Well, it’s all over but the pain and suffering we feel from walking mile upon mile all weekend. But it was fun. There are only a couple of things to add today and I plan on doing a full convention wrap-up later in the week, so look for that.
So, how did the final day of Wondercon 2016 go? Meet you below the fold.Honestly, it was pretty much like Saturday, just with fewer people. Sundays are busy, not the ridiculously busy of Saturday, which is good. Ran into a friend and got to hang out all day, which was fun. That might be one of the few things that I miss from SDCC, being able to run into all of the people I know at some point during the convention. Ray Bradbury and I had an unscheduled meeting at a particular point on the floor every year. For some reason, we’d run into each other in that one specific place every single year and spend a couple of minutes catching up. It’s never been quite the same since I stopped going and since he passed away. And of course, I’d run into a ton of authors, actors and artists I was acquainted with which I really don’t get to do at Wondercon.
So we started off the morning with a panel on licensed comics. Sunday morning panels tend to be much more relaxed because not many people are up that early and everyone just hangs out and has a good time. Except this time. There was this one Asperger’s asshole who showed up and disrupted the panel the whole damn time. He seemed to think it was a personal session with the panel and spent the whole thing with his hand up, interrupting everyone with idiotic questions. They were nice, the rest of the audience, not so much, until people almost rioted, telling him to shut the hell up and let the panel talk. After all, that’s why everyone was there! He didn’t listen though, either there was something seriously wrong with him or he was just a prick. Either way, we were happy when the panel ended. We had also planned to go for a panel on 90s Hong Kong cinema, but the weekend caught up to my youngest daughter and she ended up sitting in one room for a couple of hours resting. So we joined her and got to see a panel on the DC Animated Universe, mostly on Justice League and Young Justice, which was a lot of fun. And then we sat through the panel we wanted to see, on rare Hong Kong movies coming out from Warner.
I did try to find the religious morons again today, but apparently the police carted them away. From what I heard, six burly cops showed up to have a conversation, undoubtedly about their behavior yesterday and by the time I got outside, their spot was empty. Maybe they’re spending the night in a cell. Couldn’t have happened to crappier people. I was going to put the video up on YouTube, but unfortunately, I couldn’t get one.
My only real complaint about the day, and this one surprised me, is that virtually no one was having any Sunday clearance sales. Usually, Sunday is the day to get deals, but not this year. We only found one booth that had Funko Pops on sale and they had nothing we wanted. Oh well, we ended up with a bunch anyhow, bringing our weekend total to 40. Plus we got a board game called We Are Dead. It’s a twist on the standard horror zombie game, you get to play the zombies going after humans. Just looking at it, it reminds me of a mix between Zombicide and Last Night on Earth and both of those games are great so I’m looking forward to playing. We stayed almost until the very end today, which was kind of surprising because we’ve taken off early every other day.
So even though the convention started out badly, I think it redeemed itself to some degree in the end. Still, I’m looking forward to getting back to Anaheim next year, I’m not going to miss the LA Convention Center one bit and I hope Wondercon realized their mistake. I’m pooped and am going to get a ton of sleep tomorrow because I can hardly move. I’m tired. Happy, but tired. That’s not a bad way to be.