WonderCon to Remain in Anaheim for 2013; Special Guests Include Dean Koontz, Marjorie Liu, Doug Mahnke, Etc.
Comic-Con posted the following announcement to their website concerning WonderCon 2013:
We have been waiting for information on the availability of the Moscone Center and were just officially offered dates, though they were for the fall.
However, those dates coincide with another very large city wide event, and this has resulted in some unavoidable conflicts. Among them hotel room blocks we explored near, and not so near, the Moscone Center started at $300 per night.
This, along with the expected difficulty of exhibitors and attendees in securing airfare for those outside of driving distance of San Francisco for that weekend, has resulted in us not being able to secure San Francisco as a location for WonderCon in 2013.
However, because we knew there was a possibility of not being able to return to San Francisco, we have scheduled WonderCon: Anaheim to be held March 29-31, 2013. Hopefully we will be able to return WonderCon to San Francisco sometime soon.
And here is some additional information:
Comic-Con International Presents WonderCon Anaheim
March 29-31, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center
WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center Easter weekend, March 29-31, for three big days of comics and popular arts fun! After a very successful first event in Anaheim in the spring of 2012, WonderCon Anaheim 2013 will include a giant Exhibit Hall (this year in Halls A and B of the Convention Center), multiple programming tracks, plus the Masquerade, Anime, Games, and much more.
Early details on the event include ten special guests who have been confirmed for the March show: Dean Koontz (author, Odd Thomas series, Frankenstein series), Marjorie Liu (writer, Astonishing X-Men), Doug Mahnke (artist, Green Lantern), Ann Nocenti (writer, Green Arrow, Katana), Jason Palmer (artist/illustrator, Indiana Jones Blu-ray set, Serenity, Star Wars), Dan Slott (writer, Superior Spider-Man), Jeff Smith (cartoonist, Bone, RASL), Steranko (writer/artist, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and WonderCon friends cartoonist Sergio Aragonés and writer Mark Evanier. (More guests are coming soon…check back for details!)
You Can Exhibit at WonderCon Anaheim 2013!
WonderCon Anaheim offers exhibitors — including retailers, publishers, artists, and other creative folk — a number of opportunities to showcase their work and product at the event. Booths and table space are available. Click here to download the WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Exhibitor Application.
More information is coming soon about WonderCon Anaheim 2013. Check back for info regarding hotel reservations, additional special guests, badge sales, and more. Bring the family and spend Easter weekend at WonderCon Anaheim right next door to the Walt Disney Theme Parks!
Stan Sakai speaks at the UC Irvine Student Center on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Panels: Session 2
Samurai Rabbits in Feudal Japan:
Meet Their Creator, Graphic Novelist Stan Sakai
Moderator: Jill Patterson
Other guests include Dean Koontz, Gregory Benford, James Blaylock, Justine Musk, and more! See their website for more details.
General admission for the event has been reduced to $60 per ticket, and students with I.D. are $25. Online registration is now available at www.literaryorange.org and further information and registration forms may be found at all Orange County Public Libraries and the UCI Libraries.