WonderCon’s website still shows dates for March, but I don’t think there’s any chance of holding a convention in Anaheim that soon, and I wouldn’t go even if they did.
They also haven’t been selling tickets. I’d guess they’ll announce soon that it’s been cancelled again.
I doubt July will be feasible for San Diego, either. And SDCC feels unsafely crowded in *normal* years. Even in the best-case scenario, my anxiety would go through the roof.
Fall, maaaaybe. Depending on how well the vaccines ramp up and how bad the variants get.
Long Beach was scheduled for September, but their website’s not responding. I’m a bit worried that as a smaller con, they just aren’t able to keep the business side of things intact for two years without events.
So it’s looking like another year without going to any cons. Maybe just as well – I’m sure I’ll have to ramp up my sense of what size crowd feels ok anyway.
Expanded on K2R
Yesterday: Talking about cosplay ideas for when we can finally go back to comic conventions.
Today: “L.A. Comic Con says it is moving forward with its plan to hold an in-person convention in December”
OH HELL NO
I don’t care if they’re limiting it to 10% of capacity and requiring masks. Knowing what we know now, December is going to be way too soon.
Honestly I’m not surprised that of the various LA-area cons it’s them that wants to jump the gun. (As the article points out, there’s no provision in the state’s reopening plan to re-allow conventions even in the least-restricted tier. Which LA County definitely isn’t in now, and I wouldn’t count on it getting there by December.) They’ve always struck me as kinda snake-oily.
Admittedly it’s been years from the worst, back when it was Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo and they had a reality show on SyFy, but still…
Planning a convention for the middle of winter during a pandemic when there’s no provision for actually *holding* a convention within public health regulations? Might be a new low.
Expanded on K2R
10th year of the con, still smallish but very comics & art focused (unlike other “comic cons”).
7YO was fascinated by the droid builders as always, and played a lot of laser tag. Wife cosplayed as Prof. Trelawney. I went to see Marv Wolfman & Christopher Priest talk about their careers as writers and editors. We bought some art cards, prints, toys & discount books.
Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con
Killer Frost at #lbcc2018
#killerfrost #theflash #comiccon #cosplay #longbeachcomiccon @longbeachcomiccon
Half-following the build up to #SDCC. I haven’t been to #ComicCon since 2014, though I’ve been to WonderCon & Long Beach every year. The first year I couldn’t get tickets I shrugged. It’s exhausting, and there are other cons. I didn’t even try this year or last. But now I find I’ve started to miss it.
Photo taken at: Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center
#SDCC #TBT! @casualcosplaykatie & Speed Force’s own @kelsonv as Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick & Yomiko Readman aka The Paper from Read or Die, at Comic Con International in 2009.
Sadly, we don’t have anyone on site at #ComicCon this year. We’re following along online with everyone else! (We’ve posted this a couple of times, so I thought I’d try some post-processing using AfterFocus to blur the background. Not bad, though the edges are a little sharp.) #cosplay #theflash #readordie #theflashcosplay #flashcosplay #jaygarrick #jaygarrickcosplay #yomikoreadman #sdcc2009 #throwbackthursday
Where’s Waldo? (WonderCon 2016 Edition)
Check out Flickr for the full gallery of photos from the two days I was at WonderCon last weekend.
Photo taken at: Wondercon 2016
WonderCon: Where’s Waldo? (last weekend) More at flickr.com/kelsonv & @speedforceorg
#Wondercon #lobby #crowd #cosplay #comiccon #wc2016 #whereswaldo
Photo taken at: Wondercon Anaheim Convention Center
#TBT Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con!
#theflash #wondercon #dccomics #throwbackthursday #comiccon #comics
Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Expo
Norm Rapmund had some awesome Flash prints at @longbeach_cc
#theflash #longbeachcomiccon2015 #longbeachcomiccon #dccomics #comics #comiccon#lbcc2015