WONDERCON Moving to Anaheim; C2E2 2012 Dates Announced
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 01 September 2011 Time: 05:02 PM ET
WONDERCON Moving, C2E2 2012 Dates
WonderCon, one of Comic-Con International's three annual shows, is moving to Anaheim for its 2012 event, to be held March 16 to 18.A change of venue had been rumored for months, as the convention's traditional home of the Moscone Center in San Francisco will be in the midst of renovations early next year. As a result of the move, Chicago's C2E2, which was held that weekend in March this year, will be held April 13 to 15 in 2012. Additionally, Comic-Con's release states that Wizard World is "postponing" their April 2012 show. The company also recently postponed a Los Angeles convention scheduled for September, with no make-up date announced yet. Last month, the Anaheim Convention Center hosted Disney's D23 Expo.
WonderCon was first held in 1987, and has been in the Bay Area each year up until this point, first at the Oakland Convention Center before moving to the Moscone Center in 2003. It's grown steadily in importance for movie and TV studios as well as comic book publishers in recent years, and is the sister convention of the massive Comic-Con International: San Diego and Alternative Press Expo, held this year on Oct. 1 and 2 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!