Annual Pop Culture Celebration Returns to Southern California September 2-3
Vacation time has been spent, and our thoughts turn to children making their way back to school, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and a slight chill in the air. Before you break out your box of sweaters and slip into your usual fall rhythm, we’d just like to remind you… It’s Time for LONG BEACH COMIC CON! The Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California welcomes back the annual Long Beach Comic Con this September 2nd and 3rd for a weekend jam packed with family friendly entertainment, special guests from the comics, video game, toy and film industries, all-star cosplayers around every turn and hours of panels that will pique your geek AND nerdy interests with fun and educational content to inspire our next generation of artists and scientists alike.
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As always, our mission is to put focus on artists, writers and other creatives of comicbook/pop culture. Here is a list of some of our favorite artists and some new artists we would like to meet
Brianna Garcia A22
This weekend I’m heading to @longbeach_cc and I’ll be hanging in #artistalley, table A22! Come visit and maybe get some cool stuff!
Camilla D’Errico Booth #1124
I woke up at the buttcrack of dawn to make my flight to LA for the @longbeach_cc But that didn’t stop me from doing some drawing on the plane!✈️ What do you guys think of my little sketch? Can you name the little Pokemon #upwaytoearly #idrawthethings #whydomorninghoursexist #camilladerrico #popsurealism #artist
Gigi Rockets B4
Got this awesome Lego Sirens. I’m super psyched. WEEEE! Thank you @comicbookclothing love em #comicbookclothing #sirens #lego #dc #villans #gigirockets #chibi
Jamie Sullivan D29
Jamie will be a guest at Long Beach Comic Con this Saturday & Sunday! Make sure to grab your tickets and stop by his table in Artist Alley, D-29! He will have a few surprises, new prints and new sketch covers! As well as being on a few panels! #jamiesullivanillustration #lbcc2017 #lbcc #longbeachcomiccon #artforsale #sketchbooks #sketchcovers #MASK #starwars #tmnt #robotech #twinpeaks #bladerunner #irongiant #GIJOE #jem #attackontitan #voltron #defenders #strangerthings #marvel #stanlee #originalart
Jeffrey Martinez D22
Michael Matsumoto B21
#Penciling #WIP #✏️
Pascual Productions C3 & C4
Todd Nauck F28
Anime for Humanity 1235
Flex Comics Booth #919
Hero Initiative Booth #411
Hero Within Booth #1022
Stranger Comics Booth #305
Tee No Evil Booth #524
Science Fiction Coalition COS3
Cosplay Group Meet-Ups:
– Star Trek – Saturday @ 1pm TBD
– Bob’s Burgers Saturday @ 3pm Front Main Stairs
– DC – Saturday @ 5pm Front Main Stairs
– Marvel – Saturday @ 5:30pm Front Main Stairs
– Overwatch – Sunday @ 11am (plans tentative)
– Star Wars – Sunday @ 11:30am Front Main Stairs
– Wonder Woman – Sunday @ 1pm Front Main Stairs
– Disney – Sunday @ 2pm between the Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel
Extreme Studios 25th Anniversary Celebration
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
It’s the 25th anniversary of Extreme Studios, and four veterans of the glory days – Matt Hawkins, Todd Nauck, Shannon Eric Denton, and Norm Rapmund – share stories of their groundbreaking studio and the unforgettable era that changed comics for decades to come.
Shannon Eric Denton
Filipino Americans in Comics and Animation
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Film Creative hosts this unique panel that will take a look at the contributions of Filipino Americans in comics and animation. Join special guests Whilce Portacio (Creator of Bishop, WETWORKS, artist on X-MEN, X-FACTOR, and smany more), Leo Partible (animation and comic-book writer), Van Partible (creator of JOHNNY BRAVO), and other special guests as they talk about the history of Filipinos in comics/animation, their own contributions to the arts, how they got their start, and much more.
Writer’s Room: Where Do Storytellers Come From?
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Four writers with very different career paths share their origins and discuss their newest projects. Writer/producer Sandy King Carpenter, animation and comics writer Adam Beechen, actor/novelist Neo Edmund, and comics and video game writer Tony Bedard tell their stories.
Sandy King Carpenter
Live Painting with Camilla d’Errico
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Pop Surrealist painter and author Camilla d’Errico for a live painting demonstration of techniques from her how-to-paint book, Pop Painting. Have Q&A with Camilla while a new painting comes to life using her signature, eco-friendly, water-soluble Holbein Duo oil paints.
Publishing Your First Comic Book
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Screenwriter Rylend Grant (whose first comic title, ABERRANT, will be released
by Action Lab Entertainment this winter),hosts a panel of creators–many with backgrounds in film and television–who share how they developed their comic book ideas and ultimately found publishing success. Learn how to find a penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, and designer; submit material to publishers; and figure out how to position your project in today’s marketplace!
Lisa K. Weber
Kelly Sue Milano
Politics and Pop Culture
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
How do politics and popular culture depend on each other? An in-depth discussion explores political satire,comedy sketches, and the world
of politics and explores what the interconnections mean for government and pop culture going forward.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Long Beach Comic Con welcomes two of today’s top artists – Scott Koblish
(DEADPOOL) and Todd Nauck (SPIDERMAN/
DEADPOOL) – to share stories of drawing the exploits of the beloved
movie-star “Merc with a Mouth.” What’s the most disturbing thing they’ve ever
been asked to draw? Did anything cross the line? Secrets WILL be revealed!
Writers You Should Know: Animation
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The next generation of comics and animation writers answer your questions on what it takes to build a career when you’re starting out. People at the top may not know how to succeed in the current market. But these writers tackle the tough issues, like: how to get your first credit, how to transition into being a full-time writer, and how to convince employers to take you seriously!
– SpaceExpo fills a chunk of the show floor and an entire dedicated panel track with experts in their respected scientific fields talking about our biggest and most current findings alongside displays from actual space exploration and interactive experiments your kids (or big kids) will be talking about for weeks!
– Burger Con provides a fantastic option for Saturday night fun as music tastemakers Burger Records roll out a lineup of incredible bands to keep you rocking into the night. This year’s lineup includes DJ DON BOLLES, NOBUNNY, DWARVES, THE ZEROS AND WHITE FANG. Note that this event has a nominal, separate fee for entry. Further Info HERE!
– GeekFest Film Festival will provide two solid days of indie movie bliss, often with the film makers themselves on hand to discuss the ins and outs of their creations.
– South Bay Gaming Community’s “Fighter’s Ring” where gamers can challenge their friends and rivals at: Super Smash Bros.Wii U, Street Fighter V, Injustice 2 and more. For those looking for an eSports experience, sign up for tournaments throughout the day and compete for special prizes against the best!
– The LBCC Fashion Show will feature ladies and gentlemen modeling the latest trends from top-level chic and geeky designers who are on the verge of breaking into the fashion world.
– LBCC’s Cosplay Contest will give the West Coast’s most inventive and artistic costuming wizards the chance to show off their fantastic talents and compete for prizes in categories including Best in Show, Best Fabrication, Best Construction, Best Couple/Group, Best SciFi, Best Anime, Best Villain, Best Hero and Best Kid! Register now. Spaces are going fast!
– Star Cars! Relive your favorite high speed chases and escapes from certain doom as you take pictures alongside instantly recognizable, film inspired vehicles including the Blues Bros Bluesmobile, the Back to the Future Delorean, Jurassic Park Jeeps, the Jokermobile, Bumblebee from Transformers, Speed Racer’s Mach 5, KITT from Knight Rider, the Eclipse from The Fast and the Furious and many more!
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