The worst aspect of all this is that San Diego Comic-Con is all but inacessible to the casual passer-by. it's hard not to feel that attendees are either die-hard comic fans (i.e, the converted), rubber-neckers who don't care about comics but want to see movie stars, and the studios who serve up the celebrities. Hopefully there's some converts being made, but it doesn't feel like much of a priority any longer.
As Creator-Con's Facebook page puts it:
"This page was created as a forum for the artists, writers, designers, self-publishers, retailers and fans that have become disillusioned and frustrated with what the flagship of comic conventions has become (y'all know the one...in San Diego).
The Creator-Con idea was hatched a few years ago by a few exhibitor friends as a reaction to the popular media takeover of a convention that used to celebrate artists and creators. We were tired of being pushed further and further aside each year to make room for the bigger, louder and flashier attractions that had nothing to do with the convention's humble beginnings.
This page hopefully will give us all a platform to get the ball rolling on something new or at the very least, voice our opinions. So let it ring! We want to hear what you have to say."
If you're interested, please become a fan and join the conversation! We'd love to hear what you have to say.