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 Con, September 27th & 28th, 2014.
CCO Archie Comics; writer Afterlife with Archie, Marvel Knights 4, Angel Revelations; staff writer Glee
Colorist - Silver Surfer, Doop, Madman 3D Special, Batman '66, Fantastic Four, Wednesday Comics, The Atomics, Wolverine & The X-Men
Silver Surfer, Batman '66, Madman 3d Special, Fantastic Four, IZombie, Wednesday Comics, X-Statix, Creator of Madman
Batwoman, Manhunter, Torso
The Fifth Beatle, Plastic Man, Deadpool, Truth: Red, White & Black, Why I Hate Saturn, King David, Undercover Genie, You Are Here
Author of the New York Times Best Sellers SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM, & RUIN AND RISING. Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Color Artist & Writer; Archer & Armstrong, Detective Comics, Green Lantern
Superman/Batman, New Avengers, Thor, X-Men Second Coming, Shadowlands, Batman: The Return
Star Wars Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Invisible Republic
Author of YA series "Also Know As" Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Pierre Bernard, Jr.
Graphic Artist & Comedic Personality on Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien, Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien & Conan, publisher of 18"x24" And Other Sizes
Genius, The Highwaymen, Push
Batman '66, Superman, Power Pack, Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men
Conceptual Artist; Award Winning painter & cover artist; The Shadow, Bad Planet, Punisher, Hellblazer
Creator of The Nocturnals, celebrating it's 20th Anniversary - Appearing in the Hero Initiative booth
Artist on The Massive for Dark Horse and Catwoman for DC.
Non-Humans, Grey Area
Co-writer of Detective Comics, writer of Rogues Rebellion, Black Bat, Flash
Nameless, Batman Inc., Officer Downe, The Amory Wars, Nixon's Pals
Sandy King Carpenter
Writer: Asylum; Producer: Darkchylde, Ghosts of Mars, Vampires; Script Supervisor: They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, Starman, Sixteen Candles
Comic Book writer, Author of novel Tin Star Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Green Lantern Corps, Wonder Woman, Superman, Suprgirl
Sunday Only - Comic artist, children's book author & Simpsons animator. Little World of Liz releases Sept. 28.
Animation: NFL Rush Zone, Sym-Bionic Titan; Creator: The ABC's of Halloween as Imagined by Lucy, kid's & books, comics, secret ancient tiki manuscripts
Harley Quinn, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Power Girl, The Pro, Wednesday Comics
Constantine In Tokyo
Cosplayer - Doing make-up demos in Cosplay Corner
Saturday Only - Co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, Man-Thing, Werewolf-by-Night, The Jackal, Killer Croc
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, The 50th Law, SUPER IAM8BIT, Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time
Melissa de la Cruz
Author of Witches of East End, Frozen, The Ring & The Crown, Blue Bloods, Vampires of Manhattan, Descendants: Isle of the Lost Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Womanthology, Hot Mess; TV/Production Popsugar, Take Part Live, The Morning After
Stray, World War Mob, Comicbook Rockstar Radio Podcast
Shannon Eric Denton
Doc Savage Annual; Editor @ Lion Forge; Animated Ultimate Spider-Man
Saturday Only in the Skybound booth - Writer Skybound's Manifest Destiny, Writer/Producer Being Human, Reaper, Eastwick & Medium.
JumpStart Windy Hollows, Jurassic Strike Force 5
Eric M. Esquivel
Esquivel has written for Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Mega Man, Rabbids, and Sonic The Hedgehog, as well as numerous original creations. His next project is "Roberto Roboto", from Frederator Books.
Joshua Hale Fialkov
The Bunker, I, Vampire, Echoes, Last of the Greats, Elk's Run
Writer - Batman: Li'l Gotham, Arkham Unhinged, Adventures Of Superman, Dexter's Laboratory, Adventure Time, and Ninja Turtles; Inks - Batman Eternal
Wonder Woman, Batman
The Only Living Boy, High Moon, It Came in the Mail, Immortals: Gods & Heroes, Deadlands: The Devil's Six Gun
Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
Venom, Teen Titans Go, Lead Character Designer on TV's The Spectacular Spider-Man,
Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet Co-Writer
Supegirl, JLA: Vibe
Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards
The X-Files & The Lone Gunmen
Artist of Aspen Comics' Executive Assistant: Assassins
Creator of Webcomic The Bean
Invisible Republic, The Dark King Rises storyboard artist
John "Harv" Harvatine IV
Saturday Robot Chicken Panel Only - Award-winning producer and director
Davidson L. Haworth
Fantasy writer, author of The Prali Series
Midnight Tiger, Red She-Hulk, Spider-Girl, Fear Itself: Fearsome Four
Aspen Comics VP/Editor-in-Chief & Writer of Damsels in
Excess, Charismagic, Fathom: Kiani
C.O.W.L., Batman Beyond 2.0, Batman Eternal, Nightwing
Star Wars, Rush 2112, The Simpson's Treehouse of Horrors
The Strain, The Strain: The Fall, Harley Quinn
An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O' the Wisp. Liberator, Occupy Comics, Glen and Henry Forever. - Hero Initiative Booth Saturday only
The Ridorkulous Cosplay
of Eric Cajiuat
Herbert Jefferson Jr.
Battlestar Galactica's Lt. Boomer
Eisner award-winning cover artist for Punisher, Deadpool, Detective Comics, Superman: Red Son, and 100 Bullets. Worked on TV shows Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10, G.I. Joe: Resolute.
Ghost, Legends of the Dark Knight and Zenescope cover artist, The Authority, Wonder Woman
Author of Frozen & Stolen Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Artist - Marvel's Deadpool
Todd the Loneliest Kid on Earth,
Captain Atom, Justice League, Green Arrow,Teen Titans, Fathom; Novel: The Lost Spark
Animation storyteller, writer/artist of Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam, 2-time Eisner Award creator of Herobear and the Kid
Iconic artist/writer for Iron Man, Hercules; Co-founder of Valiant Comics, Co-founder of Future Comics
Voice-Actor: Muppet Babies, Darkwing Duck, Richie Rich, Sunni Gummi of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Han Solo for Lego Star Wars Padawan Menace
Inker since 1994. Superman Beyond, Superior Spider-Man #17-19, Infinity #1, World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn
Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & The Outlaws, The Scourge, X-Men, Generation X, Age of Apocalypse, Screenwriter.
Aspen Comics Co-Owner & Writer of Shrugged, Overtaken
Television & Comic writer
Disney comics & Fine art, creator of Pocket Princesses, My Little Pony (IDW)
Creator of Hellboy, legendary comic artist & writer
Batman, Spawn, X-Men
Futures End, Supergirl, Justice League 3000, Doctor Who, Star Wars Insider. Co-author of Hi-Fi Color for Comics
Marvel Origins Storybooks, SpongeBob Comics, Batman: The Dark Knight, Wonder Woman. Co-author of Hi-Fi Color for Comics
Nightcrawler, Guardians of the Globe, WildGuard, Amazing Spider-Man, Teen Titans
Descender, Li'l Gotham, American Vampire, Batman Streets of Gotham, Detective Comics, Batman, Wildcats, Manifest Eternity
Creator of the Crow, Curare, Skinning The Wolves, Uncoffined
Violent Messiahs, John Carpenter's Snake Plissken
Inker - Amazing Spider-man, Spawn, Uncanny X-Men,Guardians of the Galaxy '2008' , StarLord '2007', Avengers, Hulk,Iron Man)
Artist and Concept Designer based in Los Angeles.
Denver, Painkiller Jane, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Forager, Weapon of God, Sex & Violence, Retrovirus, Queen Crab, The Pro
Artist of Aspen Comics' Jirni
Celebrating 30 Years in Comics! Non-Humans, Uncanny X-Men, Heroic Age, Spawn, Batman, Wetworks (20th Anniversary)
Barbara Randall Kesel
Veteran Comics Writer & Editor; Hawk & Dove, Meridian, Dark Crystal, MLP:FIM, Airwolf, White Knight: Line Of Avalon
The Flash, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Ravagers, Nightwing, Batman/Superman
Aspen Comics Letterer & Editorial Assistant
My Little Pony
Jamie S. Rich
Madame Frankenstein, Archer Coe, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, It Girl and the Atomics, A Boy and a Girl, You Have Killed Me & Spell Checkers
Ollie 008, The Steamworld Chronicles
The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star; Covers Starman, Hawkman, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Angel After the Fall
The Simpsons, Futurama, KISS Solo, Dexter
Saturday Robot Chicken Panel Only - Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director and voice actor for Robot Chicken.
Aspen VP/Director of Design and Production & Writer of
BubbleGun and Broken Pieces
Man of Action
Author of League of Somebodies Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Illustrator and Jedi Master. Creator of Super Siblings Comics
Steven T. Seagle
Man of Action
SVP Publicity/Marketing Archie Comics, Editor Dark Circle Comics, Author crime novel Silent City
Saturday Only - Illustrator, Disney fine arts and comics. Author of the upcoming Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs
Saturday Only - Legendary artist, Top Cow Founder & Image Comics Co-Founder
Green Lantern: Future's End, Superman Unchained, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Astro City, Batman Hush
Aspen Comics; Colorist on Fathom Vol. 4, Soulfire Vol. 2 & Shrugged
Smallville Season 11, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, The Vampire Diaries, Phantom Lady, Lucas Film Star Wars artist, Her Universe clothing designs
Creator & writer of Elephantmen, Founder of Comicraft
Aspen Comics Co-Owner & Writer of The ZooHunters,
NYT #1 Bestselling Author of Beautiful Creatures, Dangerous Creatures & Icons
Appearing in the Mysterious Galaxy booth
Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons
Saturday Only - Playboy, Heavy Metal, Movie artist. William Stout-Prehistoric Life Murals, The New Dinosaurs A to Z, Dinosaur Discoveries, Hallucinations and Inspirations.
James Arnold Taylor
Voice-Actor, Voice of Ratchet, Johnny Test, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Tidus, The Leader, Lego Spidey, Mini-Wheat.
Chrono Mechanics, Future's End, World's Finest, Black & White
Vivek J. Tiwary
The Fifth Beatle; Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer A Raisin in the Sun, Green Day's American Idiot, The Addams Family
Vegas Power Girl
I am a Professional Cosplayer, Spokesperson and Actress
Creator/Illustrator/Writer of the webcomic dot Problems
Paige Halsey Warren
Webcomic Artist/ Founder of Paige One Comics, featuring Busty Girl Comics and AHTspace
Before Watchmen, Creator of Wolverine, Swampthing & The Human Target. Film/TV/Animation Writer
Star Wars: Rebels & Young Justice Producer, Co-Creator Gargoyles
Saturday Robot Chicken Panel Only - Emmy & Annie Award winning writer and actor for Robot Chicken
Creator- Death Betty & Driver and Shotgun, inker for The Darkness, Detective Comics & Batman
Writer of Aspen Comics' Fathom, Legend of the Shadow Clan, Executive Assistant: Iris
The Tomb of Dracula, created Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics. SATURDAY ONLY!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:00am if you buy your tickets in advance) | Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance)
How much are tickets?
Tickets to the show in advance are $30 per person for a Saturday only ticket; $20 for a Sunday only ticket; and a weekend pass is $45 and 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 (ID required at check in). Tickets are also available at the door, but prices will be higher - $35 for a Saturday only ticket; $25 for a Sunday only ticket; and $50 for a weekend pass.
I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
Advance ticket pick up will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 27 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 28. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 10:00 am. Advance ticket holders will be allowed early admission to the exhibit hall at 9:00 am on Saturday and 9:30 am on Sunday.
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 10:00 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby! On-site ticket pricing: $35 Saturday only; $25 Sunday only; and $50 weekend pass.
When is the Costume Contest?
The Costume Contest will begin at 7:oo pm Saturday, September 27th. The event will run roughly two hours, and doors will open at 6:45 pm for audience seating. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video taken must be for personal, non-profit use only!
The Costume Contest will begin at 8:30 pm on Saturday, September 27th. The room will open for advance seating at 8:00 pm and is offered on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please visit the Nerds Like Us booth in Cosplay Corner during the day on Saturday to sign up for the contest. No flash photography of the show is allowed - any photos or videos taken must be for personal non-profit use only.
The panel of judges includes: Host: Bernie Bregman, Nerds Like Us; Vegas Power Girl, Castle Corsetry & Reevz FX.
All costumes must be hand-made, and are subject to inspection by our panel of judges. If you are participating in the Contest, please arrive by 7:30 pm to line up.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories:
Best in Show
Best Youth (kids 12 and under)
Trophies will be sponsored HOKU PROPS
I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
Long Beach Comic Con 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 Show - use the "BUY TICKETS" link on the homepage to register for free until August 1, 2014. We welcome Professionals who register after the August 1st deadline, but please note we will charge a $20.00 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show.
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 Con 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.
Where's the coat check?
Welcome to California in November. Unless weather patterns change drastically, our almanac predicts sunny and warm. No coat required.
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 Con?
A strange cabal of comic-book loving monks, who often craft long chants praising whoever developed fil covers back in the 90s. MAD Event Management is group of professional event organizers with years of experience in creating events just like this one. For a particular staff person, .