It's Wondercon time again. Wondercon 2008 is at the Moscone Center in SF this weekend. You can check out the schedule and guest list by clicking here.
I'm probably not going this year. Last year, Wondercon was kind of underwhelming. The size to content ratio of Wondercon last year was a little too high. Other than the Ratatouille panel with Brad Bird and Patton Oswalt, there wasn't much that really stood out. The exhibit floor actually felt more choked than many days at Comic Con proper (although not as bad as, say, Friday at the 2007 Comic Con). None of this year's panels really excite me except, perhaps, for the back-to-back Herb Trimpe and Steve Leialoha panels. I have great affection for Herb, especially for his work on G.I. Joe, and Steve inked over Larry Hama on one of the coolest G.I. Joe issues ever. I'm just not willing to slog through the rest of Wondercon for those panels, unfortunately.
As an aside, Herb Trimpe's website is quite cool, covering not only some of his illustration but also his tabletop wargaming miniatures, prose book, and more. Worth a look.