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Comic-Con Attendee Writes About Her Meaningless Press Badge

Annalee Newitz, editor-in-chief at science-fiction focused website io9.com, has a solid lead-in to this week’s massive Comic-Con affair in San Diego.

Although the cynical view is that the event has been fully co-opted by Hollywood, Newitz begs to differ. She writes that the press are lumped in, as they should be, with the event’s more important core constituency of the fans:

This is one of the only cons I know of where having a press pass means almost nothing. As a member of the media, I still have to wait in those giant lines along with the fans to see the actors from Game of Thrones or catch some Spider-Man footage…

Comic-Con is one of those rare places where real life offers us all the things we normally do semi-anonymously online, like debate the ending of a TV show, share cool pictures, and tell writers we love what they’ve done.

Intriguingly, io9′s Comic-Con coverage is being sponsored by the new feature film Another Earth, a title that pretty much sums up the vibe on the San Diego Convention Center floor.

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