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WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film convention held in the San Francisco Bay Area (1987–2011), then—under the name WonderCon Anaheim—in Anaheim, California (2012–2015, 2017–present), and WonderCon Los Angeles in 2016.[2] The convention returned to the Anaheim Convention Center in 2017 after a one-year stint in Los Angeles due to construction at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Quick facts: WonderCon, Status, Genre, Venue, Location(s)...
WonderCon 2010 main exhibit hall
Venue1987–2002: Oakland Convention Center
2003–2011: Moscone Center
2012–2015 Anaheim Convention Center
2016: Los Angeles Convention Center
2017–present: Anaheim Convention Center
CountryUnited States
InauguratedMay 2, 1987; 35 years ago (1987-05-02) (as Wonderful World of Comics Convention)
Most recentApril 1, 2022; 7 months ago (2022-04-01)
Next eventMarch 24, 2023; 4 months' time (2023-03-24)
Attendance60,000 (2016)[1]
Organized byComic-Con International
Filing statusNonprofit

The convention was conceived by retailer John Barrett (a founder of the retail chain Comics and Comix) and originally held in the Oakland Convention Center. In 2003, it moved to San Francisco's Moscone Center.[3][failed verification] The show's original name was the Wonderful World of Comics Convention.