This Labor Day weekend Bay Area fans came to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in the Wizard World convention. The convention kicked off Friday afternoon with a ribbon cutting featuring special guest Lou Ferrigno. The Friday fans came out especially for WWE star Roman Reigns, who did photo ops, autographs, and headlined a Q&A panel. Off-site at AFK Gamer Lounge, the “Drink & Draw” competition gave writers and artists the opportunity to relax and win cash prizes. Top prize went to a Disney princess/Avengers mashup.
Saturday, the convention floor was busy as past and present stars from The Walking Dead appeared for photo ops. Wizard World favorite, Michael Rooker, could occasionally be heard on the microphone along with special guest Bruce Campbell. The two gently ribbed each other and entertained the crowd. Rooker often walked the floor interacting with fans along the way.
Saturday and Sunday’s programming was packed with panels featuring Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Brett Dalton and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s James Marsters, as well as panels focused on children with a kids costume contest finishing off the day.
The convention floor featured many indie and established artists and writers like Marv Wolfman creator of Teen Titans. There was lots of cosplay all weekend. Fans were decked out in costumes ranging from Adventure Time to Avengers. You can check out some of the stand-outs below. The weekend was a treat for Bay Area fans and con-goers looked more than pleased as they snapped last-minute pictures before leaving the convention hall.