Spielberg to make first-ever Comic-Con appearance

Posted by · 6:52 pm · July 13th, 2011

I’m still wishy-washy on Comic-Con this year. I’ll be there for this and that, but I’m not that jazzed about extensive coverage. But this nugget is worth noting. Via the LA Times’ Hero Complex:

The Oscar-winning director who ushered in the blockbuster film era with “Jaws” and brought sci-fi to the masses with movies such as “E.T: the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Minority Report,” will make his first appearance at Comic-Con International when he takes the stage in Hall H July 22.

The 64-year-old filmmaker will receive an Inkpot Award, which has been presented since 1974 to signature figures in comics and genre entertainment, among them Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, Hayao Miyazaki and R. Crumb.

Naturally, he’ll also be screening footage from “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.”

Coppola and Spielberg at Comic-Con. Paramount should have cooked something up for “Hugo” and got Scorsese in on the action, too.

[Photo: Forbes]




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  • 1 7-13-2011 at 9:33 pm

    Rashad said...

    Interestingly Coppola won the same award, and oddly, so did Frank Capra. Who knew?

  • 2 7-13-2011 at 9:55 pm

    Dana said...

    Kris, I deeply envy you. Please get more pumped for Comic-Con, what a great line-up.

  • 3 7-14-2011 at 5:18 am

    Kyle said...

    I’ll be there as well this year, any other panels catch your eye Kris?

  • 4 7-14-2011 at 8:40 am

    Maxim said...

    Reading about Capra made me interested in seeing who else won this award and led me to the official page listing all the past winners:

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_inkpot.php

    I reconginzed a lot of the names and was pleased to see some of my favorite authors. Then I noticed that Spielberg’s name was already listed but, apparently, he was awarded way back in 1982.

    So he’s either only picking it up now or they didn’t realize they already give him one since his name is spelled (Stephen). Funny.

    “Interestingly Coppola won the same award, and oddly, so did Frank Capra. Who knew?”

    Wasn’t Capra interested in making a science fiction movie at some point? I know he directed a few science related documentaries.

    It is kind of interesting that Robert Wise didn’t get one.

    One more thing, too, I really wish they stopped lumping sci-fi and sf (as in science fiction together). These genres may be related but they are not the same thing.