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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.
SEP 26 2014
Comic Book Resources Makes Long Beach Comic Con Debut
CBR Managing Editor Albert Ching will moderate three great panels for Long Beach Comic Con, as the award-winning comics news outlet makes its debut at the convention.

Attendees can join Ching for a celebration of the caped crusader with Batman 75/Tales of the Dark Knight, commemorating the pop culture icon turning 75 in 2014. Ching will host creators Marc Andreyko, Brian Buccellato, Chris Burnham, Kyle Higgins, upcoming "Batgirl" artist Babs Tarr, Marv Wolfman, and one of the newest Batman writers, KROQ's Ralph Garman, for this engaging discussion.

Next, Ching moderates an all-star panel on creator-owned comics with Marc Bernardin, Chris Burham, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Ken Kristensen, Corrina Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, and Dustin Nguyen in Image Comics Is Everything.

Finally, Ching brings his comics expertise to Every Jughead Has His Day: The Legacy of Archie Comics, with Archie's Alex Segura providing a look at both the 70-plus year history of the publisher and details of its latest releases.

And don't miss CBR founder/Executive Producer Jonah Weiland's new talk show on comic books/comics culture this Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. You can stream the show live at www.kfiam640.com
SEP 24 2014
Long Beach Comic Con Announces Full Slate of Programming
Long Beach Comic Con will present more than 80 panels over two days this weekend, September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The panels run the gamut of a wide array of pop culture topics, including:

* Celebrations of comic book icons Archie, Batman, The Crow and Hellboy.
* Conversations about pop culture phenomenon The Katniss Chronicles: Hear the Girl on Fire; Honest Trailers; Robot Chicken.
* Topical and timely discussions about diversity in the comic book industry: Prism Comics panel, It's a Queer, Queer World!; Race & Comics; She Makes Comics: A Documentary Celebration of Women in Comics; and more. And the details for the Dwayne McDuffie Award will be formally announced Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 AM.
* Animation panels dedicated to popular cartoons and appearances by Greg Weisman and Man of Action's Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle.
Kids programming including interactive panels where kids can learn how to draw the Simpsons and Futurama characters and "how to draw your dragon."
Cosplay panels.
* Horror programming, with a panel moderated by Horror Writers Associated and a panel sponsored by the films VHS Viral and ABCs of Death 2 with new trailers for both films.
* A Young Adult panel featuring best-selling novelists Leigh Bardugo, Robin Benway, Cecil Castellucci, Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston, and Margaret Stohl
* A Banned Books Week discussion led by the Newport Beach Branch Library with bestselling writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and SALON contributor Samuel Sattin
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book professionals. Over two days, workshops will walk through the entire #makecomics process: from writing and drawing to running a Kickstarter and publicizing your work.

"We're so excited for fans to experience the robust programming slate for Long Beach Comic Con," said Phil Lawrence, Co-founder and Sales Director of Long Beach Comic Con. "It's our most ambitious year to date for programing and we're thrilled to offer panels that speak to the diverse interests and passions of comic book fans."

Earlier this month, Long Beach Comic Con announced the Guests of Honor for show:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics' AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE)
Mike Allred (Marvel Comics' SILVER SURFER)
Laura Allred (Marvel Comics' SILVER SURFER
Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Production's ASYLUM)
Joe Casey (Man of Action, BEN 10)
Amanda Conner (DC Entertainment's HARLEY QUINN)
Chris Dingess (Skybound Entertainment's MANIFEST DESTINY)
David Gallaher (Bottled Lightning's THE ONLY LIVING BOY)
Joe Kelly (Man of Action, BEN 10)
JT Krul (Aspen's JIRNI)
Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics' HELLBOY)
James O'Barr (THE CROW)
Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms' SEX & VIOLENCE)
Jamie S. Rich (Oni Press' Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks)
Duncan Rouleau (Man of Action, BIG HERO 6)
Steven T. Seagle (Man of Action, BIG HERO 6)
Marc Silvestri (Top Cow)
Richard Starking (Image Comic's ELEPHANTMEN)
Babs Tarr (DC Entertainment's BATGIRL)

"In addition to the panels, fans will be able to talk to exhibiting publishers including Archie Comics, Aspen Comics, Bottled Lightning, Man of Action/Image Comics, PaperFilms, Skybound Entertainment, Storm King Productions, Top Cow, and Valiant Entertainment," said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. "Early online buzz, social media chatter and advance ticket sales all point to this being a terrific weekend. I strongly urge fans to buy their tickets in advance and arrive early both days before the show opens."

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
SEP 21 2014
'The Flash' S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Unit Comes to LBCC!
Excitement is building for The CW's next hit, The Flash. Now you've got a chance to be part of it at LBCC with the S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Unit!

Head over to Mashable for the scoop on what will be in store for attendees at LBCC. Then be sure to click here to buy your tickets today and celebrate what you love!




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LONG BEACH COMIC CON 2015 EXHIBITORS
Long Beach Comic Con 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.
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LONG BEACH COMIC CON ARTIST ALLEY
Artist Alley is the heart of Long Beach Comic Con 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.
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ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON
The Long Beach Comic Con is a two-day event held September 12th & September 13th 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 fall. Itís 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, youíll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ section of the website. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

The Long Beach Comic Con Team
Martha Donato (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.

Phil Lawrence (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.

Mike Scigliano (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.

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 Con!

Steven Hoveke (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.

David Nieves (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.

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EXHIBITOR HELP
If you are interested in exhibit space, retail booths or Artist Alley tables at Long Beach Comic Con, please download the appropriate form and complete it. If you want to fax your completed form, you can send it to 310-641-2224 or 845-787-2499. If you have any questions, you can contact us:

Martha Donato - Executive Director
Phil Lawrence - Sales Director
Mike Scigliano - Show Director
EASY
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!

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

SPONSORSHIPS
Do you want to get involved with our shows? Promote your brand or product? Click here to find out how or contact Martha, Phil or Mike for a personal consultation. We'll work with you to craft a sponsorship package to fit booth your needs and budget.

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

Electricity
Electricity drops are available for booth booths and artist alley tables. Download an electricity order form here.

Parking
To find parking for your vehicle click here for an interactive map with contact info for each lot in the area surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center.

2015 Show Floor Map
Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back soon...

2015 Registration Forms
EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here! Please note that as of June 16, 2014 exhibitor prices increase.
RETAILERS: Download a registration form here! Please note that as of June 16, 2014 dealer prices increase.
ARTISTS: Download a registration form here! Please note that as of June 16, 2014 artist alley prices increase.
PROFESSIONALS: Check back for more details!

Long Beach Comic Con 2015 - September 12th & September 13th, 2015
Show Hours:
Saturday September 12 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:00am if you buy your tickets in advance)
Sunday September 13 - 10:00am - 5:00pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance)

LONG BEACH COMIC CON POLICIES
All programming rooms have limited capacity as set by the Long Beach Fire Marshal and subject to available seating. Although your LBCC 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 Con staff members. We don't clear our programming rooms between sessions.

Long Beach Comic Con 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 Con 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 Con Staff Member, as identified by their badge.
LONG BEACH COMIC CON VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer to be Part of Our Team!

We are no longer accepting volunteer applications at this time. However, if you would like to be added to our wait list of volunteers, please email fill out the Volunteer Registration Form and email it to Caterina Toscano.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2015. 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 12 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 13. 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 8:30 pm on Saturday, September 12th. The room will open for advance seating at 8:00 pm and is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video taken must be for personal, non-profit use only!

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 Hero
Best Villain
Best Youth (kids 12 and under)
Funniest
Best TV/Movie
Best Sci-Fi
Judge's Choice

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, 2015. 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.

If you need to find an alternate lot click here for an interactive map. 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?
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, .

LONG BEACH COMIC CON 2015 TICKETS
Buy Your Long Beach Comic Con Tickets today! For Long Beach Comic Expo tickets Click here
Long Beach Comic Con - September 12 & 13, 2015!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:00am if you buy your tickets in advance) | Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance)


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HOTEL
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 Con 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 Con or use this link. Specify Dates: September 12 - 13, 2015.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
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.

PRESS INFORMATION
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.

Media Contact:
AnnaMaria White, White Star Communications
annamaria{at}whitestar-communications.com
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.

Show Photos:
Official show photographer Ning Wong Photography

2013 Long Beach Comic Expo official photographs are available through NingWongPhotography.com or contact Ning Wong at ning@ningwong.com
TESTIMONIALS
See what people are saying about our shows...

"My husband and I really love attending your convention. We have been attending since the first Long Beach Comic Con and it has become our favorite comic book convention. Since we are from San Diego, we take a "mini vacation" in Long Beach. We are super excited for this year's event. You have created a really Awesome comic convention!"
- Rachel Fogg-Lara & Ramon Lara

"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

"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."
- Fredy Tlatenchi for Daily Sundial.com

"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

"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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