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The annual 'WonderCon' comes to Anaheim April 18-20

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This coming weekend from Friday until Sunday, April 18-20th, is the 28th annual WonderCon, the comic book, science fiction, and motion picture convention currently held at the Anaheim Convention Center. This will be Anaheim's third year since its start in 1987 at the San Francisco Bay Area.

Special guests for this year include Groo cartoonist Sergio Aragon├ęs, Kiera Cass (The Selection), Rick Burchett (Batman Adventures), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Tommy Lee Edwards (The Question), Cully Hammer (RED), Jim Lee (Justice League), Marjorie Liu (Hunter Kiss), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Peter Straub (The Talisman), Paul Gulacy (Master of Kung Fu), Steve Lieber (Whiteout) and many others.

The programming schedule will include panel discussions, comics publisher presentations, movie and TV series events, and many others. On Friday night, there is a screening of the new WB Animation's and DC Universe's animated movie Son of Batman at 6 pm at the Arena, adjacent to the Exhibit Hall.

TV/Movie celebrities who are attending (and available for autographs) include Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Larry Thomas (Seinfeld's Soup Nazi), Claudia Wells (Back to the Future), Noel Gugliemi (The Walking Dead), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica), and many others.

Like all the other conventions of this ilk, there will be a Masquerade for the cosplayers (costume players), Autograph Area (for favorite stars and celebrities), and Porfolio Review for the next would-be artists. For those who are looking to take home cool stuff (both free and paid-for), all the big vendors will be at the Exhibit Hall.

You can find more information at the WonderCon website.

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