Finalists for Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Announced; Ceremony Set for Long Beach Comic Expo 2015

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Announcing the Finalists for the First Ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity

(February 18, Long Beach, CA) The finalists for the first ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Award were announced today. The five nominated titles are:

HEX11 by Lisa K. Weber and Kelly Sue Milano (HexComics)
M.F.K. by Nilah Magruder (www.mfkcomic.com)
MS. MARVEL by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Marvel Entertainment)
THE SHADOW HERO by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second Books)
SHAFT by David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely (Dynamite Entertainment)

The winner will be announced at the first ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity ceremony event to be held later this month at Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday February 28 at 2 PM PT. The Award is named in honor of Dwayne McDuffie, the legendary writer and producer who co-founded and created Milestone Media. As a writer, Dwayne created or co-created more than a dozen series, including DAMAGE CONTROL, DEATHLOK II, ICON, STATIC, XOMBI, THE ROAD TO HELL and HARDWARE.

“The nominees for the first ever Dwayne McDuffie Award reflect the best of what a comic book can be,” said Matt Wayne, the Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity. “These five titles, as different as they are, reflect Dwayne’s aspirations for the comic book industry. They are diverse, inclusive and forward looking.”

“I am so proud that my husband’s personal mission to include a more diverse array of voices–both in content and creators–is able to continue now through this Award in his name, by encouraging others who share his vision of comics, characters, and the industry itself better mirroring society,” said Charlotte McDuffie.

The Dwayne McDuffie Award Selection Committee consists of eight prominent comics and animation professionals who knew McDuffie and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusiveness:

  • Neo Edmund – Novelist, animation and comics writer;
  • Joan Hilty – Nickelodeon Comics Editor; Creator of Bitter Girl;
  • Joseph Illidge – Former Editor, Milestone and DC Comics; Columnist, Comic Book Resources; Writer, First Second Books;
  • Heidi MacDonald – Editor in Chief, The Beat;
  • Glen Murakami – Producer/Supervising Director, DC animated properties and Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien;
  • Eugene Son – Comics writer/Story Editor, Ultimate Spider-Man Animated;
  • William J. Watkins – Writer; Former owner, Chicago’s first Black-owned comics store;
  • Len Wein – Co-creator Swamp Thing, Wolverine, New X-Men; Former Editor-in-Chief- of Marvel Comics and Senior Editor, DC Comics.

“The Long Beach shows are committed to diversity,” said Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Expo. “It’s our great pleasure to host the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Award ceremony and to celebrate the legacy of a wonderful man and writer who inspired so many people with his words, his action and his creations.”

Reginald Hudlin, an innovator of the modern black film movement (House Party, Boomerang and BeBe’s Kids), will be the Keynote Speaker at the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Award ceremony later this month.

Tickets for Long Beach Comic Expo are available now at www.longbeachcomicexpo.com. Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information about the McDuffie Award.

ABOUT THE CREATORS OF HEX11:
Kelly Sue Milano was introduced to comics the way most five-year-old girls are: by getting taken to the Fullerton AMC Theaters to see Batman with her Dad in the summer of 1989. Though she wasn’t stoked at first, what followed was total and complete love. Not just with superheroes and comics – but with stories. She has been published in the Orange County Register, has written award-winning short stories, monologues, and comedy sketches, and has contributed to the development of several film projects for Periscope Entertainment. She also curates the blog for A.WAKE; a movement dedicated to celebrating female artists. Kelly Sue is a sucker for Nabakov and fancy coffee and currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Louie.

Lisa K. Weber makes art for comics, kid’s books, and cartoons. She also enjoys satire, white wine, and classic rock hits. She has created artwork for comic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Hop-Frog, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, and Saki’s Tobermory, all featured in Graphic Classics. Her illustrations have appeared in publications from Penguin Books, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic Inc, and Capstone Press. She has also contributed character designs and storyboards for Nickelodeon, Curious Pictures, and PBS Kids. Lisa currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

ABOUT THE CREATORS OF M.F.K.:
Nilah Magruder is a storyboard and concept artist artist in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Maryland, from a young age she developed an eternal love for three things: nature, books, and animation. Naturally, all of her school notebooks were full of doodles of animals and cartoon characters.

Nilah received a B.A. in communication arts from Hood College and B.F.A. in computer animation from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has illustrated for comics, children’s books, film and commercial television. Interested in exploring diversity in storytelling, she launched the action-adventure webcomic M.F.K. She believes that everyone should have characters with whom they can relate in their chosen entertainment, be it comic book, novel, film, TV, or video game.

ABOUT THE WRITER & ARTIST OF MS. MARVEL:
G. Willow Wilson is a novelist and comic book writer based in Seattle. Her works include the novel Alif the Unseen, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She is the creator, with artist Adrian Alphona, of the bestselling All-New Ms. Marvel series from Marvel Comics. Her series Air (DC/Vertigo) and Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice (Marvel) were both nominated for Eisner Awards. In what spare time she has, Willow enjoys playing MMOs, watching British television, cooking, and maintaining the proud tradition of the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their two children.

Adrian Alphona is the artist of MS. MARVEL. He illustrated an acclaimed run of RUNAWAYS written by Brian K Vaughan for Marvel Entertainment.

ABOUT THE CREATORS OF THE SHADOW HERO
Gene Luen Yang’s 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Award. His 2013 two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints was also nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Gene currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children.

Sonny Liew is a comic artist, painter and illustrator whose work includes titles for DC Vertigo, Marvel Comics and First Second Books. He has received Eisner nominations for his art on Wonderland (Disney), as well as for spearheading Liquid City (Image Comics), a multi-volume comics anthology featuring creators from Southeast Asia. His Malinky Robot series was a Xeric grant recipient and winner of the Best Science Fiction Comic Album Award at the Utopiales SF Festival in Nantes (2009).

His latest work is The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, which will be published by Pantheon Books in 2016.

ABOUT THE WRITER & ARTIST OF SHAFT:
David F. Walker is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and author of the YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan. His publication BadAzz MoFo became internationally known as the indispensable resource guide to black films of the 1970s. His work in comics includes the series Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment), Doc Savage (Dynamite Entertainment), Number 13 (Dark Horse Comics), The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain Comics), and The Supernals Experiment (Canon Comics).

Bilquis Evely is a 24-year-old Brazilian comic book artist. She started her professional life in 2010 as the penceiller of the Brazilian comic book, Luluzinha Teen e Sua Turma” Her recent work includes The Shadow and Doc Savage for Dynamite. She is currently working on Shaft, which is written by David F. Walker.

ABOUT DWAYNE MCDUFFIE:
Dwayne McDuffie is best known as the co-founder and creator of Milestone Media. He was a Story Editor on the KIDS WB’s Emmy Award-winning animated series STATIC SHOCK, which he co-created. He was also a Producer and Story Editor on Cartoon Network’s JUSTICE LEAGUE. He was Editor-In-Chief of Milestone Media’s award-winning line of comic books, managing an editorial operation which boasted the best on-time delivery record in the industry for nearly four years running and has also worked as an editor for Marvel Comics and Harvey Entertainment. As a writer, Dwayne created or co-created more than a dozen series, including DAMAGE CONTROL, DEATHLOK II, ICON, STATIC, XOMBI, THE ROAD TO HELL and HARDWARE. He wrote stories for dozens of other comics, including, SPIDER-MAN, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, THE TICK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT, BACK TO THE FUTURE, HELLRAISER, ULTRAMAN, (The Artist Formerly Known As) PRINCE and X-O MANOWAR.

Dwayne won the 2003 HUMANITAS PRIZE for “Jimmy,” a STATIC SHOCK script about gun violence in schools. He was nominated for two EMMY AWARDS for the TV series STATIC SHOCK, a WRITERS GUILD AWARD for the TV series JUSTICE LEAGUE and three EISNER AWARDS for his work in comic books. His comic book work won eleven PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS, six “Best Editor” awards, and a GOLDEN APPLE AWARD for his “use of popular art to promote and enhance human dignity.”

Dwayne was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended The Roeper School. Before entering comics, he studied in undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Michigan, then attended film school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He also co-hosted a radio comedy program, while moonlighting pseudonymously as a freelance writer for stand-up comedians and late-night television comedy programs. He wrote scripts for an animated feature, episodes of BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE, STATIC SHOCK!, JUSTICE LEAGUE, WHAT’S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO? and TEEN TITANS.

ABOUT LONG BEACH 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.

Guests of Honor, Special Guests, and Programming Highlights for Long Beach Comic Expo 2015

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Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Guests of Honor, Special Guests and Programming Highlights for February 28 & March 1

LBCE logoLong Beach, CA (February 10) – Long Beach Comic Expo is unveiling legendary guests and buzzworthy panels, as well as innovative programs and new partners, in preparation for the 6th annual Long Beach Comic Expo, to be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 28 and March 1, 2015. The Expo will play host to more than 140 guests and 50 panels and, for the first time, it will be held in the full exhibit hall.

Guests of Honor & Special Guests

Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to announce bestselling writer Chris Claremont and bestselling artist Ethan Van Sciver as the Long Beach Comic Expo Guests of Honor. Mr. Claremont has written some of the most beloved and influential comic books of all time; 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of his first issue of THE UNCANNY X-MEN. Mr. Van Sciver is one of the most popular artist in comics; this year marks the 10th anniversary of his iconic work GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH. Both guests will be making their very first appearance at a Long Beach convention. Comic book superstars Arthur Adams (GUARDIANS TEAM UP) and Rachel and Terry Dodson (HARLEY QUINN) are being named Long Beach Comic Expo Special Guests in recognition of their astounding careers as comic book artists.

The convention is proud to recognize the following Special Guests for their commitment to creating stories for kids and young adults across a wide array of media: animation, collectible cards, comics, prose novels, toys and web comics:

  • Cecil Castellucci, the young adult novelist (TIN STAR) and writer of the influential YA graphic novel THE PLAIN JANES;
  • Steve Ellis, the artist of the young adult webcomic THE ONLY LIVING BOY and MAGIC THE GATHERING cards;
  • The Four Horsemen Studio, influential toy designers of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, DC Universe Classics and Man of Steel toy lines, among others.
  • Stan Sakai, the writer/ artist of the award winning USAGI YOJIMBO graphic novels;
  • Greg Weisman, acclaimed animation writer and producer (GARGOYLES; YOUNG JUSTICE) and author of the fan favorite RAIN OF GHOSTS YA novels;
  • Brian Wood, writer of the influential graphic novels DEMO and THE NEW YORK FOUR.

Program Highlights

As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:

* One-on-one creator spotlight panels with Chris Claremont, Sandy King Carpenter, Gerry Conway, Katie Cook, Terry & Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Richard Starkings and Ethan Van Sciver hosted by EAT GEEK PLAY.
* Publisher panels hosted by Jesse Snider, including the 40th anniversary of X-men celebration, Lion Forge & IDW Publishing Presents Miami Vice: Remix, and much more.
* Panels for Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comics and Star Wars Rebels: Kanan the Last Padawan comics.
* The Dawn of the Rise of the Devastator: Funny Books for Humans panel, with writers from Cracked, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, The Meltdown and The Onion.
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists and fans can learn the entire process of making comics from comic book greats all weekend long. Topics include How to Build a Portfolio, Breaking Into Comics, Writing and Marketing.
* The first ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity event with keynote speaker Reginald Hudlin.
* Amazing animation panels: DISNEY AFTERNOON, GARGOYLES, GI JOE, and YOUNG JUSTICE, featuring major voice actors.
* Major media panels including Rotten Tomatoes and Screen Junkie’s Honest Trailers & Movie Fights
* A special screening of the upcoming Magnet Releasing film THE DEAD LANDS.* A special screening of the upcoming Magnet Releasing film THE DEAD LANDS.
* GeekFest Film Fest films at Long Beach Comic Expo, the only Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films.
* The Dollar Baby Film Festival.
* The comic book convention premiere of the SHE MAKES COMICS documentary.
* Publishing panels devoted to YA & crime novelists.
* Kids programming including How To Draw My Little Pony.
* Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, will commence its celebration of 10 years of the groundbreaking Graphix imprint and participate in a panel with acclaimed cartoonists Jennifer L. Holm and James Burks and other creators.
* A Saturday night Cosplay Contest and Cosplay panels.

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 1 from 10:00 am – 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now at www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

ABOUT LONG BEACH 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.

Long Beach Comic Expo and Con Announce Partnership with GeekFest Film Fests

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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.

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information

You can join GeekFest on Facebook and Twitter and visit their website GeekFest Film Fests

Facebook.com/GeekFestLA and on Twitter.com/rugeekie

 

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.

Long Beach Comic Expo Offers Lifetime Passes

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LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO OFFERS LIFETIME PASSES

TIMED TO CYBER MONDAY

Long Beach, CA (November 25, 2014) – In advance of Cyber Monday, Long Beach Comic Expo will make available 50 Lifetime Passes which will grant fans access to the annual event. The passes are available at www.longbeachcomiccon.com for $249.99 through December 31st, 2014. After that date, the a lifetime pass will cost $349.99.

Next year’s Long Beach Comics Expo will be held February 28, 2015 & March 1, 2015 at Long Beach Convention Center. Announced guests include legendary writer Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), acclaimed comic book writer Brian Wood (THE MASSIVE; DMZ), fan favorite animation writer and producer Greg Weisman (STAR WARS REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE) and Cosplay favorites LeeAnna Vamp and Nicole Marie Jean.

“The Lifetime Passes are a great gift and a wonderful idea for the comic book and cosplay fans in your life,” said Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo. “For the cost of a season pass at a resort, you can give a lifetime experience of comics.”

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

 

About Long Beach Comic Expo

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at theLong 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 aMAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

Long Beach Comic Expo (February 2015)

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Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.longbeachcomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/28/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/01/2015
About This Convention
Building on year over year growth and a hugely successful fifth anniversary show, the Long Beach Comic Expo team is proud that the 2015 show will move February 28 and March 1, 2015, with five-times more floor space, offering more exhibitors, creators and programming all weekend.

“This is a fan and family-friendly convention, and it’s a place that is very receptive to artists,” said Pierre Bernard, Jr., graphic artist on Conan, publisher for Totally Graphic. “It’s a great size show, because there are a lot of fans and exhibitors, but it’s not too big that creators get lost.”

As Hollywood moves into the biggest conventions, comic creators and publishers are looking for more opportunities to connect with fans. The Long Beach Comic Expo hosts star creators and award winning publishers and cultivates an atmosphere where comics are still king.

“Everyone I know has a great time when they come to Long Beach,” said Craig Miller, president, Wolfmill Entertainment.

Venue Name and Address
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Building on year over year growth and a hugely successful fifth anniversary show, the Long Beach Comic Expo team is proud that the 2015 show will move February 28 and March 1, 2015, with five-times more floor space, offering more exhibitors, creators and programming all weekend. “This is a fan and family-friendly convention, and it’s a place that is very receptive to artists,” said Pierre Bernard, Jr., graphic artist on Conan, publisher for Totally Graphic. “It’s a great size show, because there are a lot of fans and exhibitors, but it’s not too big that creators get lost.” As Hollywood moves into the biggest conventions, comic creators and publishers are looking for more opportunities to connect with fans. The Long Beach Comic Expo hosts star creators and award winning publishers and cultivates an atmosphe re where comics are still king. “Everyone I know has a great time when they come to Long Beach,” said Craig Miller, president, Wolfmill Entertainment., CA 90802
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Projected Attendance
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Long Beach Comic Con Announces New Logos, Websites, and Extended Event Date for 2014

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Long Beach Comic Con Announces Freshly Inked Logos, Websites, and Extended Event Date

Mark your Calendars:
Long Beach Comic Expo is May 31 – June 1, and
Long Beach Comic Con is September 27 – 28

Long Beach, CA (April 4, 2014) – Long Beach Comic Con organizers are proud to announce a freshly redesigned Long Beach Comic Con website and logo in celebration of its six years of comic conventions in Long Beach. Along with the growing popularity of its Long Beach Comic Expo, organizers are also excited to announce an entirely new website dedicated its spring event along with a fresh new logo to match.

Both websites for Long Beach Comic Con and Long Beach Comic Expo, feature a user-friendly interface, updated contemporary designs, and added information regarding its spring and fall conventions. Both websites are accessible from each other. Check out the new designs at: LongBeachComicCon.com and LongBeachComicExpo.com.

Long Beach Comic Expo has also expanded from a one-day event to an entire weekend-event thanks to the support from fans, special guests and exhibitors who have made this one the most popular spring comic conventions in Southern California. Long Beach Comic Expo takes place Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1.

The consumer comic book convention known as the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con since 2011 was a nod to their dates near Halloween. With their move to September 27-28 this year, organizers have decided to go back to their roots and renamed their fall event the Long Beach Comic Con. The horror theme at the convention has firmly taken hold and will continue to be represented in future events.

“Long Beach Comic Con is always striving to keep our loyal fans and exhibitors happy by providing captivating special guest, panels, and vendors. We thought we would celebrate our six years of dedicated comic fans by updating the Long Beach Comic Con image with fresh websites and logos,” said Martha Donato, executive director and co-principal of the Long Beach Comic Con shows.

Enjoy a special weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 1 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Long Beach Comic Con will take place this fall, Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets for both shows are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

Follow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

About Long Beach Comic Expo
Long Beach Comic Expo has expanded for 2014 – it is now 2 days! Long Beach Comic Expo is Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2014. Long Beach Comic Expo is a true comic con focused on creating a unique experience that both fans and exhibitors in the Long Beach, Anaheim, and Los Angeles areas will enjoy. With something for everyone, Long Beach Comic Expo is at the Long Beach Convention Center. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

About Long Beach Comic Convention
Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is now the Long Beach Comic Con! Long Beach Comic Con is Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014. Long Beach Comic Convention is a true comic con focused on creating a unique experience that both fans and exhibitors in the Long Beach, Anaheim, and Los Angeles areas will enjoy. Maintaining its horror theme, the Long Beach Comic Con has something for everyone. Long Beach Comic Convention takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

Long Beach Comic Expo (May 2014)

Long Beach Comic Expo

Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/31/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2014
About This Convention
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 use the FAQ button on the website (www.longbeachcomiccon.com). Long Beach Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.

Questions?  Please contact CustomerService@longbeachcomiccon.com.  We use a bar code system for tickets purchased online, so please keep a copy of your receipt to bring to the Expo.  Refunds are available until May 31, 2014 when requests are made in writing to CustomerService@longbeachcomiccon.com and include the order number, order date and email address of the attendee.  Tickets are also available for sale at the Door and at your local Southern California Comic Book Shop.

Venue Name and Address
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Projected Attendance
4000
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Hero Initiative Announces 20 Convention Stops in 2014

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Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!

Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!

Schedule is as follows:

March 7-9
Wizard World Sacramento
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html

March 14-16
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/

March 21-23
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
http://www.MegaConvention.com/

March 28-30
Emerald City Seattle
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

April 4-6
Wizard World St. Louis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

April 18-20
Awesome Con Washington DC
http://awesomecondc.com/

April 25-27
Reed Chicago C2E2
http://www.c2e2.com/

April 24-27
Calgary Comic Expo
http://calgaryexpo.com/

May 2-4
Wizard World Minneapolis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html

May 17-18
Big Wow San Jose
http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/

May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

June 5-8
Phoenix Comic Con
http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

June 20-22
Charlotte HeroesCon
http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

July 23-27
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
http://comic-con.org/cci

August 21-24
Wizard World Chicago
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

September 5-7
Baltimore Comic Con
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

September 27-28
Long Beach Comic Con
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

October 2-4
Wizard World Austin
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

October 9-12
Reed New York Comic Con
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Scene on the Web Weekly: May 13-19, 2013

Jonathan Hickman is added for NYCC 2013, folks get excited about Motor City Comic Con and Dallas Comic Con, some looks back at the Long Beach Comic Expo, and more.

With Just Days to Go, Long Beach Comic Expo 2013 Still Adding Guests

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Scheduled for Saturday, May 11, the Long Beach Comic Expo has announced the following new guests:

  • Joe Benitez – Lady Mechanika, Soulfire, Detective Comics, Supergirl, JLA, The Darkness, The Magdalena
  • Brian Buccellato – Screenwriter currently co-writing The Flash, colorist on The Flash and Superman relaunch
  • Keu Cha – Witchblade, Rising Stars, Hex: The Lost Tribe
  • Trent Kaniuga – Twilight Monk, Creed, Ghost Rider, Video Game Artist

For the complete guest list and more information, visit their website.

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