WonderCon 2019

  • Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
  • Mar 29 - 31, 2019

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Event Overview:

WonderCon was started in 1987 in Oakland, California, as “The Wonderful World of Comics Convention.” The show was the brainchild of Bay Area comics retailer John Barrett, who called on a number of friends and associates to help realize his vision, including Bob Borden, Bryan Uhlenbrock, Rory Root, and Mike Friedrich. With the third year, “WonderCon” became the official name of the convention. The original show included all the classic comics convention features: an Exhibit Hall with dealers selling old and new comics and other items, programming, anime screenings, and games. In 2001, after the 15th event, then co-owners Mike Friedrich and Joe Field (another prominent Bay Area comic retailer) decided they could no longer devote the time needed to maintain the quality of the show they helped create. They contacted Comic-Con International in hopes that the organization could fold WonderCon into the Comic-Con family of conventions.

WonderCon is literally the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more. The event has grown in all aspects over the years: more attendees, more exhibitors, more programming, and more fun. In its current Anaheim-based incarnation, WonderCon continues to be a must-attend event on the comic book convention schedule.

About Comic-Con International: San Diego:

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. 

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Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
WonderCon Anaheim 2021 Anaheim California Estimated
- Mar 26, 2021
WonderCon Anaheim 2020 Anaheim California Estimated
- Apr 10, 2020
WonderCon 2019 Anaheim California Estimated
- Mar 29, 2019
WonderCon 2018 Anaheim California verified
- Mar 23, 2018
WonderCon 2017 Anaheim California - - Mar 31, 2017
WonderCon 2016 Los Angeles California - - Mar 25, 2016
WonderCon Anaheim 2014 Anaheim California - - Apr 18, 2014

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