Wondercon ’08

wondercon_logo.jpgSigh. Wondercon 2008 is now underway at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco — and I wish I was there. This is the first major comic book convention of the year as well as the kick-off of the comic book convention season — which seems to last from mid-February to the end of November. Unfortunately, as I accustom myself to the freelance writer lifestyle, I just didn’t have the funds to make the 425 mile trek north up the Pacific coast.

I’ve attended Wondercon twice before — last year and about six or so years ago. It’s an enjoyable show — not too small, but not overwhelming. It’s a good show to catch up with friends and colleagues in the comic book industry — swapping holiday seasons survival stories and sharing the big plans for the upcoming year.

If you happen to be attending Wondercon this year here’s a short list of things you can do:

  • Swing by the IDW Publishing booth (623) and tell them that issue 4 of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now (featuring the story Nimby and the D-Hoppers adapted by yours truly) was your favorite issue of the series.
  • Stop by Chris Moreno‘s table in Artist Alley (AA58) and ask to see some art from the upcoming project that he’s working on with me and Neil Kleid.
  • See if Brandon “Ragnar” Johnson is hiding out at the Baby Tattoo Books booth (1035) and buy many of his books and much of his art.
  • Saturday from 11 to noon watch Ben Templesmith squirm while they spotlight him in room 220.
  • Hit the two after-hours events at Isotope The Comic Book Lounge. Friday night with Ben Templesmith, and Saturday Night with Darwyn Cooke and the Justie League: The New Frontier after party. (Be sure to pick me up one of the nifty limited edition pint glasses, thanks.)

Alright, I’m off to work so I can afford to go to WizardWorld L.A.



One Response to “Wondercon ’08”

  1. D.J. Coffman Says:

    WIsh I was there too. :(

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