ABOUT THE LONG BEACH COMIC CON
The Long Beach Horror Con is being held on September 27 & 28, 2014 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 LBCC 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, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.
For more specific information about the show, please check out the LBCC FAQ page. Long Beach Comic Con is
a MAD Event Management, LLC production.
The Long Beach Comic Con Team
Martha Donato (Executive Director) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning
facilitator. Donato has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale comic book and pop culture conventions around the
country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas, as well as smaller seminars and conferences.
Phil Lawrence (Sales Director) is the President of InPrint Media, a full service agency dedicated to creating
original content for clients for promotional needs, as well as advertising in the top comics in the industry. Lawrence has over 18 years
of experience in marketing and advertising and the comics field. Lawrence has been involved in the comic book business most of his adult
life, and continues to enjoy it personally and professionally.
Mike Scigliano (Show Director) is a freelance sales, marketing, writing, web development and events manager.
He has over 15 years in the events production field that encompasses not only the event management side but the exhibitor side as well.
This unique experience helps LBCC to keep both the needs of the event as well as the needs of the exhibitor in mind. Most of the industry
simply knows him as Scig and as the Show Director he he provides floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest
relations. You can find him on Twitter: @mikescigliano.
Caterina Toscano (Volunteer Manager) is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and works at
a NYC Advertising Agency. She has been attending and working at comic-cons since she was a teenager. You can find her working in the
Volunteer or Registration areas at Long Beach Comic Con!
Steven Hoveke (Security Director) is the owner of Square 1 Press, an independent comics and art books
publisher. He started in this industry in 2003 working for Palisades Toys. He has also worked as an independent contractor for Gentle
Giant Ltd., Top Cow and Devil's Due, to name a few. A "jack-of-all-trades", his talents are seemingly limitless, from guest relations to
personal security to booth construction, he does it all. He has been reading comics since he was seven.
David Nieves is an LA based pop culture writer. When he isn't working freelance in the entertainment
industry, he can be found reading comics. Along with being a comic nerd; Dave advocates for the industry by covering events and writing
for such sites as Comics Beat, Bleeding Cool, and Nuke the Fridge.