WonderCon 2012 took over the Anaheim Convention Center this year, so more Hollywood studios were in attendance than in previous San Francisco-based editions. While there wasn’t a lot of newsworthy bits to come out of the panels this year, we did get to see a lot of footage from upcoming films: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman, Battleship and Rian Johnson‘s Looper.

After the con closed its doors, I recorded a video blog with /Film writers Germain Lussier and Adam Quigley, joined by Alex Billington from FirstShowing.net. We give reactions to all the footage we saw (with exception of The Amazing Spider-Man, since it was the same sizzle reel I posted about last month). We try not to go into descriptions, and instead just give you our reactions. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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It’s a big day for those anticipating Ridley Scott‘s new film Prometheus. The director is at WonderCon today and will shortly premiere the new full-length trailer for the film. (We’ll have that in a separate post as soon as it is available.)

But there is a bounty of other materials: a Q&A with actors Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, a new commercial that jumps off from the film’s viral campaign, and a one-minute IMAX teaser that is just stunning, due in part to the new look at the classic Space Jockey from Alien. (That being the story element that kicked this project into gear in the first place.) Find all below. Read More »

When will Batman Live make its way to the United States? Want to see a full infographic of every single Batsuit of all time? How about a new photo of Joss Whedon on the set of The Avengers? What does a stunning blonde model look like in Wonder Woman lingerie (with overly cautious NSFW warning?) Anything going on at WonderCon you should know about? Why does Stan Lee think Marvel is better than DC? Has someone done a new Sweded version of The Avengers trailer? Why does Damon Lindelof love Spider-Man?¬†And will the real Silver Surfer please stand up? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Just a day after WonderCon revealed their full schedule of panels, three additions have been made. And they’re awesome.

Not¬†surprisingly, the hilarious 21 Jump Street is celebrating its opening weekend at the event and Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man has been added to line up. Very surprisingly, though, WonderCon audiences will also get their first look at Rian Johnson‘s Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and others.

The event takes place from March 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Read the full descriptions below. Read More »

WonderCon, usually a staple of Northern California, has migrated south for one year only. The 2012 edition takes place March 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. While not the pop culture powerhouse of its San Diego counterpart, WonderCon’s Saturday schedule does include some very cool movie related panels. Plus, unlike Comic-Con, tickets are still available just over two weeks before the event. Read about the panels and more after the jump. Read More »

Is Tom Hardy leaking a major Dark Knight Rises spoiler in a newly found behind the scenes pic? Will Acura be releasing Tony Stark’s car from The Avengers? Want to watch a Dark Knight/Batman Begins mash-up cut like David Fincher’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer? What would Hellboy look like in real life? Would you be interested in designer DC Comics boxer shorts? How did Batman play into last night’s episode of Community? Is it possible to play Wolverine or Captain America pinball right now? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

WonderCon Moves To Anaheim For 2012

Southern California residents are ridiculously spoiled. Forget about the virtually perfect weather every single day, in terms of massive pop culture gatherings alone, there’s an embarrassment of riches. And next year it just gets bigger.

We already have San Diego Comic-Con, the granddaddy of them all, the kind of convention so massive it makes every other one pale in comparison. We also have E3, one of the most important video game conventions in the world. Now we also have the D23 Expo, Disney’s very own fan convention, which just completed its second year.

And next year, just to add insult to injury, Southern California is stealing a comic book convention from our friends in the Bay Area. WonderCon, long a staple of the San Francisco area, is moving to Anaheim on March 16-18, 2012. Read why after the jump. Read More »

WonderCon 2011 Cosplay Video Compilation


San Francisco’s WonderCon is known to many as the little brother convention to San Diego’s massive Comic-Con. I remember a few years ago being surprised at just how few people dressed up for the Bay-area con. But in recent years, WonderCon has been growing in size and more and more attendees have begun dressing up as their favorite comic book, sci-fi, horror, video game and anime characters. Mark Day has compiled awesome video compilation showing you the many costumed geeks at this year’s WonderCon. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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