By Todd Allen
Day two and attendance is up a bit. I’m hearing a couple long time residents talking about how much larger the crowds at Wonder Con were, the last couple years it was in this venue. To me, it looks about right for the first year of a new show. the amount of space to move around on the floor is roughly what you’d be looking for at a business to business show (as opposed to consumer shows, where you pack them in like sardines). You could add maybe 20% before it started getting to be annoying trying to move around the floor.
Early on, lines dominated the floor. Big line for the Walking Dead actors. Good line for Whilce Portacio in the artist’s alley area. Bryan K. Vaughan looked to be doing good business. The booth has a constant scrum around it. Past that, it’s fairly light traffic and easy to talk to people. 5 minute or less wait for most people and everyone getting a little bit of traffic.
The strange thing is the utter lack of costumes. I haven’t seen a single fan costume yet. Odd for a Saturday.
Photos from the floor:
San Francisco icon Ed Luce
No truth to the rumor Return of the Dapper Men was named for Derek McCulloch.
Arachia! Fraggles! Mel recreating Isiah Mustafa’s knowing look!
Marat is just a little too happy to be in the front row of artist’s alley.
Shaenon Garrity was into Kickstarter WAY before it was cool.
mp Mann digs his own grave.
Witch Doctor’s Brandon Siefert demonstrates his babysitting prowess.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.