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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wondercon 2011: Debrief

Sunday, April 03, 2011 Posted by Chris Tung , No comments
Wondercon has now come and gone, and all I can say is this was the best con ever. I drove down to SF with some great friends, saw some great sites, and really, just enjoyed what little time I have left in California. Although this may be my last Wondercon for a very long time, I'm just glad that it ended on such a great note. Here are some of the best photos of the weekend:


For the first time ever, I decided to book the official convention center, which meant that the trip might be a little more expensive, but we could make some great memories. This is the view from the 23rd floor of the Marriott Marquis. The first of many memories [and where some would inevitably be forgotten]


Rainn Wilson posing at the Super panel. The panel itself wasn't anything amazing, but the conversation between James and Rainn was hilarious. After hearing how funny the movie could be, we decided to catch the 10PM showing. Honestly, it was probably the weirdest, craziest movie I've seen all year, but it was also so incredibly awesome! Definitely try and find it in your Indie-r theater near you and support good films.


After a long day of panels, we went to the top of the Mariott Marquis and sat in The View. We got drinks and saw the world below our feet. After seeing the amazing view, my friend Jack summed up exactly how I felt in 7 words: "I could get used to the city."


This is my delicious basket of fried chicken from Brenda's. I am a huge fan of Marvel's C.B Cebulski's Eataku blog because I do my best to learn the ways of a foodie. When I can, I do my best to visit as many eateries that C.B writes about. This was the most recent one on the blog, and we were only a 20 minute walk away. The food = amazing.


The last thing we saw was the Doctor Who panel. Although I don't watch the show, I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan who wrote the fourth episode of the season and also made a guest appearance at the panel. As always, it's extremely special when anyone gets to meet one of their hero's in real life, and Neil has been a huge influence on my life so the panel was a must go. At the end of it, they teased Neil's next big project with this simple picture. Looks like I'll be watching an episode of the Simpson's in November.

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