WonderPost 2023: Cosplay Photoshoots, Fleischer Cartoons, KRS Comics, Jeff Pina, Thousand Skies

Every day, it’s a-getting closer, going faster than a rollercoaster… Every day we inch closer to WonderCon Anaheim 2023, and the trickle of news starts to become a flood. On this day, we’ve got another jam-packed edition of news for you, including where and when you’ll want to meet-up for that cosplay group photoshoot, where to buy some of the cutest merch if you’re a dog-lover, art prints ranging from Mario to Marvel, and more.

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

  • Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it! One of our favorite things about WonderCon is the amount of amazing cosplay that fills the courtyard area just outside the Anaheim Convention Center, and this year will be home to several group photoshoots for galaxies (and fandoms) far and wide. Here are just a few of the events:
    • DC Group Photoshoot — Saturday, March 25 TBA — Main fountain — Facebook event
    • Disney Group Photoshoot — Sunday, March 26 2pm PT — 2nd floor stair — Facebook event
    • GI Joe Group Photoshoot — Time TBA — South Terrace — Facebook event
    • Guardians of the Galaxy Group Photoshoot — Friday, March 24 1pm PT — Main fountain — Facebook event
    • Star Wars Group Photoshoot — Saturday, March 25 12pm PT — Main fountain — Facebook event
  • Thousand Skies is an early frontrunner for “cutest merch on the show floor”. This year, you can get their corgi-licious wares at Booth #2042.
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Forget about Cocaine Bears — our favorite kind of bear is one that makes art. And Brian Bear Cartoon will be bringing his fantastical creations to WonderCon this month, with prints, books, and “whathaveyous”, at Booth #D-06. 

  • He’s no Jedi, but this Captain Rex print from Eva and Eylyana of 2designerds is pretty awesome. Be a Trooper, and march on over to Booth #C-39 to pick it up.
 
 
 
 
 
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  • You don’t have long to wait for this year’s full WonderCon panel schedule — but you have even less time to wait to find out when this year’s Fleischer Cartoons panel is, because it will be on Saturday, March 25 at 10am PT.

  • Level up your art game with this new piece from Handcrafted Geekdom, which will be available at #F-22.
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Do you have a little one who loves to cosplay, or who is potentially interested in starting? Then be sure to stop by Booth #FC-20, where Kids Can Cosplay will be back, with swag and freebies.

  • Artist Michael Mayhew is joining his friends at KRS Comics at WonderCon this year. Swing by Booth #801 on Friday and Saturday where Mayhew will be signing books, doing remarks, and even offering some original artwork.
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Who will be the last girl standing? Find out, when you see Josh Eiserike of The Very Final Last Girls at WonderCon later this month.

  • What goes “Grump” in the night? Beth Sotelo and her Grump are heading to WonderCon, at Booth #A-16.

  • Artist and author Ryan “Derede” McCarthy is heading back to WonderCon this year with new books, surprises, and more, at #F-26 in Artist Alley.

  • JP Capsule, the largest Gacha Gacha (a Japanese capsule toy subscription box) store in the USA, will be setting up shop — er, booth — at WonderCon this year.
 
 
 
 
 
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If you have yet to get tickets to WonderCon 2023, there is still time

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

And if you have missed any of our previous WonderPosts, you can find them here.

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