Comics, movies and TV oh my!

Luis Solis / Photo Editor

may 1, 2014

In recent years, being a geek or a nerd has become the hot new trend increasing the amount of people attending conventions.

WonderCon Anaheim returned for another year during the weekend of April 18-20 to the Anaheim Convention Center full of comic books, cosplayers (costume play), famous publishers and art displays.

Having sold out attendee badges for all three days of the weekend as many as 56,000 people attended the convention this year making it one of the top comics and pop culture events in the country.

The exhibit hall filled with vendors that brought in the best of all sorts of comic books, pop culture merchandise and limited edition merchandise that’s nearly impossible to find anywhere else.

WonderCon Anaheim also feature panels with exclusive television shows, movies, animations and special guests such as Kevin Smith, an American screenwriter, actor, film producer and director, and Chris Hardwick known for “The Nerdist” and “The Talking Dead.”

The Batman 75th anniversary was the biggest event at WonderCon. The publisher for Batman, Detective Comics, held many panels celebrating the popularity of the “Dark Knight” including the history of Batman’s first appearances in comics and the impact that this single character had in popular culture.

Scheduling to return back next year for a third year in a row, but there is some conflict going between whether the convention should stay in Anaheim or go back to San Francisco.