The first time we mentioned Morgan Spurlock’s upcoming documentary set at Comic-Con, both we and commenters were a bit skeptical that the casting call was aimed mostly at obsessive collector types. However we’ve just received a more expansive casting call, and if this is what they are looking for, then this could be very informative:

Comic Book Store Owner/Retailer:
We are looking for a store owner, manager or retailer who is going out to Comic-Con in San Diego this year and will have a booth, or some official presence at the Con. Perhaps they have a specific goal for this year’s event or looking for something special to bring back to their store. Someone who can provide insight into what Comic Book Stores really get out of Comic-Con.

Exclusives Collectors:

We are specifically looking for collectors that are going to Comic-Con in San Diego this year on a quest for exclusive items only sold at Comic-Con. Perhaps it’s a comic book, an action figure or some other Comicbook treasure.

Up and Coming Artists:

Looking for an up and coming comic book artist with the dream to hit it big at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.


Do you live for Comic Conventions? Do you die for diehard fandom? Do you pine over Chris Pine, other Captain Kirks, or have first hand knowledge of who is the ultimate Bruce Wayne? Is your Lost Ark a long lost collectible, an original addition comic book, a need to be the first in line at a sneak peak of Green Lantern or to understand the ultimate and undeniable power of Akira! Are you the original inspiration for comic book guy? Is your collection the biggest? Your costume the best? Is your dream to propose to your girlfriend and give her the one ring to rule them all? Is the force strong with you?

If you are any of these things, then we want to hear your story.

Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, producer Thomas Tull, comic book icon Stan Lee, writer/producer Joss Whedon, and film guru Harry Knowles, have joined together to bring audiences the feature-length documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE FOUR: A FAN’S HOPE – A documentary celebration of all things con tastic!

We are looking to cast original, eccentric, funny, touching, and mildly obsessive characters that will capture the excitement, enthusiasm, joy, and passion of comic books, anime, and sci-fi fantasy lovers everywhere.

If Comic-Con conventions are the highlight of your year and you have a story to share about your passion, let us know. Join the fellowship, take part in this epic documentary, write us at [email protected] Include your name, phone number, a picture, and tell us your story.

For further details go to: www.comic-con.morganspurlock.com


  1. I did my e-mail submission, got past the phone interview and sent off an audition video. Now it’s just the waiting….(and waiting, and waiting…)

  2. I actually had drinks with Spurlock a few weeks ago (through a friend who is fancier than I), and I totally think he knows what he’s doing with this. It’s not going to be a “look at the freaks” thing, he’s a real fan and he’s working with industry people. Definitely looking forward.

  3. More like a screening of applicants, it’s actually pretty common.

    For example, if every other word out of an applicant’s mouth is “like” or “dude,” the producer may pass on that candidate — for a Comic-Con documentary, at least.

    Spurlock asks why many comic fans go to a comic book convention like Comic-Con, the most obvious reason is (for me, anyway) “Because it’s there.”

    As summer rolls around, long-time fans like me are drawn to such conventions in Pavlovian style. We’re like the Eloi in the film, “The Time Machine,” following the (in this case) silent call to assemble. And instead of getting devoured like Wells’ hapless throng, we just part with some of our hard-earned dough.

    And that’s fair enough for me.

  4. “To me, “casting call” and “documentary” seem incongruous.”

    I agree, but that’s “the lingo” of the film industry and none shall challenge it.

    “Call for subjects as part of a psychological evaluation on the subject of comic book conventions” doesn’t sound as cool…or fun.

  5. I sent in a message to the film people (twice), and was not graced with even an email confirmation that they had received the submissions.

    As someone who has been attending the con for almost 30 years, went from fan to pro, has done a groundbreaking panel there for 23 years, and etc., I figured I’d be at least a possible figure of interest. But, nada.

    I do know two people who have been chatted with as potential participants, and while one seems a good choice, the other… well… hmmm

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