CONFIRMED: COMIC-CON & LIONSGATE Hatching New Awards Show Plan

'Comic-Con HQ' logo
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Updated May 11, 2016 at 4:07 p.m. ET: Comic-Con International: San Diego's David Glanzer has confirmed ongoing talks for a Comic-Con awards show.

"Over the years we’ve been contacted by a number of companies hoping to create a Comic-Con awards show, however, for any number of reasons those explorations just didn’t work out," Glanzer told Newsarama. "While nothing has been finalized I can say that we have been approached by Lionsgate regarding their hopes of producing a televised Comic-Con specific awards show and their unique understanding of fandom has resulted in talks moving further along than any discussions we’ve ever had on this subject."

Glanzer declined to comment on how this would be related to the Eisner Awards, which SDCC has hosted for 25 years.

The Eisner Awards' administrator Jackie Estrada declined to comment.

Original Story: Comic-Con International: San Diego is reportedly in talks with Lionsgate to launch a "branded awards show franchise" as part of its new video streaming service Comic-Con HQ, according to Deadline. Although still reportedly in "its early stages," the intent of it is said to "draw on [the convention's] big fan base."

No mention was made of the Eisner Awards, which SDCC has hosted since 1991.

Comic-Con HQ launched in beta earlier this month, with its official grand opening scheduled for June.

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