Revisiting Twilight's impact on Comic Con
A little less misogynistic, a little more mainstream, and a lot more expensive
As we continue celebrating(?) the 15th anniversary of Twilight, let’s take a look back at what Twilight did to Comic-Con. To say that Twilight “made” Comic-Con is doing too much—San Diego Comic-Con, THE Comic-Con, was founded in 1970 and it was already 30+ years old when Twilight showed up. But Twilight ushered in the “super fandom” era of Comic-Con that came to define the 2010s, and it brought an edge of the culture war to Comic-Con, as fanboys—and it was overwhelmingly men with this response—bitched and moaned about a lame teen vampire movie “taking over” Hall H. Translation: what is this girl shit doing in my comic book stuff?
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