WonderCon is the second largest comic book and pop culture convention on the West Coast. For the second straight year Anaheim will play host to WonderCon Easter Weekend 2013. Tickets just went on sale for the event being held March 29-31. You can purchase your badges online for directly through the WonderCon website. While you are there you can also book hotels at greatly reduced con rates.
Last year’s WonderCon was a huge success at the Anaheim Convention Center despite some wet and soggy conditions. And this year the exhibit hall is sure to be buzzing with booths from all comic publishers including small and independent press publishers. The Artists’ Alley is generally regarded as one of the most fan friendly on the convention circuit so you will be able to get up close with your favorite comic artists and writers. There will also be a massive amount of comics and memorabilia for sale by retailers, publishers and the creators themselves. Your souvenir bags will be stuffed.
DC Comics has already announced the exclusive premiere of their new Superman animated move. Superman: Unbound is the next installment from DC Comics’ animated universe and is based on Superman: Brainiac the story by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. The DVD and Blu-Ray will be available in late spring from Warner Brothers but you can see it first at WonderCon.
Direct from the WonderCon website here is a list of the special guests scheduled to attend:
Brent Anderson (Astro City, The Phantom Stranger), Frank Cho (writer/artist, Liberty Meadows, Savage Wolverine),Amanda Conner (artist, Power Girl, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), J.M. DeMatteis (writer, Moonshadow, Justice League), Jane Espenson (writer/producer, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Evanier (writer, producer, Kirby: King of Comics, Garfield TV series), Dean Koontz (author, Odd Thomas series, Frankenstein series), Jim Lee(artist, Justice League, DC Comics co-publisher), Marjorie Liu (writer, Astonishing X-Men, Hunter Kiss series),Doug Mahnke (artist, Green Lantern), Ann Nocenti (writer, Catwoman, Katana), Jason Palmer (artist/illustrator,Indiana Jones Blu-ray set, Serenity, Star Wars), Jimmy Palmiotti (writer, All Star Western, Painkiller Jane), Dan Slott (writer, Superior Spider-Man), Jeff Smith (cartoonist, Bone, RASL), Jim Steranko (writer/artist, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and legendary fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. Visit the WonderCon Anaheim Special Guests page for more details!
So many more creators will be in attendance. The programming will be announced soon and it is sure to be packed with extraordinary announcements, cool insider information, and breathtaking exclusives.
There are sure to be numerous more announcements to come that will make this years WonderCon even sweeter but now is the time to reserve your badges.