NOV 2 2016
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO RETURNS ON FEBRUARY 18 AND 19, 2017!
Advance Tickets On Sale Now, First Guests Announced
(November 2, Long Beach, CA): MAD Event Management officially announced today the first four guests in conjunction with the opening of ticket sales to the 2017 show. The spring counterpart to Long Beach, CA's annual celebration of the best in comics and pop culture returns as one of the city's two best weekends of the year for fans and families! Attendees can meet celebrity guests, cosplay stars and comic book writers and artists including Agnes Garbowska, Keron Grant, Dean Haspiel,and Amy Reeder, with many many more to be announced in the coming months!
In 2017, the Expo returns to take over two entire exhibit halls with all of the features fans have come to expect; including over 150 exhibitors, featuring some of the continent's best vintage and modern comic book dealers, top comics publishers, over 100 creators in Artist Alley, Space Expo, Animation Island, Cosplay Corner, a kids area and of course, the annual Comic Expo Costume Contest.
Fans can enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 am - 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center.
OCT 19 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - RAPID SCAN 3D
Rapid Scan 3D is an innovated company that specializes in 3D metrology technology, providing manufactures the best hardware and software for designing and improving products. Our line of 3D scanning hardware provides clients the highest quality 3D data collection while our software delivers best in class inspection and reverse engineering tools. Rapid Scan 3D clients vary from aerospace, automotive, consumer products, medical, heritage preservation and art and even for the consumer for 3D printed figurines.
Our dedication and strong partnership with our clients help us to provide new and exciting technology year after year. The Rapid Scan 3D team offers a consultative approach when it comes to our customers' needs and will suggest the right solution for their application. We work with clients all over the United States, Canada and overseas providing essential tools to improve our clients' workflow, while developing a better quality product and getting it to the market faster.
For more check out https://www.rapidscan3d.com/
SEP 20 2016
Nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics Are Open
Announcing Will J. Watkins As Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics & New Selection Committee Members Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone
September 16, 2016: Mad Event Entertainment and Long Beach Comic Con announced today that nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now open
. This McDuffie Award has a new director, Will J. Watkins, and several new Selection Committee Members: Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone. The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics reception will be held February 18, 2017, in Long Beach, CA during the Long Beach Comic Expo.
The motto of The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics comes from Dwayne's own words, "From invisible to inevitable."
"The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is the very first award ever established in my husband's name," said Dwayne's widow, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie, "and we are tremendously proud that in just its third year, both the comic book and animation industries are already beginning to see some evidence of the DMAD's powerful mission statement demonstrably influencing reality by helping a more diverse range of outstanding creative voices finally find some inclusion in the media, with the careers of our first two winners and finalists starting to take off at major entertainment companies. To paraphrase Dwayne: Everyone deserves to see themselves represented in the media. And everyone deserves to participate in telling their own story."
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SEP 17 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Top Cow (Booth #601)
The Top Cow team and creators will be at booth #601 this weekend at Long Beach Con! Among the creators signing at the booth are Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Symmetry), Zack Kaplan (Eclipse), and Bryan Edward Hill (Postal, Romulus).Top Cow is has printed a special artist variant of Eclipse #1 special for LBCC, so you don't have to wait for the second printing in October! Did we mention the first issue sold out?
Here is the official press release:
The first issue is rushed back to print Image Comics and Top Cow Productions are pleased to announce ECLIPSE #1 by Zack Kaplan and Giovanni Timpano is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with customer demand. This sizzling new series asks the question: what if sunlight burned you alive? In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun's light into deadly immolating rays. The world's few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.
ECLIPSE #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology's website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
ECLIPSE #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: AUG168286) will be available on Wednesday, October 12th.
The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 19th. ECLIPSE #2 (Diamond code: AUG160623) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, October 5th."
SEP 17 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Baron's Beauties
Baron's Beauties sells toys and accessories. It is a very personal booth, combining the work of my creativity and imagination with slightly random items that made me think Shiny!
I create unique and sometimes extravagant cloth parasols. I embellish my parasols with beads, tassels, fringe, lace, and other decorations. There is even a Harley Quinn inspired parasol.
Most of the parasols are large, but there is a also small child size option an extra large version. Parasols are available in a variety of colours.
There are fans to provide portable air conditioning to accompany my potable shade. They come from Africa, China, Japan, Spain, and Thailand. The Totoro fans are my personal favorite.
I also make the pockets, goblet covers, and some of the hairsticks in the booth.
The hand made patches highlight my inner geek. From the rare Don Quixote patch (tilts at windmills is the story of my life) through Daleck jokes -- the selection is eclectic. My inner geek has a large Shakespeare section.
Other friends make the hand etched metal disk art, pins and hairties, and the leather eye patches.
I carry an amazing range of puppets. Animals from dragons to platypuses. Magnetic Personalities from Superheros to Tesla. Cuthulu puppet is a best seller.
There are wondrous walking sticks that contain clocks, telescopes, compasses and flasks.
SEP 17 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - Galaxy Press
Galaxy Press is the publisher and distributor for L. Ron Hubbard's complete fiction library, including perennial and New York Times bestsellers such as Battlefield Earth, Mission Earth, Fear, Final Blackout and To The Stars.
In 2008, Galaxy Press embarked upon a six-year project to re-publish over 150 short stories and novellas written by Mr. Hubbard in the '30s and '40s, in the form of an 80-volume book and full cast audio drama series. These stories span every genre from western and mystery to fantasy and Science Fiction. The 80th volume was just recently released, completing one of the largest publishing feats in history, 80 books by one author published in 80 months.
The annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writer of the Future anthology, featuring new authors selected by a panel of blue ribbon judges, is likewise published by Galaxy Press.
SEP 16 2016
Long Beach Comic Con Spotlight - EntertainArt (Booth #655)
is the leading online destination for officially licensed entertainment wall art. They provide quality art from your favorite movies, comics, and TV Series. Whether you're a fan of sci-fi, princesses, or superheroes, EntertainArt.com is the place where you can find the most exclusive designs and authentic wall decor on the planet.
Entertain Art carries a wide variety of officially licensed products made by Artissimo Designs. This weekend, they are bringing movie art from Star Wars and Captain America: Civil War. Additionally, they will be introducing a Limited Edition Harley Quinn print. Only 200 of these have been made, so be sure to get yours before they're all gone!
Come by and check out their assortment of gallery wrapped canvases in Booth #655.Get your LBCC tickets online to save and get in early! Save $5 per ticket with our Pre-sale Discount! Early ticket pick-up Friday from 4 -7pm!
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