Hard science meets cosplay: More from WonderCon 2009
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WonderCon 2009 might've had a smaller crowd than in previous years. It certainly felt that way walking the convention floor at the Moscone Center--just don't tell anyone who was there.
From lectures on superhero physics, to an impressively diverse display of costumes, to discussions with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, and even deals on Obama comics, San Francisco was the place to be for fanboys and fangirls last weekend.
No storming the gate
Banking on Obama comics
But which one is the real Dick?
Meeting Carrie Fisher
The other Joker
Genre literature or literary genre?
A different Nurse Joker
To space and beyond
Up, up, and away!
Creepy and magical
Funny men in funnybooks
Master of Grendel, Mage, and Bat
Roll with it
The invisible man and comics science
Creating alternate realities
Alternate reality games are becoming more popular as a way for creators to involve their audience more directly in stories. Here, Glenn Goodfried of "lonelygirl15," and Melanie Merkosky of the online show "Harper's Globe," talk about how television and social media continue to dovetail together.
Disclaimer: "Harper's Globe" is produced by CBS, the parent company of CNET.
Reading Death Note
Batman and Joker--chillin'
The most visible part of the show are the cosplayers, but for some it's not enough to wear your costume--you have to build it, too. This homemade Bumblebee suit sports a light-up arm gun and eyes and a line 20 people deep of fans who want their picture taken.
He doesn't transform.