WonderCon 2012 Con Report!

When I first heard that WonderCon was going to be in Anaheim this year, I was partially thrilled, only because I’d save money on airfare and hotel stays. However, I completely forgot that SF has one thing over LA, which is less traffic.

Due to horrible weather over the weekend, in conjunction with two other events going on in the same venue (a cheerleading competition and a volleyball tournament), Anaheim was definitely overcrowded. To be honest, I can’t wait for this show to move back to San Francisco where I feel it truly belongs.

The show itself didn’t seem like the normal WonderCon. Perhaps because it was in the same venue as Wizard World Anaheim, it felt like a bigger version of it. Hollywood’s presence was definitely felt at the show, with big showings of Prometheus with Sir Ridley Scott in attendance, to Spider-Man’s Emma Stone, along with the casts of popular TV shows Community, Fringe, and Alcatraz, WonderCon’s star power was bright.
Artist’s Alley was in full swing, with many transactions occurring over the weekend. And while it didn’t seem too crowded, there was definitely a lot of hustle and bustle, and the show seemed to always be busy.
Again, while this weekend may have been a success, I definitely miss the atmosphere of San Francisco, and while it’s cheaper, it’s definitely worth the money to visit the Bay Area and enjoy the sights and sounds that Northern California has to offer.

I couldn’t take too many pictures as my battery was extremely low over the weekend, but here’s a look at some of the things WonderCon had to offer!

The dreary weather looms over the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

The crowds going in and out of the show floor lobby.

 

Fans get to pose in front of the giant Avengers poster with Mjolnir and Cap's shield at the Marvel booth!

 

People also got to pose in front of the green screen at DC's booth, where they printed out your picture right there! Oh the wonders of modern technology.

 

The crowds of people rushing to their destinations on the show floor!

 

The extremely busy artist alley at WonderCon!

 

One half of the line for the hallroom showing Prometheus!

 

Bane shrugging around.

 

The best costume of WonderCon.

 

Art Adams taking a commission list at the beginning of the show.

 

The busiest man in Artist Alley: Scott Snyder!

 

Jim Lee meet and greeting his many fans at the DC booth!

 

The cast and creators of Fringe!

 

Gillian Jacobs of Community smiles during press roundtable interviews.

 

Yvette Nicole Brown talking about future episodes of Community.

 

Mr. Chou (or Chang)!

 

Joseph Gordon Levitt at WonderCon promoting Looper!

 

Big Bird bids adieu and hopes to see you at WonderCon next year!

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5 Responses to “WonderCon 2012 Con Report!”
  1. Pablo says:

    The few pictures that you took Richard look great! I take lots of pictures at comic conventions but they’ll never look profesional with my cheap digital camera! It helps to take lots of batteries or rechargeable batteries with you to your next convention.

    As for WonderCon, it was good but time went by so fast while I was there due to the rain, the crowd, and the time spent in lines, going to the convention, and leaving the convention. Too bad WonderCon is going back to S. F. next year. Anaheim really needs its own comic convention.

  2. KerrieAi says:

    When I first heard that WonderCon was going to be in Anaheim this year, I was partially thrilled, only because I’d save money on airfare and hotel stays.

  3. When I first heard that WonderCon was going to be in Anaheim this year, I was partially thrilled, only because I’d save money on airfare and hotel stays. However, I completely forgot that SF has one thing over LA, which is less traffic.

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