WonderCon brings comics, collectibles, cosplay and more
By Nolan P. Smith
Photos by Jason T. Smith
This weekend, comic book fans, moviegoers, cosplayers and more rejoice as WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd.
The convention is a part of Comic Con International, the same organization that plans and hosts the mecca of pop culture known as the San Diego Comic Con. Hosting a wide array of pop culture greatness, including comic book publishers and creators, actors, cosplayers, collectibles, and more, this convention looks to bring the love of pop culture to Anaheim for a three day stint.
Special guests set to appear at WonderCon this year includes co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman, Batgirl writer Hope Larson, legendary writer/artist Bob Layton, Image Comics co-creator Jim Lee, and My Chemical Romance front man and comic book writer Gerard Way, among many more.
One major part of most comic book conventions are the exclusives, and WonderCon is no different. Quite a few companies will be having exclusives at their booth, which are only available at the convention. Companies with exclusives include Golden Apple Comics, which will have a variant cover of the critically acclaimed X-O Manowar #1 from Valiant Entertainment. Graphitti Designs has a slew of metallic DC Comics variants, which are guaranteed to be a hit. Boom! Studios has a few exclusives as well, including variant covers for the WWE: Wrestlemania 2017 Special #1 and Godshaper #1. WonderCon will also be having official exclusives on hand, including t-shirts and an awesome tiki mug.
Tickets are still on sale for Friday and Sunday, but Saturday and three day passes are already sold out. Visit http://comic-con.org/wca to purchase your tickets today.