Shaz, FeyNouveau, and I attended Wondercon 2014, held April 18-20. We only went for one day though, so it was a very rushed day. We only attended one panel, and then spent the rest of the time in the dealer’s room, which was kind of a bummer. Also, I am burning out on taking cosplay pics, which depresses me. I love cosplay, but it’s hard finding ones that I really like, and then I always find pics later of ones that I missed out on. Plus other people take way better pics than I do. Anyway, more after the jump.
The one panel we did attend, was the Redefining All-Ages Comics from Boom Studios, and featured Noelle Stevenson, Natasha Allegri, and Boom editor, Shannon Watters. (There was also a guy there, but he wasn’t the guy in the program, and I missed his name) It was a nice panel focusing on works aimed at all ages, not necessarily “dumbing down” for kids, although Natasha and the guy was late because of a communication error, and then there were some really idiot guys who monopolized the questions, and asked really dumb questions focusing on “man issues,” which I could tell was irritating the panel. (I wish I could be more specific about the questions, but it was over a month ago, and I’m slow at posting, so I’ve forgotten what exactly the questions were; I just remember the overall feeling and frustration at the panel.)
Anyway, I love both Noelle and Natasha’s work, and hope to see much more from them. I was able to pick up Lumberjanes #1 and get it signed by Noelle later.
After that panel, it was lunch time (food trucks!) and then shopping! The rest of the day was spent shopping, because it was super short, and it took us that long to get through the whole room. Plus there were no other panels that sounded interesting, which was a bummer. There were a ton of panels on Friday that I would’ve loved to go to, but… Friday.
Shaz and my main goal was to get Hannibal fanart. We were severely disappointed by our lack of choices. However, we did find one booth with excellent fanart, and gave them all of our money.
So I accidentally ended up with FLCL art, because I mistook that tv guy for the Saga tv guy, but it’s still cool. BMO for the win. I also found Good Omens fanart, my favoritest book EVER. I’m going to frame those side by side.
Close up of the Hannibal art. Will and his dogs, because Will and his dogs are the best, plus Will and Hannibal wearing flower crowns.
Also, I had just finished Gundam Build Fighters which was excellent and so much fun, so I wanted to try my hand at building gunpla. I bought two sets. One I’ve since assembled, the other is in process, but I hate the stickers that came with that one, so am waiting to buy a paint marker.
Here is my Strike Rouge, which I bought because it’s pink. I am not familiar with this series (Gundam Seed) at all. I just wanted a pink mecha. I kinda wish it were pinker though. It’s so light pink you can hardly tell, and at first I thought the box lied to me.
This is the one I’m building now, which is actually from the anime I watched. It looks super neat, but the stickers I put on the head look terrible and cheap, so I just want to paint those parts white.
And finally, the cosplay that we saw:
Mary Poppins and Bert. (my favorite pic at the con!)
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Alice in Wonderland group.
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Belle, Cinderella, and Kiki.
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Spidey and Doctor Octopus (superb Doc Oc).
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Eric and Ariel (they were really cute).
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I had a good time, like always, but I do hope next year we can go for a couple days and not feel so rushed. Maybe. Life is interfering with fun times nowadays, as my friends are having kids (adorable ones!), and therefore have less free time.