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SEP 14 2015
Thank You!!
We want to send out a great big thank you to everyone who were a part of making the 2015 Long Beach Comic Con our biggest yet!

And we can't wait to see you all again in 2016 for the Long Beach Comic Expo - February 20 & 21!
SEP 2 2015
LBCC 2015 Programming Announced!
Finally, without further delay -- CBR has exclusively announced the ENTIRE programming slate over on their website. And as always, we have something for everyone so check it out!

Head on over to ComicBookResources.com to read about it all. Then be sure to click here to buy your tickets today and celebrate what you love!



AUG 31 2015
The Columbia Memorial Space Center Presents Space Expo at LBCC 2015!
The Columbia Memorial Space Center is partnering with Long Beach Comic Con for Space Expo 2015, an innovative and one-of-a-kind program that will connect comic book convention attendees directly with the world of scientific discovery. Space Expo 2015 will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center as part of Long Beach Comic Con on September 12 and 13, 2015 with panels featuring top aerospace industry notables discussing hot button scientific topics. As part of Space Expo 2015, there will be interactive exhibits featuring robotics, 3D printing, and even a spacesuit - all curated by Columbia Memorial Space Center, the prestigious CA-based learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

"Space, the space program and science are all a part of the same pop culture dialogue as comic books and science fiction," said Columbia Memorial Space Center President Ben Dickow. "We want to create a fandom for science that will grow and support the next wave of space explorers and scientific progress and there's no better place to do that than at a comic convention."

Panels at Space Expo 2015 at Long Beach Comic Con will include:

Sci-Fi Space vs. Reality. Andre Bormanis, the director of scientific research for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and the science consultant for Star Trek shows, discusses the age­old topic of just how much Science Fiction is based on actual Science.

Planning a Martian Roadtrip with Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory . What does it take to plan a 'road trip' on Mars? Experts will discuss driving from Acidalia Planitia to Schiaparelli crater, as astronaut Mark Watney does in the book The Martian .

The Dawn Mission. Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will analyze the Mars Dawn mission, discuss Ceres, the dwarf planet and the asteroid Vesta.

New Horizons and Pluto. Discovered in 1930, Pluto remained a tiny burry point of light until the arrival of the New Horizons spacecraft. With this history making flyby of this dwarf planet and its moons, humans have for the first time seen their surfaces and detected their tenuous atmospheres. After a short history of Pluto observations, the latest information from this mission will be presented.

"Crazy Engineering." From supersonic parachutes to electric propulsion, the engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are coming up with innovative ideas to explore our solar system and beyond. This panel will discuss current and next generation space missions, and the technology that makes it all possible. It only looks crazy, but it's result of reasoned engineering...Missions on the panel include: Dawn mission at Ceres, Juno mission to Jupiter, Europa mission, InSight and Mars Cube One (MarCO). Based on JPL's web series Crazy Engineering.

"We're incredibly excited about bringing the worlds of comics and space together in one fantastic event," said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. "A ticket to Long Beach Comic Con admits fans to over 100 panels, including both the Space Expo programming and a wide array of pop culture programming focused on comics, video games, animation, cosplay and collectibles."
AUG 26 2015
Arrow & Doctor Who's John Barrowman Coming to LBCC '15 - Sunday 9/13!
It is with great excitement and joy that we tell you that John Barrowman will be coming to the 2015 Long Beach Comic Con on Sunday 9/13 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Autographs & Photo Ops

John will be joining on Sunday 9/13, he will signing autographs ($40) on the convention floor and will also be taking photos with fans with Epic Photo Ops, the convention photo pros.

To pre-book your photo-op ($50) with John Barrowman click here.

Photo-Op FAQ click here.

If pre-booking a photo op you must also purchase a Weekend or Sunday ticket to the convention.


And be sure not to miss his Q&A taking place Sunday at 1:00pm in Room 104B.

*There is an additional charge for photo ops and autographs
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LONG BEACH COMIC CON GUESTS
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 17th & 18th, 2016.
LONG BEACH COMIC CON 2016 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. If you would like to exhibit at Long Beach Comic Con please contact James Ross for more info.
  • A Fistful of Comics - 121
  • AmazingComics.com - 708
  • Amy Mebberson - ANI12
  • Andromeda Designs Limited - 549
  • Angelo Comics - 512
  • Aspen Comics - 900
  • Atomic Basement Entertainment & Ninth Circle Studios - 1133
  • Bert's Comics - 215
  • Capes & Cowls Collectibles - 1135
  • Carlyfornia/From the Land Beyond - 754
  • CBC Apparel and Collectibles - 1234
  • Collector's Edge - 128
  • Comicraft & Richard Starkings - 600
  • Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extraodinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry - 1127
  • Dragon Song Forge - 1106
  • Emet Comics - 406
  • Empire of Collectibles - 1102
  • First Person Clothing - 216
  • Frank & Sons - 750
  • GeekFest Film Fest - 314
  • Geeky Mammas
  • Herb Jefferson Jr.
  • Heritage Auctions - 914
  • J & L Collectibles - 648
  • Kymera Press, Inc. - 337
  • Linz Stanley - COS1
  • MoYou Nails - 603
  • Ms. Martha's Corset Shoppe - 1218
  • Oddball Books - 1220
  • Party Xtreme Laser Tag
  • Patrick Scullin - 436
  • Peter Shinkoda
  • PRISM Comics - 1003
  • Pure Blades - 654
  • Ray's Occult Toy Store - 1049
  • RobotechX - 450
  • Saber Guild - 455
  • SCROOZE Toys - 649
  • Storm King Productions - 906
  • TBHOUSE INC. - 221
  • TeeTurtle - 509
  • The Rebel Legion - 456
  • Tommy Walker
  • Top Cow Productions - 700
  • Toy Mandala - 318
  • Vegas Power Girl - COS20
  • Zombie Patrol - 1136
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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.

    Artist Alley registration is currently open. To register a table please contact Gabe Fieramosco
    Artist Alley is presented by:
    SGX Print Artist Alley Sponsor
  • Janene Aksoy - The Armoured Rose - Q10
  • Jason Beckwith - Never Static Pictures - S4
  • Brett Bennett - A7
  • Will Blagg - The Brass Wardrobe - S7
  • Gerimi Burleigh - H2
  • Ben Byrd - O9 & O10
  • Barry Caldwell - RubenEsq - T3A
  • Levi Craig - Levi Craig Arts - E2
  • Nichole Cubbage - K4
  • Walter De Leon - Walter De Leon - U3
  • Jesus Diaz - EnderToys - O3
  • Tony Donley - G3
  • Joshua Hale Fialkov - I6 & I7
  • Douglas Freeman - RNA Brand Entertainment - B6
  • Ivan Fuentes - F6
  • Anthony Helmer - O2
  • Brandi Kenney - Q2
  • Brandon Kenney - Q2
  • D.J. Kirkbride - Amelia Cole - M5
  • Kirk Kushin - B5
  • Bob Layton - K5
  • Kieu Le - L4
  • Alexander Lee - Alexander Lee - J9
  • Eric Lee - Meelee Art - F5
  • Lak Lim - R1
  • David Lucarelli - G5
  • Jim Mahfood - M9
  • Tim Mancinas - Mancinas Art - K8
  • Mike Matola - J4
  • Jonboy Meyers - E1
  • Jordan Monsell - H5
  • Joshua Moxham - U6
  • John Mulhall - Blanket Fort Books - Q4
  • Ryan Odagawa - B4
  • Axel Ortiz
  • Nathaniel Osollo - G6
  • Tim Prettyman - J5
  • Reinaldo Quintero - REIQ - U4
  • Daniel Ramirez - T10
  • Christina Rice
  • Kyle Roberts - L5
  • Wendy Shaner - P6
  • Danny Silva - D. Silva Designs - R2
  • Cat Staggs - B1
  • Art Thibert - K1
  • Chris Thorne - Chris Thorne Art - R3
  • Koi Turnbull - U10
  • Mike Vasquez - R4
  • Jeff Victor - Jeff Victor Art - Q9
  • JK Woodward - N1
  • Rus Wooton - J6
  • ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON
    The Long Beach Comic Con is a two-day event held September 17th & 18th 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. 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 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, Founder/Principal) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 19 years of experience.

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

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

    Gabe Fieramosco (Social Media Maniac; Cosplay Consigliore & Ambassador to Artist Alley) has more than 10 years experience in events production and promotions. Gabe and his company, Outbreak Marketing handle all LBCC & LBCE social media. He also books our cosplay guests and manages our cosplay events. Most recently Gabe added overseeing Artist Alley tables to his collection of hats. You can find Gabe on Twitter & Instagram @ItsMeGabe.

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

    Carly Marsh (Event Coordinator) handles administrative duties as well as assists the MAD Event Management team with various tasks. Carly is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management and a minor in event management.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Show Director
    2016 Registration Forms
    EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here! Please note that as of July 1, 2015 exhibitor prices increase.
    RETAILERS: Download a registration form here! Please note that as of July 1, 2015 dealer prices increase.
    ARTISTS: Download a registration form here! We are currently sold out of space. If you would like to be placed on our wait list, please fill out the form and send it in.
    PROFESSIONALS: Check back in Summer 2016.

    2016 Exhibitor Kit
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2016! 2016 Show Floor Map
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2016! Electricity
    Electricity drops are available for booth booths and artist alley tables. Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2016! 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.

    EASY ACCESS
    We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out. 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 or Mike to set it up.

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Show Director

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

    Long Beach Comic Con 2016 - September 17th & September 18th, 2016
    Show Hours:
    Saturday September 17 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance)
    Sunday September 18 - 10:30am - 5:00pm (10:00am 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 applications to volunteer at this year's LBCC. If you would like to be put on the wait list in the event that an opportunity to volunteer opens up please 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 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance) | Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. (10:00am 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; $25 for a Sunday only ticket; and a weekend pass is $50 and children age 10 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & over), 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; $30 for a Sunday only ticket; and $55 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 17 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 18. 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 9:30 am on Saturday and 10:00 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; $30 Sunday only; and $55 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

    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

    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 by clicking here.

    We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $20 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option - badges are for professionals only.

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

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

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

    Can I take pictures?
    Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic 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.

    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?
    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 CON 2016 TICKETS
    Buy Your Long Beach Comic Con Tickets today! For Long Beach Comic Expo tickets Click here
    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!)

    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 Expo - February 20 & 21, 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 February 20 & 21, 2016!
    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, September 9th 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 september 18th.
    • For support issues regarding photo ops, please email support@epicphotoops.com
    LONG BEACH COMIC CON RECENT UPDATES
    Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, programming updates and more!
    Guests
    Added September 30th
    Long Beach Comic Con Guest
    Added September 30th
    Long Beach Comic Con Guest
    Added April 13th
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    Added April 13th
    Long Beach Comic Con Guest

    Artists
  • Added September 9th  Koi Turnbull - U10
  • Added August 30th  Ivan Fuentes - F6
  • Added August 28th  Levi Craig - Levi Craig Arts - E2
  • Added August 28th  Anthony Helmer - O2
  • Added August 24th  JK Woodward - N1
  • Added July 14th  Joshua Moxham - U6
  • Added July 13th  Nichole Cubbage - K4
  • Added July 6th  Mike Vasquez - R4

  • Exhibitors
  • Added September 7th  Oddball Books - 1220
  • Added September 6th  SCROOZE Toys - 649
  • Added August 26th  Ray's Occult Toy Store - 1049
  • Added August 26th  Frank & Sons - 750
  • Added August 25th  Collector's Edge - 128
  • Added August 24th  Angelo Comics - 512
  • Added August 24th  Carlyfornia/From the Land Beyond - 754
  • Added August 20th  Peter Shinkoda

  • Programming
    Check back in Summer 2016!
    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 17th & 18th, 2016.

    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.

    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 20 - 21, 2016.

    LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
    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.

    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.madeventmanagement.com for additional information about MAD Event Management.

    Press Pass Requests:
    Long Beach Comic Con welcomes all members of the world 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, September 17th and 10:30am to 5pm Sunday, September 18th 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

    Interview Requests:
    Please send interview requests for convention guests and Martha Donato, the Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con, to David Hyde at 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.

    TESTIMONIALS
    See what people are saying about our shows...

    "LBCC'14 was a blast! You guys do such a terrific job of putting on a convention. This is my 4th LBCC and as long as you keep doing what you're doing, I'll keep coming back. Everyone there is super friendly and it's so easy and well organized, which makes it a lot of fun. My favorite thing to do is meet comic book creators, get signatures and get sketches in artist alley. I love that you have well established names as well as lots of fresh talent to discover. Seriously, from top to bottom, you all do a great job with the show. Kudos to everyone on your staff!"
    - Chris Kiefer

    "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

    "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

    PAST SHOWS
    The following pictures are a random sampling taken by the LBCC staff... but there are more. LOTS MORE! And you can check them out here!
    LBCC - Long Beach Comic Convention 2016 LBCC - Long Beach Comic Convention 2016 LBCC - Long Beach Comic Convention 2016 LBCC - Long Beach Comic Convention 2016 LBCC - Long Beach Comic Convention 2016 LBCC - Long Beach Comic Convention 2016
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