Speculation’s been booming since Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed in a Facebook Q&A with fans that Marvel with not be presenting at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
Fan theories are flying but there’s an obvious answer here:
Marvel’s not going to be at this year’s Comic-Con. Or next year’s.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is held annually each fall in Los Angeles and attracted over 55,000 attendees last year. It’s big enough to offer names like Gwendolyn Christie, John Barrowman and Kevin Smith but small enough to allow dozens of hours of great programming and accessible panels.
SDCC regularly sells out in minutes and fills the 130,000 person San Diego Convention Center to its brim. Transportation to and from the venue is it own headache with shuttle buses and hotels at capacity. Stan Lee’s Comikaze, on the other hand, is accessibly held at the Los Angeles Convention Center located only a block from the metro rail system.
Keep an eye on eBay. With Marvel dropping out there’s no doubt fans will be offloading their tickets and planning on Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2015 instead.