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JAN 23 2015
Giant Cosplay Contest Comes to LBCE - $3000 in Cash Prizes to be Won!
With our move this year from the Ballroom, where the LBCE started, into the MUCH larger Hall C at the Long Beach Convention Center we are going to be adding a bunch of new stuff. And we're excited to announce that one of these is the addition of a Cosplay Contest to this year's LBCE line-up!

Hosted by Nerd Like Us' Bernie Bregman & Bernadette Bentley the contest takes place on Saturday 2/8 at 7pm in the Seaside room. International Cosplayer, Designer & Model Ivy Doomkitty and Pro-Cosplayer Soni Aralynn will serve as judges with additional judges chairs to be filled soon.

Categories & Prizes:
  • Best Costume: $1000

  • Best Fabrication (Sculpting & building): $500

  • Best Construction (Sewing & use of fabric): $500

  • Best Hero: $250

  • Best Villain: $250

  • Best Sci-Fi: $250

  • Best Group or Couple: $250

Slots will fill up fast so we've set up pre-registration here.

You must ALSO send an email to You must include your name, email, age, costume name and number of participants in your group (if applicable).

Additional details regarding costume inspection, times and place will be sent by email.

Tickets must be purchased for Long Beach Comic Expo (Saturday only, weekend or lifetime passes will be honored at the door) in order to participate. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
JAN 15 2015
GeekFest Film Festival Comes to Long Beach Comic Expo!
Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic Con will partner with GeekFest Film Fests in 2015 to become the exclusive Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world's 1st traveling film fest of "geek" films. The partnership will begin at next year's Long Beach Comics Expo, which will be held February 28, 2015 & March 1, 2015 at Long Beach Convention Center.

"We're excited to bring the full slate of GeekFest Film Fest films exclusively to the Los Angeles area at Long Beach Comic Expo and Con," said Bill Ostroff, GeekFest Film Fests creator. "We've personally seen amazing growth in the con and its commitment to indie artists of all types. These shows have a great venue, room for growth and a forward thinking vision. We can't wait to celebrate these indie geek genre films with this passionate audience."

The GeekFest Film Fest at LBCE will culminate in a 'best of' screening voted by the audiences, followed by an award ceremony and prizes valued at over $2,500 for the top film. GeekFest will be also exhibit on the convention floor, where fans can meet directors, actors, producers and chat with filmmakers one-on-one, pick up swag, and get info on upcoming GeekFest events around the country.

GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach Comic Expo will include:
  • The award-winning feature film Post Human Project

  • The award-winning gaming documentary Good Game

  • The short films Valiant starring Camden Toy, The Visitant starring Doug Jones and Amy Smart, the multi-award-winning short film, Far

  • Fan films like Star Wars: The Holo Experience, Red Shirts and Kirk vs Picard

  • Horror films Carolina Parakeet, Deal Travis In and Vivienne Again

  • Web series Progress the Series, Timekeeper and Caper Series, Exec-Produced produced by Felicia Day

"We look forward to hosting GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach in the coming years," said Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo. "The diverse slate of genre films is a great fit for our fans."
JAN 14 2015
Long Beach Comic Con Named Best of the Beach
The Long Beach Post has named the 2014 Long Beach Comic Con "the Best of the Beach."

For two weekends out of the year, nerds, geeks and cosplayers swarm the streets of Downtown Long Beach as the Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) rolls in.

Held in the Spring and Fall of each year, LBCC started in October 2009 and focuses on the creators in the comic book and animation industries.

"The success of films and television shows based on comic book characters originates with the creators," said Martha Donato, Executive Director of LBCC. "The Long Beach Comic shows are first and foremost show for comics, for readers, and we've also begun creating convention programming that will appeal to book readers. Our plan is to do more panels with novelists in 2015 and beyond."

Steve Goodling, President and CEO of Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, said LBCC is a unique and popular event.

"Comic Con is one of the unique conventions that brings together a group of people that wants to celebrate a culture and a lifestyle," he said.

Donato said in 2015, LBCC fans can expect two conventions--the Long Beach Comic Expo from February 28 to March 1 and the LBCC from September 12 to September 13. She said the Comic Expo will be expanded and will also include a "geek film festival."

Thank you Long Beach, from all of us at the Long Beach Comic Con!
JAN 9 2015
Long Beach Comic Expo Welcomes Art Adams!
We are excited to announce that legendary artist Art Adams is coming to the 2015 Long Beach Comic Expo - 2/28 & 3/1. Adams is the legendary Artist on properties such as Longshot, The Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, X-Factor,Fantastic Four and Hulk.

He will be appearing all weekend in the huge Artist Alley section of the show.

JAN 6 2015
Long Beach Comic Expo Welcomes Ethan Van Sciver!
Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to announce that Ethan Van Sciver will be a guest at the February 2015 show. One of the most popular artists working comics today, Ethan Van Sciver is best known for his work on the mini series that brought back Hal Jordan, GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH. He's also penciled SUPERMAN/BATMAN and the special issues introducing readers to the Green Lantern nemesis THE SINESTRO CORPS, and is one of DC's top cover artists. For Marvel Comics, Van Sciver has worked on X-Men.

SEP 27 2014
Long Beach Comic Con Launches the Dwayne McDuffie Award
Long Beach Comic Con was proud to announce today the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity. The only comics award of its kind, the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award will be granted the weekend of February 28, 2015 to an American comics work, published in print or digitally in 2014, deemed by the Selection Committee to promote diversity. In the spirit of Dwayne McDuffie himself, "promoting diversity" can be judged as either broadening the range of characters portrayed in comics, or adding to the variety of creators contributing to the medium.

Dwayne McDuffie was a comic book and television writer, famous for writing and producing the animated series Justice League Unlimited and Ben 10, and for creating the animated series Static Shock. McDuffie also co-founded Milestone Media, a minority-owned-and-operated comic-book company. During his career, McDuffie earned three Eisner Award nominations, two Emmy Award nominations, and won the Inkpot award, a Humanitas Award and a WGA Award.

"Dwayne was an incredible creator, and used his talents to help bring more diversity into comics," said Martha Donato, co-founder of Long Beach Comic Con. "His influence on comics is incredible, and we look forward to helping preserve his legacy through this award."

The Dwayne McDuffie Award will be stewarded by director Matt Wayne, with the support of McDuffie's wife, Charlotte. "Dwayne would have been pleased by an award that recognizes so much new and exciting work," she said.

"Excellence is a given in this award," Wayne said. "We're honoring work that, through its artistic merit, has brought a greater variety of stories and creators into comics."

The Selection Committee consists of eight prominent comics and animation professionals who knew Dwayne and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusiveness:

- Neo Edmund - Novelist, animation and comics writer
- Joseph Illidge - Former Editor, Milestone and DC Comics; Columnist, Comic Book Resources; Writer, First Second Books
- Len Wein - Co-creator Swamp Thing, Wolverine, New X-Men; Former E-I-C, Marvel, Disney; Former Senior Editor, DC Comics.
- Heidi MacDonald - Editor in Chief, The Beat; former DC Editor
- Glen Murakami - Producer/Supervising Director, DC animated properties and Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien
- Joan Hilty - Nickelodeon Comics Editor, Former Senior Editor, Vertigo; Creator of Bitter Girl
- Eugene Son - Comics writer/Story Editor, Ultimate Spider-Man Animated
- William J. Watkins - Writer; Former owner, Chicago's first Black-owned comics store; Former DC editorial assistant

The first annual Dwayne McDuffie Awards will be announced at the Long Beach Comic Expo on February 28, 2015. The recipient work will be chosen from five nominees. The call for submissions was launched today at Long Beach Comic Con.

An application for the award can be found here.
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Here is our Long Beach Comic Expo guest list! We'll be adding guests all the time so make sure you check back often and see if your favorite creator or media star will be coming to the Long Beach Comic Expo, February 28th & March 1st, 2015.
Art AdamsLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Art Adams
Legendary Comic Artist
Longshot, The Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, Hulk
Steve  AltesLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Steve Altes
Geek and Greeks on Kickstarter
Kris AnkaLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Kris Anka
All-New X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, New Mutants
Soni AralynnLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Soni Aralynn
Professional Cosplayer
Appearing in Cosplay Corner
Janelle  AsselinLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Janelle Asselin
Hire This Woman
Matt Batt BanningLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Matt "Batt" Banning
Inker: Cyber Force, The Darkness, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Witchblade, Green Lantern Corps
David BaronLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
David Baron
Color Artist & Writer: MULTIVERSITY: ULTRA (DC) Doctor Mirage (Valiant) BLOODSHOT: REBORN (Valiant) DIVINITY (Valiant)
Chuck BBLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Chuck BB
Eisner Award Winning Artist, Black Metal, Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis, Big Trouble in Little China
Joe BenitezLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Joe Benitez
Lady Mechanika creator, The Darkness, Green Hornet, Executive Assistant Iris, Titans
Nick  BradshawLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Nick Bradshaw
Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of Darkness, Wolverine & the X-Men, Deadpool
Garry BrownLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Garry Brown
Artist for Catwoman & Dark Horse's The Massive
Brian BuccellatoLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Brian Buccellato
Co-writer of Detective Comics, writer of Rogues Rebellion, Black Bat, Flash
Chris  BurnhamLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Chris Burnham
#1 New York Times Bestselling Artist of Batman Incorporated, Co-creator of Image Comics' NAMELESS with Grant Morrison
Eric  CaneteLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Eric Canete
Artist: Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, The New Avengers: Luke Cage, Mr. Majestic, Superboy
Joe CaseyLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Joe Casey
Man of Action Entertainment/Writer - Sex, Valhalla Mad and Nixon's Pals
Cecil CastellucciLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Cecil Castellucci
Comic book & Young Adult Author (The P.L.A.I.N. Janes, Tin Star)
Bernard ChangLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Bernard Chang
Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, Wonder Woman
Jim CheungLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Jim Cheung
Young Avengers, Secret Warriors, X-Force, Avengers Vs. X-Men
Chris ClaremontLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Chris Claremont
Legendary writer including X-Men's Days of Future Past & The Dark Phoenix Saga
Gerry ConwayLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Gerry Conway
Co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, Man-Thing, Werewolf-by-Night, The Jackal, Killer Croc, Tombstone
Katie  CookLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Katie Cook
My Little Pony
Denys CowanLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Denys Cowan
Batman: Lovers & Madmen, Blind Justice, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child, The Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers, The Question, Hardware, Static Shock
Dave CroslandLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dave Crosland
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, The 50th Law, SUPER IAM8BIT, Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time
Dennis CulverLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dennis Culver
Co-creator of Edison Rex, Robocop, Romero Muerte, Davey Jones & the Mystery of the Monocle Men
Shannon Eric DentonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Shannon Eric Denton
Marvel artist, DC Comics editor/writer, Lion Forge senior editor
Rachel DodsonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Rachel Dodson
Princess Leia from Marvel (Coming 3/15), Red One from Image (Coming 3/15), Teen Titans Earth One, Avengers/X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man/Black Cat
Terry DodsonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Terry Dodson
Princess Leia from Marvel (Coming 3/15), Red One from Image (Coming 3/15), Teen Titans Earth One, Avengers/X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man/Black Cat
Christopher  DoolyLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Christopher Dooly
Make-up Artist: Batman v Superman, Hunger Games, Maze Runner, The Avengers, Thor
Ivy DoomkittyLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Ivy Doomkitty
Judge on SyFy's "Heroes of Cosplay"
Intl. Cosplayer, Designer, Artist, and Model
DustbunnyLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Professional Cosplayer
Appearing in Cosplay Corner
Brandon EastonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Brandon Easton
Writer Lion Forge's The Joshua Run & Andre the Giant
Neo EdmundLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Neo Edmund
Clan of The Vein, Red Riding WereWolf Huntress
Steve EllisLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Steve Ellis
Award Winning Artist of The Breaking Bad Exclusive Comic, Co-Creator of High Moon, The Only Living Boy and The Silencers.
Joshua Hale FialkovLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer The Bunker, The Life After, Echoes, Punks, Tumor & Elk's Run. Batman, Superman, Spider-man, I, Vampire, The Ultimates, Doctor Who.
Tony FleecsLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Tony Fleecs
My Little Pony
Christos GageLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Christos Gage
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
David GallaherLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
David Gallaher
The Only Living Boy, High Moon, It Came in the Mail, Immortals: Gods & Heroes, Deadlands: The Devil's Six Gun
Agnes  GarbowskaLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Agnes Garbowska
Artist for My Little Pony, Li'l Vampi & Victories. Cover Artist for IDW (MLP, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, LPS)
Ale' GarzaLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Ale' Garza
Maiden Age creator, Marve & DC artist
Sterling GatesLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Sterling Gates
Comic Book & Screenwriter, The Posthuman Project, Supergirl, Hawk & Dove, Superman: War of the Supermen, World's Finest
Joel GomezLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Joel Gomez
Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards
Betsy  GoniaLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Betsy Gonia
Colorist - Witchblade, Rise of the Magi and Postal
Isaac  GoodhartLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Isaac Goodhart
2013 Talent Hunt Winner and Artist for Top Cow's new ongoing series Postal
Dean HaglundLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dean Haglund
Matt  HawkinsLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Matt Hawkins
President/COO Top Cow Productions, Inc. Writer- Think Tank, Aphrodite IX, Postal
Ray-Anthony HeightLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Ray-Anthony Height
Midnight Tiger, Red She-Hulk, Spider-Girl, Fear Itself: Fearsome Four
Lance HenriksenLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Lance Henriksen
Aliens, Terminator, The Quick & the Dead, Millennium, Near Dark
Bryan  HillLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Bryan Hill
Writes comics, movies and makes film. Co-writer of Top Cow's new ongoing series Postal.
Tom HodgesLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Tom Hodges
Star Wars (Lucasfilm), RUSH (UMG), The Simpsons (Bongo Comics), Marvel (Upper Deck), DC (Upper Deck)
Reginald HudlinLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Reginald Hudlin
Keynote Speaker at the Dwayne McDuffie Award event, Writer/Director House Party, Boomerang & BeBe's Kids, Black Panther & Boondocks animated series
Nicole Marie   JeanLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Nicole Marie Jean
Professional Cosplayer
Appearing in Cosplay Corner
Dave JohnsonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dave Johnson
Marvel & DC cover artist, 100 Bullets, Deadpool, PunisherMAX
Drew JohnsonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Drew Johnson
Wonder Woman 77, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra
Sandy King CarpenterLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Sandy King Carpenter
Writer: Asylum; Producer: Darkchylde, Ghosts of Mars, Vampires; Script Supervisor: They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, Starman, Sixteen Candles
Scott KoblishLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Scott Koblish
Artist - Marvel's Deadpool
Ken KristensenLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Ken Kristensen
Comics, TV & Film (TODD, The Ugliest Kid on Earth)
Jim KruegerLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Jim Krueger
Writer of Marvel's Earth X & DC's Justice. Award Winning Filmmaker & Video Game Developer. Writer of Satellite Award Winner Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.
Mike KunkelLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Mike Kunkel
Animation storyteller, writer/artist of Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam, 2-time Eisner Award creator of Herobear and the Kid
Phil LamarrLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Phil Lamarr
Voice Actor
Star Wars: Clone Wars, Young Justice, Justice League, Futurama, Static Shock, Samurai Jack
Sat. Only
Bob LaytonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Bob Layton
Legendary Iron Man artist
Scott LobdellLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Scott Lobdell
Convergence, Blue Beetles, Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & The Outlaws, Screenwriter.
Joseph  MaddreyLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Joseph Maddrey
Author & Screenwriter: Not Bad for a Human, Nightmares in Red, White & Blue
Appearing in the RAW Entertainment booth
Jim MahfoodLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Jim Mahfood
Kevin Smith's Clerks comics, Grrl Scouts, Miami Vice: Remix & contributing artist to 21st Century Tank Girl
Jonboy MeyersLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Jonboy Meyers
New artist on Todd McFarlane's Spawn
Chris  MorenoLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Chris Moreno
Sidekick, Roddenberry's WORTH, Motel Hell, World War Hulk: Front Line
Todd NauckLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Todd Nauck
Nightcrawler, Amazing Spider-Man, Young Justice, Teen Titans, Invincible Universe
Dustin NguyenLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dustin Nguyen
Li'l Gotham, American Vampire, Batman Streets of Gotham, Detective Comics, Batman, Wildcats, Manifest Eternity
Oliver NomeLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Oliver Nome
Fathom: Kiani, Executive Assistant Lotus, Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost, Deathblow, Titans
Dan NortonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dan Norton
Art Director ThunderCats animated series, Animation League of Legends, Artist: Green Arrow, Ninja Boy, G.I. Joe: Frontline
Eddie NunezLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Eddie Nunez
Deadpool, Lois Lane, Ben-10, Lion Forge's Chavo Guerrero's Warrior's Creed & Quincredible
Angus OblongLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Angus Oblong
Creator of the Oblongs
Dan PanosianLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dan Panosian
Captain America, X-Men, Green Lantern: Mosiac, The Uncanny X-Men
Livio RamondelliLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Livio Ramondelli
Transformers, DC Universe Online MMORPG
Barbara Randall KeselLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Barbara Randall Kesel
Veteran Comics Writer & Editor; Hawk & Dove, Meridian, Dark Crystal, MLP:FIM, Airwolf, White Knight: Line Of Avalon
Norm RapmundLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Norm Rapmund
The Flash, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Ravagers, Nightwing, Batman/Superman
Christina  RiceLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Christina Rice
My Little Pony
Andrew RobinsonLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Andrew Robinson
The 5th Beatle, Hawkman, Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith
Stan SakaiLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Stan Sakai
Creator of Usagi Yojimbo
Marlin ShoopLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Marlin Shoop
Co-creator of LARP coming from Dark Horse Comics.
Beth SoteloLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Beth Sotelo
Creator of Grump, Aspen Comics; Colorist on Fathom Vol. 4, Soulfire Vol. 2 & Shrugged
Richard StarkingsLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Richard Starkings
Creator & Writer of ELEPHANTMEN. President of Comicraft &
Marisa StotterLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Marisa Stotter
She Makes Comics
Particia TallmanLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Particia Tallman
Babylon 5, Night of the Living Dead, Army of Darkness
Bobby TimonyLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Bobby Timony
The Horror Lovers on Kickstarter
LeeAnna VampLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
LeeAnna Vamp
Cosplayer & Host of
Appearing in Cosplay Corner
Ethan Van SciverLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Ethan Van Sciver
DC Comics Artist: Green Lantern: Rebirth, Green Lantern, Batman: The Dark Knight
Vegas Power GirlLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Vegas Power Girl
Professional Cosplayer
Appearing in Cosplay Corner
Vivid VivkaLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Vivid Vivka
Cosplayer & Burlesque Performer appearing in Cosplay Corner
Dave WagnerLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Dave Wagner
Creator/Illustrator/Writer of the webcomic dot Problems
Len WeinLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Len Wein
Before Watchmen, Creator of Wolverine, Swampthing & The Human Target. Film/TV/Animation Writer
Greg  WeismanLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Greg Weisman
Gargoyles Creator & Producer - Star Wars: Rebels & Young Justice
Marv WolfmanLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Marv Wolfman
The Tomb of Dracula, created Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics. Currently writing New Teen Titans & The Adventures of Superman for DC Convergence.
Brian WoodLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
Brian Wood
Writer of The Massive, DMZ, Moon Knight, Spawn, Star Wars
J.K.  WoodwardLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
J.K. Woodward
Fallen Angel, Star Trek: TNG - Doctor Who, CSI: NY
Long Beach Comic Expo boasts a wide range of exhibitors which includes comic book publishers, small press publishers, video game companies, modern comic book retailers, gold & silver age retailers, toy retailers, manga & anime retailers and much more. We will be adding exhibitors often so be sure to check back.
  • 4 Eye Society
  • AAA Comics
  • Adventures of Alex Walker: The Series
  • Akumu Ink
  • And...Action! Entertainment
  • Angelo's Comics
  • Animator Made Intl.
  • Anime Books
  • Anime Los Angeles
  • Aspen Comics, MLT
  • Battlestar Galactica Fan club
  • Bobby's Comics
  • Botti Vingelo
  • Caged Beagle Productions
  • California Connections Academy
  • CGC, Comics Guaranty Company, LLC.
  • Champion Comics
  • Classy Pix USA
  • Collector Haven
  • Comic Book Hideout
  • Comic Cellar
  • Comic Madness
  • Comic Wise
  • Comics Toons N Toys
  • Coming Soon!
  • Dark Planet
  • Dave's Comics
  • Dollman Collectible
  • Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extradordinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry
  • Dreams of Tibet
  • Elveen's Comics
  • End Malaria Now
  • Espionage Cosmetics
  • Flex Comics
  • Friends Junction
  • Fusion Designs
  • FVF Comics
  • Go Daddyo's Comic Book Hideout
  • Hearts Delight
  • IT Luxe
  • Jay Company Comics
  • Jerky Hot
  • Kymera Press
  • Kymera Press
  • Lace and Lore
  • LeoLe International
  • Masonic Youth Organization of the Inland Empire
  • Mike Kunkel & The Astonish Factory
  • My Faerietale
  • Nerds Comictopia
  • Pen 2 Paper Entertainment
  • Poser Pics
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Scrap Entertainment
  • Scrap's Comics
  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  • Seus Corp. Ltd.
  • Star Force Collectibles
  • SuperHeroes in Training
  • SuperHeroes in Training
  • TCG Empire
  • Tee Turtle
  • Terry's Comics
  • The Devastator
  • The Rational Past
  • Tony Raiola Books
  • Toyarena
  • Toynk
  • Travis Hanson
  • Vocademy - the Makerspace
  • Wicked Skatewear
  • Wyng'd Lyon Creations
  • Zombie Patrol

  • Our exhibitor floor is now accepting registration forms for 2015! Contact James Ross by clicking here.
    Artist Alley is the heart of Long Beach Comic Expo and we know it's why so many people come to comic cons. We are proud to have one of the largest Artist Alleys not only in California, but the entire U.S. With big name talent, indy talent, web comics talent, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letters and even writers there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
    Artist Alley is presented by:
    SGX Print Artist Alley Sponsor
  • Gavin Andazola - The Stone Legacy
  • Sirusianne Anderson
  • Terence Anthony
  • David Arroyo
  • Ric Basaldua - RIckbas
  • Jason Beckwith - Never Static Pictures
  • Brett Bennett
  • Emy Bitner - Introducing Emy Productions
  • Tanya Bjork
  • Will Blagg
  • Blond
  • Damon Bowie - Bowie Art
  • Luis Calderon - Neat O! Comics
  • Lars Canty - Concrete Shoes
  • James Cartwright - Cartwright Comics
  • Christopher Chien
  • Ray Chou
  • Kathrynn Cobbs
  • Joy DeCapua - Black Jack Comics
  • Victor DeTroy
  • Barbra Dillon - Fanboy Comics
  • Huy Dinh - WeeArts
  • Nicholas Doan - Monster Elementary
  • Rose Feduk
  • David Feenstra
  • DeWayne Feenstra
  • Keith Foster - Kodoja
  • Douglas Freeman - RNA Brand Entertainment
  • Carlos Galvez - Creative-Titan
  • Brianna Garcia - Brianna Garcia Illustration
  • Fred Gear
  • Tobias Gebhardt
  • Lewis Goldstein - Baable-on Books
  • HollisAnn Harrison
  • Joyce Hedelund - Joyce Rainbow
  • Bill Hunt - Bill Hunt Illustration
  • Paul Jamison
  • Jessica Johnson - Jessie J's Inspirations
  • Tamara Jones - The Mystical Apothecary
  • Mari Kao - Starbolins
  • Kris Kehasukjaren - Minion Me
  • Jung-Ha Kim - Red Starship
  • Hayden Lawrence - Geek Outlaw
  • Alejandro Lee - Darn Tootin' Studios
  • Diana Levin - Diana Levin Art
  • Marcelo Lewin -
  • Ellie Lieberman - Acorn Tops
  • Lak Lim
  • Livesay
  • Abraham Lopez
  • Bianca Lowkeen
  • David Lucarelli
  • Jennifer Lundstrom - The Key Thief
  • Matt MacFarland
  • Jordan Maeve
  • Mike Matola - Line By Line Art
  • Katie McKissick - Beatrice the Biologist
  • Patty McPancakes -
  • Manny Mederos
  • Pepe Melan
  • Dan Mendoza - Zombie Tramp
  • Jordan Monsell - Silhouettes by Jordan
  • Akane Morinishi
  • John Mulhall - Podthingy
  • Albert Nguyen
  • James Ninness
  • William O'Neill - Gentleman Nerd
  • Johnny Parker II - Neat O! Comics
  • Geoff Pascual - Pascual Productions
  • Ken Penders
  • Joe Pezzulla
  • Joe Pezzulla
  • Michael Phillips - Michael Phillips Fine Art
  • Maria Preciado - Chase the Bunny
  • Jamie Rage
  • Mark Rivers - Dirty Kitchen Press
  • DC Roberts - Obscure Brand Comix
  • Ave Rose - The Crappy Comic
  • Edith Sarabia
  • Samantha Sawyer - Sincerely Sam
  • Patrick Scullin - Super Siblings Comics
  • Wendy Shaner - Comic Art Groupie
  • Tamara Shiver - Dragon Called
  • Danny Silva
  • Kelly Singpo
  • David Scott Smith
  • Vincent Swayne
  • Ron Tucker
  • Andy Tune
  • Gary Turner - A Little Vast Studios
  • Ethan Van Sciver
  • Mike Vasquesz
  • Mojgon Vatanchi - Mojgon
  • Lisa Mishelle Voorhees - Mishelle's Menagerie
  • Dave Wagner
  • Rachel Walker - Edge of the World Art Studio
  • Lisa K. Weber - HexComix
  • Ryan Winn
  • Clint Wolf - Lab Reject
  • Clint Wolf - Lab Reject
  • Dawn Wolf - Art of Dawn
  • Dawn Wolf - Art of Dawn
  • Jason Wu
  • Richie Wu - Bad to the Bone
  • Brandi York
  • Lenyllyn Zanabria - World of Decoden

  • Artist Alley is now accepting registration forms for 2015! Contact Gabe Fieramosco by clicking here.
    The Long Beach Comic Expo is a two-day event held February 28th & March 1st at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available using the BUY TICKETS button on this site, or at your local comic book shop. Additional details about the event can be found on the FAQ page or by emailing Customer Service.

    What is Long Beach Comic Expo?
    Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

    The Long Beach Comic Expo Team
    Martha Donato (Executive Director, Founder/Principal) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 19 years of experience.

    Mike Scigliano (Show Director) has over 15 years in the events production field that encompasses not only the event management side but the exhibitor side as well. This unique experience helps LBCC to keep both the needs of the event as well as the needs of the exhibitor in mind. Most of the industry simply knows him as Scig and as the Show Director he oversees floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest relations. He is also is a freelance sales, marketing, writing, web development and events manager. You can find him on Twitter: @mikescigliano.

    Caterina Toscano (Volunteer Manager) is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and works at a NYC Advertising Agency. She has been attending and working at comic-cons since she was a teenager. You can find her working in the Volunteer or Registration areas at Long Beach Comic Expo!

    Arlene So (Art Director; Design Ninja) has been a graphic designer for over 20 years and ever so briefly, worked security at a comic con a while back. She is also a producer for an award-winning web series called Haywire.

    Kris Simon (Programming Manager) has written and edited comics for over 10 years, and introduced hundreds of middle school girls to the comic book industry as a Program Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Her love for the medium can only be surpassed by her love for a good burger.

    David Nieves (Show Coordinator, Programming) is an LA based pop culture writer. When he isn't working freelance in the entertainment industry, he can be found reading comics. Along with being a comic nerd; Dave advocates for the industry by covering events and writing for such sites as Comics Beat, Bleeding Cool, and Nuke the Fridge.

    Amanda Caggiano (Event Coordinator, Programming) is a graduate of U-Mass Amherst and has been working with the Long Beach Comic Con team for two years - with a stint where she built houses for Habitat For Humanity. Amanda recently left behind the cold New York winters for sunny days in California.

    David Hyde (Publicity & Promotions) is the founder of Superfan Promotions, a Los Angeles based boutique publicity company that creates campaigns for some of the biggest names in comics. Superfan works with authors, artists, conventions, festivals, stores, entertainment companies and publishers. Prior to launching Superfan Promotions, David was the Vice President of Publicity at DC Entertainment. You can follow him at @superfanpr.

    Kris Longo (Sponsorhip Sales; Special Events) is the founder of Geek Riot Media, the first and only fuly integrated geek culture advertising and sponsorship representation firm. Prior to Geek Riot, Longo managed East Coast advertising sales for DC Comics and served as Vice President of Business Development for Bonfire Agency.

    James Ross (Sales Manager; Floor Manager) is a veteran in the trade show/events industry. He has been in the conventions and events industry since 1999. For the past 15 years he has specialized in exhibit sales & sponsorships, event logistics and floor management. He has been involved in comic book convention genre for over 10 years.

    Bobby Marmolejo (Event Coordinator, Registration; Dealer Sales) has been with Long Beach Comic Con since the start. He has over 16 years experience in comic book and pop culture retail.

    Steven Hoveke (Security Manager) is the owner of Square 1 Press, an independent comics and art books publisher. He started in this industry in 2003 working for Palisades Toys. He has also worked as an independent contractor for Gentle Giant Ltd., Top Cow and Devil's Due, to name a few. A "jack-of-all-trades", his talents are seemingly limitless, from guest relations to personal security to booth construction, he does it all. He has been reading comics since he was seven.

    Phil Lawrence ( Co-founder) Lawrence has over 18 years of experience in marketing and advertising and the comics field and has been involved in the comic book business most of his adult life, and continues to enjoy it personally and professionally.

    MAD Event Management
    If you are interested in exhibit space, retail booths or Artist Alley tables at Long Beach Comic Expo, please download the appropriate form and complete it - we'd rather you sent it in via email, but if you want to fax your completed form, you can send it to 845-787-2499. Have security concerns when using your credit card for payment? We also have a secure online exhibitor registration site that you can use our website by clicking here. If you have any questions, you can contact us:

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Show Director
    We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out at both shows. The Long Beach Convention Center is a great facility to work with!

    Are you interested in helping us promote Long Beach Comic Expo? We can offer you free tickets to the show to use for promotions. We can also offer reciprocal banner ads. Contact Martha or Mike to set it up.

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Show Director

    Do you want to get involved with our shows? Promote your brand or product? Contact Kris Longo by clicking here.

    2015 Exhibitor Kit
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check Back soon!

    2015 Electrical Form
    Download an electrical form here!

    2015 Show Floor Map
    Check back in February 2015!

    EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
    RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
    ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!
    PROFESSIONALS: Click here to go to the tickets section to register your professional pass.

    Long Beach Comic Expo 2015 - February 28 & March 1, 2015
    Show Hours:
    Saturday February 28 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
    Sunday March 1 - 10:00am - 5:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

    All programming rooms have limited capacity as set by the Long Beach Fire Marshal and subject to available seating. Although your LBCE badge is required for entry into all events, it doesn't guarantee you access to any programming session if it has reached its capacity, subject to the discretion of Long Beach Convention Center and Long Beach Comic Expo staff members. We don't clear our programming rooms between sessions.

    Long Beach Comic Expo believes in creating an environment where every attendee, exhibitor and staff member is treated with respect and dignity, and does not tolerate any act of bullying or harassment. If an attendee of any type is believed to be in violation of our rules, they will be asked to leave immediately without reimbursement of any kind. Long Beach Comic Expo employs professional security guards who enforce our rules and regulations, as do our staff members. Volunteers are NOT staff members and are assisting us in exchange for certain reimbursement and experiential value. Please report any serious incidents or concerns to a Long Beach Comic Expo Staff Member, as identified by their badge.
    Volunteer to be Part of Our Team!

    We are accepting applications for a few awesome Volunteers for the Long Beach Comic Expo on February 28 & March 1, 2015. Please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form and then email it to Caterina Toscano if you would like to be added to the wait list.
    When is the convention?
    Long Beach Comic Expo is being held on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, 2015. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!).

    How much are tickets?
    Prices for the show will be $30 for a Saturday only ticket; $20 for a Sunday only ticket and $45 for a weekend ticket. Children age 10 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen, military, police & fire fighter discounts are available (use code MilitaryLawEnforcement or SeniorCitizen). Tickets are available at the door but will be priced higher.

    I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
    Advance ticket sales will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, February 28 and 8:30 am on Sunday, March 1. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 9:30 am.

    Can I buy tickets on-site?
    Yes, you can buy tickets at your local comic book shop, on our website or at the door. Day-of ticket sales at the door will open at 9:30 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby!

    I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
    Long Beach Comic Expo is pleased to offer credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the Expo.
    To register use our secure site by clicking here.
    We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $10 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option - badges are for professionals only.

    Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
    There will be a clearly-marked booth in the Lobby of the Convention Center for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their barcode scan copies or use their smart phones at the Advance Ticket Registration Area. It's that easy!

    Do I have to wear it at all times?
    Even if it wasn't a stunning accessory that the Sex In The City gals would pay hundreds of dollars for, yes - you need to wear it inside the hall at all times, or we may think you are some sort of undesirable who snuck in and we will be forced to ask you to leave.

    I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
    Sorry, no pets, except for registered service animals. And in that case, they shouldn't be playing dress up.

    Can I take pictures?
    Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Expo of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.

    Where can I park and how do I get there?
    There are parking lots located at the Long Beach Convention Center and all around the area that are privately owned. The prices vary, but expect to pay $10 per day. Note: the Convention Center parking lot only accepts cash. Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: or use 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 in your GPS for directions.

    Where are the ATM machines?
    Cash machines are located in the main lobby, and in the Aquarium entrance.

    Where is Lost & Found located?
    Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Booth.

    Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
    Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.

    I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
    Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.

    To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
    Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.

    I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
    Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC - hey, those are OUR initials, too!) does offer wi-fi service on the promenade level for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.

    Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the Long Beach Comic Expo?
    The LBCE team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.

    Buy Your LONG BEACH COMIC Tickets today!
    Long Beach Comic Expo - February 28 & March 1, 2015!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)| Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

    We offer discounts to senior citizens and members of law enforcement and military - use promotional code MilitaryLawenforcement or SeniorCitizenDiscount when you purchase your ticket below. You will be asked to show proof of status when you arrive at the event to pick up your tickets.

    Long Beach Comic Con - September 12 & 13, 2015!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

    Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite
    Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, convention exclusives, programming updates and more!
    Added January 30th
    Dave WagnerLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Dave Wagner
    Creator/Illustrator/Writer of the webcomic dot Problems
    Added January 30th
    Eddie NunezLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Eddie Nunez
    Deadpool, Lois Lane, Ben-10, Lion Forge's Chavo Guerrero's Warrior's Creed & Quincredible
    Added January 30th
    Sterling GatesLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Sterling Gates
    Comic Book & Screenwriter, The Posthuman Project, Supergirl, Hawk & Dove, Superman: War of the Supermen, World's Finest
    Added January 30th
    Marisa StotterLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Marisa Stotter
    She Makes Comics
    Added January 30th
    Janelle  AsselinLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Janelle Asselin
    Hire This Woman

  • Added January 29th  Lars Canty - Concrete Shoes
  • Added January 29th  Hayden Lawrence - Geek Outlaw
  • Added January 27th  Emy Bitner - Introducing Emy Productions
  • Added January 27th  Damon Bowie - Bowie Art
  • Added January 27th  Luis Calderon - Neat O! Comics
  • Added January 27th  Johnny Parker II - Neat O! Comics
  • Added January 24th  Ric Basaldua - RIckbas
  • Added January 24th  Jason Beckwith - Never Static Pictures

  • Exhibitors
  • Added February 1st  Anime Los Angeles
  • Added February 1st  Toyarena
  • Added January 30th  SuperHeroes in Training
  • Added January 29th  Poser Pics
  • Added January 27th  Champion Comics
  • Added January 27th  Classy Pix USA
  • Added January 27th  Flex Comics
  • Added January 27th  Fusion Designs

  • Show Floor
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    Hyatt Regency Long Beach
    200 South Pine Avenue
    Long Beach, California, 90802
    Tel: 1-562-491-1234
    Fax: 1-562-983-1491

    Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel
    Treat yourself to the premier setting of Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Only steps from major attractions, shops and entertainment, our luxurious hotel in Long Beach lets you easily explore the entire area. Easy access to the Aquarium and Queen Mary, stroll along the harbor, play on the beach or take in a performance at the Convention and Entertainment Center right next door.

    With famous theme parks just a short drive from our Long Beach hotel, even the busiest business traveler can share some of the fun. Within our inviting accommodations, enjoy deluxe guestrooms, exciting new dining, extensive business amenities and the world-class service that have made us the standout hotel in Long Beach. Please contact the hotel directly and mention you are there for Long Beach Comic Expo to receive the special convention rate for a regular room.

    To make your reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234 and refer to the group name: Long Beach Comic Expo or use this link. Specify Dates: February 28 - March 1, 2015.

    Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the Center is within walking distance to first-class accommodations (more than 5,000 rooms citywide, most within the downtown area), shopping, dining, attractions, sightseeing along picturesque bays and 5 1/2 miles of sandy beach.

    The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a spectacular multi-purpose complex - one of the few waterfront facilities nationwide, featuring more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, an arena and 34 meeting rooms. The glass concourse and lobby offer expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions with the Pacific Ocean.

    The Westin Long Beach
    333 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, California, 90802
    Tel: 1-562-436-3000

    The Westin Long Beach
    Halfway between Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County Airport, The Westin Long Beach is renowned for both its convenience and beautiful location. Only a mile from the beach, and a few minutes from the new Aquarium of the Pacific, guests can experience the best of California.

    At The Westin Long Beach, our staff is here to help you. Our dedicated associates will help you arrange your next event in one of our various meeting rooms, including our Centennial Ballroom, which can hold over 1,500 people. Enjoy a delicious meal at our newly renovated restaurant, The Grill.

    Most of our 469 guest rooms and suites offer stunning harbor views. Each room boasts our signature Heavenly® Bed, with a pillow top mattress and five pillows.

    To make your reservations, please call 1-562-436-3000 and refer to the group name: Long Beach Comic Expo or use this link. Specify Dates: February 28 - March 1, 2015.

    Run away and find your way back. The best things to do in Long Beach are all close to The Westin Long Beach hotel, where the action begins and the fun never ends. From the regal Queen Mary and spectacular Aquarium of the Pacific to stirring Broadway shows, live music venues and hundreds of exclusive dining destinations, you'll find all of the top things to do in Long Beach centrally located minutes from The Westin.

    About Long Beach Comic Expo:
    Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center every spring. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit for additional information.

    Media Contact:
    AnnaMaria White
    Please submit requests for press passes to

    David Hyde
    Please send interview requests for convention guests and Martha Donato, the Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo, to

    About MAD Event Management:
    MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD's capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit for additional information.

    Show Photos:
    Official show photographer Ning Wong Photography

    2014 Long Beach Comic Expo official photographs are available through or contact Ning Wong at
    See what people are saying about our shows...

    "Long Beach Comic Con treated the pros and the fans to a real treat. I especially enjoyed the relaxed surroundings and actually got to spend some time with some real special people as well. This is the kind of show we will keep coming back to year after year. congrats to everyone that made it happen."
    - Jimmy Palmiotti

    "Long Beach Comic Con has such a great feel for a Southern California show! Really well run and brings in an awesome crowd of fans. Thanks to the hard work of Mike Scigliano and the gang, I'll definitely be going back again and again."
    - Mike Kunkel

    "I had the opportunity this last weekend to walk the Long Beach Comic Con. The past 3 years I have attended as a budding young (well old) artist and enjoyed my time in the Artist Alley. From the veteran creators of the comic industry to the new faces looking to tell their own stories, there is an overall drive of creativity, energy and passion for the comic medium. The diversity of styles, content, ages and viewpoints just show how much people love comics."
    - Chris Waterman for Bleeding

    "Intimate enough to mingle with the artists, yet big enough to inspire awe.... the LB Comic Con started something that will hopefully continue to grow and inspire year after year!"
    - Jim Lujan

    "It was a pleasure to attend the Long Beach Comic Convention. What I liked best was how easy it was to get to the convention. The best part of this comic convention was it was about comics!!! The main reason I attended was to browse Artists Alley. I saw all my favorites and noticed a few new ones. I think the venue was perfect. Downtown Long Beach offers a beautiful view to go along with the shopping center around it. Thanks for a great time and I can't wait to attend next year, and many more to come."
    - Jarrod Kawashima, Geoffrey's Comics

    "A Comic Book Convention with more comic books on the vendor floor than anything else! How refreshing! I loved that I could speak with comic book artists without feeling overwhelmed by humongous crowds."
    - Rachel Bieber, City of Torrance Reference Librarian

    "You could not have asked for a better comic con, than the Long Beach Comic Con. It being the first year of the show, we (Fiction House Mafia) had no idea what to expect. We had heard the buzz of guests that would appear. J. Scott Campbell, Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee- to name a few. One of the best things about the show is that it was well rounded. Where some of the shows you don't really get the chance to converse with your favorite creators and they managed to pull it off. It was awesome!!! If you're an independent creator take into consideration this convention, because the focus that they put on their booths, artist alley tables, is really second to none. We had an artist alley table and sold out of every book we took."
    - Albert Morales (Artist, El Mystico), Fiction House Mafia

    "I had such a blast at Long Beach Comic Con! There was a wide variety of things to see and do and a great lineup of guests. As a creator it was a great chance to network with other creators but I also had fun attending the show as a fan!"
    - Brendan Creecy

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