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.
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: