We've heard it all before, but apparently it bears repeating: San Diego's Comic-Con has gone too mainstream. In its first incarnation in 1970, Comic-Con had just 300 attendees who paid $3.50 a ticket to listen to Ray Bradbury and meet other like-minded nerds. It now costs $175 and your firstborn child to secure a four day pass - which typically sells out within 90 minutes of going on sale. Panels on nerd culture have now been replaced by panels on How I Met Your Mother.
"Nowadays, there's cool people here, there's hip people here, there's all these big displays and all this production. And there's women here. And it's confusing for me because I'm looking around going, `Where are all the dorks? Where are all the nerds?' And I feel disenfranchised again. We've been infiltrated!"
So there you have it. Nerds, dorks, and geeks alike - you're neither cool nor hip (nor are you women), so it might just be time to pack up your lightsabers and head back to your galaxies far, far away.