ANAHEIM, CA (CBS SF) – Missing this time of the year are the droves of costumed heroes and villains that converge onto San Francisco's Moscone Center for the yearly comic book & fantasy convention, WonderCon. The six-time home of WonderCon is currently under renovation and in-turn, the promoters moved the convention down to Southern California at the Anaheim Convention Center, across the street from the Disneyland Resort, over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.
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Despite the temporary change in venue, WonderCon puts together the same variety of discussion panels, comic publisher presentations, entertainment related events, and everything sci-fi & fantasy related.
One panel on Friday night included television personality, Chris Hardwick who stopped by the "Con" and announced an all new line-up of original content for his YouTube channel, "The Nerdist" beginning in April. Hardwick also spoke to CBS SF's Kristine Javier about "Nerdist Industries." His latest charitable project with Bay Area filmmaker George Lucas' Lucasfilm LTD. "Course of the Force" is a run/walk from Santa Monica to San Diego on July 7-11, 2012, perfectly timed to end as WonderCon's big brother of a convention begins, "Comic-Con." The event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization Lucasfilm supports.
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Also on Friday, heartthrob, Channing Tatum teamed up with his co-star, Oscar-nominated actor/comedian, Jonah Hill to promote their new movie "21 Jump Street," a revision on the original 80's television series starring Johnny Depp.
On Saturday, sci-fi fan favorites, Milla Jovovich & husband/director, Paul W. S. Anderson arrived at WonderCon to promote their upcoming installment of the "Resident Evil: Retribution" series. Then on Sunday, the "Con" closed things out with special appearances by the cast and crews of "Community", "Fringe" and "Alcatraz."
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