Sunday, March 27, 2016

WonderCon 2016

Thursday night, David, Tristan and I started off our WonderCon weekend with a screening of Batman v Superman. I have no idea why the film is getting crapped on so much as we loved it! Affleck IS Batman. The casting was superb and the film was well worth the wait. We loved seeing this on the way home as we drove by the Warner Brothers lot:

Friday and Saturday we trekked to the LA Convention Center for WonderCon 2016! This weekend was our first foray out as a family in a longtime. David hasn't been out of the house except for his doctor's visits. It was nice to have some normalcy back in our lives and something else to think about. It was also an adventure as neither Tristan nor I had ever been to the LA Convention Center. It took awhile to get used to (everything seemed the reverse of Anaheim or San Diego.) 

We had our professional (free) badges, sketchbook and a few books for folks to sign. We returned to our early days of convention going and instead of spending money, we did other things. We went to multiple signings with Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr, Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Gilbert Hernandez, Kyle Baker, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Lee and Joe Quinones who happily signed our various books and comics that we have collected over the years.

Ed Brubaker

David Mack (this is what happens when I get nervous, my hands shake and I get crappy photos!)

Kyle Baker 

John Romita Jr

Bill Sienkiewicz

Brian Michael Bendis (we waited hours to see him and they cut the line as it was closing time. Bendis graciously stayed and signed our very heavy Taschen Marvel Comics book. I was grateful that I didn't have to lug it again the next day!)
Jim Lee

When we weren't in line for a signing, we (slowly) walked the floor and treated it like a museum (oohing and ahhing over artwork from a variety of favorite artists both living and dead.) 

We went to a handful of panels, Preacher, Wayward Pines, Scorpion (not a show we watch but we sat through it for SHIELD) and my current favorite (non BBC) show Agents of SHIELD, which was also the BEST panel we've been to since the Deadpool panel last year. I couldn't stop laughing! I also appreciated how appreciative and engaging they were with their fans. They truly know how to have a good time with each other and the people who watch their show.

Wayward Pines
Agents of SHIELD
more Agents of SHIELD shenanigans (it was a GREAT panel!)

We ended the convention with passes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party courtesy of Tristan who is always paying attention to what is happening during the convention! Pizza and cupcakes are always fun.

TMNT having fun

It was a great time and I'm going through convention withdrawal today. How many more days until San Diego?

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