Simply amazing things that happened at WonderCon
WonderCon took place this past weekend in Anaheim, California, and it was chock full of wonderful goodness. If you’re like, “Um, what’s WonderCon?” think of it as like San Diego’s ComicCon’s little sister. It’s got tons of awesome television, movie, and comic panels, along with cosplay for days. Just because it’s not as big as ComicCon doesn’t mean it’s not as awesome.
For those of us who missed the chance to attend this year’s WonderCon, here are just a few of the most amazing that went down.
The cosplay was on point this year
Sure, you could go out to some store and buy an Elsa costume, or you could make one of your own. The latter is usually so amazing and incredibly detailed, it’s like the costume lifted itself out of the movie and into real life.
The WonderCon attendees this year spared no expense. The best is always when little kids get in on the action to dress up as their favorite characters, too. Hey, it’s never too early to start aspiring to save the world, right?
Superwomen took center stage
At multiple WonderCon panels, lady power was in full effect, and discussions ranged from what needs to change to characters that already positively reflect women. One awesome panel, The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly, explored the importance of female villains as agents of power and diversity.
Superhero Therapy’s Dr. Janina Scarlet said, “I think it’s about time we started reducing stereotypes of women in the media. It’s about time we started showing women with a purpose.” At another panel, Batgirl illustrator Babbs Tarr praised one of her favorite female characters out there. “Sailor Moon was so imperfect but was still able to save the day,” she said. “And I felt imperfect, so I really relate to that character.”
Another highlight of the big event? The cast and crew of the series, iZombie, talked about their desire to create the next girl power sci-fi series. “It was, ‘CW and its next kickass female lead on the network. Do the next Buffy or Veronica Mars,’ ” executive producer Rob Thomas said. “It was the opportunity to do that.” Based on what we’ve seen, that’s exactly what they’re doing.
The Flash panel gave us so many Flash spoilers
If you’re not yet watching The Flash on the CW, this is your weekly reminder that you should be watching The Flash on the CW. The show revolves around super-fast Barry Allen, but it’s got an amazing cast of supporting characters and many of them are female. At the show’s WonderCon panel, Danielle Panabaker — who plays Caitlin Snow — teased that we might see her character’s alter ego/villain, Killer Frost very soon. Amazing. If that’s not enough, Laurel Lance/Black Canary (played by Katie Cassidy from Arrow) is going to start perfecting her canary cry to take down bad guys. Yes, please.