WonderCon Wrap-Up: A "Superman" Surprise, Sneak Peeks and Storm Troopers

by | February 14, 2006 | Comments

At long last, here’s my report on the filmmaker panels, "exclusive" clips, and the geek couture show that is WonderCon!

I’ll admit this first: I’m not geek enough to go to WonderCon for all three days; instead, I hit up the crowded Moscone Center West on Saturday, which of course is the best, most action-packed day of the entire convention. I quickly perused the swarming aisles of the exhibitor hall — comic book collectors in search of a rare issue, fans filling their sketch books with favorite artists, gawkers oohing over cos-players dressed as Blade, Wolverine, anime girls, and even the Alien from "Alien" — before beating a hasty retreat upstairs to grab a seat for the day’s line-up of movie panels.

Check back soon for installments of my day at WonderCon, which included presentations and panels for the big pics ("Superman Returns," "Mission: Impossible III"), the family flicks ("Ice Age 2: The Meltdown," "Cars"), high potential thrillers ("Night Watch," "Pathfinder") and scary chillers ("The Omen," "The Hills Have Eyes," "Silent Hill").

Lest you get antsy, here’s a selection of the fantastic costumes seen by some (but contrary to popular opinion, not all) of the attendees at WonderCon:

Storm Troopers (of course)

Storm Trooper Elvis (Unfortunately he’d left the building before I could snap a pic)

Every other character from Star Wars, ever

Blade

Wolverine (with real adamantium claws)

The Alien (from "Alien")

Buddy Christ

And also:

Serenity’s Browncoats
Inuyasha
Lara Croft
Resident Evil goons
Nightcrawler
Some guy in a leather dog suit
Full body furries
Cat girl (with a real freaky cat face)

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