We are just ONE WEEK away from WonderCon 2023 — can you believe it? It feels like it hasn’t been that long since we last stepped foot in the Anaheim Convention Center. But there are still plenty of announcements to be revealed, more art to be showcased (Star Trek and Disney mash-ups? Creatures both adorable and terrifying? We got ’em.), and more fun to be found (try your hand at some retro computer games!).
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- Beam me up, Robert McKeone. Chart a course for #B-29, where you can pick up McKeone’s latest print, “Captain’s Log“, an ode to both Star Trek and Disneyland, featuring Captains throughout the series run in Splash Mountain-esque “log” (get it?). This print will be premiering exclusively at WonderCon, so hop into the Lightning Lane and head to his booth to grab it.
CAPTAIN'S LOG: Stardate 76691.1 – Six Federation captains explore the Anaheim quadrant when they find themselves at the happiest place.— Robert McKeone (@BobDrawsStuff) March 17, 2023
New print. Premiering exclusively at @wondercon March 24-26. Artists' Alley. Table B-29.#wondercon2023 #artistalley #b29 #bobdrawsstuff pic.twitter.com/M7dO74msJ3
- Do you love vintage computer games? Come play with author and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky at Booth #1141, where she’ll have books, art, and vintage computers like a 1984 Mac or 1977 Commodore PET loaded up with games.
I'm at @WonderCon this year at booth #1141!— Rachel Ignotofsky (@ignotofsky) March 17, 2023
I will have my books and art for sale + my vintage computer collection loaded up with awesome games for you to play on!
Stop by to get a book signed & play with my 1984 Mac or my Commodore PET from 1977!
See you at #WonderCon pic.twitter.com/U4pMpeYnue
- Artist Nick Kremenek is almost complete with the lead-up to his WonderCon limited edition poster — The Good, The Bad, and The Monstrous. But first, let’s meet another member of the latter, which is Swamp Thing himself, Alec Holland.
The quest to create a new #WonderCon2023 limited poster continues with a #SneakPeek of the characters within. Another member of The Monstrous: Detective #SwampThing is on the case!#NickKremenekArt #Dreamforger #WonderConExclusive #fanart pic.twitter.com/IJLf5a3Ubq— Nick Kremenek (WonderCon Artist Alley Booth D-39) (@NickKremenek) March 17, 2023
- If you haven’t guessed by now, we’re big fans of artist Val Hochberg, creator of Mystery Babylon. Every year she brings tons of mini original artworks to her booth (#C-60 in Artist Alley). This year’s batch includes this adorable fox, and this Critical Role Scanlan Shorthalt piece, among many, many more.
I don’t know if I’ll have as many arts as I usually do this year for #Wondercon, but I am really loving some of my art pieces for this show! 💖 Here’s one that’s gonna be hard to say bye to!— Valvalchu 💖 @ WonderCon C-60 (@kickgirl) March 16, 2023
Hope you like it! This original art will be for sale at my Artist Alley Table C-60! pic.twitter.com/VyPSje2FpW
A little sample showing pencils/inks to a finished arts! Another piece that I’ll have at #Wondercon next weekend!— Valvalchu 💖 @ WonderCon C-60 (@kickgirl) March 17, 2023
Hope you like it! This original art will be for sale at my Artist Alley Table C-60! I’ll share more arts soon!#scanlan #criticalrolefanart #criticalrole #voxmachina pic.twitter.com/buw4IxKR2E
- Who ya gonna call? Why, the LA Ghostbusters, of course! Stop by Booth #1192 for free ESP tests, equipment demos, or to check out their collection of slime. They’ll even be doing daily raffles to benefit the Starlight Children’s Group.
We’re coming back to @Wondercon March 24-26!— LA Ghostbusters (@TheRealLAGB) March 17, 2023
Come by BOOTH 1192, participate in free ESP tests, equipment demos or check out our collections of slime as we patrol the convention and raise money for @StarlightUS !#ghostbusters #ghostbusterscosplay pic.twitter.com/otZyUoGhcm
- Artist Rick Kitagawa showed off two new “mycological horrors” prints headed for WonderCon Booth #A-14 in Artist Alley.
New prints for @WonderCon ! A series of mycological horrors. Fun times for the whole family!— Dark Wheel NFT | Rick Kitagawa (he/him) (@DarkWheelNFT) March 16, 2023
Which one is more terrifying? L or R? #digitalpainting #darkart #mushrooms #fungi pic.twitter.com/wmmUqVdL5Q
- The Caleb King has been busy working on a new piece for WonderCon, featuring the Star Wars character Bo Katan. This beautiful watercolor and ink on paper will be available as a print just in time for the show at Booth #A-55.
- Artist Jen Gray is returning to WonderCon this year, where she’ll be set up in Artist Alley #A-61 with prints, art books, and an exclusive mermaid print.
Next Weekend!— JenGrayArt (@JenGrayArt) March 17, 2023
I’ll be at Wondercon selling prints and art books, and this exclusive mermaid print
Artist Alley Booth A-61
Come say hi! pic.twitter.com/8UliGlSyfa
- Michele Fried of Handcrafted Geekdom is at it again, with a new Dungeons & Dragons dice inspired art piece. Stop by Artist Alley #F-22 with your party to claim victory — and this artwork.
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- Jin Yung Kim, also known as JYK All Day, revealed another art piece heading to his WonderCon Booth #A-06. This sketch pays tribute to Kamen Rider Black Sun.
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- If there’s one thing we at the UBlog can’t get enough of, it’s Snake Eyes. So you can bet we’ll be stopping by Artist Alley #C-59 to check out artist Jeff Pina and his new Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow prints, as well as his Go-Bots sketch cover.
If you have yet to get tickets to WonderCon 2023, there is still time.
And if you have missed any of our previous WonderPosts, you can find them here.