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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wondercon 2009: Completed

Saturday, February 28, 2009 Posted by Chris Tung , No comments
Just finished up Wondercon 2009, and I have to say that in comparison to last year, It wasn't quite as "wonderful" so to speak.

It wasn't a bad event by any means. This year was the first year that I finally got to attend on a Friday, and compared to today, they were worlds apart. Friday was really relaxed, and I was able to take in the convention a hell of a lot better than a Sat.

Unfortunately, I messed up pretty badly and should have ordered a commission from the amazingly talented Katie Cook on Friday rather than Saturday because today I went over there and her list was full. I'm glad that she had so much activity at her booth, but it sucks to know that I could have gotten a really great rogue and gambit piece but it slipped through my finger tips.

Speaking of art, I didn't get too many pieces this year. I'll add the one that I ordered when it comes in the mail, but other than that, nothing too major. I suppose since now I'm getting older and have gone to quite a few conventions, the "ZOMG" factor of conventions is slowly dwindling for me and now they are becoming more business related. I feel fortunate enough to say that because of the way things have gone in my life these past few months, but this new frontier of business relationships, meet and greets, etc. has resulted in my convention experience becoming a lot more expensive. My first wondercon, my big purchase was Uncanny X-Men #266 for like $20. This wondercon my big purchase was a Gambit and Rogue piece by Micah Gunnell for a hell of a lot more.

But all in all, it was a good con. Not a great one and nothing too note worthy (minus the stellar Watchmen panel where Zack Snyder showed off about 20 minutes of footage), but for my first con as a pro, it was still a good show.

Here's hoping Wondercon 2010 will have appearances by Mark Brooks, the Gelatomettistas (all of them!), and some more panels that draw me in.

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