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WonderCon 2016 – So Many Panels, So Little Time

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WonderCon 2016 – So Many Panels, So Little Time

It’s that time again: I need to plan out my schedule and figure out which of the hundreds of WonderCon panels, signings, and demos I’m going to this year. I’ve got to study the map (new location in the LA Convention Center this year) narrow down the options (some of the ones I like are at the same time, and I haven’t located a TARDIS yet) and pack my running shoes.

Click the jump for the panels that caught my eye in the WonderCon 2016 schedule.

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SDCC 2015 – Cosplay 101 Panel

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SDCC 2015 – Cosplay 101 Panel

After braving a packed trolley ride, massive SDCC crowds, and a map we couldn’t quite figure out, the three of us (Jada, Elizabeth, and Kathryn) managed to be the very last people into the Cosplay 101 panel before they closed the doors. We had to stand for the whole panel; totally worth it.

From the first documented cosplayer (Foster J. Ackerman, at the first Wondercon in 1939) to today, cosplay is a world that welcomes people from all genres and with any amount of experience and skill. At Cosplay 101, Catherine M Fisher, Mike Schiffbauer, Bob Mogg, and Melissa Gene Meyer talked a little about how they got into cosplaying, resources for the beginning cosplayer, and various things you need to keep in mind when making your own costume.

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SDCC 2015 – So many panels, so little time

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SDCC 2015 – So many panels, so little time

Once again it’s a nerd’s favorite problem: how to fit in all the San Diego Comic-Con panels you want to see and still have time to get cosplay photos, buy decorations for your personal Starbase, and maybe remember to eat something.

The following panels are a teeny percentage of the ones I thought looked cool. (The full schedule is here.) Some of them have time conflicts, so I’ll either have to make a decision, or race from one to the other as fast as Security will let me go. I’ve got my running shoes, someone distract the guards…

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WonderCon 2015: so many panels, so little time

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WonderCon 2015: so many panels, so little time

WonderCon 2015 starts tomorrow and once again I’m trying to figure out how to fit in all the panels I want to see and still get cosplay photos, geek trinkets, and try to remember to eat something (luckily there’s all those awesome food trucks right outside the front door.)

With that, here’s a teeny fraction of the panels that me and my good buddy Jada would most like to see. Some are going on at the same time, but we’ll either pick one or split up or see if we can hitch a ride on the nearest TARDIS.

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Comic Issues #180 – Gearing Up For SDCC Part 3

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Comic Issues #180 – Gearing Up For SDCC Part 3

It’s finally here! San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is upon us, and Comic Issues will be there every day: roaming the sales floor, photographing cosplay, interviewing actors and artists and writers, and looking for that perfect print or figurine to buy for our own geek lairs.

Join Anthony, Elizabeth, and Leland from Movie-Issues in our third and final installment of Gearing Up For Comic-Con, as we ask the all important questions: did Han Solo’s busted ankle cost us a Star Wars panel; are we going to the Masquerade; which panels are we standing in line for; what’s up with Batgirl’s new costume; why is the internet talking about a ball pit; and can you or can you not kick people if they’re in your way? (No. You can’t. Leland, I’m talking to you. Behave.)

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WonderCon 2014: so many panels, so little time

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WonderCon 2014: so many panels, so little time

WonderCon 2014 is only one week away! This is my second year attending, and I’m hoping to actually make it to a few panels this year. The problem is figuring out which ones to hit, while still making time for interviews for the website, snagging photos for the cosplay gallery, shopping for geek trinkets, and maybe remembering to eat something.

The full jam-packed schedule of panels, games, anime, and signings is here. The ones I’m most interested in are below. (In the case of scheduling conflicts between two panels I’ll either have to pick one, or run back and forth really fast between them. Note to self: pack my running shoes…)

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