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JUN 28 2016
2016 LONG BEACH COMIC CON PRO & PRESS REGISTRATION OPEN 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 27 2016
Get Your 2016 Long Beach Comic Con Tix Now & Save! Ticket Prices Go Up July 1st!
As part of our ticket roll out for this year's Long Beach Comic Con we were happy to offer an early purchase discount to fans for the first time ever. Right now 2016 LBCC ticket prices are as low as they're gonna get.

A weekend pass is just $50,
with a Saturday only costing $30 and a Sunday only is $25.

These prices won't last much longer!

June 30th will be the last day to get this awesome deals because ticket prices go up on July 1st!

Don't wait! Get your 2016 LBCC tickets NOW before prices go up!

Click Here to get your tickets now!

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

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.
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.

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

Click Here to get your tickets now!

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


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

Click Here to get your tickets now!

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE with a paid adult. Limit 2 children per paid adult.
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LONG BEACH COMIC CON GUESTS
We'll be adding guests all the time so make sure you check back often and see if your favorite creator or media star will be coming to the Long Beach Comic Con, September 17th & 18th, 2016.
LONG BEACH COMIC CON 2016 EXHIBITORS
Long Beach Comic Con boasts a wide range of exhibitors which includes comic book publishers, small press publishers, video game companies, modern comic book retailers, gold & silver age retailers, toy retailers, manga & anime retailers and much more. We will be adding exhibitors often so be sure to check back. If you would like to exhibit at Long Beach Comic Con please contact James Ross for more info.
  • 501st Legion
  • A Fistful of Comics & Protection
  • Agents of Cosplay
  • Alicia Marie
  • AmazingComics.com
  • Andromeda Designs Limited
  • Angelo's Comics
  • Anime Books
  • Anime Los Angeles
  • Animetasia Inc
  • Art Supply Warehouse
  • Artnwordz
  • Aurthur Burghardt
  • Bert's Comics
  • Big Red Comics
  • Blade Daddy
  • Blick Art Materials
  • Bob the Artist
  • Bobby's Comics
  • Brittnee Braun Designs
  • CA-V: California Mothership
  • Capes & Cowls Collectibles
  • CBC Apparel and Collectibles
  • CBCS
  • CGC, Comics Guaranty Company, LLC.
  • Champion Comics
  • Classic Plastix
  • Comic Cellar
  • Comic Madness
  • Comic Toons Toys
  • Conceptual Imagination
  • Confessions of a Zombie Killer Clothing
  • Cy the Elephant
  • Dark Planet Comics
  • Dave & Adams Card World
  • Dave's Comics
  • Desert Wind Enterprises
  • Dollman Collectables
  • Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extraodinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry
  • E.I. School Of Professional Makeup
  • Ed Robertson Comics
  • Elveen's Comics
  • End Malaria Now
  • Epic Cosplay Wigs
  • F.Y.E./Transworld Entertainment
  • FineComicCollectibles
  • Friend's Junction
  • Fusion Designs
  • FVF Comics
  • GeekChic Promotions
  • GeekFest Film Fest
  • GraphicLab Tees
  • Greg White Comic Books
  • Greg Yantz (Disney Pins)
  • Harley Yee Rare Comics
  • Hero Initiative
  • Horror Writers Association
  • I Had Those Toys
  • Ink Smith Publishing
  • J & L Collectibles
  • James Barlog
  • JesseJFR
  • Jonathan Perkins
  • Karate Petshop
  • Kids Can Cosplay
  • Kymera Press, Inc.
  • Leelo Jewelry
  • Loganspop Comics
  • Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club
  • MEGA64 INC.
  • Michael Bell
  • Mike Collins & The Tiki Machine
  • Mike Collins & The Tiki Machine
  • Mike Kunkel & The Astonish Factory
  • Morgan Lofting
  • MoYou Nails
  • Ms. Martha's Corset Shoppe
  • Nerd Mafia
  • Oddball Books
  • OnTheRunVideo.com
  • P Dot's Comics & Collectibles
  • Patrick Scullin
  • Pen 2 Paper Entertainment
  • Phantom Zone Comics
  • Phil LaMarr
  • Planet Awesome
  • Pop! Comics
  • PRISM Comics
  • Punkstuff
  • Rapid Scan 3D
  • Rattlecan Heroes
  • Ray's Occult Toy Store
  • Rosarium Publishing
  • Saber Guild Temple Prime
  • SCG Distribution
  • SCROOZE Toys
  • SharkRobot.com
  • Sick Bird
  • Sire's Crown qv
  • Star Force Collectibles
  • Stella Chuu
  • Steven Gordon
  • Steven Gordon
  • TBHOUSE INC.
  • TeeTurtle
  • Terry's Comics
  • TG Comics 512
  • The Bag Depot
  • The Brands Boutique
  • The Girl Scouts
  • The Rational Past
  • The Rebel Legion-Sunrider Base
  • The Shirt Shop, LLC
  • TMAF
  • Tony Raiola Books
  • Toy Arena
  • Toy Mandala
  • Toyz in The Box
  • Travis Hanson
  • Treasure Island Sports Inc.
  • Vegas Power Girl
  • West Coast Cards
  • Wyng'd Lyon Creations
  • Yo Joe Depot
  • Zombie Patrol
  • SGX Print Banner Ad
    LONG BEACH COMIC CON ARTIST ALLEY
    Artist Alley is the heart of Long Beach Comic Con and we know it's why so many people come to comic cons. We are proud to have one of the largest Artist Alleys not only in California, but the entire U.S. With big name talent, indy talent, web comics talent, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letters and even writers there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

    Artist Alley registration is currently SOLD OUT. To be added to our waiting list please contact Gabe Fieramosco
    Artist Alley is presented by:
    SGX Print Artist Alley Sponsor
  • Nikki Abrego - Art of Nikke Abrego
  • Mauricio Abril - Mauricio Abril Art
  • Adewale Agoboke - Sanusi Vision
  • Janene Aksoy - The Armoured Rose
  • Clifford Alcarez - Nerds Making Stuff
  • Joanna Ames
  • Gavin Andazola - The Stone Legacy
  • Melissa Ann - The Beee Hive
  • David Arroyo
  • Dave Baker
  • Courtney Baldwin - Decalzilla
  • Rick Bas
  • Brett Bean - Brett Bean
  • Jason Beckwith - Never Static Pictures
  • Brett Bennett
  • Will Blagg - The Brass Wardrobe
  • Brett Booth - Brett Booth
  • BREED - BREED
  • Barry Caldwell
  • Michael Calero - Michael Calero Art
  • Allen Carter - Carter Comics
  • Christopher Cayco - CCAYCO: Artwork by Christopher Cayco
  • Justin Cermak - Data Red Comics
  • Janet Chan - The Little Things
  • Cindy Chow - Cindy Chow Photography
  • June Chung - June Chung
  • Joe Clark
  • Angela L. Costello
  • Stella Crego
  • Nichole Cubbage - BottiVingelo
  • Karina Delgado
  • Barbra Dillon - Fanboy Comics
  • Huy Dinh - Weearts
  • Jed Dougherty
  • Alexandra Dubeau - Wee Bit O' Geek & Freak
  • Corinee Dubeau - Wee Bit O' Geek & Freak
  • Brandon Easton - Brandon Easton
  • Max Egorov - Royal Flush Studios
  • Joe Eisma - Joe Eisma
  • Ricky Fang - Hooksnfangs
  • Rosa Felix - Crafty Felix
  • Emily Felt - Olive and the Underworld
  • Tomas Figueroa
  • Nate Flamm - Nate Flamm
  • Chandler Ford
  • Derek Fridolfs - Derek Fridolfs
  • Kelley Frisby - Audrey Miller- Kellsworth Ink
  • Jaime Gambell
  • Brianna Garcia
  • Morghan Gill - The Art of Morghan Gill
  • Kevin Glover - Scary Tales Publishing
  • Joel Gomez - Joel Gomez
  • Nicole Goux - Nicole Goux
  • Keron Grant - Keron Grant
  • Joshua Hauke - Joshua Hauke
  • Ray-Anthony Height - Ray-Anthony Height
  • Anthony Helmer - Anthony Helmer
  • Shannon Hoage
  • Alexander Hoffman - Tales of Absurdity
  • Madeleine Holly-Rosing - Boston Metaphysical Society Comics
  • Bill Hunt
  • Eli Hyder
  • Scott Johnson - Haunted Sketches
  • Joëlle Jones
  • Tamara Jones - Mystic
  • K.J. Kaminski - Big Blue Comics
  • Crystal Kan
  • Eric Kelly - Quad Nine Art
  • Kris Kenhasukjaren - Minion Me
  • Danielle Kerper - D. Kerper Arts
  • Scott Koblish - Scott Koblish
  • Jeff Kohanek - Fantasy Author
  • Bill Kurtz - Yin Yang innovations
  • Jon Kurtz
  • Darren Lamb - The Worst Buddhist
  • Grace Alba Le - Hey It's Grace
  • Kieu Le - Kieu Le
  • Alejandro Lee - Dam Tootin Studios
  • Jae Lee - Jae Lee
  • Lak Lim
  • Erika Lipkes - Lady Beaver/Comicprov
  • David Lucarelli
  • Jessica Luloh
  • Joenell Luma - Industrial Strength Illustrators
  • Man Luong
  • Greg Luzniak - Greg Luzniak Art
  • Robert Ly - 8 Versus 8 Entertainment
  • Perdro Mancilla - Pedro Mancilla Art
  • Charisse Maravilla - Epic Pillow Fight
  • Cesar Martinez - Cesar237
  • Jeffrey Martinez
  • Isaac Marzioli
  • Mike Matola - Line By Line Art
  • Justin Mayhew - Art of Justin Mayhew
  • Mike Mayhew - Mike Mayhew
  • Cheral McGee - Tyrannical Practical Treasures
  • Carol-Ann Mejia
  • Christian Mejia
  • Sonia Melinkoff - Nerdy Novelty Design
  • Brian Miller - Brian Miller
  • Stephanie Miller - Stephanie Miller Art
  • Avery R. Mitchell - Art by A.R.M.
  • Peach MoMoKo
  • Akane Morinishi - Akane's Chibi Art
  • Dug Nation - Dug Nation
  • Dustin Nguyen - Dustin Nguyen
  • Peter Nguyen - Peter Nguyen
  • Vy Nguyen - Vy Nguyen
  • Cara Nilsen - Cara Nilsen Illustration
  • Russell Nohelty
  • Eddie Nunez - Eddie Nunez
  • Nubia O'hare - Nubia O'hare Illustration
  • Nathaniel Osollo - Ultraculture Comix
  • Johnny Parker II - Neat-O! Comics
  • Geoff Pascual
  • Lauren Patterson - Lauren Patterson Illustration
  • Corey Peagler
  • L. Danny Perez
  • Pj Perez - Pop! Goes the Icon
  • Jeff Piña
  • Whilce Portacio - Whilce Portacio
  • Tim Prettyman - Line By Line Art
  • Jose Pulido - Mis Nopales Art
  • Livio Ramondelli - Livio Ramondelli
  • Christopher Reda
  • DC Roberts - Obscure Brand Comix
  • Jessica Jane Robinson - Resilience Birthright, Inc.
  • Justin Robinson
  • Gigi Rockets - Gigi Rockets
  • Andrea Rosales - Nine Twilights/Good Walrus Goods
  • Ruben Rosas
  • Stephane Roux - Stephane Roux
  • Ben Russel - BenRussel.com
  • Samantha Sawyer - Sincerely Sam
  • Roselle Schafer - Inked Souls Customs
  • Nathan Schulz
  • Aaron Schwartz - Central Curios
  • Wendy Shaner - Comic Art Groupie
  • Stacey Shuttleworth - Nerds Doing Stuff
  • Danny Silva - D. Silva Designs
  • Kaitrin Snodgrass - Kaitrin Snodgrass
  • Matt Q Spangler - Robots by Matt Q Spangler
  • Sean Stewart - DS Perler Prints
  • Michael Stiles - Michael Stiles
  • Rick Strieck - Tin-Can Creations
  • Vincent Swayne - Red Mage Shop
  • Sonda Swift
  • William Tan
  • Michael Tanner
  • J.P. Targete - Targete Art
  • Clifton Thammavongsa - Clifton Thammavongsa
  • Chris Thayer - Inland Blue Comics
  • Gabriel Topazio - Wrought Comics
  • Josey Tsao
  • Andy Tune - Nerdy Prints
  • Jamie Tyndall - Jamie Tyndall Inco
  • Jaime Ugarte - Art of Jaime Ugarte
  • Gus Vazquez
  • Jeff Victor
  • Emilie Voe - Lunchtime Friends
  • Lisa Voorhees - MIshelle's Menagerie
  • Rachel Walker - Edge of the World
  • George Wassill - Oh Hell Comics
  • Hannah Webb - The Obanoth
  • Erik Whalen
  • Dan Wickline
  • Clint Wolf - Lab Reject Studios
  • Matthew Wolf - The Ronin Saga
  • Tim Wolkiewicz
  • David K. Wong - Brick by Brick Design/Art of David Wong
  • Rus Wooton - Rus Wooton
  • Richie Wu - J&R Fan Art
  • William Wu
  • Carla Wyzgala - Carlations
  • Julie Yip - Blue Box Imaginarium
  • Gabby Zapata - Art of Gabby Zapata
  • Shelly Zhang - Nerdy But Still Girly
  • ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON
    The Long Beach Comic Con is a two-day event held September 17th & 18th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available using the BUY TICKETS button on this site, or at your local comic book shop. Additional details about the event can be found on the FAQ page or by emailing Customer Service.

    What is Long Beach Comic Con?
    Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you?ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ section of the website. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

    The Long Beach Comic Con Team
    Martha Donato (Executive Director, Founder/Principal) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 19 years of experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MAD Event Management
    EXHIBITOR 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 - we'd rather you sent it in via email, but if you want to fax your completed form, you can send it to 845-787-2499. Have security concerns when using your credit card for payment? We also have a secure online exhibitor registration site that you can use our website by clicking here. If you have any questions, you can contact us:

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Group Show Director
    2016 Registration Forms
    EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
    RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
    ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!
    PROFESSIONALS: Check back in Summer 2016.

    2016 Exhibitor Kit
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2016!

    2016 Show Floor Map
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Check back in Summer 2016!

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

    Parking
    To find parking for your vehicle click here for an interactive map with contact info for each lot in the area surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center.

    EASY ACCESS
    We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out. The Long Beach Convention Center is a great facility to work with!

    PROMOTIONS
    Are you interested in helping us promote Long Beach Comic Con? We can offer you free tickets to the show to use for promotions. We can also offer reciprocal banner ads. Contact Martha or Mike to set it up.

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - 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 2016 - September 17th & September 18th, 2016
    Show Hours:
    Saturday September 17 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance)
    Sunday September 18 - 10:30am - 5:00pm (10:00am if you buy your tickets in advance)

    LONG BEACH COMIC CON POLICIES
    Panel Rooms

    All programming 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 Expo staff members. We don't clear our programming rooms between sessions.

    Harrassment

    Long Beach Comic Expo 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 Expo 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 Expo 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 2016 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.

    Professional Registration will open on July 1st, 2016.
    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    When is the convention?
    Long Beach Comic Con is being held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:30am if you buy your tickets in advance) | Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. (10:00am if you buy your tickets in advance)

    How much are tickets?
    Tickets to the show in advance are $30 ($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 Costume Contest?
    The Costume Contest will begin at 8:30 pm on Saturday, September 12th. The room will open for advance seating at 8:00 pm and is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No flash photography of the show is allowed. Any photos or video taken must be for personal, non-profit use only!

    Please visit the Nerds Like Us booth in Cosplay Corner during the day on Saturday to sign up for the contest. No flash photography of the show is allowed - any photos or videos taken must be for personal non-profit use only.

    The panel of judges includes: Host: Bernie Bregman, Nerds Like Us; Vegas Power Girl

    All costumes must be hand-made, and are subject to inspection by our panel of judges. If you are participating in the Contest, please arrive by 7:30 pm to line up.

    Prizes will be awarded in several categories:
    Best in Show
    Best Hero
    Best Villain
    Best Youth (kids 12 and under)
    Funniest
    Best TV/Movie
    Best Sci-Fi
    Judge's Choice

    I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
    Long Beach Comic Expo is pleased to offer credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the Expo.

    Registration will open this summer so please check back. 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.

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

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

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

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

    If you need to find an alternate lot click here for an interactive map. Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: www.longbeachcc.com or use 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 in your GPS for directions.

    Where are the ATM machines?
    Cash machines are located in the main lobby, and in the Aquarium entrance.

    Where is Lost & Found located?
    Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Booth.

    Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
    Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.

    I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
    Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.

    To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
    Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.

    I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
    Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC - hey, those are OUR initials, too!) does offer wi-fi service on the promenade level for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.

    Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the Long Beach Comic Con?
    The LBCE team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.

    LONG BEACH COMIC CON 2016 TICKETS
    Buy Your Long Beach Comic Con Tickets today!
    Long Beach Comic Con - September 17th & 18th, 2016!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
    Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

    We offer discounts to senior citizens (65 & older) and members of law enforcement and military - use promotional code 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 9th at midnight
    • Photo Ops sales onsite will be Cash Only
    • Please show up for your photo op 15 minutes prior to the scheduled photo op time
    • Lining up for your photo op more than an hour in advance of the scheduled photo op time will not be allowed
    • Your 8x10 printed photo will be ready within a couple minutes of your photo op being taken, so be sure to pick it up before leaving the photo op area or before the show closes at 5pm on Sunday september 18th.
    • For support issues regarding photo ops, please email support@epicphotoops.com
    LONG BEACH COMIC CON RECENT UPDATES
    Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, programming updates and more!
    Guests
    Added June 29th
    Todd NauckLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Todd Nauck
    Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Spider-Man, Teen Titans, Young Justice
    Added June 27th
    Peach MoMoKoLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Peach MoMoKo
    Self described "Japanese post apocalyptic lethal, brutal, freelancing, commissioning 5 feet tall illustrating machine, flying all the way from Japan."
    Added June 23rd
    Greg LandLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Greg Land
    First LBCC Appearance!
    Artist - The Uncanny X-Men, Birds of Prey, Nightwing, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate Power
    Added June 21st
    Agents of COSPLAYLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Agents of COSPLAY
    Cosplay group appearing in Cosplay Corner
    Added June 20th
    Loren LesterLong Beach Comic Con Guest
    Loren Lester
    Voice Actor - Batman: The Animated Series (Robin), Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

    Artists
  • Added June 29th  Jeff Piña
  • Added June 27th  Peach MoMoKo
  • Added June 20th  Karina Delgado
  • Added June 14th  Jessica Jane Robinson - Resilience Birthright, Inc.
  • Added June 9th  Josey Tsao
  • Added June 9th  Jeffrey Martinez
  • Added June 2nd  Corey Peagler
  • Added June 2nd  William Wu

  • Exhibitors
  • Added June 29th  GeekFest Film Fest
  • Added June 29th  GeekChic Promotions
  • Added June 28th  Desert Wind Enterprises
  • Added June 27th  Blick Art Materials
  • Added June 27th  Sire's Crown qv
  • Added June 26th  OnTheRunVideo.com
  • Added June 26th  Yo Joe Depot
  • Added June 24th  Phantom Zone Comics

  • Programming
    Check back in Summer 2016!


    HOTEL
    Hyatt Regency Long Beach
    200 South Pine Avenue
    Long Beach, California, 90802
    Tel: 1-562-491-1234
    Fax: 1-562-983-1491

    Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel
    Treat yourself to the premier setting of Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Only steps from major attractions, shops and entertainment, our luxurious hotel in Long Beach lets you easily explore the entire area. Easy access to the Aquarium and Queen Mary, stroll along the harbor, play on the beach or take in a performance at the Convention and Entertainment Center right next door.

    With famous theme parks just a short drive from our Long Beach hotel, even the busiest business traveler can share some of the fun. Within our inviting accommodations, enjoy deluxe guestrooms, exciting new dining, extensive business amenities and the world-class service that have made us the standout hotel in Long Beach. Please contact the hotel directly and mention you are there for Long Beach Comic Con to receive the special convention rate for a regular room.

    To make your reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234 and refer to the group name: Long Beach Comic Con or use this link. Specify Dates: September 17th & 18th, 2016.

    LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
    Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the Center is within walking distance to first-class accommodations (more than 5,000 rooms citywide, most within the downtown area), shopping, dining, attractions, sightseeing along picturesque bays and 5 1/2 miles of sandy beach.

    The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a spectacular multi-purpose complex - one of the few waterfront facilities nationwide, featuring more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, an arena and 34 meeting rooms. The glass concourse and lobby offer expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions with the Pacific Ocean.

    The Westin Long Beach
    333 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, California, 90802
    Tel: 1-562-436-3000

    The Westin Long Beach
    Halfway between Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County Airport, The Westin Long Beach is renowned for both its convenience and beautiful location. Only a mile from the beach, and a few minutes from the new Aquarium of the Pacific, guests can experience the best of California.

    At The Westin Long Beach, our staff is here to help you. Our dedicated associates will help you arrange your next event in one of our various meeting rooms, including our Centennial Ballroom, which can hold over 1,500 people. Enjoy a delicious meal at our newly renovated restaurant, The Grill.

    Most of our 469 guest rooms and suites offer stunning harbor views. Each room boasts our signature Heavenly? Bed, with a pillow top mattress and five pillows.

    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). Check back for the Press Credentials Form link.

    Please note:
    • Your press badge will grant you access to the show floor from 10am to 7pm, Saturday, September 17th and 10:30am to 5pm Sunday, September 18th and seating in panels, space permitting.
    • Your press badge does not allow you to skip lines.
    Our priority is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for attendees, press, vendors and guests alike, so please conduct yourself professionally at all times and announce yourself as a press representative (naming your outlet) when approaching vendors, guests and attendees. Be courteous and ask permission before shooting pictures of vendors, attendees (including cosplayers), and guests (who may be charging for pictures). We want everyone to be happy, so your cooperation is a big part of that.

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

    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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