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Comic Con 2019 Begins in Two Days and We’re Here

Every year we like to come down to San Diego CA to see the city transform for the three of the most craziest days San Diego sees each year. The transformation literally takes place overnight. I’m seeing building wraps go up on buildings, pop ups popping up. I haven’t been all over but I’ll tell you what I have seen.

I went down to the Horton Plaza where a pop up shop of FYE was there again. I stumbled on them last year when I went out to the Amazon Treasure Truck for am exclusive Funko pop. This is further way from the convention nut one of the best things to do outside of it.

Maryjanes at the Hard Rock Hotel is turning into “The Good Place”. Let’s just say a lot of pancakes will be made and enjoyed.

Amazon Prime was setting up. I wasn’t able to go in but from what I read and saw it’s sure to be an awesome experience. Hard Rock is turning into SuperStore for those familiar with that show. One can not forget Super Store 7. Which will be full of classics monsters. Wolfman,Dracula, etc.

The next few days will surely bring much joy to many people and the transformation will be complete!

Tonight we are staying at the Hard Rock, it’s a comfy hotel with great amenities.

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.

Long Beach Comic Expo is This Weekend!

Long Beach Comic Expo is this weekend February 16th and 17th. The website I linked to above will give you a list of all exhibitors and events that will be going on this weekend. There is a lot to see and do this year so get there early, and don’t forget to take into consideration, parking.

Just a few things I am interested in is the Cosplay Contest. That is one event where everyone’s creativity is showcased for all of us to see. The contest begins on February 16th at 6pm if you are interested. If that is the case please stop by The Geek Gastby booth between 5pm and 6pm and see Bernie Bregman to enter.

Another event I’d like to mention is the Space Expo. This is also on their website and it is a sporadic events and panels throughout the expo. It is in their calendar if you’d like to check it out.

Space Expo will be at Long Beach Comic Expo 2019

As always I’m there to check out the comics, find some new gems in the small press area, and discover some new stories before they are saturated in the store. I always make time to go through small press, this is where I find some of the most interesting comics. Yes, Marvel and DC, you can always count on them, but the small press area is a whole different ballgame and I love it.

If I do find a “hidden gem” I’ll be sure to write a review here so that you can check it out for yourself or ask me questions about it.

What’s your favorite thing to do at conventions? Cosplay, find a comic, meet up with friends..panels? Hope to see you all there. Most of all enjoy yourself and have fun!

Long Beach Expo is February 16 and 17 2019, at the Long Beach Comic and Entertainment Center.

Saturday 10am-7pm ($40 dollars for the day)

Sunday 11am-5pm ($25 dollars for the day)

Wondercon 2018 Day 2

Today was the second day of Wondercon at the Anaheim convention center.  This was my first day going as I was at the Roseanne premiere yesterday (I mean how could I miss that).  It was a con as usual, and being Saturday, it was busy.  Many a cosplayer lined the front of the building as well as the show floor.

I found this year to be a bit confusing even though I had a “map” in the guide book.  Many of the vendors were the same, some were new.  It seemed however as if they had moved vendors around a bit, and that’s okay.  Just try to remember where you saw that awesome item you wanted because you just might spend an hour trying to find it again.

I always like to spend time in the small press area.  It’s where I discover new comics, new stories and new characters to love. Or hate.   I do read some main stream comics, but I have always been a big supporter of small press.

Besides there being a lot of people there today, traffic and especially parking was a disaster.  Honestly the extra money I paid for a hotel for one night was totally worth getting around the parking debacle.  This happens every year.  This year though it seemed they had more roads closed off, routes re-routed.  The pedestrians weren’t being funneled by the police, so if you were driving and needed to turn, you had to wait for all 50+ people to walk across.  Remember we are also dealing with the Disney Crowd.

If you are coming tomorrow, remember, it closes earlier than it has been.  It closes at 5.  Come early.  If you see something, buy it.  Don’t pass it by if you an afford it.  Check out every booth.  I’ve found countless things I never would have found if I didn’t stop, have a chat and pick up a book, comic or toy.

Most importantly, have fun!

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