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Hello and welcome to this month’s ‘Ask The GameFob Crew.’ This is a monthly article that showcases the opinions of our staff across any and all subjects. If there’s a question you want to see on ‘Ask The GameFob Crew’ feel free to ask here in the comments, or tweet it to us @GameFob.
This Month’s Question: What was your favorite moment of WonderCon 2012?
Erick Barrientos - I loved pretty much the entirety of WonderCon. The atmosphere. The cosplayers. The exhibitors.Tons of free swag. I walked away with 5 shirts, only one of which I paid for. It was my first Con, so I was soaking it in. But I would have to say my favorite moments involved the Cartoon Network Regular Show and Adventure Time panels. Got to talk to J.G. Quintel (creator of Regular Show and voice of Mordecai) for a few minutes. Met all of the minds behind the shows. Took a picture with Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn from AT) that was photobombed by Pen Ward (creator of Adventure Time.) It was awesome. Oh, and the entire second day of interviewing cosplayers with Eric Bell was hilarious and also awesome.
Eric Bell - It’s hard to pick one specific thing about WonderCon 2012. And many events have competed for the number one spot in my mind. But once you have a conversation with a muppet on his cocaine use (yes you just read that, check out the video) there really isn’t anything that tops that. So like with any geek convention the cosplayers are always the most memorable.
Brianna Kingsley - My favorite moment at WonderCon would have to be seeing Charlize Theron during her panels for Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman. I mean she was awesome and told funny little anecdotes that kept me from falling asleep, apparently that’s harder than it seems because some of the other panels were BORING. Also, go see Prometheus it looks fraking awesome!
Theodore Rose - My favorite moment of WonderCon was rubbing elbows with some important video game heads over the weekend. Being a comic book based convention I was pretty much out of my element. When I finally found my brethren we feasted on conversation about DRM, DLC, F2P, and the like. I was happy to have people around who can keep up with the frenzied pace and over-technical jargon I never get to unleash around normal gamers. Just a half hour with these technical geniuses made all the sore feet and empty stomachs of the weekend worth it. When it comes to video gaming conventions I am definitely going to have a much harder time choosing a favorite moment I’m sure. Honorable mention: when I walked up to the Capcom booth and took my turn at Street Fighter X Tekken and I let my opponent win a round. Then I came back the next round, won perfect, and walked away to mouths agape. I’m not even good, but damn I felt good.
Pita Ta’ase - My favorite moment of WonderCon is not so much any one exhibit or panel discussion, but it’s the anticipation and excitement that comes with attending this event. I had the opportunity to ride over with GameFob’s Joe T, who’s the most experienced of the group with comic conventions, and as his excitement grew so did mine. Joe T seemed to talk to his camera as we approached the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), as if giving it a pep talk of sorts. Electronic road signs lit up and the one word you’re looking for is ‘WonderCon’. The moment we pull up, before I could get a word out, he’s already slamming my door shut and making his way to the ACC main entrance.
I eventually made my way to WonderCon parking at Angels Stadium, under the newly minted poster of Albert Pujols. It turns out to be a minor discomfort for me as I’m a true blue Dodger fan who’s filled with WonderCon excitement. As I parked my car and made sure I had all my gadgetry and ticket confirmation printout, I make my way to the big shuttle buses. It was at this point that the most memorable experience took place. I’m walking past cars and these two guys were getting their stuff together out of the trunk of their car. “Let’s suit up!” It’s loud and it’s getting their game faces ready for the show. Other folks in other vehicles pull up and they’re getting their gadgetry and proper geek-based t-shirts on. I grab the ‘GameFob’ logo on my t-shirt and I straighten it out. I better follow suit and get my game face on as well. The GameFob Network (GFN) was in full effect.
Joe T - My favorite moment of wondercon is more of an Chris Berman espn ‘c’mon man!’ Special. On Sunday, I was leaving and passed through the DC booth. Brian Buccelatto (The Flash, Foster) and Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Deathstroke) were there giving out their autographics. As I kept walking through I overheard the most obscene yet hilarious thing ever, a girl gets to the front of the table, looks at Brian Buccelatto and asks him, “who’s the flash?” C’MON MAN!!
That does it for this month’s ‘Ask The GameFob Crew’ We look forward to your suggestions and comments. We’re you at WonderCon 2012? Tell us your favorite moment below! See you next month!