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Day one at #wondercon with DJ Havok down from San Francisco, spinning all weekend at booth 1448.
Posted by I Had Those Toys on Friday, April 3, 2015
Up next is the booth that I picked up gifts for my kiddos. They’re very much in to “Minecraft” just like most kiddos playing on line games right now. Again, another item I didn’t see in the 100’s of booths there. These are 3D printer plastic figures that are fully jointed too!
To make sure I picked out the character the kiddos most wanted I took a picture of the display and they responded with a circled character. This brought a smile to the owner as I showed him which they wanted. Ha! My kiddos are quite creative and exact, thankfully.
The website offers customized Minecraft characters for you to order in 4″ or 7″ at very affordable pricing. He also ships Internationally… ding.. ding… ding!
I have to tell you, my kiddos are going to want one printed with their own Minecraft characters… heck I want one myself, but need to start playing first.
My last booth was also a treat! I fell in love with the “Pixie Ear Cuffs” and decided to complete my look with the gold wired that are very light and slipped right over my existing large pearl earrings. I’ve worn other ear cuffs and these were very comfortable and beyond gorgeous!
Their Etsy Shop carries many designs from the gold tone to steam punk. I think these are some fun accessories I would love to collect and use as a weekend accessory. They completely transform you style by a slip of the “ear.” Ha!
Can you tell I had a BLAST here?! It was a bit overwhelming for a bit with so many people but the exhibit halls are enormous and accommodated the attendees well. There was something for just about every budget and large food courts in two of the 3 exhibit halls. In addition there were a multitude of gourmet food trucks lined up at the main entrance of the convention center if you’re in the mood for something more exotic.
There’s A LOT of walking involved. Please keep this in mind when planning your outfit and health status. I did find a couple of people struggling to make it back to the parking lot – which are a long ways from the center. Bring your walkers with seat if you’re not on a motorized device as there aren’t any seats to rest during the trek to/from the parking lot. There is ADA access as well as restrooms available as well.
Budget Wise: VERY AFFORDABLE
There’s 1-3 Day passes available. I purchased the 1-Day pass ($27 *May change each year) as I wanted to do a short visit and plan for next year’s attendance with my children. Parking was $15.
Note: YOU MUST REGISTER on line BEFORE HAND to be able to purchase passes. Your one registration will work for both Comic-Con and Wondercon. You can not purchase at the door so just get on line right now and register:
There is an intense schedule of exhibits that happen throughout the day and change with each date of attendance. They’re quite interesting and sadly I wasn’t able to attend one as I had to rush back home to care for my Momz. You can view the itineraries on line prior to the event and map out which you’d like to take part in.
There were many families there and was a great environment. Many kids wore their own suits and their excitement was contagious. I recommend this event for those that love comics and/or dressing in their favorite characters… even if you like to people watch as this is the event for you! Make it a family affair and theme you outfits. The families that COSPLAY together have more fun! Ha!
Here’s some more pictures I remembered to take… Sorry, my lens went out of whack and didn’t know until I got home to upload them. Also, I was asked to take many pictures and forgot to take pictures myself. This is when I miss my children to go camera crazy at the event. I promise to bring them with me next time for a more thorough and clear pictures. 🙂