On April 29-May 1st 2011, the Anaheim Convention Center hosted the 2nd annual Wizard World Anaheim show. Considering the amount of traffic on a Friday evening in Los Angeles, and a start time of 5 PM, I wasn’t expecting many people to show up the first day. I was mistaken.
From the start, the show started off with a bang. Just like last year, the crowds of people showed up to see some of their favorite celebrities, and also to interact with comic book creators. Saturday’s crowds definitely rocked the show, and although the Sunday crowds definitely thinned out, it was a terrific con, just like last year. It seems Anaheim is a great spot for a comic convention, with a lot of people commenting this was their first show. Whether it was through word of mouth, or the 50% off ticket purchased through Yelp, the show was definitely a success. If Comic Con ever left SD, Anaheim might definitely be a place to call home. Now on to some pics!
Welcome to Wizard World Anaheim!
Philip Tan setting up his booth.
Rob Liefeld busy from the get go!
Whilce Portacio interacting with a guest.
Writer Judd Winick takes a stab at a sketch.
Bill Sienkiewicz signing some books.
Ebas doing his thing.
Talent Caldwell being interviewed at his table.
Wizard's huge Gaming section.
Catwoman Julie Newmar.
Sci fi cult actor Ray Park!
Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo.
Lost's Rosseau can be found at Wizard World Anaheim!
Smallville's Pa Kent!
Go go Power Rangers!
And finally, what good is a con without cosplay?
Chicks dig Batman.
Green Lantern and Atrocitus!
Neo and Trinity!
Comic and Movie Supermen.
Don't be left in the Negative Zone like this guy! Come to Wizard World Anaheim next year!