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Long Beach Comic Expo Coming on Saturday, May 12th

Namtar here…

Long Beach Comic Expo is coming to the Long Beach Convention Center for a one day only show on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  LBC Expo directors Martha Donato, and Phil Lawrence always put on a topnotch show.  As always there will be vendors with unique comic book and pop culture merchandise, artists, panels, and much, much more!  Also, bring the kids – 10 years and under are FREE with a paid adult admission!

Here is a list of guests that will be at the convention.

Eric Basaldua

Joe Benitez

Brian Buccellato

Eric Canete

Joshua Hale Fialkov

Joel Gomez

Rebecca Hicks

Tom Hodges

Chris Houghton

Shane Houghton

Georges Jeanty

Drew Johnson

Barbara Kesel

JonBoy Meyers

Marat Mychaels

Dustin Nguyen

Alex Ortiz

Whilce Portacio

Beth Sotelo

Cat Staggs

Richard Starkings

Jamie Tyndall

Joe Weems

Here is a message from Martha and Phil:

Barbara Kesel will be back with her famous portfolio review, so get those portfolios ready! The programming schedule is also filling up with some cool and innovative question and answer, and workshop sessions!

Critically-acclaimed writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Last of the Greats, Doctor Who, Echoes) and veteran writer/editor Rob Levin (7 Days From Hell, Abbatoir). Fialkov and Levin will be hosting two seminars on May 12th. The first one is titled, “Intro to Careers in Comics” and will last for 2 intense hours. This session will feature the art of breaking in, the process of writing, finding collaborators and getting your book made.

The second 2 hour workshop will be titled “Advanced Careers in Comics” and will provide an in-depth look at the business side of writing and producing comic books. Advance registration is required and there is an additional fee. Seating is extremely limited to only thirty people and tickets are available on the website now.

“Rob and I have twenty years combined experience in the comics business, and we’re thrilled for the chance to share our years with another great crop of Long Beach Comic Expo attendees,” said Joshua Hale Fialkov (Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer of the graphic novels ECHOES, TUMOR, ELK’S RUN, and the LAST OF THE GREATS.)

The 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist, The Battlestar Galactica Fan Club, and the Costumer’s Guild West will all be in attendance and sharing in the fun and in full costumes. We love seeing our attendees dressed in their finest costumes!

We’ll also have the folks from Party XTreme Laser Tag back with an all new set up. It was so much fun at the fall show, we couldn’t resist inviting them back for more!

For a limited time, we’re offering a special price for those of you who buy your tickets early, so check out these offers:

Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic & Horror Con Weekend Combo Ticket

Comic Expo Early Bird Ticket

Comic Expo Aspen Gold Package

And, of course, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Can’t wait to see you at the shows in 2012!


Martha & Phil

Long Beach Comic Con




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For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.Tickets for Long Beach Comic Expo are on sale now through the website and will also be available at many Southern California comic book and hobby shops, as well as WSS Shoe Stores and Geeky Mammas stores throughout the Los Angeles area.

Long Beach Comic & Horror Con will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on November 3rd & 4th, 2012. Combo tickets are available now at http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/buy-tickets.php.

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