WonderCon 2014 Photos Posted In the AFi Gallery Section
April 28, 2014

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I’m week late getting these posted because I was focusing on all of the 9th Anniversary stories, but last weekend in Anaheim, WONDERCON 2014 was held next to the “Happiest Place On Earth” for the 3rd year in a row.    The Anaheim incarnation of WonderCon has grown year over year, and I have heard rumors that the convention crew plan to split the show so keep having it here as well as possibly moving it back up north to the Bay Area.

WonderCon is a great convention.   I has the feel of San Diego Comics Con from about 10 years ago.   It’s a fun, manageable show that a lot of companies and studios are starting to take notice of.    There were also a lot of new dealers at the show, so there was much wider variety of product for sale than at your typical So Cal show.

Our pal SDComics was there all 3 days and I took my family on Saturday and between the two of us we took 12 galleries worth of photos from comics, toys, cosplay, booths and general life around the con.

 

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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