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Wondercon 2017 is This Weekend

Wondercon 2017 begins tomorrow, Friday March 31 and continues to Sunday April 2nd.  This is a historic Wondercon for some due to the fact that it does not fall on Easter weekend.  It is being held at the Anaheim Convention center, which is directly across from Disneyland.

Wondercon is affiliated with the San Diego Comic Con.  Yes, it’s the same folks the put that wonderful show on that also put this show on, its just a smaller, but just as good.  Wondercon is host to nearly 59,000 people.

A bit of history about Wondercon.  The convention hasn’t always been in Anaheim.  Until 2012 it was in San Francisco, having Originated in Oakland CA.  A fun fact that I didn’t know until I read the information handed out today when I picked up my badge.

Light post with Wondercon 2017 flag in front of convention center.

Wondercon has something for everyone.  There are are a multitude of vendors, nearly 1,000.  Comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Boom.  They have new and used comics and I usually find some stellar deals at some of the booths.

There is a lot of programming some of which includes Warner Bros, BBC, NBC and 20th Century Fox.  Just to name a few.  There is hundreds of hours of panels over the course of the 3 days.  It’s rather quite amazing how they put this show together so quickly.  I was there today, and honestly there really wasn’t much put together yet.  I’m sure the vendors are working late into the night to get ready for everyone tomorrow.

Front of the Anaheim Convention Center featuring Midnight Texas for Wondercon 2017

I will be updating through out the day, and in the evening after the day has come to a close.  Check my Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

Carrie Fisher Passes Away; Followed by Her Mother Debbie Reynolds

On Friday Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.  Details of the events on the plane are slowly emerging, even a week later.  What we do know for sure is that Carrie passed away on Tuesday, December 27,  Heartbroken by the loss, her mother legendary actress Debbie Reynolds also passed away.

Carrie is best known for her portrayal as Princess/General Leia in the Star Wars franchise.  Her work within the mental health community is also not to be forgotten as she helped so many people and continues to help even in death.

Debbie Reynolds was in many films throughout her career, most famously “Singing in the Rain” at the age of 19.  The same age that Carrie became our princess.

Carrie was 60 and Debbie was 84.  They are set to have a joint funeral and will be buried at Hollywood Hills at Forest Lawn.