Saturday at WonderCon was so much fun! For me, it was the perfect day combined with shopping, panels, hanging on the floor and checking out cos players. As well as a few surprises.
I’m still an old school comic book reader. And compared to other cons, WonderCon has some great deals. They had dollar bins with everything from recent issues to 1970s Batman (I prefer the later if you haven’t guessed).
Speaking of, there were a few recurring themes in cos playing. One was Batman in his armor.
There were a few Beauty & The Beast themed cos players. My favorite was the Lumiere in this group of kick-ass women.
And this cool mash-up! I’m assuming Belle Raiser.
And there is no end to steam punk or Harry Potter types.
There were a few memorials to Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch. This of course brought out the original Cylons in full force.
Since I’m considered a Comic-Con professional, I attended some educational and socially relevant panels. The best was one on how to write good dialogue, featuring classic comic book scribe Marv Wolfman, as well as Rugrats creator Holly Huckins.
Turns out while I was in one of these panels, Wil Wheton was out in the hallway taking selfies with folks. Just goes to show, you never know who you’ll run into on the floor. From the first generation of Star Trek there was Uhura herself, Nichelle Nichols.
And the heroine of the 1950s War of the Worlds, Ann Robinson. We had a nice chat about an anniversary screening we both attended.
In case you don’t remember her:
That night was the big WonderCon Masquerade ball. I didn’t attend, but I did make some new friends as we were heading out at the end of the day.
And I left with more than just memories.