It’s almost that time of year again. That’s right, Comic Con is just around the corner. San Diego has been host to the pop culture convention for years, and now it’s become a mecca not only for comics, but for toys.
Hasbro has unveiled it’s Legendary Daredevil, which will be $59.99 available at their booth. If there are any left over I would imagine they would be available on Hasbro’s website. This is not the Daredevil that is currently played by Charlie Cox on Netflix. It does include some pretty awesome artwork from Joe Quesada.
Daredevil will be part of the Defenders on the Netflix show. If you’re a Daredevil fan, check this out. I think it looks amazing.
I have been going to Wondercon since it came to Anaheim a few years back. This year I personally thought it was a bigger convention than in past years. I’m the type of person who goes to conventions for comic books. I go with a list of obscure comics by number of what books I’m looking to read.
There were plenty of vendors to suit even the pickiest of collectors. The badge pick up went rather smooth for me. I went on Thursday, the day before the convention began.
The variety of food trucks in between the Hilton and Marriott hotels was great. They had some of the best food trucks. They each had their own niche with a lot of choice.
The only gripe I had, and I think most attendees will agree with me is on parking. Parking was an absolute disaster. If you could find a spot consider yourself lucky. If you had a Disneyland annual pass, even luckier. Next year Wondercon has to come up with a better parking scenario. If they do that it would make it so much more enjoyable.
Wondercon 2017 has come and gone. Here are some photos we took as we walked the convention floor. We will be putting up a Cosplay slideshow soon, so check back. Overall, it was a great convention with something for everyone!
The lotto for hotels during Comic-Con has come and gone. Many did not receive an email, many didn’t get into any hotels and have kindly wait-listed. Some got a whole lot of tears.
It’s hard, I know, to truly understand that when a company, and definitely if it’s a Comic-Con company (or doing their dirty work) says their process is going to be randomized, that it REALLY will be random. If we could all just accept that it might hurt a little less.
I always expect to get the worst hotel not on my list. That’s how true randomization works. It makes no sense. I also don’t feel I have to be in the Gaslamp packed in there like a bunch of sardines.
Getting out out Mission Valley is not that bad. I’m staying here now (I travel) and it’s quiet, and very accessible to the convention center area. If you can score parking or hop on a trolley, you’ll be fine. Don’t drop all the shelter islands and Coronado island hotels. They are beautiful. Having time to decompress might actually be nice.