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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2019, 12:58:35 AM »
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That means all the non-con hotel rates will be higher >:(.

This might not be true for all the nearby hotels. I just booked my room at the Doubletree Hilton for about $128 + tax which is a bit cheaper than last year's OnPeak rate (thanks to f22raptor for the lower-rate notice). I feel oddly excited about Wondercon now, even tho it's still 9 months away.

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2019, 10:50:13 AM »
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I feel oddly excited about Wondercon now, even tho it's still 9 months away.

I feel excited about WonderCon as well!  (Not because of booking hotel room reservations since I don't usually stay in a hotel for this con either, ha ha.)  I'm looking forward to a smaller, less crowded con experience with the spirit of San Diego Comic-Con.  I do love checking out WonderCon's extensive Artist Alley and encourage any who attends for the first time in 2020 to check it out too.  XD
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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2019, 01:09:01 PM »
I may try to attend next year. My husband isn't keen on adding another con, so I may go it alone. I am doing one this year by myself, so we will see how that goes (It's KCon LA, a K-Pop convention-he has zero interest in that, LOL).
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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2019, 01:56:34 PM »
Depending on my work status I may go to WC next year, at least for 1 or 2 days.

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2019, 02:54:22 PM »
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This might not be true for all the nearby hotels. I just booked my room at the Doubletree Hilton for about $128 + tax which is a bit cheaper than last year's OnPeak rate (thanks to f22raptor for the lower-rate notice). I feel oddly excited about Wondercon now, even tho it's still 9 months away.

Thanks for the tip! I just booked for $116/night, refundable. Right now they have a "long weekender" deal where if you get in on Thursday and stay 4-5 days, Sunday is half off.
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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
I LOVE WonderCon. It's my favorite Con for just experiencing 3 days of pure geek joy. No stress or pressure of SDCC, but the same fancentric vibe. It's the best.

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2019, 12:13:37 PM »
I haven't been to wondercon in several years and was so ready to go this year, but I was a bridesmaid for my friend who had her wedding the exact same weekend.

However, next year I am 100% going!! It's my weekend off work! In the past, I enjoyed it for being less stressful, easy to get tickets and the fact that I do not have to spend thousands on a hotel as I can just commute from home!

So looking forwards to all the conventions of 2020!!

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2019, 04:24:16 PM »
I haven't been to Wondercon before, been to other cons but thinking 2020 will be my first year for Wondercon and looking forward to it.

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2019, 03:23:29 AM »
It is exciting to hear about others who are finding out about Wondercon or looking forward to a first visit.  My first visit last year was so much fun.  So different from SDCC and a great add-on. Flying across the country, I didn't know if it was worth it..but, for me..it was!
It is 2020, so...where's my flyin' car??!!

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2019, 09:44:00 PM »
Love WonderCon!! To me, it's a chill show that's about art and fandom, and not over-run with Ebay flippers trying to mow you over to get to "exclusives". I love that there's actually room to move around in the aisles, especially in Artist's Alley, where you can actually stand there and admire an artist's work without getting shoved out of the way. I saw some good panels this year, too, for Batman's 80th. And of course, the food trucks outside are great! If you're into art and comics, this is the show to check out  :)

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2019, 09:13:38 AM »
I’ve been lucky - I lived in SF when Wondercon was there, and now I live in LA, so the show has been a no-brainer for me. Usually, I only attend for a day and a half or so.

This past July, I took my 11-year-old nephew to SDCC for the full Wed-Sun experience. I was blown away by his engagement with the talent, particularly the artists and the small press folks.

He asked if we could do all of Wondercon in 2020.

How could I say no?

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2019, 07:52:23 PM »
I've gone to WonderCon now several times since it moved to Anaheim.  2020 will be my 21st Comic-Con, and WonderCon feels to me like Comic-Con did when I first started going in 2000.  Comics are a big feature with some movie and tv stuff.  Artist Alley is the almost-too-empty joy where you can literally accidentally stumble on Marv Wolfman's table and find him reading a novel out of boredom & he's excited to chat to someone asking to sign a comic (happened to me last year).  The Exhibit Hall has a plethora of great stuff (albeit few exclusives), and the "off sites" are mostly amazing food trucks!!  Heck, one year I was in line for The Arena during a very busy day (IIRC there was PACIFIC RIM, an X-Men film, and some other great panels), and chatting with someone I learned they were actually on CCI staff in charge of line logistics.  They told me they like to get a feel for the lines to see how smooth things run and what needs to change.  Really cool person.

Some years I've been too busy to attend WonderCon, but it really is a great experience I can't recommend enough.  If someone locally (I live in San Diego) talks about wanting to see Comic-Con, I tell them to go to WonderCon to get a good taste. 

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2019, 08:00:01 PM »
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Join us April 10 – April 12, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center for WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country's best comics and popular arts conventions!

WonderCon Anaheim features 900+ exhibitors in a 412,000 square foot Exhibit Hall filled with comics, original art, toys, and merchandise from many popular artists, publishers, and retailers. Attendees can expect exclusive movie and television programming, panels featuring the top comics publishers in the country, anime, autographs, games, the Masquerade, and portfolio review. WonderCon Anaheim offers the complete convention experience!

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WonderCon Anaheim 2020 will be held April 10–12 at the Anaheim Convention Center … check back for more information as we get closer to the show!

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2019, 10:06:30 PM »
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A limited number of contestant slots are available, so interested costumers should submit an entry form early as we often fill up before the convention. Photos of the costume or costumes you are entering will also be required for confirmation of eligibility. Entries are now being accepted, and the deadline for submitting an entry form is March 23, 2020, but we often fill up before the deadline. After that date there will be a Waiting List to fill openings from cancellations. You should not wear your costume at WonderCon prior to the show so it will be a surprise for the audience and judges, and so you and it will be fresh and safe from possible wear and tear or even damage in the large and busy Anaheim Convention Center crowds. For safety reasons, contestants must be at least age 10 to be on stage.

No flash photography is allowed at the event, although non-flash photography and video recording is welcome. There will be a flash-allowed posing area with a backdrop in a nearby room where contestants will go after their stage presentations, but photographer spaces are limited, and those wishing access to the Masquerade Photo Area should reserve a spot in advance by emailing [email protected] Credentialed press wishing front section Arena seating should also write to the Coordinator in advance.

Remember that the Saturday badges are the first to sell out, and you’ll need one to participate in, or just attend, the Masquerade, so purchasing your badge early is wise … WonderCon Anaheim 2020 badge sales will open soon! Our volunteer staff has been running convention Masquerades for 25 years, and we’ll do our best to provide you with a fun experience. For any questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected]

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Re: WonderCon 2020: April 10-12, Anaheim
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2019, 12:23:24 PM »
Should badges be going on sale soon? I recall them being sold starting in late DEcember for the past couple of years...