fan conventions, covid-adjacent

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.

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Yomiko and the Flash

Yomiko and the Flash on Flickr.

At the intersection of Throwback Thursday and Cosplay Appreciation Day: the last time my wife and I both wore costumes to the same convention. Yomiko Readman a.k.a. The Paper from the anime series Read or Die, and Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick.

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Disney Mash-Ups

Disney Mash-Ups on Flickr.

No, being across the street from Disneyland hasn’t had any effect, why do you ask?

Seriously, though, I loved the way they combined elements from Army of Darkness, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Men and Walking Dead with the Disney characters. You can’t see it very well in this shot, but that chainsaw is actually mounted on the end of Snow White’s arm.

Friday at WonderCon 2014 .

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