So yesterday I wrote about how I loved hearing from the creative types, like the writers and directors, talk about their work and mentioned that Neil Gaiman was one of my favorite panels ever. This leads to another panel I surprisingly, really enjoyed and that was Dean Koontz. As it turns out, he is coming to WonderCon in a few weeks.
At Comic-Con you have to get in line way early for a panel which means you often have to sit through panels you may or may not be interested in. So my brother and I, along with one of my friends, found ourselves arriving early and sitting through the Dean Koontz panel. None of us had read any work by Dean Koontz so we weren’t sure what to expect. As it turns out it was another fascinating panel. Dean fielded questions and talked for an hour about being a writer and about his work. He also gave advice for writers and listed several resources on his website writers may want to use. All three of us found it really interesting and left wanting to read some of his stuff. Okay, I admit that I still haven’t read anything by him but I will probably be attending the panel at WonderCon. If you get the time you should too, you’ll enjoy it.
Welcome to Wondercon 2012!
Chewbacca (left) Co-Pilot of the Millennium Falcon and Joe Hill (right) Creator/Writer of ‘Locke and Key’
My buddy Jeremy opening ‘The Guild’ cards with the lovely Felicia Day!
Can you say, Time Paradox? Whovians Unite!
Lou Ferrigno (left) Sad ‘Hulk’ song plays.. Yoda (right) He celebrates St. Patties day too!
I think the Avengers lost a few things…
Fiona Staples (left) artist of ‘Saga’. Scott Snyder (right) writer for Batman, Swamp Thing, and American Vampire (creator)
Samara (left) from Mass Effect 2, Faye (right) from Cowboy Bebop
Fantomex and Archangel (left), Katniss Everdeen (right) from District 12.
Game of Thrones promo. Only 1 more week away from the Season 2 premiere!
Overall, Wondercon was great this year. Artists and Writers are more accessible at a smaller Con (like this one) in comparison to the Mother Con- SDCC. It was so great getting to meet Joe Hill, Scott Snyder, Fiona Staples, Felicia Day, and Joss Whedon. But, shaking hands with the Legendary STAN LEE, was a dream come true. IT. WAS. AWESOME. I think I could die happy now. Next trip- San Diego Comic Con!
If you weren’t fortunate enough to acquire passes for Comic-Con 2012, then you should really consider WonderCon March 16-18. Held for the first time in Anaheim (across from Disney), WonderCon has much of the feel of Comic-Con with less of the hassle. With an impressive programming line-up, it is sure to fill your nerd tank to full. We are most looking forward the panels for Amazing Spiderman, Prometheus, Fringe, DC, Marvel, Once Upon A Time, and Community. Best part is that its a very affordable convention! Buy tickets ahead of time to save money! Hope to see you in Orange County!
This past weekend, a few of us Babblers were able to attend WonderCon in San Francisco. Even though this is the younger brother of San Diego Comic Con, this convention still released some great material from Cowboys & Aliens, ThunderCats, and the new Green Lantern Trailer. We were all pretty skeptical after seeing the first trailer but this new version is more promising. What do you think? Can you resist the green lantern’s might?