Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Retro-futurism Reigns at Wondercon 2009

While you were recovering from Noise Pop, nerds the world over gathered at Moscone for the annual mecca of comic and fantasy action: Wondercon.

Photo credit: Norman Chan

I snagged a seat at the Watchmen panel, where they showed the first 22 minutes of the forthcoming film and hosted a panel discussion with director Zack Snyder and the actors.

Photo Credit: Daryn LaBier

Judging by the popularity of the classic graphic novel, and the recent collections of Balenciaga and Gareth Pugh, I think we can count on more super hero inspired retro-futurist looks coming down the runways for at least another season.

Balenciaga, Spring 2009. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira

Gareth Pugh, Spring 2009. Photo credit: Marcio Madeira

Not afraid of spoilers? Check out my synopsis of the teaser shown during the Watchmen panel... I've hidden it behind a link for all you purists out there.

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