Unfortunately, this year was just as lackluster as last year, maybe even more so. And yet, we had a better time. Go figure. None of the big-name panels we attended offered us anything exciting, (a "special" trailer for Spider-Man 3? And that's it? Really??) and the questions asked by the audience were invariably rude and/or downright boring. Like the guy who told Ali Larter her character is the worst on "Heroes," called her a "half-way decent actress," and then asked if she'd be killed off soon. Dude. What the hell were you thinking?

Image of Tom Waits on the WonderCon floor, by the author. With apologies to Mr. Waits.