With WonderCon Anaheim 2019 less than four weeks away, CCI has released the official list of Exhibitors that will be attending this year’s convention, along with information on fan tables, autograph, artist alley and small press areas — and the map of where you can find everyone.
There are over 430 exhibitors listed for WonderCon Anaheim 2019, covering comics, toys, merchandise, and more.
On the comics front, although Marvel and Dark Horse aren’t returning again this year, DC Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Skybound, and IDW Publishing will all be representing.
The movie side is still looking very light – but it’s more than last year. DC Entertainment returns, which will surely have something to represent the upcoming Shazam!, alongside newcomer film distributor Indican Pictures (who distribute mostly C-level horror films, which could be in attendance). Interestingly, MGM has a booth — but we’re unsure if it’s at all related to the former film studio or not.
Toy and collectibles fans can stop by UCC Distributing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, BeeFy & Co., Fugitive Toys, Super7, Bluefin, Toynami, Koto Inc (formerly Kotobukiya), and more to get their collectibles fix on.
Many of our favorites, including Toddland, Hero Complex Gallery, Funimation, Cyclops Print Gallery, CLAUS Studios, and FANDOM are must-stops when planning your exhibit floor plan. You’ll also want to plan a stop at the Comic-Con Museum booth, where presumably like at SDCC, you can sign up for membership.
Fans of Doctor Who and more will find something to like among the fan tables, with various fan clubs and cosplay groups among the list of Fan Tables. In addition, there are over 340 tables (up significantly from last year!) listed in Artists’ Alley (including Patrick Ballesteros, Jen Bartel, Sergio Aragones, Danny Haas, Christopher Uminga, Katie Cook, , Lord Mesa, and many more) and over 100 attending in the Small Press area. There’s much to see at WonderCon Anaheim, and we haven’t even seen the panel schedule yet.
But having said that, while there never seem to be many vacant booths at the convention, a lot of the big players – including Marvel, Image, Capcom, Powered by Funko, and more – seem to keep leaving WonderCon, without other, large companies to replace them (though Kotobukiya does return this year!). As more conventions spring up, it gets harder and harder for the big companies to hit them all, which is part of what makes San Diego Comic-Con so special – they’re all there. There’s a reason we often refer to WonderCon as “San Diego Comic-Con lite”.
But that can also make WonderCon feel special as well. Rather than spending all of your time hitting “the big booths” to score all the latest exclusives, you can take your time, wander through Artist Alley and explore some amazing gems, and just focus on having fun rather than feeling like you missed out on whatever this year’s hot item is. We actually think that may be a strategy now for the convention, considering the list of exhibitors has shrunk, while the list of names in Artist Alley has grown — CCI may be allocating more space to the artists, and for that, we’re pretty happy.
Check out the Toucan Blog for links to all the areas above, as well as a map of the Exhibit Floor for you to start charting your course for March 29-31.
What are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments.