Comic-Con Episode IV — A Fan's Hope to open in limited release on April 6 — UPDATE

Only days ago we were speculating with an industry pal on what had ever happened to Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the San Diego Comic-Con, which was filmed with some fanfare in 2010, had a splashy tie-in book last summer, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and then went silent.

NYCC 10: Cartoon Network and Adult Swim

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 CARTOON NETWORK: Firebreather Exclusive Screening and Panel 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. jgLocation: 1A08 Talent: Phil Hester (co-executive producer), Andy Kuhn (co-executive producer), Peter Chung (writer/ director) Fans will get the first look at Cartoon Network’s original CGI movie, Firebreather, with an exclusive screening! … Robot Chicken Signing Location: Room 1C02 Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243 Childrens Hospital Signing Location: Show Floor – Autograph Alley Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes, Lake Saturday, October 9 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. 2:00–3:00 p.m. 3:45 — 4:45 p.m.

San Diego triumphs in the battle of the convention bureaus

As announced last evening, CCI: San Diego’s board, despite intense wooing from other cities, has decided to keep Comic-Con in San Diego. The announcement has been met with generally universal relief thus far. Yes, we moan, we complain, but exchanging the city of San Diego’s mild temperatures and convenient layout for the bland boulevards of Anaheim or gang-infested alleys of Los Angeles wouldn’t have really been much of an improvement. It isn’t much of a surprise, really — things had been going this way for a while and it was very clear that the board wanted to stay in San Diego.

BREAKING: San Diego Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego!

It’s official, via a press release. After long, complex negotiations that involved serious offers from Los Angeles and Anaheim, Comic-Con International: San Diego has just announced they will stay in the city they are named for.

With the Con’s contract with the convention center expiring in 2012, and the facilities MAXED out for space, everyone has been wondering if the con would move to a different city that offered more perks, The city of San Diego has been seen as indifferent to the biggest civilian convention of the year, although that has changed in the last couple of years.