While the New York Comic Con saw 77,000 attendees, the West Coast WonderCon is not as big but it is still respectable in the industry. If you live in the San Francisco area, this sounds like a great convention to attend. From the website -
“WonderCon returns to Moscone Center South on Februrary 27 through March 1 for another three-day, history-making event. With an attendance of over 29,000 last year, the second largest comics convention on the West Coast (after Comic-Con International) experienced its largest ever leap in attendance. Like its big sister show to the south, WonderCon combines the worlds of comics and the popular arts to offer a lively and exciting mix of shopping and stargazing. Here’s your chance to meet some of your favorite comics writers and artists and see Hollywood stars up close!
As always, your WonderCon membership gets you into the giant Exhibit Hall, where companies and vendors from around the country sell some of the coolest pop culture loot ever: comics, original art, movie posters, DVDs, anime, toys, action figures, books, videogames…you name it, it’s probably in there!
WonderCon also has an amazing Artists’ Alley, featuring some of the best creators in the comics biz, as well as hundreds of top pros in addition to the special guests. The Autograph Area includes some of your favorite stars of movies and TV. Your membership also gets you into programs and events featured at the convention, but remember: seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you spot a panel or event that is a must-see for you, get there early—seating is limited at all events. In some instances, rooms may be closed due to fire marshal regulations, and if that occurs, even your badge won’t get you into the room.”
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