Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Is WonderCon Looking To Make Anaheim A Permanent Home?

As we head to the end of this week, we're all getting ready for WonderCon in Anaheim, CA.  Normally WonderCon is held in San Francisco, but due to construction on the Moscone Center they were forced to move the location this year.  It was believed that WonderCon would return to its location in San Francisco following this years move.  However, an email encouraging people to check out WonderCon this weekend may have revealed something different.


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I could just be reading a little too much in to this, but the email says, "..our new location in Anaheim."  New Location???  I thought it was a temporary location.  Does this mean that Comic-Con International  is looking to make WonderCon a permanent resident of Anaheim and say farewell to the Bay Area, or was it just simple wording that I'm blowing out of proportion?

It's no secret that Anaheim has hoped to get Comic-Con to move from San Diego to Anaheim.  (Read about it here.)  But with the capacity problems Comic-Con already has, Anaheim would not work.  However, WonderCon is the perfect size for the Anaheim Convention Center, much like San Francisco's Moscone Center is.  To entice WonderCon guests to fall in love with it being in Anaheim, there are some local deals for attendees.  This includes special prices for Disneyland tickets.

If WonderCon were to move to Anaheim, Southern California would be ground zero in the Con world.  You would have San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon, Monsterpalooza, Long Beach Comic Con, and Comikaze Expo just to name a few of the heavy hitters.  For that reason, I'm really hoping that WonderCon will return to its home in San Francisco.

What say you?


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3 comments:

  1. I think that WonderCon really should return home next Spring. It was great getting to travel to NorCal for a Con. It made it harder for Hollywood to take over and maintained the awesomeness of San Diego Comic Con.

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  2. umm I consider comikaze a glorified hotel convention more than a heavy hitter. Long beach could be something great with a couple more years expansion.

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  3. SoCal already has a ton of events and cool places like Disneyland, Hollywood, nice beaches/hot weather, Comic-Con, and Anime Expo to name a few. WonderCon can't be taken away from SF! :(

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