LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO & LONG BEACH COMIC CON ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH GEEKFEST FILM FESTS
LBCE ADDS MORE GUESTS FOR 2015
January 14, 2015, Long Beach CA) Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic Con will partner with GeekFest Film Fests in 2015 to become the exclusive Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films. The partnership will begin at next year’s Long Beach Comics Expo, which will be held February 28, 2015 & March 1, 2015 at Long Beach Convention Center.
“We’re excited to bring the full slate of GeekFest Film Fest films exclusively to the Los Angeles area at Long Beach Comic Expo and Con,” said Bill Ostroff, GeekFest Film Fests creator. “We’ve personally seen amazing growth in the con and its commitment to indie artists of all types. These shows have a great venue, room for growth and a forward thinking vision. We can’t wait to celebrate these indie geek genre films with this passionate audience.”
The GeekFest Film Fest at LBCE will culminate in a ‘best of’ screening voted by the audiences, followed by an award ceremony and a cash award of over $2,500 for the top film. GeekFest will be also exhibit on the convention floor, where fans can meet directors, actors, producers and chat with filmmakers one-on-one, pick up swag, and get info on upcoming GeekFest events around the country.
GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach Comic Expo will include:
The award-winning feature film Post Human Project
The award-winning gaming documentary Good Game
The short films Valiant starring Camden Toy, The Visitant starring Doug Jones and Amy Smart, and the multi-award-winning short film, Far
Fan films like Star Wars: The Holo Experience, Red Shirts and Kirk vs Picard
Horror films Carolina Parakeet, Deal Travis In and Vivienne Again
Web series Progress the Series, Timekeeper and Caper Series, Executive Produced produced by Felicia Day
“We look forward to hosting GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach in the coming years,” said Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo. “The diverse slate of genre films is a great fit for our fans.”
In addition to GeekFest Film Fest, Long Beach Comic Expo will host creator spotlights, an array of cosplay panels, #makecomics programming and more. Announced guests for the Expo include writers Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), Ken Kristiansen (THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH), Bob Layton (IRON MAN), Brian Wood (THE MASSIVE; DMZ), novelist Cecil Castellucci (TIN STAR), artist Gary Brown (THE MASSIVE), Bernard Chang (GREEN LANTERN), Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN), and JonBoy Meyers (SPAWN) animation writer and producer Greg Weisman (STAR WARS REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE) and Cosplay favorites LeeAnna Vamp and Nicole Marie Jean.
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About GeekFest Film Fests
GeekFest Film Fests is the world’s 1st traveling film fest, exhibiting the best geek content in indie science fiction, fantasy, action, horror, pop culture, gaming, fan films and more. Categories include features, shorts, web series, fan films, fan created trailers, parody music videos and more screening the best to audiences around the United States at pop culture conventions.
About Long Beach Comic Expo
Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and 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 for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.