Last weekend, comic book fans and cosplayers took over Anaheim, California to celebrate Wondercon, now in its 32nd year. The sold-out show brought an estimated 66,000 attendees, making it now half the size of San Diego Comic Con. Con season has officially begun, and here are some of our favorite moments….
Wondercon made a return to Anaheim this year. A giant Bumblebee guarded the entrance by Harbor.
The vendor hall was bustling on Saturday, but fairly empty Friday. DC’s booth featured Shazam costumes and Batman cowls throughout the year.
Greg Capullo greets fans at the DC booth.
Exploding Kittens was a popular booth this year, with a puppet-based interactive game where you could buy random objects for a dollar. I watched someone walk away with an eggplant.
Wondercon always attracts fun cosplayers and pushes the envelope for creativity.
Just your local robots out for an evening stroll after spa day at the hotel.
Hey look, we found her!
Venom gets a classy tux treatment in this handcrafted creation.
We wrapped our day at the Unnecessary Debates panel, moderated by Grand Geek Gathering’s Tyler McPhail. Our favorite part was Olivia singing as Groot.
Jenny Jaffe (writer, Big Hero Six TV series), Tyler McPhail (host of The Grand Geek Gathering), Genevieve Cosplay, Abed Gheith (writer, Rick and Morty), and Olivia Olson (Marceline from Adventure Time)
Wondercon is always a favorite because it has that oldschool SDCC feel to us. There’s a good balance of comics, games, sci-fi, and cosplay, and many of our favorite guests and creators. The panels are creative and thoughtful, but also full of exciting announcements. We can’t wait to go back – Wondercon 2020 will be held Easter weekend, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.