I had a fantastic time at WonderCon last year, and if you're in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend the convention. It's smaller and so much more manageable than San Diego and has a ton of personality. I can't say that I've had pleasant experiences with the Anaheim Convention Center, but maybe this will turn it around.
I'm actually working a ton at this convention; I'll be doing panel write-ups, interviews, etc for four outlets. I'm going to try to wander the floor as much as possible when I'm there Saturday and Sunday. Please say hi if you run into me, I'm pretty nice and rarely bite. If nothing else, you can definitely catch me at the League of Extraordinary Ladies tiki drink spectacular Saturday night.
And if you're going to be at the convention, may I recommend checking out these awesome people and companies?
Travis Hanson/ Bean Leaf Press, Booth 717 - Eisner-nominated creator of The Bean webcomic, get comics and drool over Trav's prints (but not on them)
Steam Crow/ Monster Commute, Booth 800 - Awesome art, books, cute stuff, and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Just Jenn Designs, Small Press SP-061 - Hilarious stationery, buttons, and a loverly comic cookbook.
Sawdust Bear, Small Press SP-070 - Cute 'lil monsters, creatures, and Marlowe the Monster (a sculpted webcomic) and one of the most adorable human beings ever selling them.
Amy Mebberson, Artists' Alley, AA-156 - Adorable art. The end.
Quantum Mechanix, Booth 463 - Insanely detailed licensed prop replicas and merchandise. You'll want everything there.
Archaia Entertainment, Booth 513 - Great stories, great packaging/binding, and the nicest comic book publisher out there.
Hope to see you there!