Anaheim Comic Con April 29-May 1

If you live in the OC or LA area you might consider attending the ANAHEIM COMIC CON (April 29-May 1). Here is my review to give you an idea of how it compares to other Cons:

Last year, a few of us from BabbleOn 5 attended the 1st Annual Anaheim Comic Con. As a faithful follower of the godfather version in San Diego, I was compelled to go and support the local nerd arts. Overall it was a fine experience but a significant less impressive floor than SDCC or WonderCon as well as very limited panel options. It’s a lot of the same merchandise repeated in the showroom and very few unique treasures to find. Unfortunately, what Anaheim lacks are the large set pieces that brings the ooohs and aaaahs. But the droves of cosplay heroes of all shapes and sizes still showed up in support. We didn’t attend any of the limited panels but there was a pretty extensive gathering of B-list actors there to meet and greet. A con this size does create easier accessibility if you are interested in meeting stars of the past. Still, I love the people, toys, and stars. Overall, I’m glad we went but it just wet my appetite for the ‘mother of all cons’ in July. Hopefully this year’s Anaheim Comic Con will be an improvement from last year’s and offer more to see and do.

For the BabbleOn 5 site, I gave this a Con a 2.5 out of 5 Babbles

Several of us are going again this year so I will be tweeting pics and updates. Over the next few weeks I will also be posting who and what I am excited about seeing. Here are my cosplay pics from last year:

Star Trek III: In Search of the Booth Babes..

Ladies, you do not want to go on a date with this guy…even if he is a doctor.

This little guy is definitely the ‘black sheep’ of his family.

Spidey, put your sissy web goo away and let me bust a cap in this guy

Man, not these two again. They crash all these parties…

The Angel of Death from Pan’s Labyrinth was one of the best cosplayers I saw.

From an onset of sudden excitedment, this little kid’s head exploded one second later.

If you squint and study this picture carefully, you can make out a ninja in the foreground.

Poor Vader is having a ‘bad hair day’.

“Grumble, gnarl, mumble mumble…” Translation: “Can anyone recommend a good speech therapist?”

3 thoughts on “Anaheim Comic Con April 29-May 1

  1. Totally agree with your assessment of last year’s Anaheim Con. Unfortunately, I fear this year will be a step backwards. Their guest list hasn’t kept up with their Miami or Toronto shows… Oh well, my wife and I already reserved a room out there, so we’ll be there for the weekend one way or the other 🙂

    • Yea, the list is not too impressive. Although it would be really cool to meet Tricia Helfer from BSG. At least there is a lot to do out there for you in Anaheim. Thanks for commenting and see you there!

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