Los Angeles Rock’n Comic Con 2010 Photo Report

On May 28-30, 2010, the Rock’n Comic Con took place at the Pasadena Convention Center. I admit I had my trepidations about this con, as there was a lack of communication going in, and I could tell that it wasn’t as organized as any other show I’ve attended.

After getting my wrist band to the show, I saw a couple of vendors, but very few. A lot of them were booths promoting smaller artists, and in the middle of the show floor was a big set up by Desert Wind Comics, which set up the autograph sessions for Stan Lee, and also features artists J. Scott Campbell and Bob Layton. Bill Sienkiewicz was also near the booth as well, and while it was great for the few attendees that did show up, it was a bit disappointing to see a potentially great show not live up to its potential. Whether it was due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend or because of a lack of other big name comic writers and artists who might have been attending Phoenix Con, it was definitely a show that could have been a lot better. With a great venue in a great city, I think it definitely deserves another shot at redemption.
Now onto some photos:

Welcome to Pasadena Comic Con!

Cool rolling ball in the front of the lobby.

Pirates want your money for their loot.

Pirates waiting for the show to open.

Show floor before it opened.

Cosplay Star Wars characters.

Bob Layton receives a gift and is "stark" excited about it!

Stan "The Man" Lee directs crowd control.

Eager fans wait in line for Stan.

J. Scott Campbell arrives for his small mob of fans as Joe Benitez greets him.

Desert Wind Comics personnel, Stan Lee, Michael Papajohn, Bob Layton, Joe Rubenstein, J. Scott Campbell and Joe Benitez strike a pose.

J. Scott Campbell having a fanboy moment with Stan Lee, who compliments his beautiful artwork.

Bill Sienkiewicz working on his commission list at his booth.

My prize piece of the weekend. All was not lost! Hopefully, Pasadena gets to redeem 2011!

LA Rock’n Comic Con 2010 Starts Today

Press Release:

The Amazing STAN LEE! To Launch the Inaugural Los Angeles Rock’n Comic Con

Pasadena Convention Center
May 28-30, Fri. Sat. & Sun.

FAME LA and Animation Ink announce the Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center which supports the Arts, in Animation, Music & the Film Industries and their creative talents.

Animation Ink, in cooperation with Vanguard Productions and Desert Wind Comics, announces featured Guest of Honor, legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan “The Man” Lee. Stan is the creator and/or co-creator of many of the greatest comic book characters ever including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and many more.

Stan will launch our new convention with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, VIP Gold Room Meet and Greet, walk through, autograph signings, photos, and much more are scheduled for a total of eight hours on Friday and Saturday. Stan Lee, Jim Steranko and moderator J. David Spurlock, Vanguard Press, will host a special guest panel for the 70th Anniversary of Captain America and Marvel Comics.

An ever-growing list of talents from the worlds of animation, film, comics, and music will be in attendence. Such favorites as J. Scott Campbell, Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated Bill Sienkiewicz, Bernie Wrightson, Dean Yeagle, Jim Smith co-creator of Ren & Stimpy theme song will be performed live.

The world’s leading late night talk show host and UFO expert George Noory from Coast to Coast radio, Rodd Roddenberry and Marc and Elaine Zicree for Sci-Fi panels. Animation panels, Musicians panel, Voice-Over Artists, Writers, FX and many more.

International television personality Sabrina A. Parisi, best selling author, columnist, fashion model will sign autographs, Meet-and-Greet and photo ops.

Fans can listen to DJ Shy, the first and only female mixer at the No. 1 top 40 radio station in America, 102.7 KIIS-FM. will spin albums, sign autographs, Meet-and-Greet.

The Main Exhibit and Artists Exhibit Halls will be filled with comics, art, books, merchandise, collectibles, artists and celebrities for autograph signings, photo ops, event exclusive Variant Comic Book, etc.

In the Conference Center, Industry Professionals will have lectures, panel discussions, demos by Animators, film screenings, portfolio reviews by Disney and others.

Horror Movie Panels, some moderated by Don Glut will include many special guests such as William Stout, “The Alien” Bill Blair, horror band Williow Wisp will make a special appearance and perform. Top Special FX Artists will display their Monsters original FX Props and Reproductions, and Famous Monsters of Filmland will also be exhibitors.

A Special Femme Fatales panel and celeb autograph signings, Cosmic Play Girls in Superheroine costumes and Star Wars re-enactment Saber Guild members will be judges int our Masquerade Costume Contest.
Our Entertainment Pavilion will feature Pirates of the Caribbean Cast Members from the Black Pearl, FX artists and merchandise, swords, amor, costumes, The Hollywood Film & Acting Academy and One-on-One Music Mentoring Sessions with Rock Stars.

Live music all day long from LA local bands in the Plaza Stage Area, while enjoying the Memorial Day BBQ with tri-tip steak and shaved ice.

In the evening, our Entertainment Pavilion will rock with such headliners as A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Dramarama and The Motels, Waddy Wachtel (guitarist for Stevie Nicks), former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, The Hollywood Allstarz with Vinny Appice from Black Sabbath, Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter) host Dave Schulz, (keyboardist for Berlin, Goo Goo Dolls, English Beat) and many more.

A special performance by LA Music Awards nominee Lisa Lewolt features the IDWT Dancers. Fire and Dance Performances led by Red Swan.

Concert and After Hours Party tickets are available online only through our website.

An After Hours Party from 10pm to 1am, gives fans, Attendees and Exhibitors an opportunity to network while relaxing and enjoying a continuation of great entertainment! Live Radio broadcasts from the event by 100.3 The Sound and 93.1 Jack FM.

General Admission, All-Star Concert, VIP Press & Celebrity Reception Package and After Hours Party tickets will be offered exclusively through LA Rock’n Comic Con website.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY -
NO on-site registration.
Tickets now on sale!

Visit www.PasadenaComicCon.com or www.rockncomiccon.com for complete details on registering, exhibiting or purchasing your tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets are sure to go fast! Contact: cyn@animation-ink.com

Stan Lee to Appear at Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con

Press Release:

The Amazing STAN LEE! To Launch the Inaugural Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con

Pasadena Convention Center
May 28-30

FAME LA , Vanguard Productions, and Animation Ink, in cooperation with Desert Wind Comics, announce the Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center featuring Guest of Honor, legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan “The Man” Lee.  Stan will launch the major new convention with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be honored during the Comic-Con which runs Memorial Day Weekend, Fri., Sat., Sun. – May 28, 29, 30.  Stan joins an ever-growing list of stars from the worlds of film, comics, music and animation that will be attending the event.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee is the creator and/or co-creator of many of the greatest comic book characters of all-time including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and many more. Stan is the most influential writer and editor in the history of comics, and appears frequently in films and on TV.

Stan Lee will be launching the first annual LA Rock’n Comic Con with a historic ribbon-cutting ceremony. This landmark moment is not to be missed! Be a part of the excitement and buzz of this premiere event which will be covered by media and live radio broadcasts.

Stan Lee, and legendary Marvel Comics innovator, Jim Steranko will be featured speakers in a Marvel Comics & Captain America 70th Anniversary tribute panel moderated by noted comics history author J. David Spurlock. Hall of Fame artist-writer, Steranko followed his revolutionary Captain America, Nick Fury, and X-Men work at Marvel by working on famous films with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola.

The convention has been notified that Stan will be drastically limiting his signing appearances in 2010, making this a rare, not-to-be-missed opportunity, for True Believers to attend a world class line-up panel discussion and tribute, meet and photo opportunity, and have their collectables autographed by Stan “The Man” Lee.

General Admission, VIP Press & Celebrity Reception Package and The After Hours Party tickets will be offered exclusively through Rock’n Comic Con website, NOW ON SALE!

There will be door prizes, raffles and items specially signed by Marvel, Comic Book & Animation Industry artists, Illustrators, musicians and others during the event.

Visit www.PasadenaComicCon.com or www.rockncomiccon.com for complete details and to purchase your tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity.  Tickets are sure to go fast!