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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."





To read more, Click Here.









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!


SEP 16 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - The Wrestling Guy Store (Booth #959)
Originally founded in 2005 in Santa Fe Springs, California, The Wrestling Guy Store grew from a very small vendor spot at a swap meet with only 12 WWE T-shirts, to what is now the only retail outlet in Southern California devoted to all things pro wrestling. Slowly adding action figures, backpacks, books, trading cards and other authentic wrestling merchandise, the store moved in February 2013 and now resides in Huntington Park, California, operating 6 days a week.

Catering to wresting fans of all ages, you can find exciting merchandise from WWE, Lucha Underground, Independent wrestling promotions and many others. To date, The Wrestling Guy Store is the only retail outlet in the United States, outside of Luncha Underground Temple, that sells Lucha Underground merchandise!

In addition to all the cool things you will find in our store, we also offer fans opportunities to meet pro wrestling Superstars by holding public appearances from time to time, where fans get signed items and take photos with their favorite wrestlers. You can always check our Facebook page for any upcoming announcements on these special appearances.

If you're into pro wrestling - and we know you are since you've read this far, you should make a trip to our store, meet our cool staff members, talk some wrestling and pick up something cool for you or someone you know who loves wrestling!

See you inside the squared circle!

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!
SEP 16 2016
Important update regarding panels for Saturday
ROOM POLICY
BALLROOM A/B
Saturday, September 17

1. Ballroom A/B will be cleared between panels starting at 1:30 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.

2. New lines form 1 hour max before panel start time, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

3. Consumer passes allowed entry before exhibitor passes.
SEP 15 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Brianne Drouhard
Brianne started as a character designer on Teen Titans (2003) for WB animation, and has worked for Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony, and Marvel.  Shows she has storyboarded and designed for are Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, Avengers:  Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Transformers Animated, Batman:  The Brave and the Bold, Ben Ten, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.

She directed, designed, and produced the Amethyst Princess of Gemworld shorts for WB animation, along with storyboarding and designing on the SBFF and Teen Titans shorts.

In her spare time she writes and draws her own webcomic, www.harpygee.com, children's books, www.billietheunicorn.com , animates videos (Space Unicorn for musician Parry Gripp) and is illustrating the upcoming comic mini series Mega Princess with writer Kelly Thompson. Brianne also loves to sleep and annoy her pet cat.

Brianne will be at the Comics from the Animation Side panel Sunday 1:00pm - 2:00pm!

"Comics come at us from all sides of art, artists Mike Kunkel, Brianne Drouhard, and Mike Collins bring the animation side! Bringing animation-inspired looks and influences to their work, they truly make for some visually unique and awesome stories told in comics!"

Get your LBCC tickets in advance to save and get in early! Tickets are $5 more on site! Early ticket pick-up Friday from 4pm -7pm!!








SEP 14 2016
Todays Vendor Spotlight - Stylin Online (Booth 208)
Picking something from Stylin Online (Booth #208 - Download Full Program) just goes to show you and everybody else that you too live, breathe and feel your inner geek as well. Whether it's a Superhero, Television, Video Game, Sci-Fi, Horror and/or an awesome Movie T-Shirt, a Hoodie, a Hat Stylin Online has you covered!

Get your LBCC tickets in advance to save and get in early!

To get tickets click here.

Bring the kids! Fun for the whole family! Kids 10 & under get in FREE!






SEP 14 2016
I Could Really Go For Some Pizza!
We checked in today with The Comic Bug to see how the regulars liked the pizza we sent over and got a pretty nice update!

"Long Beach Comic-Con is THIS WEEKEND! We sold out of tickets last weekend, but the GOOD NEWS is that we just got in a fresh supply! Hurry and pick up your tickets at either Comic Bug location or pick them up online. However you get them, make your way down to LBCC this weekend! It's jam-packed with great comic creators, cosplayers, panels and much more! I'll be at booth 1133! Come say hi!"














SEP 13 2016
Panel Spotlight - Fascinating Fights - The Live Interactive Show
I'm pretty sure Space Expo at LBCC has assembled the greatest panel ever to academically analyze who would win in a fight between two pop culture icons, or superheroes.

Fascinating Fights - The Live Interactive Show
Panelists: Dr. Michael Dennin, Dr. Anita Sengupta, Matt Munson, Siike Donnelly
Moderator: Daniel J. Glenn
Saturday, 2:30pm-3:30pm

The live version of the ESPN style panel show where a group of experts academically discusses who would win in a fight between two superheroes or pop culture icons.

1. Dr. Michael Dennin - Superhero Scientist. Main focus: The physical science of the match-ups.
2. Ben Siepser - Aerospace Engineer. Main focus: The engineering side of the technology
3. Matt Munson - Gadget Guru. Main focus: The practical application of said technology in the field
4. Siike Donnelly - Comic book Historian/Pop Culture Expert. Main Focus: The history of the participants in the fight.
5. John Kreng - Strategy Specialist. Main focus: The strategy each member of the conflict must undertake to be victorious.

Now on to the match-ups!!

1. Plastic Man VS Mr. Freeze
2. A T800 (Terminator) VS A Dalek (Dr. Who)
3. Darth Vader piloting a TIE Fighter VS Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica) piloting a Viper Mark VII
4. Better time machine: The Delorean from Back to the Future VS The Phone booth from Bill & Ted

All panels are free with a ticket purchase! Still need tickets? Go Here

Bring the kids! Fun for the whole family! Kids 10 & under get in FREE!
SEP 12 2016
Todays Vendor Spotlight - Fistful of Comics (Booth 855)
A Fistful of Comics is an online comic book store specializing in new comic books and art protection. They also boast a top-rated eBay store where they sell comic variants and sets.

The Fistful crew travels around to comic conventions all across the South West providing you with all of your art and comic protection needs. They know that when you spend your hard-earned money on artwork you love while at a convention, you also want to make sure you get that art home safe. They want to make sure that happens too. They offer rigid-plastic toploaders, poster tubes, and art portfolios. Not to ignore the comics, they have top loaders, bag & boards, and cases for them as well. Recently, they started carrying premium POP! Vinyl cases for those special and rare POP!s you just couldn't pass up. Stop by and see them to keep all your new collectibles safe.

Looking for a comic book store, but not finding one to your tastes? Your local store doesn't carry the books you want to get? Look no further, for A Fistful of Comics is the online solution for you! All of A Fistful of Comics orders are custom tailored to their patrons. Whatever you want, that's what they get. They ship comics out every week, so you can either schedule a time to pick up your books or have them delivered right to your door. It's that simple.

Check out A Fistful of Comics at Booth #855 for more info.
Get your LBCC tickets in advance to save and get in early! Still need tickets? Go Here

Bring the kids! Fun for the whole family! Kids 10 & under get in FREE!

SEP 9 2016
Todays Vendor Spotlight - Animetasia (Booth 400)
"Animetasia, Inc located in the City of Industry California, inside the world-famous Frank and Sons Collectible show!  Funko Pops and Collectibles are our specialty.  We are an exclusive home of the Metallic Voltron Funko Pop!  We have wide range of commons to GRAILS, so be sure to check out our pop selections, it's FIRE! Visit us at Animetasia.com plus follow us on Instagram.  With that said, please come by our booth (#400) at Long Beach Comic Con for the latest and greatest pop Vinyl pop collections."

Get your LBCC tickets in advance to save and get in early!

Still need tickets? Go Here

Bring the kids! Fun for the whole family! Kids 10 & under get in FREE!
SEP 9 2016
LBCC Official After Party Celebrating 75 years of Wonder Woman
Come celebrate Wonder Woman's 75th Anniversary at the Official Long Beach Comic Con Drink & Draw!

Enjoy themed drinks and win raffle prizes as you watch your favorite artists draw their version of the Amazing Amazon. Each piece of artwork will promptly be auctioned off by the lovely Michelle Jensen, founder of Nerd Out App with the majority of the proceeds going to the Hero Initiative.

Featuring comic book superstars: Tony Donley, Joe Eisma, Alé Garza, Ray-Anthony Height, Scott Koblish, Royden Lepp, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Panosian, Felipe Smith, Frank Tieri, Paige Halsey Warren and more to be announced!

Don't forget to grab your raffle tickets all day Saturday at the GeekChic Promotions booth #1009 on the exhibit floor!

See you there!
SEP 7 2016
LBCC Ticket Seller Spotlight - The Comic Bug

The Comic Bug is one of our premier LBCC show ticket sellers and this weeks dealer spotlight!

"The Comic Bug has proudly been serving Los Angeles' South Bay comic book community for 12 years. The one stop shop for all things geek opened its second location in 2014 in Culver City and expanded its Manhattan Beach shop to include the new GAME HUB earlier this year. The Comic Bug features one of LA's widest selection of new comics, graphic novels and back issues and regularly hosts events, from book releases and store signings to weekly comic creator meetings, monthly Drink N' Draws and quarterly table reads of unproduced comic-related films. We are proud to be a part of Long Beach Comic-Con."

Visit The Comic Bug/Game Hub during these hours:

Game Hub
1809 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 9pm
Friday: 3pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 10am - 9pm

The Comics Bug - Manhattan Beach
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday - Tuesday: 10am - 7pm

The Comics Bug - Culver City
4267 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Monday - Tuesday: 11am - 7pm

If you are in the area, why not stop down, grab some comics and buy your LBCC show tickets!
SEP 5 2016
Only 12 Days Until LBCC 2016!
The clock is ticking! We've got so much going on this year that you won't want to miss out. When we say this is our biggest and best Long Beach Comic Con ever we mean it!

Check out our guest list - so many great names in comics, animation, cartooning, film, television, cosplay and more. No matter who you are we've got a guest you'll be excited to see. Click here for the entire guest list. You can even sort them by what type of guest they are and see exactly where you'll be able to find them at the show.

Our exhibitor list is packed with great publishers and vendors that you'll be sure to find whatever you are looking for - modern comics, vintage comics, toys, statues, games, tees, artwork, limited edition collectibles and more. Click here to check out the entire exhibitor list.

Did we even mention all our great panels? Nathan Fillion & PJ Haarsma talking about Con Man: The Game? An amazing Firefly cast reunion of Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Jewel Staite & Adam Baldwin are joined by a special guest, Kevin Conroy & Loren Lester reunite as Batman & Robin, GI Joe voice cast reunion, Space Expo panels, creating comics, comic publisher panels, cosplay panels, our glorious cosplay contest and the list just goes on and on... Click here & see for yourself!

And Long Beach Comic Con is fun for the entire family - not only because we have an awesome kid's area run by the Long Beach Public Library but kids 10 & under get in free with a paid adult ticket (up to 2 free kid's tickets per adult ticket).

Grab your tickets today and save, too. Tickets will cost more at the door the day of. You can click here to get your tickets now!
SEP 2 2016
Exclusive LBCC 2016 Tee By Travis Hanson In Now Available For Pre-Order!
Designed by long time Long Beach Comic Con guest and Eisner nominated fantasy illustrator Travis Hanson featuring brand new, never before seen artwork.

To order your LBCC Travis Hanson Art Tee, Click Here.

Click Here to get your tickets now!

Don't forget, kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.








AUG 31 2016
LA TIMES / Hero Complex Announces LBCC 2016 Panels & Surprise Nathan Fillion Appearance!
Including BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES's Legendary Actors Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, CON MAN's Nathan Fillion, FIREFLY Cast Members, More Than 130 Panels and Partnerships with the Columbia Memorial Space Center and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

Long Beach, CA (August 31, 2016) - The 8th annual Long Beach Comic Con will be held on September 17 and 18, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center, featuring an impressive array of more than 120 pop culture guests, more than 130 panels, and unique partnerships with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Among the guests attending Long Beach Comic Con for the first time are CON MAN's Nathan Fillion, Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester who played Batman and Robin on BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite from Joss Whedon's FIREFLY, Andy Park (Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor and Lead Concept Artist) and acclaimed comic book creators including Peter David and Colleen Doran (AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE), Steve Epting (VELVET), Joelle Jones (LADY KILLER) and Joe Eisma and Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES).

"Our plans for this year's show are expansive, with a guest list that will impress both long-time fans and first time attendees," said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. "Long Beach Comic Con is dedicated to celebrating the world of pop culture and we're thrilled to present some truly unique and creative programming with important local organizations like the Columbia Memorial Space Center and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles."

The Columbia Memorial Space Center will partner with Long Beach Comic Con for Space Expo 2016, an innovative and one-of-a-kind program that connects comic book convention attendees directly with the world of scientific discovery. This year Long Beach Comic Con will also have more than 400 Girl Scouts in grades K-12 attending Long Beach Comic Con, with nearly 100 of them coming from underserved areas. Depending on their grade level, the girls will earn Comic Artist, Drawing, Senses, Novelist, or career exploration-related badges for meeting with talented creators and participating in interactive workshops.

As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:

  • Programming spotlighting TV shows like BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, CON MAN, FIREFLY and GI JOE

  • DOCTOR WHO Panels at the Long Beach Public Library

  • Two full days of cosplay panels and a cosplay contest on Saturday night

  • Panels devoted to fan favorite comic book characters including Batman, Harley Quinn and the Teen Titans and publishers Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, First Comics, Image Comics and Marvel

  • #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book pros

  • Kids programming

  • The popular GeekFest Film Festival

  • A screening of the popular Harry Potter fan film SEVERUS SNAPE & THE MARAUDERS

Bernina of America is the premier sponsor of Long Beach Comic Con. Associates sponsors include SGX, Sun Newspapers & Comicraft, GrubHub, EVIL DEAD 2: The Official Board Game by Space Goat Productions and SNOWDEN from Open Road Films, in theaters September 16.

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 18 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. The show opens to advance ticket holders at 9:30 AM on Saturday and 10AM on Sunday. To learn more and purchase tickets, Click Here.

"Long Beach Comic Con is a show that's produced by a team who collectively have over 100 years of experience in the comics and entertainment industry," said Donato. "We've worked hard over the years to create an experience that we would enjoy if we were attendees, so whether you want to meet your favorite comic artist or publisher or get a photo with Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, or even learn to build your own R2D2 you can do it all here. Fans can join Nathan Fillion & PJ Haarsma as they talk about the awesome CON MAN: THE GAME based on the wildly successful show of the same name! Then they'll want to stay for the FIREFLY panel..."

You can download your very own copy of our programming schedule if you Click Here

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AUG 30 2016
Pre-book Your Photo Ops with the Cast of Firefly, Batman, Robin, GI Joe & more!
That's right, you can pre-book your photo op to make sure that you preserve your experience at Long Beach Comic Con. We've got some once in a lifetime opportunity photo ops for you this year so be sure to check them out. You can even get a group of friends together (up to 4) for a photo op with your favorite guest!

All you need to do is head head over to Epic Photo Ops LBCC2016 landing page and pick your guest, day, time and if you want to add a digital copy to your order. When you get to LBCC you can check in with Epic Photo Ops on the show floor 15-30 minutes before your scheduled photo op session and that's it - Epic will take care of the rest for you!

To pre-book your photo ops click here and make your selections.

Don't forget that you need to have Long Beach Comic Con tickets in order to be able enter the show for your photo ops. You can click here to get your tickets now! And remember, ticket prices increase at the door so get yours in advance and save!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.

AUG 17 2016
Marvel, Image & Wonder Woman's 75th Anniversary Kick of LBCC's Programming Announcements
Comic Book Resources has the exclusive roll out of some of the top notch panels our awesome programming department has put together to keep you entertained and informed at the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con.

Click Here to get the scoop!

Click Here to get your tickets now!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
AUG 12 2016
Registration is Now Open for the LBCC 2016 Cosplay Contest!
One of the Most Celebrated Events of Long Beach Comic Con Returns
on September 17!


Just over a month before the doors open to the seventh annual Long Beach Comic Con, MAD Event Entertainment is pleased to announce registration is now open for this year's Cosplay Contest!

Hosted by cosplayers Art Rhapsody & ChadHatter, this year's contest takes place on Saturday 9/17 at 7:00pm in Room S7 in the Long Beach Convention Center.

"Cosplay has always been one of the most celebrated parts of the show," says Executive Director and Co-Founder, Martha Donato. "It is very important that our show be friendly to cosplay in every aspect, on and off the show floor, with programming and events geared toward cosplayers from beginners to professionals. Our annual cosplay contest has grown into one of the highlights of the show, and it is always exciting to see the passion that goes into all of the costumes of our participants."

Entries for this year's Long Beach Comic Con Cosplay Contest will include several categories.

Awards will be given for: Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Youth, Best Group, Funniest, Best Tv/Movie, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Judges' Choice, and of course, Best in Show. Judges will be scoring for overall difficulty, creativity, accuracy(for recreation), and showmanship/character. Look for further announcements on prizing in the coming weeks!

All participants must register in advance, and complete rules and registration info can be found here!

Click Here to get your tickets now!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
AUG 2 2016
The 2016 Long Beach Comic Con is a Month and a Half Away!
Hello fans & friends, yes, it's hard to believe that as of this posting the 2016 LBCC is just a month and two weeks away. We are still hard at work putting all the finishing touches on this year's con and can't wait to spend the weekend with you all.

We've announced some awesome new guests this week including the co-creator of Marvel's Winter Soldier and Image Comics' VELVET artist Steve Epting and X-23 creator and Thor & Thor: Dark World producer Craig Kyle. Craig will be signing in the CGC Comics booth at LBCC.

New York Times bestselling illustrator & writer Colleen Doran, My Little Pony artist Amy Mebberson, BSG's "Boomer" Herb Jefferson Jr. and writer/producer Sandy King Carpenter will all be joining us September 17 & 18 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

On the cosplay side we are very happy to welcome Vegas Power Girl back to Cosplay Corner, and excited to have Maid of Might & Hendo Art making their first appearance at LBCC.

And we have A LOT more coming, so be sure to stay tuned here and on our social media for the latest updates!

Click Here to get your tickets now!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
JUL 18 2016
Captain America, Morning Glories & The Fix Writer Nick Spencer Coming to LBCC!
Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma Celebrate 50 Issues Together in Long Beach This September!

Two months before Long Beach Comic Con returns to the Long Beach Convention Center, and MAD Event Entertainment is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, the team behind the critically acclaimed Image Comics series Morning Glories to this year's show!

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's critical darling and commercial success celebrates 50 consecutive issues today with the release of a special 64-page issue commemorating five years of mystery with a blockbuster Season Two finale!

In addition to his long running original series at Image, Nick Spencer is recently known for his Captain America: Steve Rogers series, which has had fans and critics alike talking for months. Spencer has also previously worked on multiple titles at DC and Marvel respectively, and is the creator of Bedlam and Thief of Thieves at Image.

Joe Eisma has done work for Boom Studios as well as Long Beach Comic Con exhibitor, IDW, drawing such series as Big Trouble in Little China and G.I. Joe: Cobra!

Spencer and Eisma will appear throughout the weekend, and together on the Image Comics panel on Saturday September 17 at 2 pm!

Click Here to get your tickets now!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
JUL 15 2016
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for G.I. JOE Fans at LBCC 2016
Six Voices from the 80s Classic Coming to Long Beach Comic Con 2016!

With a guest list that includes:
Michael Bell (the voice of Duke), Arthur Burghardt (Destro), Morgan Lofting (Baroness), Hank Garrett (Dial Tone) and Loren Lester (Barbecue) we already had a pretty awesome line-up of voice actors from the original G.I. Joe cast.

Now it's getting even better! We are thrilled to announce the addition of Zack Hoffman the voice of Zartan!

The JOE's will be appearing in our Animation Island all weekend, as well as, panels on Saturday & Sunday.

In addition to meeting and signing autographs for the fans all weekend we are happy to offer a once in a lifetime photo opportunity with all six of our G.I.JOE guests. A professional photo with six heroes and villains from the classic TV show. A must have for any hardcore G.I. JOE fan!

Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros, will be on hand all weekend to capture the moment and print it up for you on site! You can get a digital copy too! Bring your friends for the ultimate group photo!

Make a memory. Get the pic. For more info Click Here.

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Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
JUN 28 2016
2016 LBCC Pro & Press Registration Opens on 7/1!
With less than three months until the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con - 9/17 & 18 at the Long Beach Convention Center - people have been asking when we will open press & professional registration.

We are happy to announce Pro and Press Registration will officially open on July 1st.

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 event.

Once open, complimentary professional pass registration will be open until August 17, 2016. 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.

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).

Watch for further updates on our website and social media.
JUN 20 2016
The Voices of Batman & Robin Reunite at LBCC 2016
Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester to Appear Together in Long Beach This September!

Three months until Long Beach Comic Con returns to the Long Beach Convention Center - September 17 & 18, and MAD Event Entertainment is pleased to announce the addition of voice actors Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester to this year's show!

Appearing as the voices of Batman and Robin in the celebrated 1990's television series, Batman: The Animated Series, the two will appear at the LBCC for the first time together in a series of signings and a special Saturday panel, looking back at the series that remains a high watermark in animation nearly 25 years later!

Kevin Conroy holds the honor of having played Batman longer than any other actor in either live-action or animation. In addition to being credited for his two distinct voices for Bruce Wayne and Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, Conroy has voiced the character in the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies: Batman: Gotham Knight (2008), Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009), Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010), Justice League: Doom (2012), Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) and Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014). He returned to the role again for the 2015 Rocksteady Studios game, Batman: Arkham Knight.

"Looking forward to the chance to reflect on my work for Batman The Animated Series, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the landmark series at the Long Beach Comic Con" said Kevin Conroy.

Loren Lester appeared alongside Conroy in the landmark animated television series as Dick Grayson, better known as Robin, and as Kirk Langstrom (Man Bat) in Batman: Arkham Knight. He has also appeared as the voice of Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) in the DC Entertainment series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and as Iron Fist in Marvel's The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Additionally, Lester has appeared in over 200 episodes of television including the cult favorite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

"This will only be the second time ever that Batman & Robin are at the same convention" notes Loren Lester. "I'm thrilled to be returning to see all my fans in Long Beach"

"We are so excited to have Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester join this year's Long Beach Comic Con " said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. "Not many shows can say they hosted the Dynamic Duo themselves!"

Conroy and Lester will appear throughout the weekend, and will revisit their roles as The Dark Knight and Boy Wonder on a special panel presentation of Batman: The Animated Series on Saturday September 17, in celebration of DC Entertainment's recently announced Batman Day.

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JUN 14 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End & The Last Of Us Actor Troy Baker Coming To LBCC!
Awesome news for animation and video game fans! Voice and Motion Capture Actor Troy Baker will be appearing at the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con - September 17 & 18 at the Long Beach Convention Center!

A prolific voice and motion capture actor, Troy is best known to video game fans as Joel in the hit game The Last of Us and most recently as Samuel Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Troy's other video game credits include Batman: Arkham City, BioShock Infinite & Mortal Combat X. And that's not even scratching the surface.

In addition to his long list of video game credits, he also keeps very busy in the animation world. Troy has voiced characters on some of your favorite shows including Avengers Assemble, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Ultimate Spider-Man and many, many more.

Troy will be appearing in our Animation Island and will be available for autographs, photos and video. He will also appear on some awesome panels for fans to hear more about the world of video games and animation.

Prices
Autograph: $30
Photo at table: $20
Audio or Video: $40
Professional Photo-Ops: $40

To pre-book your photo with Troy click here.

Ticket prices will go up at the end of June, so don't miss your chance to save!

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Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
JUN 9 2016
Renowned Writer of Stuff Peter David is Coming to the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con!
Some very exciting news this week. Fan favorite and self described "Writer of Stuff" PETER DAVID will be making his very first trip to the Long Beach Comic Con - September 17 & 18 at the Long Beach Convention Center!

We've wanted to have Peter as a guest for quite some time and we're happy to say he had the room in his busy schedule to join us for the 2016 LBCC!

A prolific writer Mr. David's work include a beloved 12 year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice & X-Factor.

His TV work includes Babylon 5, Young Justice & Ben 10: Alien Force.

And then there's his many, many novels that include movie film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works.

Right now a Weekend Pass for LBCC 2016 is just $50!

Saturday tix are $30 and Sunday is $25!

Ticket prices will go up at the end of June, so don't miss your chance to save!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.

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MAY 25 2016
Save on LBCC 2016 Tickets Now Before Prices Go Up! Senior & Military Discounts!

With more than three months until the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con - 9/17 & 18 at the Long Beach Convention Center - con prep is in full swing!

We're announcing guests and inviting new ones all at the same time. With a bunch of great guests already announced, we can't wait to drop some more HUGE guest news soon.

If you're a fan of LBCC or even if you're new to it, this is the best time to get your tix for this year lined up.

Right now a Weekend Pass for LBCC 2016 is just $50!

Saturday tix are $30 and Sunday is $25!

Ticket prices will go up at the end of June, so don't miss your chance to save!

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 tickets.

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.

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APR 18 2016
Destro & Duke Together For the First Con Appearance Ever at LBCC '16!
You've seen them together as they battled on our TV screens for decades, but they've never done a convention appearance together!

For the first time EVER the voices of G.I. Joe's Destro and Duke will be appearing at a convention together at the 2016 Long Beach Comic Con - 5/6-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center!

Voice actor Michael Bell (Michael Bell - Duke from G.I. Joe and Eight Original Transformers - Prowl, Scrapper, Sideswipe, Bonecrusher, Bombshell, Swoop, First Aid, and Brainstorm) will be joined by his on-screen nemesis Arthur Burghardt (Voice of Destro from G.I. Joe & Devastator from Transformers).

In addition to this being their first ever appearance together, this will also be Arthur's first time appearing at any fan convention!

Tickets for the 2016 LBCC are ON SALE! Get yours NOW before prices go up!

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Stay tuned for more guest announcements!

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APR 15 2016
Long Beach Comic Con LifeTime Passes are Available for a Short Time Only!
Every now and then, and just for a little while we make these available and now is your chance! Long Beach Comic Con LifeTime Passes are available again, but they won't be for long and there won't be many, so you'll need to ACT FAST!

The LBCC LifeTime Pass is exactly what it sounds like. For one low price you will receive a Weekend Pass to EVERY Long Beach Comic Con from this year and for the rest of your life. No muss. No fuss. We just send it to you.

Just think about it! A lifetime of comics, toys, TV & movies, cosplay and tons of other cool stuff to do every year and none of the red tape. One purchase and you're good to go for life!

Become a LBCC LifeTime Member today!

To get yours CLICK HERE!
MAR 28 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Tickets Are Now On Sale!
That's right, the time has come! It's time to order your Long Beach Comic Con 2016 Tickets!

We've already added a big portion of our exhibitors as well as artist alley. We will be updating with guests throughout the day and all week long.

We've got a HUGE show in store for you in 2016. It will be our biggest Long Beach Comic Con EVER. No question about it.

Get your tickets today and grab an early bird discount!

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MAR 14 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Tickets Go on Sale March 28!
That's right, on Monday March 28, 2016 we'll open ticket sales for this year's big con. We'll have some guests to announce along with opening sales, too. Be sure to check back here as we'll be announcing the actual time that ticket sales open very soon!
SEP 14 2015
Thank You!!
We want to send out a great big thank you to everyone who were a part of making the 2015 Long Beach Comic Con our biggest yet!

And we can't wait to see you all again in 2016 for the Long Beach Comic Expo - February 20 & 21!
AUG 31 2015
The Columbia Memorial Space Center Presents Space Expo at LBCC 2015!
The Columbia Memorial Space Center is partnering with Long Beach Comic Con for Space Expo 2015, an innovative and one-of-a-kind program that will connect comic book convention attendees directly with the world of scientific discovery. Space Expo 2015 will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center as part of Long Beach Comic Con on September 12 and 13, 2015 with panels featuring top aerospace industry notables discussing hot button scientific topics. As part of Space Expo 2015, there will be interactive exhibits featuring robotics, 3D printing, and even a spacesuit - all curated by Columbia Memorial Space Center, the prestigious CA-based learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"We're incredibly excited about bringing the worlds of comics and space together in one fantastic event," said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. "A ticket to Long Beach Comic Con admits fans to over 100 panels, including both the Space Expo programming and a wide array of pop culture programming focused on comics, video games, animation, cosplay and collectibles."
MAR 11 2015
Promoters of Long Beach Comic Con Add New Jersey Comic Expo to Their Stable of Shows
MAD Event Management is proud to announce the third addition to their comic convention line up, the New Jersey Comic Expo which is scheduled for November 21 & 22, 2015 at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. Joining its sister conventions, Long Beach Comic Con and Long Beach Comic Expo, New Jersey Comic Expo will be part of a three-show series.

"The success of films and television shows based on comic book characters originates with the creators," said Martha Donato, President of MAD. "The comic shows we produce are first and foremost produced for anyone who has an affinity for comics, animation, games - really any type of pop culture that values content and its creators. We strive to create an environment that brings together a group of people who want to celebrate a culture and a lifestyle. And most of our team who produces the shows are based in the NY/NJ area, so this is a great place for us to do a home show."

To learn more about the show head on over to the show's website!
JAN 14 2015
Long Beach Comic Con Named Best of the Beach
Long Beach, CA (January 14, 2015)...
JAN 14 2015
Long Beach Comic Con Named Best of the Beach
The Long Beach Post has named the 2014 Long Beach Comic Con "the Best of the Beach."

For two weekends out of the year, nerds, geeks and cosplayers swarm the streets of Downtown Long Beach as the Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) rolls in.

Held in the Spring and Fall of each year, LBCC started in October 2009 and focuses on the creators in the comic book and animation industries.

"The success of films and television shows based on comic book characters originates with the creators," said Martha Donato, Executive Director of LBCC. "The Long Beach Comic shows are first and foremost show for comics, for readers, and we've also begun creating convention programming that will appeal to book readers. Our plan is to do more panels with novelists in 2015 and beyond."

Steve Goodling, President and CEO of Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, said LBCC is a unique and popular event.

"Comic Con is one of the unique conventions that brings together a group of people that wants to celebrate a culture and a lifestyle," he said.

Donato said in 2015, LBCC fans can expect two conventions--the Long Beach Comic Expo from February 28 to March 1 and the LBCC from September 12 to September 13. She said the Comic Expo will be expanded and will also include a "geek film festival."

Thank you Long Beach, from all of us at the Long Beach Comic Con!