Will Wondercon return to the Bay Area, or stay in Southern California? Heidi MacDonald considers the evidence over at The Beat:
The Anaheim show was certainly fun and served the local market—perhaps especially for people who had gotten shut out of San Diego badges just a few days before—so a return to this location wouldn’t be a disaster. But it isn’t the Bay Area, where WonderCon is a local tradition, either.
Another possible venue: nearby San Jose, which has a good-sized facility. However, according to Glanzer, there might not be enough hotels and amenities for a WonderCon-sized fest there.
It’s ironic that after a yearlong quest to settle the San Diego Comic-Con’s home, the folks running both shows are now faced with another location dilemma.
While I don’t understand the Moscone Center’s seeming apathy towards Wondercon, I’d be sad to see both of CCI’s shows end up in Southern CA. The idea of San Jose becoming a con town for a weekend could work out surprisingly well, though, if the hotel thing can be worked out…