Wow, Wow, Wondercon!
Anaheim Convention Center, March 16th-18th 2012 is the Place. WonderCon is the deal. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987, Wondercon is part of the yearly staple of the “comic-con” world. Moving through several places in its existence, WonderCon has been significant for its early showings of movies like Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins, Fantastic Four, and Watchmen.
Looked at the biggest part of the ‘con by many was the “Amazing Spider-Man” panel with director Marc Webb, and actress Emma Stone. Director Webb went on to talk about the importance of the actors feeling “real”, and speaking on how his experience with the “big-budget” movie world: “Doing a movie like this, it’s like a sonnet. There’s a form that you have to adhere to, to a certain degree, but there’s enormous flexibility within those barriers and within those restrictions.” He goes on to talk about the importance of Spider-Man’s costume in his reboot : “He is, I think, one of the only superheroes whose whole body is covered, you know? You don’t see skin color, and that is — in one of the marketing meetings very early on, they said, ‘Spider-Man transcends all these different countries because everybody can see themselves in him.'”
On top of the Spider-Man discussion, the were other comic and entertainment greats like:
Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R,D,)
Joe Hill (Locke & Key)
Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: TNG, Stand By Me, Toy Soldiers, The Guild, Big Bang Theory)
J. Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One, Thor)
Jim Lee (Co-Publisher: DC Comics, Artist: Justice League, Batman: Hush)
Always a good time, the pop-culture convention circuit has the staying power and dedication on NASCAR, with a yearly visitor total that is on par with NASCAR’s per race totals. Check more out about the Comic-Cons here.