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AUG 5 2014
DCE Retailer Roadshow Comes to Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con is proud to be a Southern California stop for the now famous DCE Retailer Roadshow. These events offer important insight for retailers about DC Entertainment, their current and upcoming projects, talent, variant cover programs and more.

"Throughout the year we've been meeting with retailers across the country to discuss our exciting new projects and garner important feedback from the direct market community. Based on that feedback and the great things we have heard, we're looking forward to being at Long Beach Comic Con this fall," said Bob Wayne, SVP of Sales, DC Entertainment.

"We are thrilled to host the DCE Retailer Roadshow and help local retailers connect with DC on this level," said Martha Donato, co-founder and executive director of Long Beach Comic Con.
AUG 4 2014
The Crow Creator James O'Barr Comes to Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con is proud to announce that comics legend James O'Barr is joining Long Beach Comic Con on September 27 and 28, 2014. James O'Barr, is the award-winning creator of "The Crow," and writer of two hit series currently from IDW Publishing, entitled "Curare" and "Skinning The Wolves."

During his childhood in an orphanage and foster care, O'Barr started drawing, and continued through his adoption to the rest of his life. While stationed in Berlin, in the late 1970's, he created "The Crow" as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiancée at the hands of a drunk driver. After spending ten years to finish the work and find a publisher, Caliber published the first issue in 1989.

"Long Beach is a giant playground in the heart of Southern California. And now you have this great convention there too! Why wouldn't I want to be there? Can't wait," said O'Barr.

"James is truly a legend in the comics world, and we are thrilled to have him at LBCC," said Phil Lawrence, co-founder and sales director of Long Beach Comic Con.

Currently, "The Crow" is the best selling independent graphic novel of all time with over one million copies sold. In 1993, O'Barr's book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. O'Barr donated nearly all of the money he made from the film to children's charities, and was not involved in the three sequels or the TV show. O'Barr will reunite with The Crow as a consultant on the new movie that goes into production this year.

Throughout his career, O'Barr has worked for every major publisher. His most recent book is a the new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing "James O'Barr: Uncoffined."
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."
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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
Michael AllredLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Michael 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
Corinna BechkoLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Corinna Bechko
Star Wars Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Invisible Republic
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
Sandy King CarpenterLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Sandy King Carpenter
Writer: Asylum; Producer: Darkchylde, Ghosts of Mars, Vampires; Script Supervisor: They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, Starman, Sixteen Candles
Joe CaseyLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Joe Casey
Man of Action
Bernard ChangLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Bernard Chang
Green Lantern Corps, Wonder Woman, Superman, Suprgirl
Amanda ConnerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Power Girl, The Pro, Wednesday Comics
Constantine In TokyoLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Constantine In Tokyo
Cosplayer - Doing make-up demos in Cosplay Corner
Gerry ConwayLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Gerry Conway
Saturday Only - Co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, Man-Thing, Werewolf-by-Night, The Jackal, Killer Croc
Amanda DeibertLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Amanda Deibert
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Womanthology, Hot Mess; TV/Production Popsugar, Take Part Live, The Morning After
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
Derek FridolfsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Derek Fridolfs
Writer - Batman: Li'l Gotham, Arkham Unhinged, Adventures Of Superman, Dexter's Laboratory, Adventure Time, and Ninja Turtles; Inks - Batman Eternal
Richard FriendLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Richard Friend
Wonder Woman, Batman
David GallaherLong Beach Comic Con Guest
David Gallaher
The Only Living Boy, High Moon, It Came in the Mail, Immortals: Gods & Heroes, Deadlands: The Devil's Six Gun
Sterling GatesLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Sterling Gates
Supegirl, JLA: Vibe
Joel GomezLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Joel Gomez
Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards
Gabriel HardmanLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Gabriel Hardman
Invisible Republic, The Dark King Rises storyboard artist
Davidson L. HaworthLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Davidson L. Haworth
Fantasy writer, author of The Prali Series
Kyle HigginsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Kyle Higgins
C.O.W.L., Batman Beyond 2.0, Batman Eternal, Nightwing
Tom  HodgesLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Tom Hodges
Star Wars, Rush 2112, The Simpson's Treehouse of Horrors
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
Joe KellyLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Joe Kelly
Man of Action
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
Jim MahfoodLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Jim Mahfood
Mike MignolaLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Mike Mignola
Creator of Hellboy, legendary comic artist & writer
Danny  MikiLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Danny Miki
Batman, Spawn, X-Men
Brian MillerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Brian Miller
Futures End, Supergirl, Justice League 3000, Doctor Who, Star Wars Insider. Co-author of Hi-Fi Color for Comics
Kristy MillerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Kristy Miller
Marvel Origins Storybooks, SpongeBob Comics, Batman: The Dark Knight, Wonder Woman. Co-author of Hi-Fi Color for Comics
Raychul MooreLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Raychul Moore
Todd NauckLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Todd Nauck
Nightcrawler, Guardians of the Globe, WildGuard, Amazing Spider-Man, Teen Titans
Dustin NguyenLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Dustin Nguyen
Descender, Li'l Gotham, American Vampire, Batman Streets of Gotham, Detective Comics, Batman, Wildcats, Manifest Eternity
Peter NguyenLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Peter Nguyen
Detective Comics
James O'BarrLong Beach Comic Con Guest
James O'Barr
Creator of the Crow, Curare, Skinning The Wolves, Uncoffined
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
Jamie S. RichLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Jamie S. Rich
Madame Frankenstein, Archer Coe, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, It Girl and the Atomics, A Boy and a Girl, You Have Killed Me & Spell Checkers
Ben RisbeckLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Ben Risbeck
Ollie 008, The Steamworld Chronicles
Andrew RobinsonLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Andrew Robinson
The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star; Covers Starman, Hawkman, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Angel After the Fall
Duncan RouleauLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Duncan Rouleau
Man of Action
Steven T. SeagleLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Steven T. Seagle
Man of Action
Alec SiegelLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Alec Siegel
C.O.W.L., Avengers
Alex SinclairLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Alex Sinclair
Green Lantern: Future's End, Superman Unchained, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Astro City, Batman Hush
Beth SoteloLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Beth Sotelo
Aspen Comics; Colorist on Fathom Vol. 4, Soulfire Vol. 2 & Shrugged
Cat StaggsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Cat Staggs
Smallville Season 11, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, The Vampire Diaries, Phantom Lady, Lucas Film Star Wars artist, Her Universe clothing designs
Richard StarkingsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Richard Starkings
Creator & writer of Elephantmen, Founder of Comicraft
Babs TarrLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Babs Tarr
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
Vegas Power GirlLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Vegas Power Girl
I am a Professional Cosplayer, Spokesperson and Actress
Dave WagnerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Dave Wagner
Creator/Illustrator/Writer of the webcomic dot Problems
Greg WeismanLong Beach Comic Con Guest
Greg Weisman
Star Wars: Rebels & Young Justice Producer, Co-Creator Gargoyles
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!
Holonet Audio Dramas
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
  • A Fan's Dream
  • AAA Comics
  • AAA Pop - Michael Allred & Laura Allred
  • Alakazam Comics
  • And Action! Entertainment
  • Angelo's Comics
  • Aspen Comics
  • Beanleaf Press
  • Big Red Comics
  • Bobby's Comics
  • California Browncoats
  • Capes & Cowls
  • CGC
  • Comic Collector Shop
  • Comic Madness
  • Comic Wise
  • Comicraft & Elephantmen
  • Constantine in Tokyo
  • CrimeLab Studios
  • Dark Empire Costume Club
  • Dollman Collectibles
  • Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extraordinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry
  • Eat Geek Play
  • Ed Robertson Comics
  • Elveen's Comics
  • Fanboy & Fangirl Nation
  • Flophouse
  • FVF Comics
  • Geeky Mamas
  • Go Daddy-O
  • Herb Jefferson Jr.
  • Hero Initiative
  • Horror Writers Association
  • Itluxe
  • James O'Barr
  • Jeff Frank
  • Jitt Wolf Productions
  • Joye Company
  • LA Renegades
  • Long Beach Lego Users Group
  • LV Power Girl
  • Man of Action
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Michael Morton
  • Moonball Comics
  • MovieMaze Ltd.
  • Mysterious Galaxy
  • Neo Edmund
  • Newport Beach Public Library
  • NPC Comics
  • Order of Gallifrey
  • Paper Films
  • Pen 2 Paper Entertainment
  • Phat Collectbles
  • Preview Buzz
  • Pulp Fiction
  • R&K Comics
  • Raising a Reader
  • Raw Entertainment
  • Rebel Legion Sunrider Base
  • Robotech X
  • Saber Guild
  • SGX Print
  • Steven Jackson Games
  • Storm King Productions
  • Tee No Evil
  • Terry's Comics
  • The Bag Depot & Bright Copper Penny
  • The Devastator
  • The Sun News
  • The Twin Suns - Star Wars Club
  • Tony Raiola Books
  • Top Cow Productions
  • Toymaster Action Figures
  • Valiant Entertainment
  • Vocademy: The Makerspace
  • Wacom Technologies
  • Wayne Enterprises
  • Wicked Skatewear
  • Yaoi Revolution
  • Zombie Patrol
  • Zombie vs. Human
  • SGX Print Banner Ad
    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 is presented by:
    SGX Print Artist Alley Sponsor
  • Blond
  • Mauricio Abril
  • Gavin Andazola
  • Terence Anthony
  • David Arroyo
  • Rhi Art
  • Sarah Banning
  • David Baron - undefined
  • Hillary Bauman - undefined
  • Mark Beachum
  • Jason Beckwith - Never Static Pictures
  • Brett Bennett
  • Carl Beu
  • Will Blagg - The Brass Wardrobe
  • Lauren Blakely
  • Damon Bowie
  • Brett Brennan
  • Joie Brown
  • Brian Buccellato
  • Gerimi Burleigh
  • Chris Burnham
  • Luis Calderon - Neat-O! Comics
  • James Cartwright
  • Elsa Chang
  • Linda Chi
  • Katherynn Cobbs
  • J.R. Coffron
  • Mike Collins
  • Dave Crosland
  • Jasey Crowl
  • Jason Cua - Legacy Collection
  • Phillip D'Amore
  • Eddie deAngelini
  • Joy DeCapua - Black Jack Comics
  • Jeffrey Delierre
  • Vito Delsante
  • Shannon Eric Denton
  • Barbra Dillon - Fanboy Comics
  • Tony Donley
  • Gwendolyn Dreyer - Monster Elementary
  • Rachel Dukes
  • Cara Earp - Chubby Whale
  • Zoe Edgerton
  • Max Egorov
  • Richard Embree - Forrest Publishing
  • Ruben Esq
  • DeWayne Feenstra
  • Joshua Hale Fialkov
  • Kimberly Fisher
  • Keith Foster
  • Douglas Freeman - RNA Brand Entertainment
  • 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
  • Lindsey Hall
  • Jeffrey Harlan
  • Andrew Harlin
  • Johsua Hauke
  • Joyce Hedelund
  • Ray-Anthony Height
  • Michael Hicks - Michael Hicks Fine Art
  • Shannon Hoage - Gears & Roebuck
  • Tom Hodges
  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing
  • Terry Huddleston
  • Eli Hyder
  • Paul Jamison
  • Richard Jefferis - Find Kelley Green
  • Drew Johnson
  • Scott Johnson
  • Tamara Jones - The Mystical Apothecary
  • Valarie Jones
  • Jannelle Juarez - Juicebox Jay Designs
  • Chris Kawagiwa - Chris Kawagiwa Illustration
  • Kris Kehasukjaren - Minion Me
  • Scott Koblish
  • Ken Kristensen
  • Mike Kunkel
  • Kirk Kushin
  • Hayden Lawrence
  • Bob Layton
  • Alejandro Lee - Darn Tootn
  • Megan Levens
  • Livesay
  • Jason Long
  • Abraham Lopez
  • Scott Lost
  • Bianca Lowkeen
  • Logan Lubera
  • David Lucarelli
  • Greg Luzniak
  • Emily Lysyk
  • Jordan Maeve
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Jennifer Maimone
  • Christina Major
  • Dennis Mallonee
  • Mike Matola
  • Michael Matsumoto
  • Patty McPancakes
  • Amy Mebberson
  • Kevin Meek - Man vs. Rock
  • Pepe Melan
  • Kristy Miller
  • Lisa Mishelle - Mishelle's Menagerie
  • Bryan Mon
  • Jacqueline Monroe
  • Jordan Monsell
  • Akane Morinishi
  • Derak Morrell
  • Patrick Ian Moss
  • John Mulhall - Blanket Fort Books
  • Kip Mussatt
  • Todd Nauck
  • Tessa Netting
  • Albert Nguyen - Albert Nguyen Illustration
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Peter Nguyen
  • Vy Nguyen
  • Russell Nohelty
  • Jason Oakes - Madcow Productions
  • Ryan Odagawa
  • Nathaniel Osollo
  • Michael Pallotta
  • Johnny Parker II - Neat-O! Comics
  • Jenny Parks - Jenny Parks Illustration
  • Marcus Perry
  • Jerry Pesce - Jerry Pesce Art
  • Michael Phillips
  • Whilce Portactio
  • Tim Prettyman
  • Jamie Rage
  • Marili Ramirez
  • Norm Rapmund
  • Christopher Reda
  • Sam Rhodes - Fanboy Comics
  • Sam Rhodes
  • Christina Rice
  • Jamie Rich
  • Ben Risbeck
  • Mark Rivers - Dirty Kitchen Press
  • David Roberts
  • Kyle Roberts
  • Justin Robinson
  • Lenord Robinson
  • Tone Rodriguez
  • Nicholas Roth
  • Dean Rullan
  • Edith Sarabia
  • Dakota Schiller
  • Nathan Schulz
  • Patrick Scullin
  • Ted Shambaris - Afro Stache Studios
  • Bill Shaner
  • Wendy Shaner
  • Ryan Shaw
  • Ann Shen
  • Alec Siegel
  • Danny Silva - D. Silva Designs
  • James Silvani
  • Kelly Singpo
  • Nicole Sloan
  • Dan Smith
  • David Scott Smith
  • Ryan Smith
  • Beth Sotelo
  • Cat Staggs
  • Tshinza Stewart - Fourth Assassin Designs
  • Rick Striek
  • Vincent Swayne - Red Mage Works
  • Franco Te
  • Clifton Thammavongsa
  • Art Thibert
  • B. Alex Thompson - Approbation Comics
  • Bobby Timony - Twin Comics
  • Kelly Toki - Tokimonster
  • Robert Tomoguchi
  • Andy Tune
  • Ali Vee
  • Dave Wagner
  • Rachel Walker - Edge of the World
  • Melody Wang
  • Paige Halsey Warren
  • Dan Wickline
  • Kris Wimberly - Kris Wimberly Art
  • Anthony Winn
  • Clint Wolf - Lab Reject Studios
  • Dawn Wolf - Lab Reject Studios
  • Elizabeth Wu
  • Maggie Wyman - Stark Graving Mad
  • Elizabeth Yada - Miss Alphabet
  • Nolan Yard
  • 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 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, 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!

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

    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 - 7:00pm
    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 - 7:00 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 (ID required at check in). 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 pick up will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 27 and 8:30 am on Sunday, September 28. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 10:00 am.

    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!

    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 $20.00 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show.

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

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

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

    Can I take pictures?
    Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Con of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.

    Where can I park and how do I get there?
    There are parking lots located at the Long Beach Convention Center and all around the area that are privately owned. The prices vary, but expect to pay $10 per day. Note: the Convention Center parking lot only accepts cash. Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: 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, .

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    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm | Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm

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    Added August 22nd
    Jamie S. RichLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Jamie S. Rich
    Madame Frankenstein, Archer Coe, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, It Girl and the Atomics, A Boy and a Girl, You Have Killed Me & Spell Checkers
    Added August 22nd
    Richard StarkingsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Richard Starkings
    Creator & writer of Elephantmen, Founder of Comicraft
    Added August 21st
    Dave WagnerLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Dave Wagner
    Creator/Illustrator/Writer of the webcomic dot Problems
    Added August 21st
    Cat StaggsLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Cat Staggs
    Smallville Season 11, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, The Vampire Diaries, Phantom Lady, Lucas Film Star Wars artist, Her Universe clothing designs
    Added August 21st
    Amanda DeibertLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Amanda Deibert
    Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Womanthology, Hot Mess; TV/Production Popsugar, Take Part Live, The Morning After

  • Added August 23rd  Jason Cua - Legacy Collection
  • Added August 23rd  Douglas Freeman - RNA Brand Entertainment
  • Added August 23rd  Jason Oakes - Madcow Productions
  • Added August 20th  Brett Bennett
  • Added August 20th  Carl Beu
  • Added August 20th  Gerimi Burleigh
  • Added August 20th  Richard Embree - Forrest Publishing
  • Added August 20th  Ruben Esq

  • Exhibitors
  • Added August 31st  Tee No Evil
  • Added August 23rd  Flophouse
  • Added August 23rd  Yaoi Revolution
  • Added August 20th  And Action! Entertainment
  • Added August 20th
  • Added August 20th  Fanboy & Fangirl Nation
  • Added August 20th  James O'Barr
  • Added August 20th  LA Renegades

  • 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

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