Welcome from
Michael D

« March 2012 »
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
You are not logged in. Log in

Signed Comics
For Sale!

Entries by Topic
All topics  «
Comic Book Artists
Comic Book History
Comic Book Movies
Comic Book Writers
Comic Books - New
Comic Cons
eBay Info
Other Cons
Other Movie Genres
Other Non Comics Works
TV Shows

Want Powerful
Promotion & PR?
Ask MarketingTina!

Blog Tools
Edit your Blog
Build a Blog
RSS Feed
View Profile

Join Michael's
Facebook Network!

Want A Good
Book Or Graphic Novel?
Read Our Reviews!

Check Out Our
Our eBay Store!

Monday, March 19, 2012
My Take On: WonderCon 2012 In Anaheim, California!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Cons


Click Here to add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs!Click Here to see ABOUT THE SELLER in our eBay Store!
WonderCon 2012
Held At The Anaheim Convention Center from Friday March 16th through Sunday March 18th!
THE MOST COLLECTIBLE ITEMS at my own online comic book shop!

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3623 -  Well... We are back from the three day 2012 WonderCon that was held at the Anahaeim Convention Center in Anaheim, California!

This blog is 'My Take' on the 3 day con, as we attended all 3 days!

The first day went smoothly getting in to the comic con, as we had underground parking at the Convention Center.  The WonderCon took up only Rooms D & E of the Convention Center.

The processing of our badges was a little disjointed, but it was the first day at a brand new location.

Going up to the 1st floor was relatively simple, and the escalator took us to the back of the room.

Tina came across the Game of Thrones booth right away, and I participated in getting my photo taken there.  

I also had my pic taken at the Marvel booth, as seen at the top right photo of this blog post.

The 1st day the WonderCon opened at 12PM.  We soon left the floor and went to our first panel, 'Insight Into Indy Publishing' hosted by The Antidote Trust! 

We also took in Mark Evanier's Quick Draw at 2PM, and then went to the 4PM Showing of Warner Bros. Television Screening of 'Person of Interest'.  Unfortunately that was only a replay of the first episode, so we left.

I took in the CBLD: History of Comic Censorship... That was a pretty good panel, and the 6:30 PM TV Horror Hosts was pretty good too!

Not bad for a first day!

The 2nd day was a bit harder.  It was raining, and the underground parking at the Convention Center was full.  So we had to figure where to go next.  We decided not to go to Anaheim Stadium where the Angels play, which was a good thing we found out later.   Instead we parked at a Disneyland parking lot and hoofed it to the convention center.  In the pouring rain!   Not a good start for the 2nd day.

The 2nd day was Saturday, so I took in the 11:30 AM Ruby & Spears panel hosted by Mark Evanier. Pretty good!

Tina had gone to her panels so I went back down to the floor to finish up the Small Press and Artists Alley locations.  Met a lot of people I already knew, but also met several that I hadn't seen before.  I'll be review blogging those comics / graphic novels in the weeks to follow here.

Tina and I met up at the 3:30 PM Comic Book Entrepreneurs panel.  That was just okay of a panel.

We finished up seeing the floor and called a day, and didn't stay for the WonderCon Masquerade, which had tech problems that we found out about on Sunday.

The 3rd day, Sunday, was once again a bear to find parking, but we went back to the same lot we had been at on Saturday, and walked over to the convention center once again.

We had decided to take in the Ballroom's first three panels, on Alcatraz, Fringe, and Once Upon A Time.  Alcatraz was pretty good, Fringe was even better, while Once Upon A Time showed us Sunday night's episode, and then the two men who started the show.

From 4:30 to a little afte 5PM we were at the WonderCon Talkback to see what others thought of the WonderCon being at the Anaheim Convention Center, instead of at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

First of all, WonderCon for 2013 is not booked yet either at San Francisco or Anaheim...!

The outpouring of personal notes from those attending in the audience to the Comic-Con International President / CFO John Rogers was interesting.  I'll let you know where the 2013 WonderCon will be held in a future blog.

As for the 2012 WonderCon... I would give this first time in Anaheim location a VERY FINE / VERY FINE PLUS 8.25 out of a 10.0 possible comic book grade.  I don't see how this convention center could hold the Comic-Con International: San Diego after 2015, but it could hold a smaller con, such as WonderCon..!

Also, here is the link to the special photo album at my Facebook fan page for the pics taken at the WonderCon 2012!

Toon in tomorrow for Tina's Take on the WonderCon 2012!

~Michael D Hamersky On Comics


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,623 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!  We currently have over 2,718 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Loca8' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com, including the book 'Gotham City 14 Miles' that I am shown holding to the left. I'm 1 of 14 essayists in that book! !     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
Site Meter

Posted by makeitsomarketing at 3:17 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 4:53 PM PDT
Post Comment | Permalink

View Latest Entries