Long Beach Comic & Horror 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 & Horror Con you'll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please use the LBCHC FAQ button on this website. Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.
Martha Donato is the President of MAD Event Management, which is an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale comic book and pop culture conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas, as well as smaller seminars and conferences. Martha is the Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con.
Phil Lawrence is the President of InPrint Media, a full service agency dedicated to creating original content for clients for promotional needs, as well as advertising in the top comics in the industry. Lawrence has over 18 years of experience in marketing and advertising and the comics field. Lawrence has been involved in the comic book business most of his adult life, and continues to enjoy it personally and professionally. Phil is the Sales Director of Long Beach Comic Con.
Mike Scigliano is a freelance sales, marketing, writing, web development and events manager. He has over 10 years in the events production field that encompasses not only the event management side but the exhibitor side as well. This unique experience helps Long Beach Comic Con to keep both the needs of the event as well as the needs of the exhibitor in mind in all aspects of show management. Most of the industry simply knows him as Scig and he he provides floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest relations for Long Beach Comic Con.
Caterina Toscano is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and works at a NYC Advertising Agency. She has been attending and working at comic-cons since she was a teenager. You can find her working in the Volunteer or Registration areas at Long Beach Comic Con!
Steven Hoveke 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.
Quick Facts about Long Beach Comic & Horror Con:
Long Beach Comic Con 2009
LBCC Launches to over 5500 unique attendees (not including exhibitors, press or professionals)
Stan Lee hosts ribbon cutting ceremony
Raw Entertainment, Sony & Thomas Jane host a full 3D screening of Dark Country and a black and white screening of The Mist
Warner Premiere & Michael Dougherty host a screening of Trick 'R Treat before release
Stupid Monkey hosts a panel on Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken and screens Titan Maximus footage
Men of Action host a Ben 10 Q&A panel
Berkeley Breathed's first event appearance in decades. He also hosts a panel debuting his hardcover collection volume one of Bloom County
Nintendo launches its “World of Nintendo” tour at Long Beach Comic Con
Other panels include DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Aspen Comics, Top Cow Productions, Com.X & more
Exhibitors include IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Aspen Comics, Top Cow Productions, Com.X, Raw Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Nintendo, Wacom Technologies, Write Brothers, Archaia, Frazetta Comics and more than 70 other exhibitors
Artist Alley includes over 175 creators
Guests include Stan Lee, Thomas Jane, Lou Ferrigno, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, J. Scott Campbell, Mike Choi, Rob Liefeld, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Jeph Loeb, Steve Niles, Dustin Nguyen, Mark Waid, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Lobdell, David Petersen, Eric Roberts, Seth Green, Berkeley Breathed and more
Long Beach Comic Con 2010
Raw Entertainment, Thomas Jane, Tim Bradstreet & Ray Zone host a full 3D screening of Dark Country including a running LIVE commentary that was recorded for future use
Warner Premiere screened Secret Origin: The History of DC Comics, writer Michael Jelenic hosted an exclusive premiere of Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam & also screened in full and introduced by star Thomas Jane (voice) was Jonah Hex
Director's Q&A and panel with Louis Leterier & Pitof
The Walking Dead, AMC & Image Comics host a signing with Steve Yeun and other actors on the show and create, exclusively for Long Beach Comic Con and The Walking Dead Premiere Party, a one of a kind photo variant cover of The Walking Dead #78 (first of its kind for the comic series)
Other panels include DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Aspen Comics, Top Cow Productions, Image Comics, Avatar Press as well as how-to panels, web comics panels & more
Exhibitors include IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Aspen Comics, Top Cow Productions, Raw Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Image Comics, Avatar Press, Wacom Technologies, Scrap Pictures, Zenescope Comics, Zedura Magazine, Graphitti Designs, Light Speed Fine Arts and more than 100 other exhibitors.
Artist Alley includes over 225 creators
Guests include Stan Lee, Thomas Jane, Bruce Boxleitner, Max Brooks, Howard Chaykin, J. Scott Campbell, Amanda Conner, Jeph Loeb, Scott Lobdell, Tim Sale, Arthur Suydam, Dean Yeagle, Bernie Wrightson, Mark Waid, Mike Mignola and more
Long Beach One Day Comic Expo 2011
An episode of The Guild is filmed live on the show floor
Long Beach Comic Con 2011
Over 8500 unique attendees (not including exhibitors, press or professionals)
Zombie Walk Premieres on Saturday Night to over 11K attendees and a world record
John Carpenter debuts his new comic book "Asylum" and is a featured guest
Stupid Monkey, Seth Green & Breckin Meyer host a panel on Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken
Shane Black, writer/director of Iron Man 3 is a featured guest and hosts a panel
IDW & Darwyn Cooke debut "Martini Edition" Parker Series
IDW & Kevin Eastman debut b/w variant collected edition of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
Felicia Day and the Guild Cast discuss their experience shooting on site from the One Day Expo
Other panels include Raw Entertainment, Robot Chicken, Boom! Studios, Top Cow, Aspen Comics, How-to's, screenings and more
Exhibitors include IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Aspen Comics, Top Cow, Comicraft, Top Cow Productions, Raw Entertainment, Hero Initiative, Graphitti Designs, Wacom Technologies, ComicsPro, Warp Graphics, American Horrors and more than 115 other exhibitors
Artist Alley includes over 260 creators
Guests include Joe Benitez, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Kevin Eastman, Joshua Hale Fialkov, David Finch, Christos Gage, Joel Gomez, Tom Hodges, Thomas Jane, Barbara Kesel, JT Krul, Scott Lobdell, Mike McKone, Todd Nauck, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Niles, Angus Oblong, Jimmy Palmiotti, Whilce Portacio, Stan Sakai, Tim Sale, Richard Starkings, Mark Waid and more
Long Beach One Day Comic Expo 2012
Sells out Ballroom and spreads out into the lobby area
Hosts TNT's Falling Skies stars Colin Cunningham and Brandon Jay McLaren
Long Beach Comic Con 2012
Projected over 10,000 unique attendees (not including exhibitors, press or professionals)
Debut of Long Beach Comic Con Presents: The Marshall Report online talk show to be filmed live on the floor all weekend long
Planned panels include SaveTheSupers.com cast & crew Q&A, Raw Entertainment, IDW, Aspen Comics, Web Comics, Focus on Young Adult Book Writers, Robotech, intensive training seminars hosted by industry veterans and icons, general how-to tutorials and more
Confirmed exhibitors & sponsors include IDW, SGX Media, Mysterious Galaxy, Boom! Studios, CGC Comic Grading Service, Aspen Comics, Copic Marker, Hero Initiative, Raw Entertainment, ComiXology, ReadyComics.com, Prism, Dig Deep Entertainment, ComicsPro, Triptych Books, Comicraft, Big Wow Comic Fest and more
Confirmed guests include Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola, David Finch, Steve Niles, Batton Lash, Amanda Conner, Olga Ulanova, Len Wein, Thomas Jane, Richard Starkings, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dustin Nguyen, Tim Bradstreet, William Stout, Bernard Chang and more