Towards the end of this weekend's WonderCon, the convention announced that it would be held in Los Angeles in 2016. The move is caused in part by planned construction on the Anahem Convention Center, and currently WonderCon only has a one year contract with LA, so it's not necessarily a permanent move. WonderCon is one of the most nomadic of conventions, having originated in Oakland, moved to San Francisco, and then moved to Anaheim. Of course, the change from Anaheim to Los Angeles is similar to the move from Oakland to San Francisco - it's not a huge shift in terms of general location.
If you saw last year's Pacific Rim, then you probably recall that all the giant monster-fighting robots were housed Shatterdomes, sprawling bases that were all set, as the title implies, around the Pacific Ocean. But when you consider the time frame of the movie and the amount of time it spends on explaining the research that humanity had to do to figure out exactly what was going on with all these kaiju, it's easy to imagine that they probably would've built a few East Coast Shatterdomes as well, just in case. Of course, given that all those monsters were, in fact, coming from the Pacific, the folks on those East Coast Shatterdomes would've had an awful lot of free time. And now they're using it to throw a convention.
Or at least, that's my theory on how Shatterdome Atlanta, a one-day convention for Pacific Rim fans being held tomorrow down in Georgia, came to be.
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Image Comics has announced its own branded 3-day convention coming in February, describing it as "a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics." Scheduled to run from February 24-26 at the Oakland Convention Center in downtown Oakland, Ca., Image Expo als
WonderCon is breaking from tradition in 2012, scheduling a March 16-18 show in Anaheim, Calif. rather than at its San Francisco home of 25 years. Responding to the March date, Reed Exhibitions has rescheduled its Chicago convention C2E2 for April 13-15, 2012 while Wizard World has agreed to slot its Wizard World Anaheim show even later in the year
This weekend, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo kicks off its second year in the Windy City's McCormick Place. Sadly, none of the staffers here at ComicsAlliance are going to be in attendance this year, but in a bit of wishful thinking, we discovered that for a relatively new show, C2E2 has a lot going on.
So much, in fact, that it might be a little overwhelming, even for a seasoned con-goer.