Known in some circles as the geek Mecca, Comic-Con International: San Diego has become the place for entertainment enthusiasts looking to get their yearly fix of all things film, TV, comics, anime, toys and more. With the 2012 show fast approaching, what better place to celebrate the living, breathing embodiment of Wikia than at the ultimate pop culture event. So I am excited to announce, Wikia is going!
That’s right. We’re pulling up our Internet stakes and traveling circus-style to Southern California where we have a number of fun events planned (meet-ups, parties, interview opportunities, etc.) for the duration of the convention. But what is Wikia without you, the community? After all, is not the whole greater than the sum of its parts? (Wow, that was deep!) Aren’t you -- our founders, admins, contributors, readers, etc. -- the very backbone of what makes Wikia such an amazing microcosm of all things cool?
With that said, we want to know: Are you going to Comic-Con? Do you have your bags packed and convention passes purchased? This isn’t just a rhetorical question, mind you -- we truly want to know; because if you are going, we’d like to include you in our plans. It’s just our way of saying “thanks” for all that you do to make Wikia such a collaborative, informative, and cool destination.
So RSVP using the form at the top of my ToMoro page. We'll follow-up with you directly and make sure you're included in all the Wikia goodness. Piggy-backing off of that, we'd also like to know which wiki you call home? Do you identify most with the Twilight Wiki? Are you an admin on the Marvel Database? Perhaps you contribute regularly to Brickipedia. We want to know because there will be something special in it for you if enough users from your home wiki rally together at the convention.
And while San Diego may be a bit far for some folks to travel, fear not. We also plan on bringing the show to you! That’s right. “Wikia Live!” (that’s what we’re calling our on-site presence) will be curating all of the great content our community creates, featuring it on the Entertainment Hub, Comic-Con Wiki, relevant individual wikis, Twitter, and Facebook, so you won’t be able to miss the fun coming out of the show.
But to make this truly Wikia-centric, we want to know what you’d like covered. Is there a particular movie, TV show, comic book property, anime series, etc. you’d like news on? If so, let us know in the comments below and we’ll make that a highlight of our coverage.
Looking forward to meeting you all ToMoro in San Diego!