WonderCon 2014

California Browncoats exhibited again at the WonderCon 2014 convention in Anaheim, CA. We had a great time meeting fellow Browncoats, playing charity games, and raising money for Kids Need to Read.

The team arrived at the convention center Thursday afternoon for setup day. This was our second year exhibiting in a corner booth instead of our regular fan table space and the WonderCon staff set us up in a great location. We managed to get most of the booth set up before they kicked us out at nine and we returned early Friday morning to complete the job.

It’s always fun to see the booth space transform from a 10X10 area with nothing in it to our home for the next three days.  After working out a couple of logistical issues, we were ready for business!

Board members discussing the upcoming chain of events.

Board members discussing the upcoming chain of events.

 

The backdrop is up!

The backdrop is up!

Mostly done.

Mostly done.

 

This year marked the return of the world famous (slight exaggeration) chopstick pull. Players pull a set of chopsticks out of the treasure chest and if they were marked, they win a prize. And everyone gets to keep their chopsticks!

The chopstick game

The chopstick game

 

We also ran our prize drawing, one lucky winner went home with a set of pint glasses, an Adam Baldwin autographed copy of Serenity, a replica Mal pistol from QMx, and a shiny grocery bag to carry all the loot.

Prize Drawing Winner!

Prize Drawing Winner!

 

For the first time, we ran our Challenge Coin Challenge game.  A scavenger hunt of sorts, players completed tasks (like giving to a charity) or took pictures (like a superhero eating a burrito). Complete 15 of the challenges and win one of our exclusive 57th Overlanders Challenge Coins. Everyone had a fun time completing the challenge.

Challenge Coin awarded!

Challenge Coin awarded!

 

You could even win stuff just by following us on Twitter!

Pint Glass winner!

Pint Glass winner!

 

Pint Glass winner!

Pint Glass winner!

 

On Saturday, Nancy Holder and Jane Espenson both stopped by to sign stuff and chat with fans.  Thanks much to both for their continued support, it’s always great to have them stop by and visit for a bit.

It must be bunnies!

It must be bunnies!

 

Thanks to everyone who made a purchase at the booth, played one of our charity games, or just stopped by and said hi. Thanks to you, we raised over $1700.00 for Kids Need to Read.

We hope to see a bunch of you at San Diego Comic Con in July. Until then, keep flying! Oh, and check out this tiny Predator.

Tiny Predator

Tiny Predator