Can you sense it? Smell it in the air? That’s right! Convention season is right around the corner and we’re kicking off our coverage right now, giving you the rundown of all we know about WonderCon 2015 (April 3-5) in Anaheim, California so far!
How Do I Get Badges and Hotels?
Look no further! Here is the pricing guide for badges this year!
* Seniors (60 years or older) pay the U.S. military/senior reduced price. Active U.S. Military with ID can pay the military/senior price. This does not extend to dependents.
Need a Hotel?
We got you there too! The hotels by the Anaheim Convention center are incredibly central and located within easy walking distance, and the rates are quite fantastic! We’ve stayed at the Hilton and the Marriott right next to the convention center and can only say good things!
Once you’ve bought your badges, get your hotel here: WonderCon Anaheim Hotels. As of right now, here are how the hotel reservation availability looks. If you’re looking for a hotel, don’t wait!
How about the WonderCon Masquerade?
According to the Toucan Blog, official from Comic Con International and WonderCon:
2015 is coming up fast and here’s another sure sign that WonderCon Anaheim is right around the corner, calendar-wise: the official rules and entry form for the 11th annual WCA Masquerade are now available. The deadline to pre-register to be a contestant for the event is March 21, 2015. You can read more about it by clicking here, but you’ll want to be a part of this big Saturday night event, to be held on April 4 at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of WonderCon Anaheim 2015 (April 3, 4, & 5, Easter weekend).
Feel like this is your cup of tea! We say go for it!
But Nerds Doing Stuff, what about the awesome Special Guests?
Don’t fret! We did not forget those! Here is the full list of announced WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Special Guests.
Neal Adams, Legendary artist on Batman, Deadman, X-Men, Avengers
Becky Cloonan, Co-writer of Gotham Academy series, and artist on Conan, Demo
Aaron Kuder, Artist on Action Comics
Kevin Maguire, Artist on Justice League International, Guardians of the Galaxy
Dustin Nguyen, Writer/artist, Batman: Li’l Gotham, artist, Descender
Darwyn Cooke, writer/artist of the Richard Stark/Parker graphic novel series, and DC: The New Frontier.
Greg Horn, cover artist for Marvel Comics.
Braden Lamb, Adventure Time artist and color artist
Shelli Paroline, Adventure Time artist
Babs Tarr, artist on the DC’s Batgirl series.
Sergio Aragones, cartoonist, Groo the Wanderer and MAD magazine
Sam de la Rosa, artist/inker for Marvel Comics and DC Comics
Devin Grayson, writer of Catwoman, The Titans, and Nightwing
John Ostrander, writer of Suicide Squad and numerous Star Wars titles
Greg Pak, writer of Batman/Superman, Action Comics, and Planet Hulk
Steve Epting, artist of Velvet, and artist/co-creator of the Winter Soldier in Captain America
Mark Evanier, writer/producer/director/comics historian, whose latest book is The Simon and Kirby Studio
Francesco Francavilla, Eisner Award-winning artist of The Black Beetle and Afterlife with Archie
Tom King, writer of DC Comics’ Grayson and author of the fiction novel, A Once Crowded Sky
Jae Lee, artist on DC’s Batman/Superman and Marvel’s The Dark Tower series
Cullen Bunn, Writer, The Sixth Gun, Hellbreak, Harrow County, Magneto, Sinestro
Sam Humphries, Writer, The Black Vortex, The Legendary Star-Lord
Dan Jurgens, Writer, New 52: Futures End, Convergence: Superman, Convergence: Booster Gold
Ken Lashley, Artist, Secret Six, Superman: Doomed
Fred Van Lente, Writer, Archer & Armstrong, Action Philosophers!
Kevin J. Anderson, author, Saga of Seven Suns series, Dan Shamble, Zombie PI
Rebecca Moesta, author, Crystal Doors trilogy, Star Challengers trilogy
Lisa Morton, author, Zombie Apocalypse!: Washington Deceased
James Robinson, writer, Fantastic Four, Heaven, Airboy
Greg Weisman, writer/producer, Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels
Marc Andreyko, Writer, Batwoman, Fairest, Wonder Woman ‘77
Kris Anka, Artist, Uncanny X-Men, Ms. Marvel
Ed Brubaker, Writer, Velvet, The Fade Out, Criminal, Fatale (Appearing Saturday and Sunday only)
Jamal Igle, Artist, Molly Danger, Supergirl
Phil Noto, Artist, Black Widow, Birds of Prey, X-23
Rick Remender, Writer, LOW, Deadly Class, Captain America, Uncanny Avengers (Appearing Friday and Saturday only)
For bios of all of the WonderCon Anaheim Special Guests, click here.
WonderCon Volunteer Registration is now open!
Online volunteer registration is now open for WonderCon Anaheim. The show dates are April 3-5th and spaces are limited, filling on a first-come, first-served basis. Just log into your Member ID and click on the “Volunteering” tab. You’ll see the registration link. And so you know, this volunteer process is for WonderCon Only! This will not get you in Comic-Con come July.
So there you have it!
We’ll make sure to keep you updated with any news as the days count down to WonderCon and keep an eye out for our Convention Prep coverage soon!