Scene and Heard: Seth Gabel from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

Seth Gabel

Seth Gabel from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: Blair Brown from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

Blair Brown from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: John Noble from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

John Noble from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: Gillian Jacobs from Community at WonderCon 2012

Gillian Jacobs from Community spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

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!

Scene and Heard: Yvette Nicole Brown from Community at WonderCon 2012

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown from Community spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: Dan Harmon from Community at WonderCon 2012

Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon, creator of the TV show Community, spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Photo via Guy.com

Scene and Heard: Maggie Grace from Lockout at WonderCon 2012

Maggie Grace Lockout

Maggie Grace from Lockout spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

IDW Announces Womanthology Ongoing

March 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

Press Release:

At WonderCon, IDW Publishing announced the launch of an all-new, ongoing Womanthology comic book series, inspired from Womanthology: Heroic, the hit anthology graphic novel created from an idea by artist Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn) that went on to be one of Kickstarters most funded comics projects. The new ongoing series, Womanthology: Space! will debut with its first issue in September 2012.

“Womanthology: Heroic was such a big, wonderful experience, and not in my wildest dreams could I have hoped that it would go on to further adventures! I hope that Womanthology: Space! is just the start of a long line of amazing books that further open doors for women in comics everywhere. I hope this will be a continued outlet to have their work showcased and appreciated, and help many take that next big step towards a career in comics,” said project manager, De Liz. “Again there will be all ages and experience levels accepted. This has always been so important to me, as I know first hand how even one show of support can offer so much confidence and motivation in your work. This not only helps aspiring creators gain valuable experiences and a platform to help further careers, but it also allows established professionals to reach out and lend their comics knowledge and know how. I am so glad that the positivity and fun of Womanthology is going further, this time into Space!”

Produced entirely by women, and showcasing the works of over 140 creators of all ages and experience levels, Womanthology: Heroic became a unique experience for unknown creators to work with established professionals and to show the wide variety of work by women in comics. Womanthology: Space! will continue that path and feature work by well-known creators and newcomers, such as Blair Butler, Fiona Staples, Jessica Hickman, Bonnie Burton, Ming Doyle, Stacie Ponder, and many more. Each issue will present three stories, focusing on the theme of the series, “Space”, where creators will use the concept and a sub-theme to inform and inspire their individual story. In addition, the series will also include pinups and ongoing mini-comics by different artists, as well as tips from professionals.

“We’re extremely excited about the ongoing and continuing to showcase the talented and inspiring work by women in the industry at all levels. Whether they’re just starting out or seasoned veterans, these creators all have something to say with their stories and being able to offer them this opportunity just shows that a little idea can make a huge difference,” said editor Mariah Huehner. “Heroic was such an incredible experience and Renae is, without exaggerating, an incredible person and artist who deserves a huge round of applause for making a real difference. We knew Heroic wasn’t the end, so join us in Space!.”

WOMANTHOLOGY: HEROIC ($50.00, 300 pages; 9” x 13”; hardcover) is now available for sale. ISBN 978-1-61377-147-1.

WOMANTHOLOGY: SPACE! #1 will be available in September 2012.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

“We Can Be Heroes” at WonderCon 2012

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

We Can Be Heroes

Press Release:

We’re excited to announce that We Can Be Heroes is launching its text 2 give effort at this weekend’s WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim. Fans at WonderCon and beyond will have multiple opportunities to donate to the campaign by texting “HEROES” to 80888 to contribute crucially needed funds directly from their phones. DC Entertainment will match all donations 100%.

With panels throughout all three days and lots of activities at the DC Entertainment booth on the show floor, there will be plenty of great opportunities for Heroes fans to support the campaign.

If you are attending WonderCon, check out the green screen photo booth where you can pose with the Jim Lee-designed We Can Be Heroes campaign backdrop. It’s a great way to not only show off that you’re a fan of Justice League but that you too have made the choice to be a hero to the people of the Horn of Africa. And please be sure to visit us at the following DC Comics panel discussions to possibly win a signed poster:

  • Friday at 1pm: DC Comics: All Access
  • Saturday at 1pm: DC Comics: The New 52
  • Sunday at 2pm: DCE: Meet the Publishers

You can also win exclusive We Can Be Heroes products including campaign posters signed by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns. Be sure to stay tuned to the DC Comics Twitter profile and Facebook page throughout WonderCon for your opportunity to win.

We’re hoping you will join us at WonderCon for a great couple of days of talking about comics. And we’re hoping you will join us in becoming a hero to those in the Horn in Africa who are in such dire need.

About We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org) is a giving campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Using the iconic Justice League characters from DC Entertainment, We Can Be Heroes aims to raise substantial funds for three humanitarian aid organizations working in Africa: Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, and Mercy Corps. DC Entertainment will match donations up to $1 million in total donations, and 50% of the purchase price from We Can Be Heroes products will go directly to saving lives. Learn more, donate and get involved at www.WeCanBeHeroes.org.

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