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Steven Spielberg making first trip to Comic-Con with 'Tintin'
After years of giving us such geek-friendly films as "E.T.," "Jurassic Park" "War of the Worlds" and the "Indiana Jones" films, Steven Spielberg is finally making the pilgrimage to Comic-Con.
According to Deadline.com, on the morning of Friday, July 22, the director will be on hand for the "Adventures of Tintin" panel, offering a sneak peek at the film he directed -- with "Lord of the Rings" vet Peter Jackson producing -- based on the beloved Belgian comic book series. There, Spielberg will be presented with the Con's Inkpot Award.
There was a panel for his recent "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," but Spielberg only attended in pre-recorded video form.
With many audiences still skeptical about the 3D motion-capture technology that "Tintin" uses, as seen in Robert Zemeckis' iffy "Beowulf" and "Polar Express," Spielberg's Comic-Con presence may help fans (even the notoriously fickle breed dubbed "fan boys") finally embrace the technology as a feature-film making tool and not just a surreal-looking novelty effect