many independent Cosplayers...but shit...I cannot perform business duties at SDCC anymore without the lines and headache of families...SIGH. 

Like anything else in this world markets become saturated. Comic Con now attracts too many for its area to handle. Las Vegas and Los Angeles would be ideal because of the space. However, Comic Con has its roots in San Diego and a huge blockbuster of income for the city. I get that...however, the Convention  and Comic Con management has gotten fat off the large production studios that they no longer need people like me. I get it...in fact this was OPENLY admitted by the supervisor in charge of the Media Booth. I gave her my opinion in the most logical and non-aggressiveness tone and she understood. She admitted that in the past small media was the means to get SDCC popular but now "things are different." G-G corporate Murica! FUCK! Now the one thing I enjoy going to every summer has turned a blind eye to even the original bloggers, media, broadcasters, and independent companies that MADE and SUPPORTED Comic Con in the past 15 years since its explosion in 2008!

The one take-away from this year is the DC movies...I am a prolific reader and collector of DC and must say...Wonder Woman...I love you... Her stand alone movie will kick some fucking ass!

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Comic-con 2015 after 10 years...Review and Analyzation

Comic-con 2015 can it be degrading?...crowds and people suck...yessss the convention this year has tested my nerves, my will, and my hope for a better tomorrow. This is why I enjoy smaller expos. An area that supports around 30,000 pushes the limits of safety with 150,00+ homo sapiens. The feeling is subjective however, frustration is related to not only fans but also the people in the working industry and even the local San Diego community!  I cannot say that it was a GREAT trip and pessimism is definitely at the tip of my tongue but shit fucking nerd-fuck out of Megatron's Decepticon ass was this con overcrowded!!!! 

Granted I have been coming to this convention for the past 10 years and never have I been so bitter and walked away so disappointed, as I have this year. I packed my shit and threw in the towel Saturday afternoon and headed back to Los Angeles. Look, I did experience SOME measure of gratitude and satisfactory take-away. For example, meeting the savior of  DC Comic's Chief Creative Officer Geoff John's. Just by listening to this man speak and his progress within the industry made me smile, that a person as humble as Geoff Johns is spearheading a better direction for writing not only comics but also shows like Arrow and The Flash. The most inspiring aspect of Geoff is his desire to work and learn with others often analyzing things that did work with marginal success but with greater failure. Geoff measured his success in this way. Small steps with greater mistakes but nonetheless progress. Most people need to understand that Geoff Johns brought comic characters back to life and drew upon his own personal life of loss, describing his own sister whom passed away, in the likeliness of Stargirl from Justice League of America. He took third-rated heroes and comic lines and wrote magnificent stories revitalizing characters like Stargirl, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, The Flash , and Hal Jordan. Geoff is enlightening. He continues to want to write about underdog characters bringing those characters back to life with his style of writing. Sadly, nobody will know how true Geoff Johns is unless they truly pick up a comic and read it with an open imagination rather than drawing their understanding of characters through adapted comic book films. 

Geoff Johns!!!

Geoff Johns!!!

Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist

Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist

Nevertheless, the small hint of Blue Lantern Hope diminished once I exited that panel as I, a Press-badge holder, was quickly herded away by the coordinating Comic-con staff right back into the sea of human bodies, spoiled children badgering their parents for food, and people just trying to MOVE in a direction...sometimes no direction all! Let's stand in the middle of the river of bodies and look-up at the WB  signings and premiere of Supergirl...shit!!!...sigh...not to be a Debbie downer, o-k...I am being a hater right now... I am grateful that the convention's level of attention has increased, however, it is the type of attention that Con has drawn over the years.

**Tear** needed to wait in line for a raffle at 2AM and then get selected to BE in line from that raffle ticket...W T F!?!??

**Tear** needed to wait in line for a raffle at 2AM and then get selected to BE in line from that raffle ticket...W T F!?!??

For example, the toy and collectible fancrave has become a scalping ground for eBay fucks and Craigslist trolls buying the Comic-con exclusives, taking up line space, and bumping off a guy like me that just wants ONE White Ranger Saba Black-edition sword!!! FUUUUCK!@! this is what I am getting at, it is the TYPE of people(s) being drawn to Comic-con. Possibly the most annoying groups to be attracted is the evangelical haters that ironically preach about hatred through "enlightenment" and "sins" very well warn you that comics are the devil...o-ok fuckheads! Let me preach to you about a GOD, his name is Superman and his character does not preach and impose on others his view of what YOU should not be doing. 

 

Anyways, 2009 to 2011 were A W E S O M E ...It was for me fulfilling with a different blend of everything and anything and actually have the space and time to view displays without being claustrophobic...as it is today. The feelings are subjective. If this was your first San Diego Comic-con its like sex for the first time! Granted, SOME homo sapiens enjoy the crowd and feed off the energy. The feeling of the Con now is subjective. However for professionals, or self-prescribed professionals, we are wrestling with the notion of either writing a few positives about the Con, or focusing how long the lines to just take a PISS. 

IS JON SNOW COMING BACK??? fuck if there was a dollar for every fan that asked this question...

Look, all the highlights and premieres at Comic-con can be viewed at the comfort of your home. It all boils down to what you intend to DO at the Con and this is trouble in the making. The entire Con was established to preview Indie movies (Star Wars in 1976), independent art, comic books, collectibles and the nostalgia of meeting your past sci-fi/fantasy actors that are unemployed making that quick $20 on a useless hand shake and photo. Comic-con today incorporates juggernaut productions companies, like Disney, that smash and push-out independent film makers and nostalgia actors like Richard Hatch, or Star Trek the Next Generation cast, into submission. Look, people want to see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, cast from Game of Thrones, and so-forth...however, these production companies from Hollywood eclipses the creativity of independent film makers and artist.

 

 

Geeks please do not fall prey to this shit...

Geeks please do not fall prey to this shit...

Like all things, shit gets way out of hand. Comic-con is also a breeding ground for would-be entertainers attempting to break into the business of geekdom. For example this bitch...Amelia Talon the "Playmate of July 2012 World of Warcraft For the Horde" yah...OOoo-k.. 4 years putting on some weight and photo-edited like a mother fucker...hey look, I CAN DO IT TOO ON PHOTOSHOP!!!. She barely knows anything about gaming, pretends to play the controller, has no idea about character lore, has bros playing in the background for her, and she claims to be The GamerNextDoor? Not buying it. By the way, her WoW toon is in BOE gear with blues/greens. Sadly, the nerd community donates $$$ and flocks to these so-called gamer-girls like the fucking plague. Some even volunteer to play their account so girls like this can sit and look pretty on Twitch and YouTube! Stop it bros! We like to see more women in gaming but not like this. I respect and worship Felicia Day. A true geek and entrepreneur. Nevertheless women like Felicia Day are indeed RARE...mainstream entertainment kicked aspiring actresses to side-jobs picking up pennies on the floor dropped by major corporations like pigeons eating bread crumbs and peanut scraps. It shows Comic-con spurred on a movement of beautiful girls claiming to be in the industry of gaming and geekdom but yet...this Amelia Talon revealed on her panel on Thursday that this was her first Comic-con! I do not see the connection for a girl claiming to be a gamer and geek but has no problem in taking other people's money and donations. Not saying this girl does but there are those in the Twitch community who revel in such fraud. Ask yourself this, what defines a gamer? Does someone who picks up a controller plays for 15-20 minutes a gamer? Or create a character on an MMO and does not log-in for months but someone else levels for them, can this be a gamer? A true geek and gamer must know lore and character backgrounds. Do your homework to somewhat look and sound like you can identify/relate in a group discussion setting especially when you are a host of a panel!!! At the panel on Thursday she sat there and blanked out several times when asked a geek-question from the lead host...sad...sigh...whatever...

I see Playboy does not give their models Dental Plans...

I see Playboy does not give their models Dental Plans...

Badass 80s coverband performing "Jessie's Girl"

Badass 80s coverband performing "Jessie's Girl"

Awesome 80s Coverband!!

Awesome 80s Coverband!!

The night life  continues into the streets of San Diego. It can be a hazardous atmosphere because anyone with a weapon can take out hundreds of people...scary...Nevertheless, SDPD is in full tax-payer force. Literally Gaslamp District benefits from the droves of families trying to park and eat however, the locals being "Bros-n-Hoes" mash and mingle at some point but you definitely do not want to have your 7 year-old boy looking up the mini skirt of a gal heading out to get her fuck-on with some Navy Bro. I for one, see the illusion and deception from the businesses in and around the Gaslamp District. They pretend to be geeks and advertise nerd-affiliated by preying on the people of the Con. It is sad. It is capitalism. However, it can get out of hand as the mixture of night locals blend with the the cosplayers and unique personalities that come from Comic-con. This can be a soup for disaster as different personalities will mash. So far, so good there has not been an incident.  It is not so much a negative thing, again subjective to the individuals but forewarning for those newcomers and international people that these Bros-n-Hoes, may not want people like us there for long. Some Bros-n-Hoes welcome the onslaught of diversity but the majority, you can see it on their face yet, they have no problem taking your money. Just shop around and you will find your spot and a place to eat. For example, we bar-hopped from Bro n Ho to a nice kick-back environments that had live bands! We found a 80s rock cover band!!

So in the end, it was a decent Comic-con. There were a few moments of walking on thin ice and primordial urges to sock some people in the face. After 10 years of venturing to SDCC this one stood out as the least satisfying, subjectively speaking, only because people create a soup for disaster. As a professional I could not work and enjoy the content that I was dispatched to report on. I will see about next year...

by Ryan Quon

edited by Brent Bullard

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