Nerdist has an amusing list of Our Favorite “Comic-Cons” in Pop Culture. Of course we all know Chasing Amy and the Simpsons and Entourage—the latter being the one thing that really cemented Comic-Con in douchebag Hollywood’s heart for all times. But knowing roman à clefs go all the way back to the Wonder Woman TV show—a fact which we did not know!
In ”Spaced Out,” the third season episode of the old Wonder Woman television series from 1979, Diana Prince goes undercover to recover some stolen crystals from a jewel thief at a Science Fiction Convention at a Los Angeles hotel. The con in this episode is as stereotypical as it gets regarding how America views geek culture, especially back then; all the conventioneers are your typical “Revenge of the Nerds” style dorks with pocket protectors and giant thick rimmed glasses who slobber all over Lynda Carter as if she’s the first female they’d ever seen. OK, in fairness, it was Lynda Carter.
Checking IMDB, this episode was written by one Bill Taylor, a name not hallowed in the halls of nerddom—was he hanging out with Kirby and the gang or just another lookie-loo?
Not mentioned on he Nerdist list, doubtless endless episodes of The Big Bang Theory and CSI.
The greatest con on film remains, of course, GalaxyQuest.