|It was also part R2D2 Convention|
I hadn't planned on going this year, but then my new friend Elizabeth told me that WonderCon had temporarily moved down to the Anaheim Convention Center this year. At that point, my weekend plans had fallen through, so it was almost fate that I should attend again...bunny ear hat and all!
|When making a costume: consider ability to walk.|
- It was raining in Los Angeles. I usually like the rain, but this wasn't "singing in the rain with my red galoshes" kind of rain - it was pouring!
- We were the first car to get turned away from the main parking area. The next lot wasn't far, but it seemed to be after a journey through the downpour. Note: Wearing a bunny ear hat will give people the notion you know where the comic books and science fiction convention is - they will follow you or ask you directions. This is a huge responsibility, especially if you can't even see while you're walking through a storm. Luckily, Elizabeth knew where she was going.
- When we arrived, we expected to see nerdy costumes, but were greeted by cheerleaders and volleyball players. It turns out the convention was running concurrently with some school competitions.
Also, be ready for new discoveries. One of the best things we found was the Imaginarium Galleries booth featuring drabbit puppets (they're kind of like dragons). These aren't your average hand puppets - you can control their movements with a long extended cable (the more elaborate feature a dual cable system). Let's just say I now own a drabbit with pink fur named Tolstoy :)
On weary feet, we left the convention with memories, drabbits, t-shirts, a sweatshirt, and even an adipose. I think those are clear indicators that we had a great time. It was nice having WonderCon in Los Angeles and it was the perfect prep for Comic-Con and Anime Expo in the summer.