Thursday, February 16, 2017

Long Beach Comic Expo: February 18-19

The Long Beach Comic Expo is a two-day event held February 18th and19th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available using the BUY TICKETS button on their website, or at your local comic book shop. Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. I'll be covering the LBCE for Sahtu Press, and will hopefully see you all there!

It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators 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.

Among the highlighted actors scheduled to attend this year is Jason Momoa, from Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones, and Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League movie. Also keep an eye out for Brittany Ishibashi, Also known as Maggie Zeddmore, a Ghostfacer from the hit CW show, Supernatural, and Herbert Jefferson Jr. who played the original "Boomer" from Battlestar Galactica.
Over fifty comic book writers, editors, artists and creators will be on hand, including Michael Golden and Mark Waid, Heidi MacDonald, Rosie Knight, Tim Bradsteet, George Perez, Jim Cheung, and Peach MoMoKo.

Known in the underground scene in Japan, Peach MoMoKo's art is themed around war and the female adolescence. She has recently started making comics and winning awards for her inking skills, as you can see in her 2016 piece, Munen for Girls & Corpses:

Among the cosplayers confirmed to be coming to this year's LBCE will be Livia Chiu, Megan Golden, Sara Moni, Jessie Pridemore, Nicole Marie Jean, Angi Viper, the Marvel Report, and more. It will be interesting to see which costumes they present this year!

Naturally, I'll be scouting for Lao American and Southeast Asian American artists and creators, and look forward to reporting back to you on that. What are some of the things you're looking forward to at Long Beach Comic Expo this year?

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