Comic Books, Movies, and Video Games: WonderCon is Coming to Anaheim This Weekend

By Nolan Patrick Smith

High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– This week brings comic book creators and companies, movie stars, video game developers and a lot more to Anaheim. For the first time in its existence, WonderCon is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center with something for everyone.

Starting Friday, March 16th and running through Sunday, WonderCon aims to have its biggest year yet.  Organized by Comic Con International, the same company that also holds the San Diego Comic Con, has been hosting the WonderCon in San Francisco since its inception in 2002. Due to renovations at the Moscone Center South, the usual home for the venue, WonderCon now has a temporary home in Southern California. What can you expect from the convention?

Much like the San Diego Comic Con, you can expect troves of attendees. Last year’s convention drew in a massive 49,000 visitors, a record attendance for the event. If you are looking for comic books, artists, writers, actors, actresses and more, then you should be in Anaheim next week. Artists include Image Comics Co-Founder Jim Lee, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, The Goon creator Eric Powell and more. For writers, Batman scribe Scott Snyder will be attending, as will Irredeemable’s Mark Waid, and Locke & Key’s Joe Hill. If it’s movies you are in to, then you are covered there as well.

Director Marc Webb and actress Emma Stone, from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man film, will be on hand as footage of the film is screened. 21 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will be hosting a panel as well for their upcoming film. NCIS fans should take note that Pauley Perrette will be attending a panel of the screening of the DC Animated Original feature Superman Vs The Elite in which she voices Lois Lane. Fans of the Aliens franchise should attend the panel with Sir Ridley Scott as he discusses his new film, Prometheus.

Of course, like the San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest draws is always the masquerade. Held on Saturday the 17th, the Masquerade is a contest to show off those homemade pieces of art in the form of costumes that devoted fans create. The Masquerade always shines with creativity, originality and some unexpected surprises. If you are planning on attending, make sure to stay for this nighttime event: it is well worth the wait.

With WonderCon a week away, High Desert Daily is gearing up to bring back some exciting coverage from the convention floor. If you would like to attend, or would like more information on WonderCon, feel free to visit their website at http://www.comic-con.org/wc/.

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