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
Color Artist & Writer; Archer & Armstrong, Detective Comics, Green Lantern
Genius, The Highwaymen, Push
Creator of The Nocturnals, celebrating it's 20th Anniversary
Co-writer of Detective Comics, writer of Rogues Rebellion, Black Bat, Flash
Nameless, Batman Inc., Officer Downe, The Amory Wars, Nixon's Pals
Harley Quinn, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Power Girl, The Pro, Wednesday Comics
Stray, World War Mob, Comicbook Rockstar Radio Podcast
Shannon Eric Denton
Doc Savage Annual; Editor @ Lion Forge; Animated Ultimate Spider-Man
Joshua Hale Fialkov
The Bunker, I, Vampire, Echoes, Last of the Greats, Elk's Run
Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards
C.O.W.L., Batman Beyond 2.0, Batman Eternal, Nightwing
The Strain, The Strain: The Fall, Harley Quinn
Ghost, Legends of the Dark Knight and Zenescope cover artist, The Authority, Wonder Woman
Artist - Marvel's Deadpool
Todd the Loneliest Kid on Earth,
Captain Atom, Justice League, Green Arrow,Teen Titans, Fathom; Novel: The Lost Spark
Iconic artist/writer for Iron Man, Hercules; Co-founder of Valiant Comics, Co-founder of Future Comics
Creator of Hellboy, legendary comic artist & writer
Denver, Painkiller Jane, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Forager, Weapon of God, Sex & Violence, Retrovirus, Queen Crab, The Pro
Celebrating 30 Years in Comics! Non-Humans, Uncanny X-Men, Heroic Age, Spawn, Batman, Wetworks (20th Anniversary)
The Flash, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Ravagers, Nightwing, Batman/Superman
The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star; Covers Starman, Hawkman, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Angel After the Fall
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
The Tomb of Dracula, created Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics. SATURDAY ONLY!
ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON
The Long Beach Comic Con is a two-day event held September 27th & September 28th 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 Con?
Long Beach Comic Con 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 Con 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 Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC
The Long Beach Comic Con Team
(Executive Director, Co-founder/Principal) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale comic book and pop culture conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas, as well as smaller seminars and conferences.
(Sales Director, Co-founder/Principal) is the President of InPrint Media, a full service agency dedicated to creating original content for clients for promotional needs, as well as advertising in the top comics in the industry. Lawrence has over 18 years of experience in marketing and advertising and the comics field. Lawrence has been involved in the comic book business most of his adult life, and continues to enjoy it personally and professionally.
(Show Director) is a freelance sales, marketing, writing, web development and events manager. He 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 provides floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest relations. You can find him on Twitter: @mikescigliano
(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 Con!
(Security Director) 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.
(Show Coordinator) 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.
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 - 6:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
How much are tickets?
Tickets to the show are $30 per person for a one day ticket - 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. Tickets are also available at the door.
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, September 27 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 28. 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!
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!
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 $15 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, .
About Long Beach Comic Con:
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. 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 Con 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 Con is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com
for additional information.
AnnaMaria White, White Star Communications
Please submit requests for press passes to White Star Communications
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.
Official show photographer Ning Wong Photography
2013 Long Beach Comic Expo official photographs are available through NingWongPhotography.com
or contact Ning Wong at email@example.com
See what people are saying about our shows...
"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."
"While the convention is still in its nursing stage, only four years old, the enthusiasm each attendant brought that day makes it easy to say that the LBCC might one day match the San Diego Comic Con in both attractions and participants."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"