Tyler interviews Albert from WhoWhatWhere’sWhy, Derek from The Geekdom Fancast, TJ from Belegarth and Unlimited Foamworks, and Samantha (BettieGeek)!
He also runs around WonderCon asking people: ‘Which super hero do you want to see have their own movie the least?’
Lastly, Kevin and Antonio venture to LA for the premiere of the anime film Made in Abyss!
Unnecessary Debate question: Who is the better hype man: Tom Cruise or Terry Cruise?
Question provided by Fuzzy Joseph!
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.
Comic-Con International took over the show in 2002 and moved it from Oakland to downtown San Francisco in 2003. After 15 years as a Bay Area event, WonderCon was forced to move to Anaheim in 2012, due to construction at its San Francisco home, the Moscone Center. Since 2012, the event—now called Comic-Con International Presents WonderCon Anaheim—has been held in southern California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. 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.
Via WonderCon’s About page
For more information on Wondercon, check out their website here!
“Who What Where’s Why” is where you can find a variety of topics where the hosts share their opinions and experiences, a dedicated blog with spoiler-free movie reviews, plus spoiler discussions of films and TV shows.
Created by Albert Patrick as somewhat of a spin-off podcast network of The Grand Geek Gathering, he intended it to be a multi-media life journal that he is opening up to everybody. He hopes that it will at least spark interesting and thought provoking conversations from the content he has provided.
All of your burning questions about Albert’s podcasts can be found on his site!
A little podcast hosted by Myke Ladiona and Derek Vigeant about all things television, film, video games, and comics. Mostly the first two things.
Follow our little podcast at soundcloud.com/geekdomfancast and tweet us @geekdomfancast!
Mission: Betterment of safe sword combat and medieval endeavors.
This is a Belegarth practice that is focused around fun and games. We meet from 6:30-10 every Thursday at Twila Ried park. If fun and games isn’t for you, try out our Wednesday practice same time same place. We hope to see you out there!
Vintage flair with a geeky twist.
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1. George O’Connor (Homless Comics), Derek (Geekdom Fancast), Jose
3. Ben (Anime for Humanity)
4. Gerimi Burleigh
5. Andrea (Accidental Aliens)
6. TJ (Belegarth/Unlimited Foamworks)
7. Lak Lim
8. Free Isabelo
9, Mike Tanner
11. Henry Kelly
12. Mason Mendoza (Critical Entertainment)
15. Tony Kim (Hero Within)
16. Beefy and Co
17. Lisa Marie
18. Hoosier from Whodoo
19. Tim Zajac (Poe Noir)
20. Joe Ochman
Music by Midnight Shinigami
Formed in 2010 to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition, this group of musicians combined their passion for music and anime, giving creative birth to “Midnight Shinigami”. They have been traveling to local conventions to share their favorite anime songs to the masses and have released their first album, “Kioku//Memories” in December 2017. Midnight Shinigami’s members are just as diverse as their musical influences and playing styles. From soft ballads to hard-driving metal, they’re sure to have something in their repertoire that’ll make anyone drop dead in pure aural bliss.