Long Beach Comic Con 2018 will connect fans and their favorite creators in the beautiful Greater Los Angeles area, and is scheduled to rock the Long Beach Convention Center, located in Long Beach, California, from September 8-9, 2018!
In its tenth iteration, Long Beach Comic Con reaffirms its commitment to the medium, remaining true to its origins and celebrating the creative talents behind some of the industry’s most iconic comic books, as well as popular television shows and film — including properties Black Panther, Battlestar Galactica, Power Rangers, Twin Peaks, X-Men, and so much more!
Serving as the show’s 2018 Guest of Honor, Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer and novelist Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Static Shock) makes his Long Beach Comic Con debut this year. To further this year’s renewed comics-first approach, LBCC will feature a significant increase in participating comic book publishers, including long-time supporters Aspen Comics, Prism Comics, and Top Cow, while welcoming newcomers Valiant Comics (in partnership with Los Angeles-area retailer The Comic Bug), Charon Comics, Los Comex and AfterShock, whose new series BEYONDERS will be celebrated at the show with an exclusive LBCC edition of issue #1 with a cover by interior artist Wesley St. Claire (who will be attending the show as a special guest). Industry giant DC Comics returns to Long Beach with a panel hosted by publisher Dan DiDio and featuring some of the company’s top creators.
Long Beach Comic Con’s guest slate kicks off with acclaimed cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, legendary writer Marv Wolfman, Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames (co-creators of the landmark graphic novel The Alcoholic), DC Super Hero Girls artist Yancey Labat, Border Town co-creator Eric M. Esquivel, Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, The Magic Glasses co-creator Melina Chavarria, My Little Pony artist Tony Fleecs, comics/animation writer Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy), and many others. New this year will be a series of panels presented by the Los Angeles Times en Español, focusing on the contributions of Latino creators in comics and pop culture. Long Beach Comic Con will also host over 250 vendors, renowned cosplayers, and other talented individuals. The full list of confirmed special guests is available here: http://longbeachcomiccon.com/guests.
LBCC will host many celebrities this year. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Kristian Nairn, Game of Thrones’ Hodor. He will be appearing all weekend to sign autographs, take professional photos and selfies, and participate in a Q&A session on Saturday. Many cast members of TV’s Twin Peaks — including Chrysta Bell (FBI Agent Tammy Preston), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Harry Goaz (Andy Brennan), James Marshall (James Hurley), John Pirruccello (Deputy Chad Broxford), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), and Ray Wise (Leland Palmer) – will also join the event.
In addition to the comic programming, this year’s festivities will include LBCC’s enduring Cosplay Contest where the West Coast’s most inventive and artistic costuming wizards show off their talents, the KnokX PRO Wrestling Ring where comics and pro wrestling collide — featuring pro-wrestler RIKISHI, the GeekFest Film Festival featuring two solid days of indie movies, and our incredibly popular Space Expo- a con-within-a-con experience that’s all about space exploration!
Long Beach Comic Con tickets are on sale NOW. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details on upcoming limited VIP packages, photo ops, and more announcements about new guests and programming. Kids 10 and under get in FREE! Tickets and additional information can be obtained at LongBeachComicCon.com.
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