#03: General Information About Attending WCA Programming
Every year, we aspire to create the best programming schedule possible for attendees, and this year, WonderCon Anaheim brings you returning favorites in comics and pop culture as well as new creators, artists, films, and TV series to explore and discover.
Our complete programming schedule is coming (VERY!) soon and we want to thank you for helping make WonderCon the amazing convention it’s become. To make sure you have the best experience this year, please take the time to review the following guidelines:
Programming rooms are not cleared between panels
The lines in the lobby are for the rooms and not for individual panels
To ensure you have a seat for a later panel you want to see, go inside the room rather than waiting in the lobby. You might find something new on the stage to add to your fandom!
Mark the panels you’re interested in on the app or online
Download the Comic-Con app for the most up-to-date information on panels (WonderCon 2019 update coming soon!), or utilize MySched on our website to make your own personalized program and events schedule.
Keep panel rooms clean of trash
You can bring food and drink into the programming rooms, but please make sure to take your trash with you when you leave.
Do not crowd around the stage in panel rooms
It’s okay to get excited for panels and panelists, but do not attempt to walk up to the stage after the panel. Panelists are prohibited from signing things or giving away placards. We have to prepare the stage for the next panel.
Here are some additional tips for attending programs at WonderCon Anaheim 2019:
Go see a panel you hadn’t planned on attending
WonderCon Anaheim is a great place for exploration and trying new things, so we encourage you to go see something you hadn’t planned on. Take advantage of the fact that we don’t clear programming rooms after each panel, and attend a panel before or after the one you have in mind. You might find a new favorite!
Move into the row as far as you can
Most programming rooms fill up for each event, so please move all the way into the row and don’t leave any empty seats. Scooch down and make room for others.
Ask about bathroom passes
Some programming rooms have them, others don’t! It’s a good idea to be aware of this in case you’re planning to spend most of the day in a certain programming room.
Be courteous to your neighbors
We’re all there for the same reason! It’s best to be nice and remember that we’re all trying to enjoy ourselves and the event. Plus, you might just make a new friend!
Wear your badge at all times
Make sure to display your badge proudly so security can see it. Please remember that all event and program rooms have limited capacity as set by the fire marshal. Even though your badge is needed to get into all events, it does not guarantee access to any event if the venue has reached its capacity.
Don’t leave right at 7:00 PM when the Exhibit Hall closes
Programming continues late on Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to review the Programming Schedule when it's released to plan ahead. WonderCon Anaheim doesn't stop when the Exhibit Hall closes!
Don’t stand (or run!) in the programming rooms
Chances are if you’re standing in front of your seat, instead of sitting in it, you’re negatively impacting the experience of the people around you. Please take a seat. Also, remember there is no running in the programming rooms, lobby, Exhibit Hall, or outside the Anaheim Convention Center.
Don’t sit in reserved seats
Certain seats are reserved for a reason and will be clearly marked. Please avoid sitting in them, as you’ll be asked to relocate to a different seat anyway.
Don’t bring strollers into the programming rooms
While we recognize how handy strollers are, they can also be a safety hazard. We ask you to not bring strollers into the programming rooms … By Fire Marshal orders, they’re not permitted. For your convenience, there is stroller parking provided at the Anaheim Convention Center.
We can’t wait to show you all that we have in store for this year. The WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Programming Schedule is coming SOON … check back for complete info!
Badges are available online only and will not be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Make it a WonderCon Weekend and stay at one of our hotels with special rates!