‘Geek chic,” proclaimed the headline on the front page of a recent Weekly Variety. Peter Bart, the trade paper’s vice-president and editor-in-chief, wrote, “The annual carnival at Comic-Con” — the convention of comic-book fans, webheads and gamesters that this year drew 75,000 attendees to San Diego from July 22 to 25 — “reminds us that while Internet geeks don’t yet rule the world, they sure scare the hell out of Hollywood.” [More]