Welcome to io9's WonderCon Weekend

In a couple of hours, a bunch of io9 editors will be lining up to get press passes into WonderCon, often called the year's "kickoff scifi convention" — it's the first big con of the season, and it's in lovely, rainy San Francisco. Join us this weekend as we give you all the latest breaking news on upcoming comics, television, movies, books, and more. Plus our guest videographer Roger Chang will be taking you for a spin at the Masquerade Ball, and you're invited to join us for beer and partying Saturday night when io9 co-sponsors a benefit for free speech defenders Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. (This event is also sponsored by the fine folks at Last Gasp, who never hesitate to exercise their right to free speech.) The coverage starts this afternoon, and lasts until we die of exhaustion Sunday night.

Want to know more? Here are some of our picks for the coolest stuff at WonderCon. And here are some great pictures of last year's WonderCon taken by master of the cyber-indie underworld Scott Beale. See you at WonderCon!