Las Vegas Comic Expo Relocates to the Riviera

Las Vegas Comic Expo, previously announced to be held at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort, will be relocating to a new venue, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, directly located on the Las Vegas Strip!!!

Due to the flash floods from the recent rain storms, the original hotel and halls located at the Alexis Park Resort were damaged beyond immediate repair to house Las Vegas Comic Expo. Drywall, carpet and a lack of power proved too much to repair in such a short window, thus making the shift to the Riviera necessary.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused any of our guests, vendors and attendees. But oddly enough this unfortunate circumstance actually has led to an expansion for the show with a larger convention hall and plenty of space for attendees to browse and shop. The new location at the Riviera will be able to showcase and accommodate the entire guest list of over 50 of the top names in comics and entertainment all united with the exhibitors and artist alley in one grand exhibit hall. The gaming, panels and programs will be conveniently located adjacent to the main hall as well.

The dates of the convention hours remain the same for Las Vegas Comic Expo: Saturday, September 29 (10AM to 7PM) and Sunday, September 30 (10AM to 5PM).

All tickets previously issued will be honored and redirected to Las Vegas Comic Expo at the Riviera. Tickets are still available for sale in advance as well as at the door on the days of the event.

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, The Riviera Hotel and Casino is just a quick cab or shuttle ride from McCarran International Airport (LAS) and only minutes away from downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.

The hotel offers guests amenities of many dining options including a buffet, food court and steakhouse as well as the Oasis Pool, a barber shop, beauty salon, tattoo parlor (What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas), gaming casino and other forms of entertainment and conveniences. The hotel has ample free public parking, and is also a short walk to the public monorail system.

The Riviera is located at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

For more information about Las Vegas Comic Expo, including latest updates, please visit us at:

Website: http://www.LasVegasComicExpo.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/LasVegasComicExpo
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lvcomicexpo

HOTEL INFORMATION
RIVIERA HOTEL AND CASINO INFORMATION:

We are making arrangements with the Riviera Casino and Hotel to offer our guests of Las Vegas Comic Expo similar room rates as we had offered to our guests at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

We will have updated information to reserve hotel rooms within the next day.

Once we have that information, we will send it out to everyone.
FOR THOSE BOOKED THROUGH THE ALEXIS PARK ALL SUITE RESORT:

If you used the “Las Vegas Comic Expo” promotional rate, you have two options.

OPTION 1:

You can maintain your reservation at the Alexis Park Resort.

The Alexis Park All Suite Resort will run a 14 seat shuttle service, complimentary to and from the Riviera Casino and Hotel, taking our guests door to door. The shuttle service will run on Saturday and Sunday from the Alexis Park every 2 hours at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm.

They will also continue to have complimentary shuttle service for their guests between the airport and the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.
OPTION 2:

You can cancel your room at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort and opt to make a reservation at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. The deadline to cancel at The Alexis Park Resorts without penalty is 48 hours prior to the date of your reservation.
For those who made reservations at Alexis Park outside of the Las Vegas Comic Expo promotions, you will need to discuss with Alexis Park about your options.

THE CONFIRMED 100 OFFER:

If you took advantage of the “Confirmed 100 Offer”, your free admission to Las Vegas Comic Expo, as part of our free pass promotion will still of course be honored as long as the following applies:

If you keep your Alexis Park reservation, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

If you transfer your reservation to the Riviera Hotel and Casino, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

We will cross check all reservations made with Alexis Park and the Riviera.

With the current situation, the easiest way to claim your free admission is to bring a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc…) to the Will Call area during the pre-registration or show times.

CA – Shadowline Signing

Artist Ian McCaig signs at Stuart Ng Books on Tuesday June 5th from 7:00 – 9:00pm!

Press Release:

Meet artist and concept designer Iain McCaig in our bookstore Tuesday, June 5th, from 7 to 9 pm.  If you cannot attend in person, you may order an autographed copy.   Iain will be happy to inscribe/personalize the books upon request.   We have a limited supply of hardcover first editions of Iain’s retrospective art book.

“McCaig is best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video games. His work can be seen in such acclaimed films as Terminator 2, Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. “Shadowline presents a stunning portfolio of more than two decades of McCaig’s masterful concept designs and storyboards, cover art and illustrations, as well as his private sketchbooks and personal paintings.”

Stuart Ng Books
20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 909-1929

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2012

Brom, Mike Mignola, Phil Hale, Ian McCaig, Andrew Jones, and more appear at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live next weekend!

Press Release:

The list of artists selected to appear in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Volume 19 has been released. Visit www.spectrumfantasticart.com to see the full list of selected artists. The winners for each art category will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO on May 19th, 2012 as part of the inaugural Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! show.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! will showcase 200 exhibitor booths featuring the world’s most celebrated painters, sculptors, and digital illustrators, ongoing live art demonstrations, educational panels, guest interviews, a documentary film program, and portfolio reviews by the art directors for Tor Books, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment and many more who will be scouting for new talent. Special guests include Brom (World of Warcraft, Van Helsing, Galaxy Quest), Phil Hale (world-renowned fine artist), Andrew “Android” Jones (Industrial Light and Magic, Nintendo), Ian McCaig (designer of Star Wars: Episode 1, Terminator 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy).

This one-of-a-kind, international convention is a rare opportunity to mingle with some of the most talented artists, illustrators and creators in the world. Meet the people who brought Batman, Harry Potter, Darth Maul, Conan the Barbarian, Alien, John Carter of Mars and every other imaginable character to vivid life on book covers, in comics, for video games, and on the screen. For three days in May, Kansas City’s Bartle Hall will be transformed into an international museum of the imagination to host this fantastic art convergence. If you love fantasy, science fiction, horror, comics, movies and especially fantastic-themed art, then Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is the event you’ve been waiting for. Memberships are $20 for one day and $40 for all three days.

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is the natural outgrowth of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the award-winning and internationally renowned art book series established by Cathy and Arnie Fenner in 1993. The prestigious Museum of American Illustration in New York City has hosted two exhibitions