I spent this past weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim for what turned out to be a fun family trip. We explored a lot, my son played old-school video games (trouncing me at Street Fighter with his advanced button-mashing technique) and alternately borrowed the camera and photobombed my pictures, my wife cosplayed as Kara Danvers and Whitney Frost, and we all had a good time.
There was no Flash panel this year, but there were Flash fans everywhere. I didn’t actually see anyone dressed as the Flash all day Friday…until I walked outside at the end of the day, and ran into three in rapid succession. Over the next two days, I saw people dressed as Barry, Wally, Jay and Jesse…comic, TV and movie costumes…Reverse-Flash…the DC Bombshells Flash…and a bunch of original variations.
These are only the ones I got on camera! On top of more Flash variants, I spotted a Gorilla Grodd and a movie-style Captain Boomerang. No other Rogues that I can recall, though. For more, non-Flashy stuff, check out my complete photo gallery at Flickr and my writeup at K-Squared Ramblings.
Fun fact: Reverse-Flash is looking over at my 6YO, who’s in the process of running into the frame.
» Full photo gallery at Flickr.
» Full writeup at K-Squared Ramblings.
I spent Saturday and Sunday afternoons at WonderCon in Los Angeles, and took my usual photos of sights and cosplay. The LA convention center does feel different than Anaheim, but the con still felt like a WonderCon, not like ComiKaze or Wizard World. The size and variety of the exhibit hall, and the sheer amount of programming, went a long way. (I also went a long way…from one end to the other of the convention center. Repeatedly. Think of it as a dumbbell, with the exhibit hall on one side, and programming on the other and along the bar.)
Head over to Flickr for the full photo gallery, or check out my write-up at K² Ramblings!
As of last weekend, I’ve been to more WonderCons in Anaheim than San Francisco, and more with a kid in tow than without. And I’m finally at the point where I’m no longer comparing the current incarnation of the con to the previous one, and just taking it on its own terms.
Here at Speed Force, we covered Flash cosplay and the Flash TV show cast Q&A earlier in the week. My full photo gallery is on Flickr. It took a whole week, but I finally put together my write-up of the con over at K-Squared Ramblings.
This past Sunday, WonderCon hosted a Flash TV show panel in Anaheim, CA. The largest room at the convention center was packed, but not overflowing, as the lights dimmed and they showed a trailer for the upcoming episodes building to the season finale.
It was a different trailer than the one that ran after last week’s episode, and it looks awesome!. (YouTube link via The Beat.)
Cast members Carlos Valdez (Cisco Ramon), Candice Patton (Iris West), and Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow) came out on stage, along with producer Andrew Kreisberg. (Jesse L. Martin was scheduled to be there, but got sick and had to cancel.) Once they were all introduced, someone in the audience shouted out, “Where’s Barry?” “Oh, he’s running around…”
I spent the weekend at WonderCon, and while I didn’t make it to the Flash TV cast signing (they capped the line 20 minutes before I made it to the convention center), I did make it to the cast and crew Q&A session on Sunday, which I’ll be posting about soon. I also spotted quite a few Flashes, Kid Flashes and Quicksilvers among the cosplayers. (and a Thundra, who I kept trying to figure out whenever she walked by until I finally just walked up and asked her what her costume was).
The full photo gallery is up on Flickr, but here’s a highlight of some of the speedsters who slowed down long enough to be caught on camera: Continue reading
After a weekend at WonderCon, I’m desperately in need of some sleep. But I did manage to get all my photos online, not just the ones taken with the phone. Check out my WonderCon 2014 Flickr album!
Update: I finally got around to writing up the con at K2R.