"It was a dark and stormy night ..."
No, really. It was. A late winter storm developed over normally sunny and mild Southern California and brought with it wind, rain, lightning, thunder, hail and even snow to the lower elevations.
Thanks a lot
, mother nature.
Except for the craptacular weather, Wonder Con 2012 was a blast. I had a great time. Like last year, the show was really well organized and easy to get into. As far as the programming went, I thought it was a great mix of comics, animation, movies and games. The emphasis was on comics
though, and that's what makes Wonder Con so cool to me. Whether it's held in Anaheim, San Francisco or the planet Pluto, I'm going back next year.
Point by point:The City of Anaheim
I love Anaheim. How could you not love Anaheim? It has Disneyland. To not love Anaheim makes you a communist.
The Anaheim Convention Center:
It's big. It's real
big. You could get lost in the exhibit hall, so space is not an issue. The only concern is that there aren't a lot of meeting rooms upstairs. No problem with a show the size of Wonder Con, but if SDCC decides to move up there they may have to hold some of their panel discussions in nearby hotels.
Speaking of hotels, here's where I stayed:
It's a nice place. It's located about a mile away from the convention center. Normally, that would be a nice little walk. But ... see above comments about wind, rain, ect.
Anaheim Garden Walk was nearby. It has shops and restaurants.
McCormick and Schmick's Seafood. Dave and I had dinner there on St. Patty's Day.
Dave had the corn beef and cabbage. I had fish and chips. The waiter was kind of a smart ass until I put a Harley Quinn figure on the table. Then he was all like "Ooooh, that's cool. Where did you get that? Can I get one?" Funny how action figures can make someone want to be your pal.