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WonderCon 2012 Exclusives: Archaia Posters

Today, Archaia Entertainment reveals a series of 16 new posters to be presented as free giveaways at WonderCon2012 featuring the covers of its lineup for the coming year. While many feature previously-announced projects such as Nate Cosby’s “Cow Boy” and David Petersen’s “Mouse Guard: The Black Axe,” there are four unsolicited and previously unannounced projects in the poster series. “Space 1999” by a creative team including “The Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes” writer Andrew E.C. Gaska, “Gang of Fools” by James Smith, “Iron or The War After” by S.M. Vidaurri and “Pantalones, TX” by Yehudi Mercado.

While the posters are undoubtably a cool giveaway, the publisher’s biggest freebie is yet to come with Archaia’s unprecedented Free Comic Book Day 48-page hardcover coming May 5 containing stories from “Mouse Guard,” “Dapper Men,” “Cursed Pirate Girl,” “Rust,” “Cow Boy,” “Labyrinth” and more.

Check out the complete poster gallery below and stop by Archaia’s booth to nab one at WonderCon 2012.

               
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WonderCon 2012 Exhibitors List

Exhibit space at this show is limited. List as of Feb 17, 2012
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1 Sixth by OC
4th Dimension Entertainment

A
A & G Comics
A Wrinkle In Time
A-1 Comics
ABCToy4Me
Academy of Art University
Action Figure Express
Adventures in Artbox Alley
Alex Ross Art
All Discount Comics
All Star Auctions LLC
Alpha Dog Productions, LLC
Altair 4 Collectibles
Amazingcomics.com
Angelo’s Comics & Toys
Anime Depot/ King Roach Enterprises Inc
Anime Haus
Anime Palace
Animebooks.com
AnimeHot
Animetasia, Inc
Anthony’s Comicbook Art
Anti-Ballistic Pixelations
Apple 8
Archaia Entertainment
Aspen MLT inc.
Asylum Press
ATMG Productions
Atomic Art & Music
Avatar Press Inc

B
Baby Tattoo Books
Badali Jewelry Specialties Inc
Bakshi Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Bare Bones Studios
Beefy & Co
Big Truck Entertainment
Big Wow! Comic Fest
Bijou Collectibles
Blazon Displays
BLBComics.com
Bluecanvas
Bluefin
Bongo Comics Group
BOOM! Studios/ Kaboom
Bored Inc
Breakfast for Dinner Apparel and Oboro Charms
William Brent
Bud Plant & Hutchinson Books
Bud Plant Comics Art
Bugs and Plush

C
J. Scott Campbell
Capcom USA, Inc.
Cape and Cowl Collectibles
Michael Carbonaro / Neat Stuff
Cartoonist Across America
CGC – Certified Guaranty Company LLC
Choice Collectibles ASG
CJ Collectibles
Coffee Table Comics
Collector’s Universe and Anime
Collectors Rebellion
Color Ink Book
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Collector Shop
Comic Madness
Comic Wise
Comicage Entertainment
ComicLink
Comics-N-Stuff
Comicstore.com
ComiXology
Conduct Happiness, Inc
Consumer Systems Co
Coollines Artwork
Copic Marker
Cosplay Wigs USA
Craig Elliot Gallery
Crazyheads
Cre8tivemarks
Creation Entertainment
Crimson Chain Leatherworks
Cryptozoic Entertainment

D
Camilla d’Errico
Davids Doodles
Day 21 Studios
Daylight Artworks Inc
DC Entertainment
De Korner
Deepcut Productions
Deleter USA
Diamond Comic Distributors
Discount Manga Plus
Doctor Mew
Dollar Franklin’s
Double 9

E
eFX Inc
Electro Flash Media LLC
Elephantman/ Comicraft
Ellusionist
Emerald City Movie Posters
Endless World

F
False Positive
Fanciful Gift
FantAsia Toyz/ Tempting Toys
FEAR.net
Femme Fatales/ Geek Monthly
Fez-O-Rama
Five and Diamond
Flesk Publications
Forbidden Panel
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Frombie
FST Pulp
Fugitive Toys
FVF Comics

G
G4 TV
Gamadin Book Series
Gamerave
Geek Chic
Geekdom Wear
Geekscape.net
Genesis West/ Michael Thibodeaux
Gentle Giant Studios
Geoffrey’s Comics
Gifts by Small Fry
Girl Genius
Girls With Slingshots/ Something Positive
Glitch Gaming Apparel
Go Daddy O’s Comic Book Hideout
Golden State Sports
Graham Crackers Comics
Graphic Lab Design
Graphitti Designs
Greater Los Angeles Writers Society

H
Travis Hanson/ Bean Leaf Press
Harley Yee Rare Comics
Haunted Memories Changing Portraits
HBO
HC Comix
Help! I’m Alive…
Heritage Auctions
Hero Initiative
Heroes
Heroic Fine Art Gallery
Highgradecomics.com
Hilary’s Vanity LLC
Hippy Comix
Hobbyfan.com
Hollywood Book and Poster Co
Holzheimer’s
Hot Toys
Hotflips
House of Silk
Martin Hsu
Hyperactive Monkey

I
I Heart Guts
IDW Publishing
Immedium
Imperial Quartermaster
Indican Pictures
Indigo Lights
Infinite Conception Phase LLC

J
J & K Comics & Toys
J Gio Music LLC
Jack’s Baseball Cards
Jason Palmer Studios Inc.
Jay Company
JewelM
Jimmy’s USA
Jones Bones
Jupiter Mining Company

K
Keenspot Entertainment
Kelly’s Heroes
Khepri.com/ Khepri Comics
Kill Shakespeare Entertainment
KOALA Express
Kookie Enterprises
Kotobukiya
Krazy Comix
Krazy Nick’s Gamer Heaven
Kuso Designer Toys LLC

L
Lee’s Comics
Legendary Costume Works
The Lillian Todaro Collections
Limited Edition
Little Bookwormz
Little Vampires
Logan’s Pop Comics

M
Major Comics
Maneki Nekro
Mantium Tech
Mark’s Non-Sports Cards
Marvel Entertainment LLC
Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics
Media Collectibles
The Mermaid’s Tresses
Mikes Comics-N-Stuff
Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls
Mixo (Funmaker LLC)
Mob Art
Mobcomics LLC
Mondo
Monsterhaven
Mostly Signs
Mr Toast
MTCToys USA LLC
Mugo Player
MVP
Mysterious Galaxy (Redondo Beach)

N
Namco Bandai Games America
New Kingdom Entertainment
Nidhi Chanani Illustration
Nintendo of America Inc.
Nostalgic Investments
Nostromo Effects
Nuclear Comics & Skate

O
October Toys
Odyssey/ Kirbyart.com
Offworld Design Inc.
OGREshop.com
Olivia @ Ozone Productions
Onesickindividual
Orange Shirt Studios

P
Pendragon Costumes
Pin Up World Art
Josh Pinkerman
Popartplanet.com
Posterparty.com
Powerhouse Toys LLC
Prism Comics
Professional Sports Authenticator
The Pumpkin Geek
The Punky Pets
Purple Hedgehog

Q
Qmomo
Quantum Mechanix
Robert Quinn

R
R & K Comics and Collectibles
The Rational Past
Ravenwing Wearable Art
Red Maverick Publishing
Red Moon Entertainment
Redbeard’s Book Den
Reel Art
Retro Outlaw/ California Comics
Ripen Collectibles.com
Robefactory LLC
Rodriguez Toys
Ryan’s Toy Connection

S
Stan Sakai
Schanes Product
Scott Eder Gallery
Scrap Pictures
Sebastian Millon LLC
Sheldon Comics
Sigh Co. Graphics
Silver Circle
Stephen Silver
Skelanimals
Slaughter Lane Games
SLG Publishing
Smart Originals
Snafu-Comics.com/ Shark Robot
So So Happy Studio, LLC
The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
Soundtrack Movie Memorabilia
SQP Inc
Squid Kids Ink
Starbase Toys/ Dollman Collectibles
Steam Crow/ Monster Commute
Steampunk Hatter
Stewart ComGraph
Stuart Ng Books
StylinOnline.com
Suarez and Moy Original Art
Suicide Girls
Super Hero Stuff
Super7
Superworldcomics.com
Surf City Comics
Symbiote Studios
Syncretic Media, Inc.

T
Terry’s Comics
The Adventures of 19XX
The Comic Cellar
The Comic Outpost: We Have Issues
Things From Another World
Thou Shalt Game
Arthur Tien
Time Tunnel
Times Forgotten
Tom’s Specialty and Sports Cards (TSSCardshop)
TomboyTeez.com
Tomorrow’s Treasures
Tony Raiola Books
Top Heavy Clothing
Top Shelf Productions, Inc
Toy Mandala
Toyarena
Toys Logic
Triad Toys
TribbleToys.com/ Giant Microbes
Troma Entertainment
True Edge Knives
TwoMorrows Publishing

U
U1 Toy Arts
UCC Distributing Inc
Ultra Sabers
Umedio Inc
Utilikilts Co LLC

V
Vancouver Animation School
Viz Media

W
Wacom
Weatherly Studio
Welovefine.com
William Stout, Inc
Willow Jewelry
Winner Twins
WonderCon
Wondermark/ Kris Straub
Woolbuddy
Write Brothers, Inc
Wry Baby

X
no records at this time

Y
Yes Anime, Inc

Z
Zenescope Entertainment
Zerofriends


WonderCon 2012

 

The first time I heard about WonderCon, my mind was too preoccupied with San Diego Comic Con that I just ignored it. Even with the fact that WonderCon held its convention in San Francisco. I was living in Milpitas at that time and thought I wouldn’t be able to go to San Diego with that much ease. It would mean driving to San Diego for SDCC and spend 9 to 10 hours on the road. Then I thought, why not just go to WonderCon. It’s pretty much the same. Then it said on the news that the next WonderCon, WonderCon 2012, will be held at Anaheim. Obviously it was just a coincidence, but a couple of months after that news, we moved to Riverside, CA because my Pops was transferred to Riverside Marriott. Anaheim is a 30-minute drive from Riverside and an hour and a half drive to San Diego. Now, I’ll be able to attend both.

After registering as a volunteer to WonderCon, they emailed me their policies and safety guidelines that included a form that I have to fill up and give to them so they can give me assignments to work on there at the convention. The way this works is I have to work three hours a day inside the convention and I get to be there the rest of the day to enjoy everything the convention has to offer. I’ll be volunteering for three days which gives me access to the entire convention.

 

WonderCon Wiki:

WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and motion picture convention, held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987.

The convention was conceived by retailer John Barrett (a founder of the retail chain Comics and Comix) and originally held in the Oakland Convention Center, where it remained until 2003, when it moved to San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The show’s original name was the Wonderful World of Comics Convention.

Retailer Joe Field (of Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff) and his partner Mike Friedrich owned and operated the convention for fifteen years. In 2001, they brokered a deal with the management team that runs the San Diego Comic-Con International to make it part of the Comic-Con International convention family. This gave the San Francisco show a wider audience and has made it a venue for previews and early screenings of major motion pictures, in particular ones based on comic books. These have included Spider-Man 2 in 2004, Batman Begins and Fantastic Four in 2005, Superman Returns in 2006, 300 in 2007, Watchmen in 2009, and Kick-Ass in 2010. All of these events featured the stars of the films fielding questions from the audience. In addition, WonderCon features an event called “Trailer Park,” wherein trailers for upcoming films are shown.

While the main attraction of WonderCon has always been various retailers selling back issues of comic books and action figures, the exhibitorship has grown to include retailers of specialty DVDs. There is also an “Artists Alley” featuring mainly comic book artists selling artwork, signing books, and doing sketches; and mainstream celebrities signing autographed pictures. Academicians and comic industry professionals have held the Comics Arts Conference in conjunction with WonderCon.
In addition to the comic and movie previews is the Wondercon masquerade, which usually takes place on Saturday after the convention closes. Awards are given to those with the most creative performances, but anyone can participate. In 2010, the convention had an attendance of 39,000 fans with 34,000 fans in 2009.”


WonderCon 2012

WonderCon is an annual comic bookscience fiction, and motion picture convention, held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987.

The convention was conceived by retailer John Barrett (a founder of the retail chain Comics and Comix) and originally held in the Oakland Convention Center, where it remained until 2003, when it moved to San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The show’s original name was the Wonderful World of Comics Convention.

Retailer Joe Field (of Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff) and his partner Mike Friedrich owned and operated the convention for fifteen years. In 2001, they brokered a deal with the management team that runs the San Diego Comic-Con International to make it part of the Comic-Con International convention family. This gave the San Francisco show a wider audience and has made it a venue for previews and early screenings of major motion pictures, in particular ones based on comic books. These have included Spider-Man 2 in 2004, Batman Begins and Fantastic Four in 2005, Superman Returns in 2006, 300 in 2007, Watchmen in 2009, and Kick-Ass in 2010. All of these events featured the stars of the films fielding questions from the audience. In addition, WonderCon features an event called “Trailer Park,” wherein trailers for upcoming films are shown.

While the main attraction of WonderCon has always been various retailers selling back issues of comic books and action figures, the exhibitorship has grown to include retailers of specialty DVDs. There is also an “Artists Alley” featuring mainly comic book artists selling artwork, signing books, and doing sketches; and mainstream celebrities signing autographed pictures. Academicians and comic industry professionals have held the Comics Arts Conference in conjunction with WonderCon.

In addition to the comic and movie previews is the Wondercon masquerade, which usually takes place on Saturday after the convention closes. Awards are given to those with the most creative performances, but anyone can participate.

In 2010, the convention had an attendance of 39,000 fans with 34,000 fans in 2009.

As a matter of fact, I will be able to attend WonderCon 2012 in March at Anaheim, CA. I will be there to enjoy the convention itself and be able to help the staff with certain jobs. I will be recording videos and taking pictures and will upload them here in wordpress.com, my facebook account http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1385634522, and on my tumblr account http://chubbyavenger.tumblr.com/. If you guys want an update from my perspective on WonderCon 2012, just follow me.