This year’s Wonder Con was in Los Angeles California this year. A stark difference from its cozy home in the Anaheim Convention Center.
I have gone to multiple conventions from San Diego Comic Con, E3, Comikaze, and of course Wonder Con.
Aside from feeling as though they let way too many people in, I generally enjoy myself at conventions. However Wonder Con 2016 seemed out of sorts this year, and location should not make a difference when it’s run by the same people who run Comic Con.
The line manager was completely out of line when they first started to let people into the show. From trying to keep hundreds of people in a single line to physically holding people back from moving forward. Yes, I mean, hands to shoulders and holding someone back. Not exactly how you’d want to start your day.
This year Wonder Con also introduced a RFID tap in tap out badge system. Clever right? Wrong. It was nothing short of a hassle. It could be working one minute and beeping red the next. When that happens you have to go to the help desks (yet another few long lines) and prove your identity by showing your ID. It is a waste of time.
Once you get in the convention resembles most conventions as we know them.