We’re cautiously optimistic that the WonderCon exhibitor map might be out this week, which means we’ll get a full look at the show floor and everything it entails. But until then, we have plenty of news to tide you over — including Patrick Ballesteros original minis, comics legends, Alien prints, stickers, commissions, and more.
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- It will still be a few more weeks before the get the full WonderCon panel schedule (keep your eyes peeled for March 20 or 27), but cosplayer Shawn Richter shared that his Avengers Initiative Presents Marvel Cosplaying with the West Coast Avengers panel returns for 2020.
— Shawn Richter @SD Comic Fest (@cofphoto) February 24, 2020
- You can also look forward to the How to Get Press Coverage panel for small press publishers, which features several journalists and bloggers as they discuss how to get coverage. Catch the panel on Saturday, April 11 from 10AM-11AM.
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Anyone that’ll be attending #wondercon2020 in #anaheimcalifornia DONT MISS MY PANEL from #FirstComicsNews about how to get press for your work / art ITS ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT!! I’ll be on panel with some of my favorite fellow #nerd #geek #comics #creatives #writers JOIN THE FUN!!! Coming up in 2 months!!! #cosplay #timchizmar #somuchfun
- Animated series S.A.L.E.M. will also be hosting a panel, on Friday, April 10 in North 200A from 5PM-6PM. Join voice actors, the creator, and more for your first look.
We’re coming to @WonderCon
We are pleased to say that SALEM will be at Wondercon!
Our panel is Friday @ 5pm-6pm in room North 200A
Meet some voice actors, creator, and see some pretty sweet sneak peaks!
Want to hear a part of our new theme song? 👀 come to our panel then! pic.twitter.com/m3vs7Axu4u
— ✨ S.A.L.E.M. ✨ (@SalemSeries) February 27, 2020
- The legendary comic writer Marv Wolfman will be making an appearance at WonderCon this year.
— Marv Wolfman (@marvwolfman) February 25, 2020
- Another WonderPost, another round of artist Patrick Ballesteros’ amazing mini originals. You can pick up Maleficent or any of his other originals at his booth, with the schedule still TBA.
You have yourself a Maleficent day today!
Still plugging away at the mini-originals but stay tuned cause on Monday I will be revealing the 1st of a new series debuting @WonderCon 2020. Here’s a hint, “you’ll know who to call.” #tgif #maleficent #wondercon #minioriginals pic.twitter.com/QAAHZghtMV
— Patrick Ballesteros (@PatrickBallest) February 28, 2020
- Artist Devon Devereaux will also heading to WonderCon in April — as well as San Diego Comic-Con and several other conventions on the west coast.
— Devon Devereaux (@devondevereaux) February 25, 2020
- Who ya gonna call? Southland Ghostbusters! The local SoCal cosplayers will be heading to Booth #993 at WonderCon for the first time. Stop by to say hello, but only if you ain’t afraid of no ghost.
For the first time, Southland Ghostbusters will be at WonderCon 2020 with our booth located at #993. We’re bringing all of our equipment and we’re ready to believe you all weekend long. There may even be a chosen form of the destructor we’ll have to tackle with. pic.twitter.com/CQbb8b3ABN
— SouthlandGhostbusters (@SouthlandGB) February 28, 2020
- Speaking of cosplay booths, you’ll also want to bring your kiddos to the Kids Can Cosplay booth.
— Kids Can Cosplay (@KidsCanCosplay) February 28, 2020
- In space, no one can hear you scream — and no one can buy this awesome Alien print by Chandler Ford, which is why we’d rather spend our time at WonderCon.
- We’ve got some bad news for fans of Superman: Rebirth writer Patrick Gleason. Unfortunately, he told a fan that he won’t be making it out to the convention this year.
Sorry, couldn’t swing it, But hopefully next year
— Patrick Gleason (@patrick_gleason) February 28, 2020
- Just look at the world around you right here on the ocean floor — and in this adorable Lilli Goldschmidt mermaid sketch. Be sure to visit her in Artist Alley at WonderCon for this piece and more.
- Looking for commissions at WonderCon? Lorenzo Sperlonga revealed that his commission lists are now open for both WonderCon AND San Diego Comic-Con.
- Artist and cartoonist Jeff Pina will also be opening up commissions for WonderCon soon, so be sure to keep an eye on his social for more info.
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Time to post the 2020 con schedule!!! Cover art for this years books, and con commission slots and pricing coming soon! First up: WONDERCON!!! #wondercon #comicconrevolution #phoenixfanfusion #denverpopculturecon #sdcc #comic #con #season #roadtrip #indy #thattimeofyear #herewegoagain
- Artist Adam Hughes has several conventions planned for 2020, but WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con both made the cut.
- Orlando-based artist Bryan Bindman also has a few conventions on his schedule this year, including WonderCon.
- If you love free shiny stuff (and let’s be real, who doesn’t?), be sure to hit up Arcane Agenda at WonderCon where they’ll be giving away these chrome foil silkscreened stickers.
- You can also catch Spencer and Locke writer David Pepose at WonderCon this spring.
Anyway. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.#Comics fans in #Chicago, #Seattle, #KansasCity and #LosAngeles, find me signing @SpencerAndLocke & @GoToTheChapel at @C2E2, @emeraldcitycon, @PlanetComicon and @WonderCon on 2/28-3/1, 3/12-3/15, 3/20-22 and 4/10-4/12! pic.twitter.com/BjFaFUlVDv
— David Pepose @ ECCC CC-1 (@Peposed) February 25, 2020
- Upper Deck illustrator Danny Silva has more fun stickers to show off. They’ll first be headed to Etsy, but you can pick up any leftovers at WonderCon Artist Alley F-26.