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NOV 2 2016
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO RETURNS ON FEBRUARY 18 AND 19, 2017!
Advance Tickets On Sale Now, First Guests Announced

(November 2, Long Beach, CA): MAD Event Management officially announced today the first four guests in conjunction with the opening of ticket sales to the 2017 show. The spring counterpart to Long Beach, CA's annual celebration of the best in comics and pop culture returns as one of the city's two best weekends of the year for fans and families! Attendees can meet celebrity guests, cosplay stars and comic book writers and artists including Agnes Garbowska, Keron Grant, Dean Haspiel,and Amy Reeder, with many many more to be announced in the coming months!

In 2017, the Expo returns to take over two entire exhibit halls with all of the features fans have come to expect; including over 150 exhibitors, featuring some of the continent's best vintage and modern comic book dealers, top comics publishers, over 100 creators in Artist Alley, Space Expo, Animation Island, Cosplay Corner, a kids area and of course, the annual Comic Expo Costume Contest.

Fans can enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 am - 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center.
OCT 19 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - RAPID SCAN 3D
Rapid Scan 3D is an innovated company that specializes in 3D metrology technology, providing manufactures the best hardware and software for designing and improving products. Our line of 3D scanning hardware provides clients the highest quality 3D data collection while our software delivers best in class inspection and reverse engineering tools. Rapid Scan 3D clients vary from aerospace, automotive, consumer products, medical, heritage preservation and art and even for the consumer for 3D printed figurines.

Our dedication and strong partnership with our clients help us to provide new and exciting technology year after year. The Rapid Scan 3D team offers a consultative approach when it comes to our customers' needs and will suggest the right solution for their application. We work with clients all over the United States, Canada and overseas providing essential tools to improve our clients' workflow, while developing a better quality product and getting it to the market faster.





For more check out https://www.rapidscan3d.com/







SEP 20 2016
Nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Are Open
Announcing Will J. Watkins As Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics & New Selection Committee Members Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone

September 16, 2016: Mad Event Entertainment and Long Beach Comic Con announced today that nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now open. This McDuffie Award has a new director, Will J. Watkins, and several new Selection Committee Members: Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone. The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics reception will be held February 18, 2017, in Long Beach, CA during the Long Beach Comic Expo.

The motto of The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics comes from Dwayne's own words, "From invisible to inevitable."

"The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is the very first award ever established in my husband's name," said Dwayne's widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, "and we are tremendously proud that in just its third year, both the comic book and animation industries are already beginning to see some evidence of the DMAD's powerful mission statement demonstrably influencing reality by helping a more diverse range of outstanding creative voices finally find some inclusion in the media, with the careers of our first two winners and finalists starting to take off at major entertainment companies. To paraphrase Dwayne: Everyone deserves to see themselves represented in the media. And everyone deserves to participate in telling their own story."





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SEP 17 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Top Cow (Booth #601)
The Top Cow team and creators will be at booth #601 this weekend at Long Beach Con! Among the creators signing at the booth are Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Symmetry), Zack Kaplan (Eclipse), and Bryan Edward Hill (Postal, Romulus).Top Cow is has printed a special artist variant of Eclipse #1 special for LBCC, so you don't have to wait for the second printing in October! Did we mention the first issue sold out?

Here is the official press release:

The first issue is rushed back to print Image Comics and Top Cow Productions are pleased to announce ECLIPSE #1 by Zack Kaplan and Giovanni Timpano is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with customer demand. This sizzling new series asks the question: what if sunlight burned you alive? In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun's light into deadly immolating rays. The world's few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.

ECLIPSE #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology's website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

ECLIPSE #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: AUG168286) will be available on Wednesday, October 12th.

The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 19th. ECLIPSE #2 (Diamond code: AUG160623) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, October 5th."
SEP 17 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Baron's Beauties
Baron's Beauties sells toys and accessories. It is a very personal booth, combining the work of my creativity and imagination with slightly random items that made me think Shiny!

I create unique and sometimes extravagant cloth parasols. I embellish my parasols with beads, tassels, fringe, lace, and other decorations. There is even a Harley Quinn inspired parasol.

Most of the parasols are large, but there is a also small child size option an extra large version. Parasols are available in a variety of colours.

There are fans to provide portable air conditioning to accompany my potable shade. They come from Africa, China, Japan, Spain, and Thailand. The Totoro fans are my personal favorite.

I also make the pockets, goblet covers, and some of the hairsticks in the booth.

The hand made patches highlight my inner geek. From the rare Don Quixote patch (tilts at windmills is the story of my life) through Daleck jokes -- the selection is eclectic. My inner geek has a large Shakespeare section.

Other friends make the hand etched metal disk art, pins and hairties, and the leather eye patches.

I carry an amazing range of puppets. Animals from dragons to platypuses. Magnetic Personalities from Superheros to Tesla. Cuthulu puppet is a best seller.

There are wondrous walking sticks that contain clocks, telescopes, compasses and flasks.
SEP 17 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Galaxy Press
Galaxy Press is the publisher and distributor for L. Ron Hubbard's complete fiction library, including perennial and New York Times bestsellers such as Battlefield Earth, Mission Earth, Fear, Final Blackout and To The Stars.

In 2008, Galaxy Press embarked upon a six-year project to re-publish over 150 short stories and novellas written by Mr. Hubbard in the '30s and '40s, in the form of an 80-volume book and full cast audio drama series. These stories span every genre from western and mystery to fantasy and Science Fiction. The 80th volume was just recently released, completing one of the largest publishing feats in history, 80 books by one author published in 80 months.

The annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writer of the Future anthology, featuring new authors selected by a panel of blue ribbon judges, is likewise published by Galaxy Press.







SEP 16 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - EntertainArt (Booth #655)
EntertainArt.com is the leading online destination for officially licensed entertainment wall art.  They provide quality art from your favorite movies, comics, and TV Series. Whether you're a fan of sci-fi, princesses, or superheroes, EntertainArt.com is the place where you can find the most exclusive designs and authentic wall decor on the planet.

Entertain Art carries a wide variety of officially licensed products made by Artissimo Designs.  This weekend, they are bringing movie art from Star Wars and Captain America: Civil War.  Additionally, they will be introducing a Limited Edition Harley Quinn print.  Only 200 of these have been made, so be sure to get yours before they're all gone!

Come by and check out their assortment of gallery wrapped canvases in Booth #655.

Get your LBCC tickets online to save and get in early! Save $5 per ticket with our Pre-sale Discount! Early ticket pick-up Friday from 4 -7pm!


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LONG BEACH COMIC CON GUESTS
Make sure to check back here regularly to find out if your favorite creator or media star will be joining you at the Long Beach Comic Con, September 2nd & 3rd, 2017!
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LONG BEACH COMIC CON 2017 EXHIBITORS
If you would like to exhibit at Long Beach Comic Con please contact James Ross for more info.

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. Be sure to check here regularly to find out who has been added to the list of our growing exhibitors!
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LONG BEACH COMIC CON ARTIST ALLEY
If you would like to be a part of Artist Ally at Long Beach Comic Con please contact James Ross.

Artist Alley is the heart of Long Beach Comic Con and we know it's why so many people come to comic cons. We are proud to have one of the largest Artist Alleys not only in California, but the entire U.S. With big name talent, indy talent, web comics talent, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letters and even writers there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
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ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON
The Long Beach Comic Con is a two-day event held September 2nd & 3rd at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the BUY TICKETS button on this site, or they can be bought in person at your local comic book shop. Additional details about the event can be found on the FAQ page or by emailing Customer Service. We are always happy to answer any and all questions!

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 can 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

Jeremy Atkins
Public Relations Director

Michael Eisenberg
Sponsorship Sales Director

David Hyde
Public Relations Coordinator

Kris Longo
Vice President, Sales

Carly Marsh
Event Coordinator

Bobby Marmelejo
Registration Coordinator

James Ross
Sales Manager

Keith Patrick
Marketing Director

Kristen Simon
Programming Director

Arlene So
Creative Director

RuthAnn Thompson
Assistant Programming Coordinator

Caterina Toscano
Social Media Manager
MAD Event Management
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
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.

If you have any questions, you can contact us:

James Ross - Sales Manager
2017 Registration Forms
EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!
PROFESSIONALS: Click here to register for a professional pass.

2017 Exhibitor Kit
Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2017!

2017 Show Floor Map
Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2017!

Electricity
Electricity drops are available for booth booths and artist alley tables. Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2017!

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 to set it up.


Mike Scigliano - Group 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 2017 - September 2nd & September 3rd, 2017
Show Hours:
Saturday September 2nd - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance)
Sunday September 3rd - 10:30am - 5:00pm (10:00am if you buy your tickets in advance)

LONG BEACH COMIC CON POLICIES
Panel Rooms

All panel rooms have limited capacity as set by the Long Beach Fire Marshal and subject to available seating. Although your LBCE 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.

Harrassment

Long Beach Comic Con believes in creating an environment where every attendee, exhibitor and staff member is treated with respect and dignity. Any act of bullying or harassment is not tolerated. 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. Please report any serious incidents or concerns to a Long Beach Comic Con Staff Member, as identified by their badge.

Weapons/Props

We have a strict policy of checking weapons to ensure that they are only props. The security guards at the entrance will check yours and place a band on it to show that it's been approved. The responsibility to get this weapons check performed is YOURS, so please don't sneak in without it. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who presents a public safety or security issue in our sole discretion.

The following items are forbidden at LBCC:
  • All firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for real firearms)
  • Projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, slingshots and water guns)
  • Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Mace and pepper spray
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
We allow prop weapons if they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. We allow prop bows if all arrows have soft tips.
PROFESSIONALS
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 LBCC.

Complimentary professional pass registration for Long Beach Comic Con 2017 will be open until August 17, 2017. 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.

Click here to register for a professional pass..


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. 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 ($35 after June 30) per person for a Saturday only ticket; $25 ($30 after June 30) for a Sunday only ticket; and a weekend pass is $50 ($55 after June 30). 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 by using code SeniorCitizen or MilitaryLaw at checkout (ID required at check in). Tickets are also available at the door, but prices will be higher - $40 for a Saturday only ticket; $35 for a Sunday only ticket; and $60 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: $40 for a Saturday only ticket; $35 for a Sunday only ticket; and $60 for a weekend pass.

When is the Cosplay Contest?
Check back in Summer 2017 for more info!

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 include: Host: Art Rhapsody and ChadHatter Judges: Vegas Power Girl, Jez Roth, Stella Chu and Maid of Might.

All costumes must be hand-made, and are subject to inspection by our panel of judges. Prejudging will take place between 5pm-6:30pm the specified location. If you are participating in the Contest, please arrive by 6:00 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 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 Con.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Complimentary professional pass registration will last until August 17, 2017. 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?
We please ask that you do wear the badge inside the hall at all times. This is a requirement.

I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
Sorry, as adorable as that may be, no pets allowed, except for registered service animals.

Can I take pictures?
Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Con of the conventioneers and exhibits. However, 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.

What is the policy on cell phone usage?
We ask that you please be courteous and take any phone calls you may have outside. There should be no cell phone usage while you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.

Is there a dress code or restrictions?
Feel free to come dressed as you like, however it is important to remember that costumes should keep in mind the safety of others. If you are planning on taking a prop, please remember that you will need to have it cleared and approved by security before entering the hall. For specific restrictions please look above in our Weapons/Props section under Long Beach Comic Con Policies.

Is there wi-fi available?
Long Beach Convention Center 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 people who put on 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 2017 TICKETS
Buy Your Long Beach Comic Con Tickets today!
Long Beach Comic Con - September 2nd & 3rd, 2017!
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 MilitaryLaw or SeniorCitizen 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.


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 14th 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 click here or 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

Artists

Exhibitors

Programming
To dowload our programming & panel schedule click here.

Show Floor Map
To dowload our show floor plan click here.


HOTEL
The Hilton via our Approved Housing Service
701 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, California, 90831



Long Beach Comic Con Hotel
We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book or modify your Hilton hotel reservations at any time. We look forward to seeing you!
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
HOTEL
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, California, 90802



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, 2017.

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.

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 no guests).

Please note:
  • We allow two reporters per outlet. Each reporter shoud fill our their own application.
  • Your press badge will grant you access to the show floor from 10am to 7pm, Saturday, September 2nd and 10:30am to 5pm Sunday, September 3rd 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.

Click here to register for a professional pass.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Nicholasi pnicholasi@madeventmanagement.com

Press Requests:
Please send press requests Jeremy Atkins at jeremyschuyleratkins@gmail.com

Interview & Promotional Requests:
Please send staff & guest interview & promotional requests 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 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!
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