Wondercon is HERE! This is the weekend that Wondercon was supposed to invade the Anaheim Convention Center, but the coronavirus had other plans. But the good folks at Wondercon have pulled together the next best thing — Wondercon@Home, an online version of the Wondercon Convention. The lineup includes videos, activity and coloring sheets, Zoom meeting backgrounds, a cosplay challenge, a one-of-a-kind print-at-home badge, plus a WonderCon Anaheim Merch store with exclusive 2020 items for purchase.
And PANELS with all kinds of guests will be posted throughout the month of April!!!
There’s also amnestying Online Exhibit Hall, featuring links to many of the exhibitors who were scheduled to attend the convention, Artists’ Alley and Small Press creators, and Fan Groups! For more WonderCon@Home fun, search #WCA2020 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Here a few of the highlights happening this weekend:
WonderCon@Home Official Cosplay Challenge
Put on your best cosplay, and you may have a chance to get some cool recognition in the WonderCon@Home Official Cosplay Challenge.
- Post a picture of yourself in your WonderCon Anaheim cosplay on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (all-ages appropriate, please!)
- Tag WonderCon Anaheim in your post
- Include the #WCA2020 hashtag in your post (this is a must!)
Challenge ends at 12:00 PM PDT on Monday, April 13. Ten creative cosplayers will be selected at random to be featured on our WonderCon@Home website with their Instagram or Twitter handles! If selected, winners will be notified via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
WonderCon Anaheim Online Exhibit Hall
One of the best parts of WonderCon Anaheim is its giant Exhibit Hall. Now you can visit some of the great creators, companies, and vendors that were going to exhibit at this year’s event! Check out the Online Exhibit Hall with Exhibitors, Artists’ Alley, Small Press, and Fan Group pages, all of which feature links to many of the exhibitors.
Click on the links below to visit these pages. Companies will be added on a regular basis.Check back if you don’t see your favorite exhibitor’s listing!
Exhibitors • Artists’ Alley • Small Press • Fan Groups
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
The Art of Shag Video Presentation
“The Art of Shag,” a Comic-Con Museum gallery exhibition, featured works from Josh Agle (Shag) himself. Imbued with a distinctive attitude and sly sense of humor, the works of Shag blend pop culture, Tiki culture and the Mid-Century Modern aesthetics. His unique pieces are unmistakably of our time, but reminiscent of animation and commercial art from the 1950s and ‘60s. The exhibit displayed signature prints, originals, merchandise, and book samples from Shag’s career that portrayed his distinctive colorful style and sense of retro decadence. This presentation by Shag was a Facebook Live broadcast on Feb. 1, 2020, and features the artist discussing his career and influences, with an emphasis on his art.
Click here to watch The Art of Shag!
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Although there won’t be a security guard checking your badge at the door, here’s a WonderCon@Home printable badge to wear all weekend! Simply download the PDF, print, and cut to size. Make sure your printer settings are not set to “Fit” … print at “Actual Size.”
Once you’ve got your all-couch access pass, take a selfie with it and post it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #WCA2020 to let us know you’re participating in WonderCon@Home!