I know from experience that this week’s Comic-Con is bound to attract a force of fans like no other. They are the enthusiasts, the critics, the predictors, and the deciders of what we will dine on in the feast of amusement that is our pop culture. That’s why the major studios, the producers and the stars turn up. We are all there seeking endorsement from those hardcore fans whose good or bad wishes will cause the next pop culture tsunami. These are the fans who let you know what your box office chances might be. These are the fans who energize our work and determine the duration of our careers. — Adam West
This year’s San Diego Comic Con is upon us, where all the hallowed bastions of geek entertainment line up and do their best to impress a broad swathe of the public, some more cynical than others. And while many of the usual takers and names are conspicuously absent, possibly giving us one of the most comics focused Comic Cons in years, fans are still there, with more than a thousand already lined up to storm the hall already. So remember: whatever this year’s Comic Con may bring, it’s ultimately up to we the fans to make it an event.