Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope is a 2011 documentary film on the San Diego Comic-Con International, directed by Morgan Spurlock.
The film follows five subjects: aspiring comics artists Skip Harvey and Eric Henson; comic book dealer Chuck Rozanski, who attempts to sell a high-priced comic book; a group of costume designers led by Holly Conrad who enter the convention's cosplay competition; and fan James Darling, who plans to propose marriage to his girlfriend during one of the many events at the convention. The documentary also conducts brief interviews with comic book and Hollywood figures who share their experiences as fans and their feelings toward the event.
Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, and directed by Morgan Spurlock, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope explores the phenomenon of the San Diego Comic-Con International, which began as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans. The event has grown into an annual pop culture event that influences every form of entertainment and is attended by over 140,000 people. The film follows the lives of five attendees as they prepare to attend the 2010 convention, which is characterized as "the ultimate geek mecca":