Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 Programming Schedule

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 has announced their programming schedule for next weekend’s convention on February 17-18th! Highlights include a spotlight on Don McGregor, Strangers Things’ Joe Keery, a trivia showdown with Mark Waid, animation legend Andrea Romano, and an examination of the Black Panther’s big screen debut.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

COMICS, COMICS, COMICS! (ROOM 103AB)

11:00am – 12:00pm
Geeks Got Your Back

Anti-harassment has become a hot topic within the geek community over the last several years. Whether it is anti-harassment policies or grassroots awareness (such as Cosplay Is Not Consent), more and more geeks are looking for ways to make the geek community a better place to everyone. Come join us as we discuss ways in which we can all just be a little more excellent to each other.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
King of the Jungle: Don McGregor Spotlight

Acclaimed writer Don McGregor, whose groundbreaking work on Black Panther including titles such as JUNGLE ACTION lead to him be one of the inspirations for the current hit Marvel movie. McGregor makes a rare West Coast appearance as LBCE’s first ever Guest of Honor. This spotlight panel explores more than just his Panther work, including SABRE (one of the first-ever graphic novels), RAGAMUFFINS, DETECTIVES, INC., ZORRO, JAMES BOND, and NATHANIEL DUSK!

1:00pm- 2:00pm
Fanbase Press Presents: The Impact of Latinx Creators and Readers on Comics

QUINCE is a 15-issue comics series (being released in English and Spanish) about a teenager who discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. COMADRES Y COMICS is a podcast hosted by three Latina women hoping to highlight the role that Latinos have in the comic book industry as creators, consumers, and fans. Join QUINCE creator Sebastian Kadlecik and COMADRES Y COMICS hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez; and journalist/creator Jennifer de Guzman for a discussion and Q&A session moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief).

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Juicy Ink: Tori Gedvillas Spotlight

An independent illustrator who loves to spread happiness and inspire future artists through her work, Tori Gedvillas has published over 150 videos to YouTube, and amassed a following of over 240,000 on Instagram and 160,000 on YouTube. Working across a wide variety of mediums, Tori uses YouTube and Instagram to share her work and the joy her art-school education has brought her. Discover this unique talent in Tori’s first Long Beach appearance.

3:00pm – 4:00pm
We Are HUMANOIDS: A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Legendary publisher Humanoids comes to Long Beach Comic Expo for the first time ever! Kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Humanoids’ first publication in the U.S. and learn about the exciting plans we have for the future. New imprints! New creators! New Year! All attendees will be entered into an exclusive raffle for a chance to win free Limited Hardcover editions of some of the hottest Humanoids titles. Moebius? Jodorowsky? How can you resist? The panel will also feature a portfolio review for aspiring creators. Ask yourself… are you a “Humanoid”?

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Shelfing Yourself – Adventures in Self-publishing

Join comics entrepreneurs Buddy Scalera, Dean Haspiel, Barbara Randall Kesel and Neo Edmund for an insider’s view of the joys and perils of making your own books!

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Fanbase Press Presents: Swords, Sandals, Sorcery, and Other Worlds in Comics

A look at the “sword and sandal” genre of stories (once called “peplums”) that was a huge part of popular culture in the 1950s and ’60s – inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman mythologies – and has been reinvigorated in the modern day by the addition of sorcery and other-worldly settings. Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany is joined by creators and experts to discuss the history of the genre and explore its legacy in stories that entertain comic book readers today.

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Modern Horror: Stories that Go Bump in the Night

For over half a century, horror comics have told smart, scary, darkly witty stories by some of the best creators in the business. Now some of those creators – including Guest of Honor Don McGregor, HIGH MOON’s David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, and writer Shannon Eric Denton (THE X-FILES)– take part in a ghastly discussion of a genre that includes ATTACK ON TITAN, THE WALKING DEAD, HELLBOY, and more! It might just give you nightmares! Parental discretion is advised.

MAIN STAGE (ROOM 104A)

10:00am – 11:00am
STRANGER THINGS’ Joe Keery VIP Event

An exclusive Q&A event with Long Beach Comic Expo special guest Joe Keery (STRANGER THINGS). *VIP ticket required*

11:00am – 12:00pm
Cosplay Comedy

Cosplay Comedy is a unique comedy show where stand-ups perform their sets in costume and in-character! See your favorite heroes and villains say all the hilarious things you WISH they’d say in pulp and on the screen. Quite possibly the nerdiest and most distinctive comedy show in LA! Featuring some of the geekiest comics from the Los Angeles comedy scene!

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bat in the Sun Presents!

Take part in a live Q&A with the cast and crew of Bat in the Sun as they talk about upcoming projects including SUPER POWER BEAT DOWN and NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE!

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Plus-Size Cosplay: Helpful Do’s and Don’ts

Learn about proper costume fitting, design, and styles for plus-sized cosplayers, including poses that better work for plus-size people and how to flash up designs and costumes to hide embarrassing areas. We’ll be talking about the overall cosplay designs for all types of larger-sized cosplayers.

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Rise of the On-Screen Black Superhero

Are BLACK PANTHER and BLACK LIGHTNING the new normal or just a momentary trend? And what about other races and ethnicities and the “white washing” seen in recent superhero and science-fiction movies? Join writers Matt Wayne (CANNON BUSTERS), Evan Narcisse (RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER, io9), and Marc Bernardin (CASTLE ROCK, co-host of FATMAN ON BATMAN) in a thought-provoking panel led by journalist Jennifer de Guzman.

3:00pm- 4:00pm
Andrea Romano: Director of a Thousand Voices

An interactive panel with legendary voice and casting director Andrea Romano, an eight-time Emmy Award winner whose decades-long career includes BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, THE LEGEND OF KORRA, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, TEEN TITANS, PINKY AND THE BRAIN, and more!

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ask Mark Waid EVERYTHING

More than just a trivia panel, more than just a spotlight… or is it both? Award-winning comics writer Mark Waid (ARCHIE, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, KINGDOM COME, THE FLASH, SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, and more) will answer any question, from obscure Silver Age Superman trivia to “where do you get your ideas?”

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Am I Allowed To Like ANYTHING? Loving What You Love in the Golden Age of Geek

For fans of superheroes, science fiction, animation, and cosplay, it’s a golden age. But hand-in-hand with geek domination of the popular arts has come a very hostile environment for being openly enthusiastic about your favorite things. You thought JUSTICE LEAGUE was better than THOR: RAGNAROK? Can’t wait to see a Quentin Tarantino STAR TREK? Like Superman better without the red shorts? Join writers and artists (and fellow fans) Mark Waid, Marc Bernardin, Ramon Gil, and Logan Lubera for a guilt-free celebration of the things LBCE and its attendees love most.

7:00pm
Cosplay Contest!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

COMICS, COMICS, COMICS! (ROOM 103AB)

11:00am – 12:00pm
Hey! Kids’ Comics!

The creators of some of today’s best-known comics for kids (of all ages) take part in a memorable LBCE panel. MY LITTLE PONY’s Tony Fleecs, recent Eisner Award nominee Norm Harper (RIKKI), and Director of Programming Ivan Cohen (TEEN TITANS GO!) talk about telling stories for some of comics’ most hard-to-please readers.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
BLACK PANTHER: The Writers’ Room

With the release of BLACK PANTHER the week before Long Beach Comic Expo bringing the King of Wakanda to new prominence, we’ve gathered some of the character’s top writers – Expo Guest of Honor Don McGregor (JUNGLE ACTION and the new BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL), CREED co-screenwriter Aaron Covington (BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING), and Evan Narcisse (RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER) – to talk about the excitement and challenges of telling stories of a character whose prominence and presence have gone beyond comics alone.

1:00pm- 2:00pm
To the Stars! Science Fiction

Creators with one foot in both worlds discuss the differences between creating science fiction for comic book projects and other media. With Barbara Randall Kesel, Marc Bernardin, Jennifer DeGuzman, Cecil Castellucci, and David Gallaher.

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Storytelling on the Page

The breakthrough panel from last year’s New Jersey Comic Expo makes its Long Beach debut! Top comic artists work from the same script to demonstrate – in real time – how to break down a comic book story. Gain new insights into how to both write and draw a page from beginning to end. Artists Scott Koblish (DEADPOOL), Drew Johnson (WONDER WOMAN, MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: THE BLACK LAKE), and Steve Ellis (THE ONLY LIVING BOY) work from a script by Frank Tieri (HARLEY QUINN). Hosted by Buddy Scalera (DEADPOOL) of Comic Book School. Sponsored by Marvy/Uchida markers.

MAIN STAGE (ROOM 104A)

11:30am – 12:30pm
How to Get Started in Cosplay at 30, 40, or 50 Years Old

How do I get started in this great hobby? How do I find my character? Where do I find supplies? Steve Gonzales is a 60-year-old cosplayer who has won many awards for his cosplay and wants to share his experience as an older adult starting and creating cosplays and having fun!

12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Webcomics Advocates Present: The Webcomics Gathering

Join a group of experienced web-comics creators – including Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK, WAR CRY) – as they celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics! Any webcomic creators in the audience will get thirty seconds to promote their comic to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Politics and Pop Culture

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.

2:30pm- 3:30pm
Fanbase Press Presents: STAR WARS: Themes of Legacy

Long ago on a desert planet far, far away, audiences were first introduced to Luke Skywalker and the Jedi legacy that had been passed down through generations. This hero’s journey and its long-lasting impact have resonated with audiences on a grand scale over the past forty years in movies, television, books, comics, and more. Writers from the STAR WARS universe – among them Cecil Castellucci (MOVING TARGET: A PRINCESS LEIA ADVENTURE), legendary artist Michael Golden (who also wrote the recent STAR WARS #38), Chris Thorne (TOPPS’ STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TRADING CARDS) and Kevin Wetmore (EMPIRE TRIUMPHANT: RACE, RELIGION AND REBELLION IN THE STAR WARS FILMS) – join Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michelle Brittany for a wide-ranging discussion.

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Cosplay Is not Consent

A panel led by sex-educator Michelle LaBelle featuring burlesque performer Tas Deville, cosplayer The Lady Kaylah, and cosplayer and fashion designer Arilith. This panel will discuss proper personal etiquette while at a convention interacting with cosplayers as well as covering consent awareness/protocol and understanding for all humans out in their personal lives. The world is changing: learn how to support your friends and be part of the solution and not the problem. *Trigger Warning* topics covered will be thorough and potentially graphic.

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Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. 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 & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please check out the FAQ. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production.

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UK – James Bond: Service Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen signs JAMES BOND: SERVICE: SPECIAL one-shot at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 24th May from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Please note change of date.

A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Antonio Fuso, with a thrilling take on the icon of espionage!

In contemporary politics, where Britain’s world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the ‘special relationship,’ and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place…especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It’ll test Bond’s deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster…

Kieron Gillen’s writing career has includes comics titles Phonogram, Young Avengers, and The Wicked + The Divine. He’s been writing for Marvel since 2008, on titles including Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, and Iron Man. His Marvel work from 2015 also includes Darth Vader, Angela, and the much acclaimed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. For Avatar Press, he’s written WW2 superhero book Uber, and Mercury Heat. His other works for Image include the Spartan Slave Hunt story, Three.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

WI – Green Arrow Signing

Writer Benjamin Percy will be doing a free signing Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10am-12pm at Powers Comics!

Past work includes DC New 52 Detective Comics #35, 36, DC New 52 Green Arrow #41-52. Currently writing Teen Titans Rebirth, Green Arrow Rebirth and Dynamite’s James Bond series.

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Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

MN – Thrill Me Signing

Author Benjamin Percy appears at the Dock Cafe on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:30 PM for the event series Between the Covers Happy Hour.

About this author:
Benjamin Percy is the author of The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh. He has been awarded the Plimpton Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been included in Best American Short Stories. He teaches at Iowa State University. He currently writes the comic book titles Teen Titans, Green Arrow, and James Bond.

Dock Cafe
425 Nelson St E Stillwater, MN 55082

NYC – Green Arrow Rebirth Signing

Writer Benjamin Percy will visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday March 2nd at 4:00 PM to sign Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP, Teen Titans #5 and Green Arrow #17 – he also has James Bond #1 coming out that week! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Getting a copy of Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP, Green Arrow #17 or Teen Titans #5 signed is mandatory. You may get up to three items signed in total.

Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP:
Green Arrow’s life will be forever changed as he is betrayed by those closest to him! A budding relationship with Black Canary forces Ollie to confront the fact that he can’t fight ‘the man’ if he is ‘the man.’ And one by one, his friends desert him, and all the money in the world won’t bring them back when he needs them most. Collects GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN ARROW #1-5.

Teen Titans #5:
‘DAMIAN KNOWS BEST’ finale! The final showdown between the Teen Titans and the Demon’s Fist is here! Will the Teen Titans rally behind their little leader? And will Ra’s al Ghul let anyone walk away alive?

Green Arrow #17:
‘EMERALD OUTLAW’ finale! The biggest GREEN ARROW epic since the start of the Rebirth era comes to a shattering conclusion when Oliver, Emiko and Black Canary unite against the deadly assassin terrorizing Seattle’s most prominent citizens. But [REDACTED] won’t go down without a fight – even if it takes all of Seattle with him.

James Bond #1:
Black Box Part One – Whiteout The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

UK – For My Eyes Only Signing

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Director John Glen signs his memoir For My Eyes Only at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 1:00pm on Saturday 31st October.

John Glen’s James Bond movies include some of the most acclaimed entries in the entire series. Glen has directed George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, and in 1986 supervised Pierce Brosnan’s initial screen test. Glen remains best known, however, for the memorable stunts that became a trademark of his films.

In this candid and detailed memoir, Glen takes the reader inside the world of action filmmaking, revealing the secrets behind some of the most popular movies ever made. The book is illustrated with many rare behind the scenes stills and storyboard illustrations.

John Glen’s association with the James Bond films began in 1969, when he worked on the classic On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He returned to edit and second unit direct The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), before assuming directorial control of the series throughout the 1980s. Glen directed five consecutive Bond movies – For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), a record that has never been matched.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

SF – The Illustrated James Bond 007

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Comedian and cartoonist MIKE CAPOZZOLA and special guest ALAN J. PORTER, author of James Bond: The History of The Illustrated 007, appear with RON EVANS, Cartoon Art Museum board chairman, on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm for a discussion and slideshow of the James Bond comics and newspaper strips from around the world.

The evening also includes:
-Vintage memorabilia!
-Virtual appearances via SKYPE with Special Guests!
-Sudden and unexpected PRIZES
-Cocktails (yes- it will be THAT drink- and you can order it using any accent you want)

Admission $007

Special thanks to the St. Regis Hotel for partnering with the Cartoon Art museum on this event.

Cocktails by kind donation of Bluecoat, American Dry Gin.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

CA – World’s Greatest Stuntman Signing

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Stuntman extraordinaire Vic Armstrong signs on Tuesday June 28th at 7:30 pm.

Press Release:

“Vic, If you learn to talk, I’m in deep trouble.” -Harrison Ford

With accolades like this and a resume that is a virtual list of the best action films of recent times, stuntman, stunt co-ordinator & second unit director Vic Armstrong has been involved in films from You Only Live Twice to the brand new The Amazing Spider-Man.

He’ll be here signing his new book, The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman-My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman & other Movie Heroes on TUESDAY, JUNE 28th at 7:30 pm.

As an added Larry Edmunds Bookshop special, you can also stay and watch a stunt-acular highlight reel of clips Vic is going to bring from his career. It’s behind the scenes the way few have seen, and it’s only going to happen here.
Where? At the “LARE”!

Larry Edmunds Bookshop
6644 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

George Lazenby at SDCC 2010

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Press Release:

JAMES BOND AT COMIC CON

George Lazenby, the second movie Bond meets his fans in San Diego this Saturday

George Lazenby, the James Bond from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” will be at San Diego Comic-Con. He will be signing autographs and posing for pictures at the Neat Stuff Collectibles booth #1002 on Saturday, July 24 from noon – 3 PM. Advance tickets to meet this actor and adventurer are $20 and are limited to the first 50 customers. They include an autographed photo and the opportunity to have your picture taken with your own camera with Mr. Lazenby. Advance tix can be ordered through http://lazenbyatcomicocn.captainzorikh.com/index.html (These tickets do not include admission into the convention)

George Lazenby was a successful model before being invited to play the role of Ian Flemming’s super-spy 007. He then signed on to appear in “Game of Death” with Bruce Lee, and went on to do several kung fu action films and “Emmanuelle” TV movies. He also portrayed Clark Kent’s Kryptonian father Jor-El in the TV series “The Adventures of Superboy” and the villain King in “Batman Beyond.”

For mroe information contact Captain Big Apple at captainbigappe@yahoo.com