By Sandra Kraisirideja
WonderCon is the smaller, less well-known version of Comic-Con, but what people may not realize is that it’s put on my exactly the same people so the fact that it’s smaller and not as well-known is actually a positive thing.
WonderCon takes place every spring and its usual home turf is the Moscone Center in San Francisco, but this year the convention came down to Anaheim due to construction at Moscone.
Unlike Comic-Con, which sells out almost immediately, tickets were still available for WonderCon today, which was the probably the biggest day of the entire three-day event due to the presentations by Fox, Universal and Sony, which showed footage of “Prometheus,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” respectively.
Among the stars who braved the rain to appear on the WonderCon stage were Ridley Scott, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, the director and stars of “Prometheus;” Theron again and Kristen Stewart for the “Snow White and the Huntsman;” and Emma Stone, who stars as Gwen Stacy in “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
It may be true that if this were Comic-Con there may have been more cast members appearances but seeing them in Hall H would be nearly impossible since it takes hours of standing in line just to get a seat. Some line waiting was still par for the course but the waits were reasonable and the lines never stretched outside and around the block.
Attendees were most eager to see “Prometheus” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” and the footage that was shown during each panel seemed to satisfy the fans. Positive word of mouth will soon be spreading about “Looper,” the time travel film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hit man who assassinates people from the future who are sent back to the present. Its by writer-director Rian Johnson who did “Brick” with Gordon-Levitt and “The Brothers Bloom.”
Sunday’s WonderCon panels in the main ballroom will feature popular TV shows including “Alcatraz,” “Fringe,” Community,” and “Once Upon a Time.”