It had to happen. Conan O’Brien will be taping his chat show in San Diego for Comic-Con 2015. O’Brien will be taping at the the Spreckles Theater from July 8 to 12, 2015—which suggests that that is when the con will be next year, which is a little alarming (it’s weeks earlier than usual) but okay.
I’ve been wondering when this would happen—a major talk show relocating to the Con—and I’m not surprised that it’s O”Brien who did it—he’s long had the strongest nerdcred of the major talk show hosts (rivaled only by Whoopi Goldberg), with his writing stint on the Simpsons and a pop-up Team CoCo gallery that sprang up a few years ago to promote his animated superhero character, The Flaming C.
When you think about it, once the logistics of moving the show are figured out, this is a slam dunk as far as guests go — every movie star on earth will be in town and it’s just a matter of getting it all scheduled.
It also proves, that Comic-Con CAN get bigger and crazier.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.