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Monday, March 19, 2012
There really are so many great events for cosplay lovers in California. WonderCon 2012 took place this past weekend and was certainly a blast for everyone who was able to make it out. The event, which is just coming off of their best year ever with 49,000 attendees in its 25th annual San Francisco area event, may have tallied up even more total attendees this year.
This year WonderCon, which is always a weekend long event, was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California instead of the usual Moscone Center South location successful WonderCons have been held out for the last six consecutive years. When WonderCon staff found out that the Moscone Center South was due for renovations all throughout 2012, they seized the opportunity to hold WonderCon 2012 at a new location with many perks.
Since the Anaheim Convention Center is located within walking distance of Disneyland’s free downtown Disney district, cosplaying fans and their entire families enjoyed hopping back and forth between WonderCon events and Disneyland for an ultimate fantasy weekend getaway, and yes, WonderCon goers were also able to score discounted VIP tickets to all of the other Disneyland theme parks as well!
At the convention center itself, fans were given the opportunity to check out exclusive programming from the top comics publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime, autographs, games, and more. Many participated in the weekend’s masquerades as well! Aside from WonderCon's great location, warm weather as well as great available accommodations, excellent dining opportunities, and easy transportation all made this event perfect for costume lovers and super fans.
Labels: Anime and Cosplay