This is getting ridiculous. You don't even have to be a geek to get excited about WonderCon anymore, and that just doesn't seem right. Too many movie stars are on the way to the big animation, sci-fi, and comics fest, for one thing: Brendan Fraser, Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson, plus television stars including Kristin Bell and Richard Hatch. These people are not beloved only of dorks; what goes on? However, artists who are a little more, shall we say, niche-y are slated to appear as well: Manga master Jason Thompson makes several appearances, and the guy who drew The Hulk for many years is on the bill. In between are the locals (MariNaomi), the young talents (Becky Cloonan), and kid stuff, such as a big presentation all about Gumby and a slew of screenings by the San Francisco Bay Area International Children's Film Festival. WonderCon stalwart Sergio Aragones of Mad magazine fame is coming too, of course.
Feb. 23-24, 11 a.m., 2008