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SEP 20 2016
Nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Are Open
Announcing Will J. Watkins As Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics & New Selection Committee Members Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone

September 16, 2016: Mad Event Entertainment and Long Beach Comic Con announced today that nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now open. This McDuffie Award has a new director, Will J. Watkins, and several new Selection Committee Members: Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone. The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics reception will be held February 18, 2017, in Long Beach, CA during the Long Beach Comic Expo.

The motto of The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics comes from Dwayne's own words, "From invisible to inevitable."

"The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is the very first award ever established in my husband's name," said Dwayne's widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, "and we are tremendously proud that in just its third year, both the comic book and animation industries are already beginning to see some evidence of the DMAD's powerful mission statement demonstrably influencing reality by helping a more diverse range of outstanding creative voices finally find some inclusion in the media, with the careers of our first two winners and finalists starting to take off at major entertainment companies. To paraphrase Dwayne: Everyone deserves to see themselves represented in the media. And everyone deserves to participate in telling their own story."

To read more, Click Here.
SEP 9 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Is Almost Here, Get Your Tickets Now!
8 days until the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con! We've got so much going on this year that you won't want to miss out. When we say this is our biggest LBCC ever we really mean it! 

The 2016 LBCC is 9/17 & 18 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center!

Get your LBCC tickets in advance to save and get in early!

For more info on LBCC '16 go to: http://longbeachcomiccon.com or if you want tickets click here! We still have

Bring the kids! Fun for the whole family! Kids 10 & under get in FREE!

And don't forget, the Long Beach Comic Expo is coming back February 18th & 19th, 2017!!
FEB 17 2016
Kelly Hu & Tony Todd Added To The Long Beach Comic Expo Line-up!
We are very excited to announce some awesome last minute additions to the Long Beach Comic Expo guest line up this weekend!

X-Men 2, The Scorpion King and Arrow actress Kelly Hu will be joining us on Saturday to sign autographs and take photos with fans. She will also be a part of The Spectacular Spider-Man TV show panel at 4pm in the Danger Room.

Also joining us will be Candyman star and The Crow actor Tony Todd, the fan fave veteran actor will be in our Celeb Area starting at 11am on Saturday.

Kelly will be signing autographs for our fans in our Celeb Area starting at 3pm on Saturday, as well as after her panel

You can also get a professional photo with Kelly or Tony from Epic Photo Ops and they'll print it up for you right there. Or you can get a digital copy.

Bring your friends! Up to 4 people are allowed in the pic!

To pre-purchase your photo with Kelly, Tony or any of our other celeb guests click here.

Photo-op sales on site are cash only at the Epic Photo Ops booth.

Additional fees apply for autographs, check guest listing for prices.

Tickets for LBCE 2016 can be purchased by clicking here.
FEB 11 2016
Triple the Amount of Advance Ticket Check-in Staff for LBCE Next Week!
Big Updates for Advance Ticket Check-In!

We've spend a good deal of time here at LBCE HQ working on ways to improve our Advance Ticket Pick-Up process at each of our events. We've come up with a few great initiatives that we think will improve even further upon the check-in process -- most notably in the speed department.

We've DOUBLED the check-in counters Advance Ticket Pick-Up

We have increased our check-in staff to have minimum of TRIPLED the amount of check in staff with the ability to go higher if we need to.

FRIDAY TICKET PICK-UP: We've added Advance Ticket Pick-Up check-in time on Friday, February 19th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

We will be opening check-in at 8:00am on Saturday, February 20th.

The line to check-in can begin to form earlier. The earlier you get to the Long Beach Convention Center, the earlier you can get checked in. You will also get the best parking spots - big plus there, too.

On-site Ticket Sales will NOT begin until 10:00am. Prices will also increase by $5.00 per ticket if you purchase your ticket at the door.

Buying your tickets in advance and showing up early to check-in will not only save you money but get you onto the show floor early. And don't forget, kids under 10 are FREE with an adult ticket.

We are very proud of the comic con we have built with this year's Long Beach Comic Expo. We have one of the biggest Artist Alley's in the country, a HUGE guest list featuring both a heaping helping of first time and returning guests, our innovative Cosplay Corner, celebrities like Alan Tudyk, Peter Shinkoda & more, our biggest LBCE exhibit floor with over 300 exhibitors, over 75 hours of programming, our Kid's Area run by the Long Beach Public Library and The Lego Users Group of Long Beach and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some quick links to see what we have lined up for you.
FEB 5 2016
Con Man & Firefly Star Alan Tudyk Coming To LBCE '16 - Saturday 2/20 Only!
We've got some very exciting news to share with you! Fan favorite actor and star of Con Man ALAN TUDYK is coming to the Long Beach Comic Expo!

Alan won fans hearts on as Wash on Joss Whedon's cult icon Firefly and he will be joining us on Saturday February 20th for a special Con Man & Spectrum panel.

He will also be sticking around to sign autographs and take photos with fans!

Taking place at 1:30pm in our Thunderdome programming room, Alan will be joined by Con Man Executive Producer PJ Haarsma and comic writer & editor Shannon Eric Denton to discuss the IndieGoGo financed series and Spectrum, the comic based on the fictional sci-fi show featured in Con Man.

Alan will also be available for professional photos with Epic Photo-Ops. Get your photo taken with Alan and Epic will print a beautiful 8x10 on site, and you can get a digital copy too.

Saturday Only!
Autographs $40 | Photo Ops $50
Con Man, Firefly
To pre-book your photo-op click here

Tickets for LBCE 2016 can be purchased by clicking 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 18th & 19th, 2017.
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.
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.

We are now accepting Artist Alley applications for 2017. Contact James Ross by clicking here if you would like more info.
Artist Alley is presented by:
SGX Print Artist Alley Sponsor
The Long Beach Comic Expo is a two-day event held February 18th & 19th 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

Christine Alger
Vice President, Operations

Jeremy Atkins
Public Relations Director

Michael Eisenberg
Sponsorship Sales Director

Gabe Fieramosco
Marketing Manager

David Hyde
Public Relations Coordinator

Kris Longo
Vice President, Sales

Carly Marsh
Event Coordinator

Bobby Marmelejo
Registration Coordinator

James Ross
Sales Manager

Mike Scigliano
Group Show Director

Keith Patrick
Marketing Director

Kristen Simon
Programming Director

Arlene So
Creative Director

RuthAnn Thompson
Assistant Programming Coordinator

Caterina Toscano
Social Media Manager

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 - Group 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 - Group Show Director

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

2017 Exhibitor Kit
Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in fall 2016.

2017 Electrical Form
To download an Edlen eletrical form check back in fall 2016.

2017 Show Floor Map
For the Show Floor Map check back in fall 2016.

For the Panel Room Map click here.

2016 Exhibitor Registration Forms
EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!
ANIMATION ISLAND: Download a registration form here!
COSPLAY CORNER: Download a registration form here!

2017 Professional Registration
PROFESSIONALS: Check back in fall 2017.

Long Beach Comic Expo 2017 - February 18th & 19th, 2017
Show Hours:
Saturday February 18 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Sunday February 19 - 10:30am - 5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

Panel Rooms

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.


We have a strict policy of checking weapons to ensure that they are only props. The security guards at the entrance will check yours and place a band on it to show that it's been approved. The responsibility to get this weapons check performed is yours, so please don't sneak in without it. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who presents a public safety or security issue in our sole discretion.

The following items are forbidden at LBCE:
  • All firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for real firearms)
  • Projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, slingshots and water guns)
  • Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Mace and pepper spray
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
We allow prop weapons if they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. We allow prop bows if all arrows have soft tips.
Long Beach Comic Con is proud to announce the commencement of the Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Award. This one of a kind award will be granted on February 18, 2017 to an American comics work, published in print or digitally in 2015, deemed by the Selection Committee to promote diversity. In the spirit of Dwayne McDuffie, "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.

For more information and to submit your application click here.

The deadline for completed submissions is December 31, 2016.
When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Expo is being held on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!).

How much are tickets?
Prices for the show will be $30 ($35 at the door) for a Saturday only ticket; $25 ($30 at the door) 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 (65 & older), 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 18 and 8:30 am on Sunday, Febraury 19. 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.

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: www.longbeachcc.com 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.

Long Beach Comic Expo - February 18th & 19th, 2017!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)| Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

We offer discounts to senior citizens (65 & older) 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 17th & 18th, 2016!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Click here for Long Beach Comic Con this September 17th & 18th!

New Jersey Comic Expo - November 20th & 21st, 2016!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Click here for New Jersey Comic Expo this November 20th & 21st!
Photo Ops
Take your photo with our Celebrity Guests!

Our professional photographers will be on hand to capture that special moment in our designated photo op room. Each photo op includes one 8 x 10 printed photo. You can bring up to 3 friends and share the cost of a photo op and get additional prints and/or JPEGs too for only $10. Photo Op services are provided by Epic Photo Ops. For a list of all available photo ops click here. Check back often for new additions.

General Photo Op FAQ
  • Photo Op Pre-sales will be available online until Wednesday, February 15th at midnight
  • Photo Ops sales onsite will be Cash Only
  • Please show up for your photo op 15 minutes prior to the scheduled photo op time
  • Lining up for your photo op more than an hour in advance of the scheduled photo op time will not be allowed
  • Your 8x10 printed photo will be ready within a couple minutes of your photo op being taken, so be sure to pick it up before leaving the photo op area or before the show closes at 5pm on Sunday February 19st.
  • For support issues regarding photo ops, please email support@epicphotoops.com
Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, convention exclusives, programming updates and more!
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Show Floor
For the Show Floor Map check back in fall 2016.
For the Panel Room Map click here.

For a handy printable programming schedule check back in fall 2016.

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 18th & 19th, 2017.

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 18 & 19, 2017.

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 www.longbeachcomicexpo.com for additional information.

Press Pass Requests:
Long Beach Comic Expo welcomes all members of the press to this year's event. We are happy to provide approved reporters with a complimentary press badge. Please click the following link and fill out the form entirely.

Click Here for the Press Credentials Form.

Once we have your info we will reply as soon as possible with a confirmation and further instruction.

Please note:
  • Your press badge will grant you access to the show floor from 10am to 7pm, Saturday, February 18th and 10:00am to 5pm Sunday, Feburary 21st and seating in panels, space permitting.
  • Your press badge does not allow you to skip lines.
Our priority is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for attendees, press, vendors and guests alike, so please conduct yourself professionally at all times and announce yourself as a press representative (naming your outlet) when approaching vendors, guests and attendees. Be courteous and ask permission before shooting pictures of vendors, attendees (including cosplayers), and guests (who may be charging for pictures). We want everyone to be happy, so your cooperation is a big part of that.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Nicholasi pnicholasi@madeventmanagement.com

Media Contact:
Jeremy Atkins
Please send interview requests for convention guests and Martha Donato, the Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Expo, to jeremyschuyleratkins@gmail.com

Promotions Contact:
David Hyde
For information or to promote guests & content of Long Beach Comic Expo please send requests to david.hyde@superfanpromotions.com

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 www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.
See what people are saying about our shows...

"The Long Beach Comic Expo has truly outdone itself this year. One of the main reasons I go to cons is for the cosplayers. I love to bring my kids and have them experience the excitement of meeting cosplayers up close. It brings the comics to life and they get such a kick out of it. This year, you guys brought a lot of my favorite cosplayers like Ivydoomkitty, Vegas PG Cosplay, Bernadette Bentley, Nicole Marie Jean, and Soni Arlynn. I am a Long Beach resident, so it's even better because I won't have far to travel. I just want to express that I appreciate this con more than ever. You and your staff are a huge reason for that." - Richard Dillard

"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 Cool.com

"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

"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

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