Monday, April 1, 2013

Vacation - Day Five - About Day Four

Sunday was enjoyable at Wondercon.  We started the day with breakfast at Norm's in Anaheim, on the recommendation of the parking lot attendant at the Marriott's.  It was good, solid, dinner food - with above par biscuits and gravy. The place was very crowded and very popular, judging from the crowd.  After breakfast we scooted back to Wondercon...

The first panel was in the Arena, which is a great venue for the large scale panels, and it was with Joss Whedon and the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing", Whedon's take on Shakespeare and, from the sounds of it, a bit of a vanity project. However, based on the clips they showed and the delightful cast, it looks like it is going to be a thoroughly enjoyable film.  I am looking forward to it.

We then wandered the floor.  I picked up an autographed copy of Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a charitable organization that does great and necessary work here.  If you believe in freedom of speech, I would recommend them as a vital agent working in the defense of that right.

One thing that was cool at this years Wondercon was the Cosplay was quite impression, both in the quality of many of the costumes and the very numbers of people who were participating.  If you can imagine a genre, there were people engaged in cosplay from that genre.  These three are just three representations.

I think this particular bit of cosplay was brilliant - the person was on stilts, presenting a spider-woman.  It was brilliant.

From the con, we headed back to the airport and had a fairly smooth trip back to San Jose, sharing the plane with what was, apparently, a very large high school cheerleader team that had been in some competition there in southern California.

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