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JUN 30 2014
Celebrate Nocturnals 20th Anniversary with Creator Dan Brereton
Long Beach Comic Con and the Hero Initiative will host Eisner-nominated creator Dan Brereton to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nocturnals, September 27 and 28 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Debuted in 1994, Nocturnals offered a brand new take on the growing noir comics genre, with Evening, AKA Halloween Girl, a young girl growing up in a spooky-noir world, populated by a colorful group of night creatures steeped in crime and the supernatural, spawning a hybrid genre.

"Back in '94, I was sure (male) comics readers were going to hate Evening. An 8-year-old girl hero was the antithesis of trendy in comics at the time--namely buxom gals carrying huge guns, and big guys with even bigger guns. The readers happily proved me wrong," said Brereton.

Brereton will host a panel celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nocturnals at Long Beach Comic Con. Brereton chose to celebrate the Nocturnals' anniversary at Long Beach Comic Con because of the kinship he feels with the show. There will be a limited number of Dan Brereton's Nocturnals Hero Initiative tickets available on the Long Beach Comic Con website. Tickets offer a chance for fans to pick the Nocturnals sketch they would like Dan to draw.

"The Long Beach show is a fun, unique and terrific show, the perfect place to celebrate a unique series and characters I've enjoyed doing for so long."

"We are very excited to partner with Dan and the Hero Initiative to celebrate this ground-breaking series," said Phil Lawrence, co-founder and sales director of Long Beach Comic Con.

The tales featured in the Nocturnals books are unique for having a dark edge tempered with a colorful cast fans can warm to. "It was always meant to be gritty but fun. All ages. I wanted to make a contemporary comic book harkening back to the pulp era of Dashiell Hammett and HP Lovecraft, with a Bradbury Halloween flavor. This was an untested concept at the time, which seems strange to say now. Nocturnals never gets old for me. I want to tell their story for the next two decades."

This year, NOCTURNALS: LEGENDS will be released in the Fall, a hardcover volume written in the character's voices, packed with artwork compiled from 20 years worth of pin- ups, covers, character portraits and more- much of it has never seen in print before now. LEGENDS will kick off a new series of Nocturnals adventures from Brereton. "I'm going back to their world in my mind and in my studio all the time--I can visit them any time I like. But the readers and fans of Nocturnals are asking for more stories, and I really want to deliver."
JUN 23 2014
Michael & Laura Allred to be Guests at LBCC This September
Announced via, Long Beach Comic Con is excited to confirm that comic book rock stars Michael & Laura Allred, currently working on Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer with writer Dan Slott, will be guests that this year's show, September 27 & 28th, 2014.

Head over to for the full details. Then be sure to click here to buy your tickets today and celebrate what you love!

JUN 1 2014
LBCC Website Updated Every Weekday with 2014 Guests & More!
That's right, every weekday this summer we will be updating the Long Beach Comic Con website with new guests, exhibitors, news & more. Be sure to check back often to see all the fantastic things we have in store for 2014.

For a quick recap just check out our What's New section to see who or what's been added!
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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.
Roberto Aguirre-SacasaLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
CCO Archie Comics; writer Afterlife with Archie, Marvel Knights 4, Angel Revelations; staff writer Glee
Laura AllredLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Laura Allred
Colorist - Silver Surfer, Doop, Madman 3D Special, Batman '66, Fantastic Four, Wednesday Comics, The Atomics, Wolverine & The X-Men
Mike AllredLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Mike Allred
Silver Surfer, Batman '66, Madman 3d Special, Fantastic Four, IZombie, Wednesday Comics, X-Statix, Creator of Madman
Marc AndreykoLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Marc Andreyko
Batwoman, Manhunter, Torso
Kyle BakerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Kyle Baker
The Fifth Beatle, Plastic Man, Deadpool, Truth: Red, White & Black, Why I Hate Saturn, King David, Undercover Genie, You Are Here
David BaronLong Beach Comic Con Guest
David Baron
Color Artist & Writer; Archer & Armstrong, Detective Comics, Green Lantern
Marc BernardinLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Marc Bernardin
Genius, The Highwaymen, Push
Dan BreretonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Dan Brereton
Creator of The Nocturnals, celebrating it's 20th Anniversary
Brian BuccellatoLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Brian Buccellato
Co-writer of Detective Comics, writer of Rogues Rebellion, Black Bat, Flash
Chris BurnhamLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Chris Burnham
Nameless, Batman Inc., Officer Downe, The Amory Wars, Nixon's Pals
Amanda ConnerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Power Girl, The Pro, Wednesday Comics
Vito DelsanteLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Vito Delsante
Stray, World War Mob, Comicbook Rockstar Radio Podcast
Shannon Eric DentonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Shannon Eric Denton
Doc Savage Annual; Editor @ Lion Forge; Animated Ultimate Spider-Man
Joshua Hale FialkovLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Joshua Hale Fialkov
The Bunker, I, Vampire, Echoes, Last of the Greats, Elk's Run
Joel GomezLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Joel Gomez
Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards
Kyle HigginsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Kyle Higgins
C.O.W.L., Batman Beyond 2.0, Batman Eternal, Nightwing
Mike HuddlestonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Mike Huddleston
The Strain, The Strain: The Fall, Harley Quinn
Drew JohnsonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Drew Johnson
Ghost, Legends of the Dark Knight and Zenescope cover artist, The Authority, Wonder Woman
Scott KoblishLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Scott Koblish
Artist - Marvel's Deadpool
Ken KristensenLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Ken Kristensen
Todd the Loneliest Kid on Earth,
JT KrulLong Beach Comic Con Guest
JT Krul
Captain Atom, Justice League, Green Arrow,Teen Titans, Fathom; Novel: The Lost Spark
Bob LaytonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Bob Layton
Iconic artist/writer for Iron Man, Hercules; Co-founder of Valiant Comics, Co-founder of Future Comics
Mike MignolaLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Mike Mignola
Creator of Hellboy, legendary comic artist & writer
Peter NguyenLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Peter Nguyen
Detective Comics
Jimmy PalmiottiLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Jimmy Palmiotti
Denver, Painkiller Jane, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Forager, Weapon of God, Sex & Violence, Retrovirus, Queen Crab, The Pro
Whilce PortacioLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Whilce Portacio
Celebrating 30 Years in Comics! Non-Humans, Uncanny X-Men, Heroic Age, Spawn, Batman, Wetworks (20th Anniversary)
Norm RapmundLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Norm Rapmund
The Flash, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Ravagers, Nightwing, Batman/Superman
Andrew RobinsonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Andrew Robinson
The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star; Covers Starman, Hawkman, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Angel After the Fall
Alec SiegelLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Alec Siegel
C.O.W.L., Avengers
Art ThibertLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Art Thibert
Chrono Mechanics, Future's End, World's Finest, Black & White
Vivek J. TiwaryLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Vivek J. Tiwary
The Fifth Beatle; Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer A Raisin in the Sun, Green Day's American Idiot, The Addams Family
Marv WolfmanLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Marv Wolfman
The Tomb of Dracula, created Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics. SATURDAY ONLY!
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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.
  • 01 Publishing
  • AAA Comics
  • Aspen Comics
  • Bobby's Comics
  • California Browncoats
  • Capes & Cowls
  • CGC
  • Comic Collector Shop
  • Comic Madness
  • Comic Wise
  • CrimeLab Studios
  • Dark Empire Costume Club
  • Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extraordinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry
  • Ed Robertson Comics
  • Elveen's Comics
  • FVF Comics
  • Geeky Mamas
  • Go Daddy-O
  • Hero Initiative
  • Horror Writers Association
  • Itluxe
  • Jeff Frank
  • Joye Company
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Michael Morton
  • Moonball Comics
  • MovieMaze Ltd.
  • Neo Edmund
  • Newport Beach Public Library
  • Paper Films
  • Phat Collectbles
  • Preview Buzz
  • Pulp Fiction
  • R&K Comics
  • Raising a Reader
  • Raw Entertainment
  • Terry's Comics
  • The Bag Depot & Bright Copper Penny
  • The Devastator
  • Tony Raiola Books
  • Wicked Skatewear
  • Zombie vs. Human

  • Check back often as more exhibitors are added!
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    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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  • Mauricio Abril
  • Terence Anthony
  • David Arroyo
  • Rhi Art
  • Sarah Banning
  • David Baron
  • Hillary Bauman
  • Mark Beachum
  • Jason Beckwith - Never Static Pictures
  • Will Blagg - The Brass Wardrobe
  • Damon Bowie
  • Brett Brennan
  • Joie Brown
  • Brian Buccellato
  • Chris Burnham
  • Luis Calderon - Neat-O! Comics
  • James Cartwright
  • Elsa Chang
  • Linda Chi
  • Katherynn Cobbs
  • J.R. Coffron
  • Phillip D'Amore
  • Eddie deAngelini
  • Joy DeCapua - Black Jack Comics
  • Jeffrey Delierre
  • Vito Delsante
  • Shannon Eric Denton
  • Barbra Dillon - Fanboy Comics
  • Gwendolyn Dreyer - Monster Elementary
  • Rachel Dukes
  • Cara Earp - Chubby Whale
  • Zoe Edgerton
  • Max Egorov
  • DeWayne Feenstra
  • Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Keith Foster - Kodoja
  • Richard Friend
  • Sara Galbraith
  • Jessica Gaona
  • Richard Garcia
  • Wayne Gardiner - Crucidel Productions
  • Tobias Gebhardt
  • Kevin Gerard
  • Joel Gomez
  • Milton Gray
  • Jessie Greenberg
  • Jeff Greenwalt - Rabbit Ears: The Show
  • Merrill Hagan
  • Jeffrey Harlan
  • Johsua Hauke
  • Joyce Hedelund
  • Michael Hicks - Michael Hicks Fine Art
  • Tom Hodges
  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing
  • Terry Huddleston
  • Paul Jamison
  • Richard Jefferis - Find Kelley Green
  • Drew Johnson
  • Scott Johnson
  • Tamara Jones - The Mystical Apothecary
  • Valarie Jones
  • Janel Juarez
  • Jannelle Juarez - Juicebox Jay Designs
  • Kris Kehasukjaren - Minion Me
  • Scott Koblish
  • Ken Kristensen
  • Kirk Kushin
  • Hayden Lawrence
  • Bob Layton
  • Alejandro Lee - Darn Tootn
  • Megan Levens
  • Abraham Lopez
  • Scott Lost
  • Bianca Lowkeen
  • Logan Lubera
  • David Lucarelli
  • Greg Luzniak
  • Emily Lysyk
  • Jordan Maeve
  • Jennifer Maimone
  • Christina Major
  • Dennis Mallonee
  • Mike Matola
  • Patty McPancakes
  • Kevin Meek - Man vs. Rock
  • Lisa Mishelle - Mishelle's Menagerie
  • Bryan Mon
  • Jacqueline Monroe
  • Jordan Monsell
  • Akane Morinishi
  • Kip Mussatt
  • Tessa Netting
  • Albert Nguyen - Albert Nguyen Illustration
  • Peter Nguyen
  • Vy Nguyen
  • Russell Nohelty
  • Nathaniel Osollo
  • Michael Pallotta
  • Johnny Parker II - Neat-O! Comics
  • Jenny Parks - Jenny Parks Illustration
  • Jerry Pesce - Jerry Pesce Art
  • Whilce Portactio
  • Tim Prettyman
  • Jamie Rage
  • Marili Ramirez
  • Norm Rapmund
  • Christopher Reda
  • Sam Rhodes - Fanboy Comics
  • Christina Rice
  • Jamie Rich
  • Ben Risbeck
  • Mark Rivers - Dirty Kitchen Press
  • David Roberts
  • Kyle Roberts
  • Justin Robinson
  • Nicholas Roth
  • Dakota Schiller
  • Nathan Schulz
  • Patrick Scullin
  • Ted Shambaris - Afro Stache Studios
  • Bill Shaner
  • Ryan Shaw
  • Ann Shen
  • Alec Siegel
  • Danny Silva - D. Silva Designs
  • Kelly Singpo
  • Dan Smith
  • David Scott Smith
  • Ryan Smith
  • Vincent Swayne - Red Mage Works
  • Franco Te
  • Clifton Thammavongsa
  • Art Thibert
  • Robert Tomoguchi
  • Andy Tune
  • Ali Vee
  • Rachel Walker - Edge of the World
  • Melody Wang
  • Dan Wickline
  • Kris Wimberly - Kris Wimberly Art
  • Anthony Winn
  • Clint Wolf - Lab Reject Studios
  • Dawn Wolf - Lab Reject Studios
  • Elizabeth Wu
  • RC Young
    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 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.

    MAD Event Management
    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
    We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out at both shows. The Long Beach Convention Center is a great facility to work with!

    Are you interested in helping us promote Long Beach Comic 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.

    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.

    2014 Exhibitor Kit
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check Back soon!

    2014 Show Floor Map
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back soon!

    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 2014 - September 27th & September 28th, 2014
    Show Hours:
    Saturday September 27 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday September 28 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

    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.
    Volunteer to be Part of Our Team!

    We are accepting applications for a few awesome Volunteers for the Long Beach Comic Con on September 27 & September 28, 2014. Please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form and then email it to Caterina Toscano if you would like to be added to the wait list.
    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: 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, .

    Buy Your Long Beach Comic Con Tickets today! For Long Beach Comic Expo tickets Click here
    Long Beach Comic Con - September 27 & 28, 2014!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-6:00pm | Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm

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    Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, convention exclusives, programming updates and more!
    Added July 18th
    Shannon Eric DentonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Shannon Eric Denton
    Doc Savage Annual; Editor @ Lion Forge; Animated Ultimate Spider-Man
    Added July 17th
    Joel GomezLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Joel Gomez
    Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards
    Added July 16th
    David BaronLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    David Baron
    Color Artist & Writer; Archer & Armstrong, Detective Comics, Green Lantern
    Added July 15th
    Vito DelsanteLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Vito Delsante
    Stray, World War Mob, Comicbook Rockstar Radio Podcast
    Added July 14th
    Bob LaytonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Bob Layton
    Iconic artist/writer for Iron Man, Hercules; Co-founder of Valiant Comics, Co-founder of Future Comics

  • Added July 25th  Hillary Bauman
  • Added July 24th  Rhi Art
  • Added July 24th  Merrill Hagan
  • Added July 24th  Michael Hicks - Michael Hicks Fine Art
  • Added July 24th  Megan Levens
  • Added July 24th  Lisa Mishelle - Mishelle's Menagerie
  • Added July 24th  Bryan Mon
  • Added July 24th  Jamie Rich

  • Exhibitors
  • Added July 24th  California Browncoats
  • Added July 24th  Dark Empire Costume Club
  • Added July 24th  Jeff Frank
  • Added July 24th  Michael Morton
  • Added June 23rd  AAA Comics
  • Added June 23rd  Capes & Cowls
  • Added June 23rd  CrimeLab Studios
  • Added June 23rd  Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extraordinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry

  • Programming
    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon
    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 26 - 27, 2014.

    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.

    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 for additional information.

    Media Contact:
    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 for additional information.

    Show Photos:
    Official show photographer Ning Wong Photography

    2013 Long Beach Comic Expo official photographs are available through or contact Ning Wong at
    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."
    - Chris Waterman for Bleeding

    "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

    "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

    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!
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