WonderCon 2013: The WonderCon Experience- Day 2 & 3

So it’s all over now. WonderCon 2013 ended with the super-fun Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog put on by none other than Whedonopolis. And I’m not just saying that because I got to hand out the grr-arghs and, ya know, write blogs for this site. I can’t help but get giddy when I sing along to Joss Whedon classics with hundreds of people.

But I’m getting ahead of myself, starting with the end. Let’s go back to where I left off, which is Saturday morning.

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Reporters setting up in a press room

There are two reasons I didn’t make a post Saturday. First and foremost, I was super-tired and had to get up early in the morning. (Saying I’m not a morning person is a bit of an understatement.) Secondly, I was mostly in press rooms all day. Now if you’re a journalism nerd like me, then you enjoy such an experience immensely and tweet about it being magical. If you’re a more grounded person, then it’s probably kind of dull. You get checked in with whoever’s running the room for a certain show. That person basically tells all the press where they’re allowed to sit at the tables for group interviews and/or stand on the “red carpet”, and then they usher producers/writers/actors to said tables and spots on the red carpet for you to interview. It’s a strange thing to be part of, really. Everybody in the press room–talent, press, PR people, those running the room–is working toward one common goal: to get information about the show to the fans. If not for fans who want to read/watch interviews, there would be no press room. Like I said, weird, right?

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Joss Whedon at the Much Ado About Nothing panel at WonderCon 2013

Today was a little bit more interesting. Mostly since it started with the Much Ado About Nothing panel. (Which you can read more about right here at Whedonopolis.) Since it will be covered elsewhere, I won’t go on about it, but I will say this: I am EXCITED to see this! From the scenes they showed, it is going to be the kind of fun and funny and fantastic that we’ve all come to expect from Joss. Plus, any day you get to spend time in the same room with Joss Whedon is going to be a good day, am I right?

Next was the Nerdist Industries panel. Now, I personally am a bit of a Chris Hardwick fangirl, but even I was bored by the Hardwick fan-fest it devolved into. All of the questions were fans asking for his opinion on everything as relevant as Talking Dead, to as incongruous as Star Trek timelines. I found myself feeling kind of bad for the other guys on the panel there to promote their shows who had to sit through the hour-long love-fest.

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View from inside the Anaheim Convention Center

Then there was the panel for Arrow, which I don’t watch–but I now want to–followed by the encore presentation of the latest episode of Doctor Who, which was convenient since I hadn’t gotten a chance to watch it yet.

And that brings us back to the last event: Whedonopolis’s very own screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. If this event didn’t make me squee a little, then I really would be a bit out of place writing on this site, I think. Is it weird, the level of enjoyment I get from passing out the little grr-argh finger puppets to people in the audience? Probably. Do I maybe get over-excited about the sing-along? Perhaps. But I really can’t think of a better way to end a con experience and I’m glad to be part of it.

And that concludes this tour of WonderCon. Until next time, which will likely be San Diego Comic-Con!

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