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Wondercon 2019 Begins in Anaheim CA

Official Logo of Wondercon

Every year geeks from around the world gather at the Anaheim convention center and celebrate, anything and everything they have a passion for deep in their soul. Many show it by Cosplaying their favorite character. Others may spend hours in panels with their favorite subjects or tv show personalities. Then there’s the ones who come and look for those hard to find comics, who go to the small press in hopes of finding an unknown comic to discover. Artwork is also a big item folks look for at WonderCon.

2019 Dates

Many people go and meet their friends and have a great time, enjoying what they love. In the middle of all that you may see a celebrity walk by or jump into your picture. Wondercon is essentially a smaller version of Comic-Con that takes place in San Diego CA every July. It is also put on by the same organization, so you may notice some similarities. Yet clearly you will see the differences. First and foremost you will notice just the sheer size. While Wondercon is a big convention, it comes not where near the size Comic Con. Literally Comic Con takes over the GasLamp area of downtown San Diego.

WonderCon in past years.

If your planning on attending Wondercon there are a lot of things to consider. What do you need to wear, what program are you going to follow and on what day. Who are you going to meet up with and when. It can be easy to get in a line and then realize, you’re hungry. One suggestion is bring food, snack type. Carry a water. I believe this Wondercon is going to be a bit on the warm side. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff where to go. Looking for a long time can cause you to miss that panel you were looking forward to or that photo meetup with your friends.

Think about parking. They do have a lot of information on their site on where to park, when to show up and where to go once you get there. Personally, I like to stay at one of the hotels so I don’t have to worry it. In the long run, it saves time and money.

Here is a guide they have on their website that might help some of you. They do have these available at the convention itself.

Wondercon Quick Guide

If there is anything you would suggest or are excited for during Wondercon, feel free to comment.

Captain Marvel is Another Piece to the MCU Puzzle

Captain Marvel official Logo

We’ve seen 20 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is the 21st. There is a lot of information, characters, places and events to put together in order to make sense of it all. We know the Avengers, now we are being introduced to Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers portrayed by Brie Larson.

Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel

If you are wondering, no I am not going to spoil the film, just some thoughts I am having after having just watched the film at the El Capitan fan event. These events are always fun, come with popcorn, drink and a special collectors pin or coin, sometimes comic. Tonight it was a coin. It was pretty cool.

There is a lot about Captain Marvel that people can relate to on many different levels. You may see yourself in one situation and your friend in a another. What I felt when watching the film was that no matter what I’m faced with, I just need to get up and keep fighting.

Carol wearing her Kree uniform

It is possible to become a “hero” even when that’s not your plan. You don’t need superpowers to do that either, however if you read the comics and/or see the movie you will see, Captain Marvel does acquire a “power” so to speak. The film not only brings us along her journey, it might make you think of your own. Where have you been and how strong were you? Did you do the right thing?

Yon-Rogg and Vers (Captain Marvel)

I think once Infinity Wars End Game comes out we will appreciate Carol more. We lost a lot of strong favorites in the last film. It is my hope that she can help. I can tell you this, she does have skills that can be helpful to the Avengers. Much like Dr. Strange, and his mentor, she spent time learning from Jude Law who played Yon-Rogg. What she does with her knowledge is up to her.

I will write a much more detailed review of the film after more have seen in, I’d say if your a fan you will see it within the week. Till then I don’t want to spoil it at all for any one who may come across this article.

Captain Marvel: Is Goose a Flerken?

Could Captain Marvels cat, Goose be a Flerken? Don’t know what a Flerken is exactly, let me give you a quick run down. Flerken look like cats that inhabit earth. Seem normal right? Well the thing about Flerken’s are they also have the ability to lay 117 eggs and have an amazing amount of tentacles that can reach out of their mouths. It is also said that their bodies hold pocket realities, bubbles of space and time that could extend to other worlds. Together with Captain Marvel, this could be a good recipe for success.

I know, I know, it’s a long shot, but it is a shot. If you don’t know what

I’ll touch a bit more about Flerken since if Goose the cat is one, it could hold the key to this whole Infinity War dibacle. Here’s a few things that are pretty cool about them. They may have the ability to hold entire universes in their mouths, and they can enter and access them whenever they want or need to access them.

They also have tentacles, I know, sounds crazy. A cat with tentacles in their mouth? Well, Flerken do, and I’m not saying that Goose is a Flerken, but he could be and that is all that matters. Flerken primarily use these tentacles for support postures or offensive attacks. Seems pretty low key? They have nestled mouths which can indeed spew out maws which is where we see their fury. They have no mercy when biting down and gobbling up just about anything.

Flerken do have dimensional travel which can make quite the mess. It is useful though however for instantaneous travel. In this universe we could use that, and right about now would be perfect in my opinion.

Now Flerken do have the ability to understand humans. They can understand conversations between them.

Carol Danvers Cat, Chewie

The only thing that can hold a Flerken back is a muzzle. If their olfactory space is inaccessible, they are rendered useless. We wouldn’t want that now, would we? Rocket Raccoon once tried to defeat “Chewie”, Goose and the kittens. Obviously that didn’t go quite well. Then again not much does go well for Good Ol’Rocket.

Whether or not Goose, who yes is named after the Top Gun Goose, is or isn’t a Flerken, they did take the time to make a poster of his own for the stand alone Captain Marvel movie.

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 7, 2019.

Goose’s Poster

SpiderMan Into The Universe

Spiderman: Into the Universe was a unique surprise. It is a animation version of our favorite Spidey character and it didn’t disappoint. I must say if you haven’t seen it already, now is the time. Sony Pictures has even given us readers a surprise by posting the complete 132 page script online. Click here if you’d like to read the script. I think that is a great idea.

It was refreshing to have a new take on such a great character. Spiderman was voiced by Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May and Hailee Steinfield as Gwen Stacy to name a few. Yes this was animated but the cast was wonderful, and I have only touched on a few. Hailee Steinfield you may most recently remember from the newly released Bumblebee movie that came out before Christmas.

The official trailer of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Spiderman: Into the Universe is definitely a film for all Spiderman fans alike, and even if you aren’t that huge of a Spiderman fan I highly recommend checking this one out. One might wonder, is there a Stan Lee cameo? I’ll let you find that out for yourself. In the mean time, check out the film.