IN PICTURES: Hundreds of monsters, warriors and superheroes attend the Long Beach Comic Expo 2019

Hundreds of visitors, some sporting superhero costumes, roamed the grounds during the annual Long Beach Comic Expo at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday.

Amanda Williams, of Orange County, who goes by UnicornBella Cosplay on social media, said she dressed up as her own warrior version of Tinker Bell.

“I’ve been cosplaying for about three and a half years now, got into it through high school,” Williams said. “Now I’m kind of creating it, turning it to a work thing, what is that thing called? Career, a career.”

Amanda Williams, of Orange County, in character as Tinker Bell the Warrior gets airborne during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

The event is a celebration of pop culture and comic books that showcases works of artists, writers, creators and illustrators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet-and-greet sessions with celebrities.

Olive Boog, 8, of Los Angeles, dressed as Supergirl, gets a selfie with Howard Gensler, of Irvine, in character as Batman during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

From left, Saleen Ortiz, 8,  April Ortiz, 3, and Ryan Ortiz, 7, all of Long Beach, react as Star Wars BB-8 rolls around during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Josh C. Lyman, illustrator and concept artist, chats with visitors during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Danny Lopez, of Fresno, in character as Venom, has some fun during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Visitors roam the grounds during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Howard Gensler, of Irvine, in character as Batman roams the grounds during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Richelle Spears mans the True Edge booth during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Kal Smith, of Temecula, in character as Frozone, has some fun during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Visitors check out the comics during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Jarod Whieldon, of Corona, in character as Dovahkiin, roams the grounds during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Orange County Ghostbusters, from left: Thomas Sievers, Eddy Guerrero, and Andy Guerrero have some fun with Zoe Loos, 9, and her brother Shane, 7, as their mother Mary Loos, of Long Beach, takes photos during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

Saleen Ortiz, 8, left to right, Ryan Ortiz, 7, and April Ortiz, 3, react as Star Wars BB-8 rolls around as their mother Laura Ortiz, right, of Long Beach, looks on during Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 event at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Photo by Ed Crisostomo.

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