At long last, Comic-Con International has unveiled the WonderCon Anaheim 2022 exhibitor floor map and the official list of exhibitors. As always, it’s filled to the brim with fan tables, artists, small press, and more.
There are 820+ exhibitors listed for WonderCon Anaheim 2022, covering comics, toys, merchandise, and more.
On the comics front, it’s a much lighter year than normal, with DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM!, and Skybound all skipping. Instead though, you’ll find AfterShock Comics and plenty of smaller, independent comics companies. Maybe you’ll find your new favorite this year!
Toy and collectibles fans can stop by Figpin, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Bandai Namco (who get a booth upgrade to the usual DC spot), BeeFy & Co., Fugitive Toys, Toynami, and more to get their collectibles fix on.
Many of our favorites, including Toddland, Cyclops Print Works, Icon Heroes, and Legion M 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 you can sign up for membership.
Fans of Robotech, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and even the Girl Scouts can find their fellow geeks over at this year’s Fan Tables, where various fan clubs and cosplay groups among the list of Fan Tables.
In addition, you’ll find an insanely talented roster of artists over in Artists’ Alley (including Patrick Ballesteros, Chris Uminga, Dreamforger Studios, Brianna Garcia Illustration, and many more).
Over in Small Press, you’ll find Monkey Minion, Valor & Vellum (aka Priscilla Wilson), and more. There’s much to see at WonderCon Anaheim.
But having said that, there are a lot of notable absences this year, and not just with the big players like DC and IDW. Compared to the 2020 convention that would have been, there’s also no Super7, Koto, Funimation, or BAIT (who ruled the Comic-Con Special Edition floor with their Squid Game merch). Even on the artist side, mainstays like Katie Cook, or Jen Bartel who designed the program cover, are also missing from the show floor.
There are always some no-shows, but it does feel lighter than usual. However, it’s also our first year back — and there’s still a pandemic going on, manufacturing delays are still very much a thing, and this year’s event has all seemed a bit more last minute than usual. So likely some or all of those contributed to some of the normal players saying “thanks, but not this year”.
After three years away though, we just can’t wait to get back onto the WonderCon show floor. WonderCon is always a haven for artists and smaller vendors in particular, which means that rather than spending all of your time hitting “the big booths” to score all the latest exclusives, you can take your time, wander through Artists 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. Sounds like perfection to us.
Check out CCI’s site for links to all the areas above, as well as a map of the Exhibit Floor for you to start charting your course for April 1-3.
What are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments.