Itching to attend a comic book convention? If you living in or near Southern California, let us share Long Beach Comic Con with you!
We’ll be attending Long Beach Comic Con for the first time this year. I know so many of you attend San Diego Comic-Con like we do, but attending smaller cons nearby is an excellent opportunity to get your geek on! We personally love cons because they are easy to get around and you can really chat and get to know the exhibitors. And if you love cosplay, there is always plenty of cosplayers too. Ticket prices are very affordable – it’s fun for the whole family!
Long Beach Comic Con brings together creative minds in comics, television, and film. It’s held at the Long Beach Convention Center, right in Downtown Long Beach. It’s close to the water, there are lots of restaurants and shopping nearby and if you don’t live in the area, there is plenty of hotels within walking distance. We think it’s a really great location for a comic book convention, which is one of the reasons we decided to attend.
Here are some of the Long Beach Comic Con special guests:
- Christopher Priest – Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer and novelist
- Larry Houston – Emmy Award Winner and Director of Fox-TV’s X-Men animated series
- Herbert Jefferson Jr from Battlestar Galactica
- Marv Wolfman – legendary comic book writer for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics
- Ray Wise from Twin Peaks
- Rikishi from WWE
- Kristian Nairn from Game of Thrones
- See the full list here: Long Beach Comic Con 2018 Special Guests
And here more you can expect at Long Beach Comic Con:
Exhibitors: You’ll find aisles and aisles of artists, writers, cosplayers, fan groups, retailers and more!
DC Nation: Join DC Publisher Dan DiDio as he hosts a star-studded gathering featuring Teen Titans’ Adam Glass, Detective Comics’ Bryan Edward Hill, and Deathstroke’s Christopher priest as they talk about all things DC.
Comics and Animation: Ever wonder how creators go about adapting comics for TV? Join writer and producer Craig Miller as he moderates a Q&A featuring writers Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy), Johnathan Callan (Justice League Action) and Big Hero 6 artist, Gus Vazquez.
Twin Peaks: Got a Light?: Your favorite residents of Twin Peaks take the stage for this very special Q&A session. Join Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Kimmy Robertson, (Lucy), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy), and James Marshall (James Hurley), alongside newcomers Chrysta Bell (Agent Tammy) and Woodsman Robert Broski in a conversation moderated by TV writer/producer Mark A. Altman.
The Science of Black Panther’s Baadasssss Arsenal: Senior FPGA Engineer Benjamin Siepser, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Michael Dennin, and host of the FGGGBT Podcast, Daniel J. Glenn as they break down all the Vibranium-based gadgets from the Marvel Universe!
KnokX PRO Wrestling Ring: Where comics and pro wrestling collide — featuring pro-wrestler RIKISHI!
Space Expo: A con-within-a-con experience that’s all about space exploration! Featuring experts in their respective scientific fields, kids (or big kid adults) can have fun with science-based interactive experiments! Space Expo’s Guest of Honor is Herbert Jefferson Jr, who portrayed Lt. Boomer on the classic series Battlestar Galactica.
LBCC’s Cosplay Contest: The West Coast’s most inventive and artistic costuming wizards show off their fantastic talents and compete in a variety of fun categories for a grand prize.
GeekFest Film Festival: Two solid days of indie movie bliss, often with the filmmakers themselves on hand.
Long Beach Comic Con tickets are still available!
To get yours, visit: lbcc2018.eventbrite.com
For the full schedule of events, visit:
Long Beach Comic Con Programming Guide