WonderCon 2011 Report
WonderCon’s 25th anniversary took place last weekend, April 1st-3rd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. As an attendee for many years, I was shocked to see how crowded the show was for the duration of the show. With Marvel making their first appearance at the show, as well as mainstays such as DC Comics, Image, and Aspen, the show definitely had a strong comic vibe. However, more than most years, especially with some of the most anticipated comic adapted movies coming out this summer, Wondercon also emphasized their entertainment presence. With Green Lantern cast members Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively signing at the DC booth, to fan photo ops of Henry Cavill (newly cast as Superman in Zach Snyder’s next project), Luke Evans, and Isabel Lucas for the new Immortals movie, and Lily Collins, Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet promoting Priest, along with a surprise appearance from Brandon Routh joining costar Sam Huntington for Dylan Dog, this WonderCon almost felt like a pre San Diego Comic Con show. While it was definitely awesome to see the stars promoting their films, I do hope that Wonder Con can still retain it’s own identity and not turn into a San Diego Comic Con part 2. And now, onto the photos!
WonderCon at the Moscone Center!
Lines of people hurrying to get into the show floor.
Marvel advertising their next big movie, Thor!
... Along with their other big hit of the summer, Captain America!
DC promoting their next big movie, Green Lantern!
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively signing at the DC Booth (photo courtesy of Warren Hayes)!
Immortals Poster on display for the media.
Director Tarsem Singh, Luke Evans, Henry Cavill and Isabel Lucas pose for Immortals.
Brandon Routh strikes a pose with yours truly after promoting Dylan Dog!
Nate Simpson showing off his print from his hot new book, Nonplayer!
Adam Hughes doing what he does best: drawing awesome masterpieces.
Fan favorite Geoff Johns signing for his legion of fans.
J. Scott Campbell's awesome Wolverine sketch for a fan.
Humberto Ramos drawing for fans at the Marvel booth.
Tony Daniel drawing for the Hero Initiative.
Francis Manapul also sketching at the Hero Intiative.
And of course, what good is a con without Cosplay? Here’s some of the best ones I saw at the show:
A stunning Supergirl.
The New Green Lantern Corps?
I know what you're thinking...
Aang by the dumpsters. Much like the movie.
New take on Disney Princesses.
The Killer B's: Babydoll and Black Cat!
No con is complete without a R2-D2 sighting.
Most original and funniest costume ever: Barney Stinson as Ted Mosby.
A hot Aquaman. Is that an oxymoron?
So who won?
Red Bull really gives you wings!
DC Superheroines patrolling outside the show floor.
Wondercon 2011, a rousing success!
Superman says to keep tuning into Conventionscene.com!