Buzz from the Beach
FEB 9 2017
PJ Black coming to LBCE!

Let's give it up for the incredible, PJ Black! He is joining us at Long Beach Comic Con and will be in the Wrestling Guy Store Booth #949 on Sunday from 12pm-2pm.

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FEB 8 2017
The Space Expo is Returning to Long Beach!

Join us at Long Beach Comic Expo for two days of innovative programs that connect space exploration, science discoveries, movies, comic books, sci-fi and pop culture!

The highlights among the panels include learning the basics of building your own
R2-D2 as well as "The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality."

Click here to view the exclusive full schedule of space & science programming at the Expo.
The Space Expo is located at booth 1101! Don't miss your chance to see the coolest advancements in space technology. It's truly out of the world!!

FEB 8 2017
Register for LBCE 2017 Cosplay Contest

Hosted by Bernie Bregman from Nerds Like Us, the LBCE 2017 Cosplay Contest will be held on Saturday, February 18 in the Thunderdome (Main Ballroom) from 7:00-8:30 pm.
Register now.

FEB 8 2017
Announcing the LBCE Program!

There is a lot to see and do in two days. Take a moment to review the event program so you can plan your weekend ahead of time.

Download here.

FEB 6 2017

Rikishi is a wrestling legend. His accolades include being an Intercontinental Champion, two-time World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015.

Additionally, Rikishi has appeared in numerous videogames including WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, WWE 2K16 and WWE 2K17. Outside of the main series, he is featured in WWF No Mercy, WWF Raw, WWE Wrestlemania X8 and WWE Wrestlemania XIX

Fatu guest starred on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, as a sumo wrestler in the episode "Brain Squeezers."

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FEB 3 2017
Paige Halsey Warren is coming to Long Beach Comic Expo!!!

Paige is a Webcomic Artist/Founder of Paige One Comics, featuring Busty Girl Comics and AHTspace. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet her and many more!!! #LBCE17

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FEB 3 2017
Make sure to register for the Cosplay Contest!
Bernie Bregman from Nerds Like Us will be hosting the LBCE 2017 Cosplay Contest.


The Cosplay Contest will be in the Thunderdome (Main Ballroom) from 7:00pm-8:30pm on Saturday February 18th at the Long Beach Comic Expo The space will be open for set up starting at 6:30pm.

Onsite Registration and Check In will be at the Nerds Like Us table in Cosplay Corner.
FEB 3 2017

OH Let's break it down! Jonny has acted on the big screen, played roles on TV shows including Castle, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Closer, and produced hilarious sketches for PowerUP! But where you'll likely recognize him is as everyone's favorite audio medic, Lucio, from the hit Blizzard game Overwatch. See him and many more! #LBCE17

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FEB 3 2017
Long Beach Comic Expo welcomes Nicole Marie Jean!

Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from San Diego, California. Nicole began her journey into the cosplay and convention world in 2011. It was the previous year that she discovered what cosplay was. Nicole fell in love with the idea of being able to combine her love of comics and art to bring her favorite characters to life. During the past six years she has traveled around the country for numerous events and conventions as both an attendee and a guest. She has judged a number of contests and been a part of many panels. Nicole has won numerous awards for her costumes both at conventions and online.

Nicole has created over 100 costumes in the past five years and all are inspired by her favorite characters from comics, movies, books, video games and soon animes. Nicole is most well known for her take on Bane from the Dark Knight Rises film, which has given her the nickname throughout the cosplay community as "Lady Bane."

When Nicole isn't creating or debuting new costumes, she sculpts and makes items for her online store. She hopes to continue this journey for many years to come while meeting new people, teaching and inspiring others, entertaining those who follow her work and becoming better at her craft along the way.

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FEB 3 2017
LBCE is proud to welcome DeWayne Feenstra!!!

Teacher by day, Podcaster by night and writer by even later night. DeWayne is the co-creator and writer of the all-ages comic The Adventures of Aero-Girl. He has also written for Action Lab Entertainment's Midnight Tiger and BOOM! Studio's Regular Show. DeWayne co-hosts The Final Issue Podcast where he discusses comic and pop culture news as well as offering creator advice.

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FEB 2 2017
Supernatural's Ghostfacers will be joining us at LBCE17

Come and meet: A.J Buckley, Brittany Ishibashi, Dustin Milligan, Mircea Monroe, Austin Basis and Travis Wester! Saturday only!

AUTOGRAPHS: You are encouraged to pre-purchase a photo op with your favorite celebrity as sessions can sell out and you avoid the ATM line-ups.

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JAN 31 2017
Le Geek So Chic Fashion Show!!!
We're excited to announce Le Geek So Chic will be showcasing the latest and greatest of nerd fashion with designers both locally and internationally at LBCE2017!

Le Geek So Chic is a high-end, professional fashion show that is a full scale show stopper event. We are proud promoters of body positivity and have models of all sizes, heights, genders, and ages in our shows. We believe geek fashion is an important expression on oneself, favorite fandoms, and is for everyone! Hosted by Lauren Matesic and Bernadette Bentley.

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JAN 30 2017
George Perez is coming to Long Beach Comic Expo!

Multi-award winning comic book legend, George Perez is the creator of dozens of popular characters and is well known for his artwork on The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman and Teen Titans!

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JAN 30 2017
Comic Book Writer and Editor Bob Schreck is coming to LBCE!

Co-founder of Oni Press, Schreck worked for long stretches at both Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics and IDW. He is currently editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics, the graphic novel arm of Legendary Pictures.

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JAN 30 2017
Big Announcement!
Distinguished Comic Book Illustrator Mike Zeck is coming to Long Beach Comic Expo!

Mike's comics series and covers have influenced generations of artists. His works include The Punisher, Captain America, Master of Kung Fu, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Deathstroke the Terminator, Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars and much more...

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JAN 30 2017
Exciting Announcement!
Gigi Edgley is coming to Long Beach Comic Expo!

Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including USA's The Starter Wife, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy's Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses

Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company
beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company's critically acclaimed
sciQfi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sciQfi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star
for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers,
producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most
popular,and at times controversial characters in the series. Recently the SyFy
Channel and The Jim Henson Company asked her to host Jim Henson's Creature
Shop Challenge.

Advance purchase a professional photo opportunity through Epic Photo Ops with Gigi.

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JAN 30 2017
Guess Who's Coming to Long Beach Comic Expo?!?!
Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry and is a special guest for Long Beach Comic Expo!

Co-creator of the X-men's Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O'Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on "The 'Nam," "Micronauts," "G.I. Joe Yearbook," and "Dr. Strange, " among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business.

Golden's work can be seen on covers from "The Walking Dead," the new Marvel "Civil War," the new "Rom," the new "Micronauts," "Spawn," "Nightwing", "Iron Man", "Heroes for Hire", "Exiles," "Demon's Regret," "Spiderman," "Vampirella," "Captain American," "The Punisher" to "The Hulk," as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. His zombie art if routinely used in conjunction with popular properties on TV and in print.

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JAN 30 2017
Renee Witterstaetter is coming to LBCE!

Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," "Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira," the children's book "Kerry and the Scary Things," "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan," and "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash" among many others.

Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Superman," "Silver Surfer," "Conan The Barbarian," "The Punisher" special projects, and "Conan Saga," then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of "She-Hulk," at Marvel as well, as part of that legendary run.

She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on "X-Files," "Jurassic Park," "Xena" and "Hercules" and is the co-creator--with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden-- of the successful series, "Spartan X" which will be made into a trade paperback featuring new material.

She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics from "The Avengers" to "Spider-man" to "Captain America" to "Jurassic Park," among many, many others. "I must have colored a thousand pages of comic books," she says.

Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies "Rush Hour Two," "Red Dragon ," "To ease the lose," and "Swimming With The Virgin," among others.

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JAN 23 2017
Jason Momoa at Long Beach Comic Expo!
Huge News!!! Jason Momoa will be joining us at Long Beach Comic Expo!

Advance purchase a professional photo opportunity through Epic Phots Ops with Jason. Autographed pictures are $60, and photo ops are $80, with up to 4 people per photo, and any children under 3 years of age.

Barbarian, Dothraki and soon to be Fish Whisperer in DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE movie and an AQUAMAN stand-alone spinoff, Jason Momoa is also headed to Netflix to star in the action/adventure series FRONTIER. Saturday only! SAVE THE DATE!

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DEC 28 2016
John Livesay Is Coming To Long Beach Comic Expo!
Comic book artist & inker since 1993. Working for such publishers as Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Valiant, & Top Cow.

Work highlights for 2016- DC Comics- Legends of Tomorrow #4,5,6 Death of Hawkman #1-6 Marvel Comics- Dr. Strange #4-16, Spider-Man/Deadpool #8 &10

John on Twitter:

DEC 27 2016
David Baron is joining us at LBCE 2017!
2016 Harvey Award Nominee and voted by fans as 's 2015 Best Colorist.

Creator and Writer of STAINED, a new 5-issue mini-series coming in March, 2017 from 451 Media Group.

Currently on exclusive contract with VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT, working on DIVINITY III, VALIANT HIGH and BLOODSHOT REBORN.

A 20+ year vet of comics, with first published work being done at the age of 15. David has been a top color artist for DC COMICS with highlights including MULTIVERSITY, 52, PLANETARY, THE AUTHORITY, JLA, DETECTIVE COMICS (THE BLACK MIRROR), BATMAN BEYOND and GREEN LANTERN.

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DEC 23 2016
Jamisin Matthews Is Joining Us At LBCE!
Jamisin is Resident Evil's Leon Scott Kennedy face model in five films and video games. Having trained in martial arts at a young age with coaches photo scanned for the original Mortal Kombat, perhaps it was destiny that he be photo and face scanned for the equally iconic Resident Evil series. Jamisin is also the blood-splattered demolition groom in My Chemical Romance's popular Life On The Murder Scene storyline and stars as the quintessential noir detective, Jack Anvil, in Donald F. Glut's upcoming Tales of Frankenstein. The founder of Jacorva, Jamisin creates personalized martial arts systems for others.

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DEC 17 2016
Voice Actor Diane Pershing Is Coming to LBCE 2017
Since graduating UCLA with a BA in Theater Arts, Diane as been lucky enough to earn her living in many areas of the entertainments business, beginning with years on the road touring as a singer and theatre actress. But once she settled down in Los Angeles, she began doing voiceovers--cartoons, commercials, narrations, network promos, etc.--all of which she hopes to continue doing until she's carted off to the happy farm.

Overlapping her VO career, the years have also seen her finding success as a TV writer, romance novelist, film critic and radio disc jockey. Today, Diane counts herself extremely lucky to be someone who gets to work in an industry she loves; how many can say that?

Over the years, Diane has had lead cartoon characters in projects such as Flash Gordon, The Adventures of Mighty Mouse, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and Defenders of the Earth. However, she is most notable for her iconic portrayal as Poison Ivy in Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Gotham Girls, and Justice League. Her representation, CelebWorx, and Mad Event Management present Diane Pershing for her first Southern California convention appearance.
DEC 16 2016
Registration For the LBCE Cosplay Contest Is Open!!
Bernie Bregman from Nerds Like Us will be hosting the LBCE 2017 Cosplay Contest.


The Cosplay Contest will be in the Thunderdome (Main Ballroom) from 7:00pm-8:30pm on Saturday February 18th at the Long Beach Comic Expo The space will be open for set up starting at 6:30pm.

Onsite Registration and Check In will be at the Nerds Like Us table in Cosplay Corner.

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Here is our Long Beach Comic Expo guest list! We'll be adding guests all the time so make sure you check back often and see if your favorite creator or media star will be coming to the Long Beach Comic Expo, February 17th & 18th, 2018.
Long Beach Comic Expo boasts a wide range of exhibitors which includes comic book publishers, small press publishers, video game companies, modern comic book retailers, gold & silver age retailers, toy retailers, manga & anime retailers and much more. We will be adding exhibitors often so be sure to check back.

Our exhibitor floor is now accepting registration forms for 2018! Contact our sales team by clicking here.
Artist Alley is the heart of Long Beach Comic Expo and we know it's why so many people come to comic cons. We are proud to have one of the largest Artist Alleys not only in California, but the entire U.S. With big name talent, indy talent, web comics talent, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letters and even writers there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

To register, please Contact Our Sales Team by clicking here
The Long Beach Comic Expo is a two-day event held February 17th & 18th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available using the BUY TICKETS button on this site, or at your local comic book shop. Additional details about the event can be found on the FAQ page or by emailing Customer Service.

What is Long Beach Comic Expo?
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.

The Long Beach Comic Expo Team

Martha Donato
Executive Director

Genevieve Prifte
General Manager

Jeremy Atkins
Public Relations Director

Kris Longo
Vice President, Sales

Carly Marsh
Operations Manager

Bobby Marmelejo
Registration Coordinator

Kristen Simon
Programming Director

RuthAnn Thompson
Assistant Programming Coordinator

Caterina Toscano
Social Media Manager

MAD Event Management
If you are interested in exhibit space, retail booths or Artist Alley tables at Long Beach Comic Expo, please download the appropriate form and complete it - we'd rather you sent it in via email, but if you want to fax your completed form, you can send it to 845-787-2499. Have security concerns when using your credit card for payment? We also have a secure online exhibitor registration site that you can use our website by clicking here. If you have any questions, you can contact us:

Martha Donato - Executive Director
We have easy access to the show floor for move-in and move-out at both shows. The Long Beach Convention Center is a great facility to work with!

Are you interested in helping us promote Long Beach Comic Expo? We can offer you free tickets to the show to use for promotions. We can also offer reciprocal banner ads. Contact Martha set it up.

Do you want to get involved with our shows? Promote your brand or product? Contact Kris Longo by clicking here.

2018 Exhibitor Kit
Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley:
Check back in Winter 2017 for the exhibitor kit.

2018 Electrical Form
Check back in Winter 2017 for the electrical form.

2018 Show Floor Map
Check back in Winter 2017 for the Show Floor Map.

Check back in Winter 2017 for the Panel Room Map.

2018 Exhibitor Registration Forms
EXHIBITORS: Check back soon
RETAILERS: Check back soon
ARTISTS: Check back soon
ANIMATION ISLAND: Check back soon
COSPLAY CORNER: Check back soon

2018 Professional Registration
PROFESSIONALS: Check back soon for Registration Form.

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018 - February 17th & 18th, 2018
Show Hours:
Saturday February 17 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Sunday February 18 - 11:00am - 5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

Panel Rooms

All programming rooms have limited capacity as set by the Long Beach Fire Marshal and subject to available seating. Although your LBCE badge is required for entry into all events, it doesn't guarantee you access to any programming session if it has reached its capacity, subject to the discretion of Long Beach Convention Center and Long Beach Comic Expo staff members. We don't clear our programming rooms between sessions.


Long Beach Comic Expo believes in creating an environment where every attendee, exhibitor and staff member is treated with respect and dignity, and does not tolerate any act of bullying or harassment. If an attendee of any type is believed to be in violation of our rules, they will be asked to leave immediately without reimbursement of any kind. Long Beach Comic Expo employs professional security guards who enforce our rules and regulations, as do our staff members. Volunteers are NOT staff members and are assisting us in exchange for certain reimbursement and experiential value. Please report any serious incidents or concerns to a Long Beach Comic Expo Staff Member, as identified by their badge.


We have a strict policy of checking weapons to ensure that they are only props. The security guards at the entrance will check yours and place a band on it to show that it's been approved. The responsibility to get this weapons check performed is yours, so please don't sneak in without it. We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who presents a public safety or security issue in our sole discretion.

The following items are forbidden at LBCE:
  • All firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for real firearms)
  • Projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, slingshots and water guns)
  • Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatches, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Mace and pepper spray
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
We allow prop weapons if they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. We allow prop bows if all arrows have soft tips.
Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to host the "Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics" for its 3rd year now. This significant honor will be presented on Saturday, February 17, 2018 to an American comics work, published in print or digitally in 2016, deemed by the DMAD Selection Committee to promote diversity. In the spirit of Dwayne McDuffie, "promoting diversity" can be judged as either broadening the range of characters portrayed in comics, or adding to the variety of creators contributing to the medium.

When is the convention?
Long Beach Comic Expo is being held on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!).
Tickets are not yet available, but here is an event you might like: Long Beach Comic Con, September 2nd and 3st 2017
How much are tickets?
Prices for the show will be $30 ($35 at the door) for a Saturday only ticket; $25 ($30 at the door) for a Sunday only ticket and $45 for a weekend ticket. Children age 10 and under are admitted for free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & older), military, police & fire fighter discounts are available (use code MilitaryLawEnforcement or SeniorCitizen). Tickets are available at the door but will be priced higher.

I bought my ticket online or at a comic book shop, what time can I arrive to pick up my ticket?
Advance ticket sales will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, February 18 and 8:30 am on Sunday, Febraury 19. Walk up tickets WILL NOT be available for sale until 9:30 am.

Can I buy tickets on-site?
Yes, you can buy tickets at your local comic book shop, on our website or at the door. Day-of ticket sales at the door will open at 9:30 am both days. Ticket pick-up & on-site sales are in the Lobby!

I am a Professional interested in attending the show. What do I need to do?
Long Beach Comic Expo is pleased to offer credentialed, published industry professionals, and those in the related industries of film, television, animation, guilds, gaming, etc. complimentary admission to the Expo.
We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note we will charge a $10 fee. Once you've registered online, please remember to bring samples of your work and/or a business card to the show. We do not offer a guest option - badges are for professionals only.

Where do I pick up my badge? What about pre-registration?
There will be a clearly-marked booth in the Lobby of the Convention Center for walk-ins. Pre-registrants will take their barcode scan copies or use their smart phones at the Advance Ticket Registration Area. It's that easy!

Do I have to wear it at all times?
Even if it wasn't a stunning accessory that the Sex In The City gals would pay hundreds of dollars for, yes - you need to wear it inside the hall at all times, or we may think you are some sort of undesirable who snuck in and we will be forced to ask you to leave.

I want to dress my dog up as my sidekick and bring him. Can I?
Sorry, no pets, except for registered service animals.

Can I take pictures?
Generally, you can take photographs at Long Beach Comic Expo of the conventioneers and exhibits. Please respect the privacy and ask before taking a picture of a celebrity, as some of them charge for their photo and autograph.

Where can I park and how do I get there?
There are parking lots located at the Long Beach Convention Center and all around the area that are privately owned. The prices vary, but expect to pay $10 per day. Note: the Convention Center parking lot only accepts cash. Directions are available on the Long Beach Convention Center website: or use 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 in your GPS for directions.

Where are the ATM machines?
Cash machines are located in the main lobby, and in the Aquarium entrance.

Where is Lost & Found located?
Lost & Found is located in the main lobby at the Registration Booth.

Do I have to pay extra to get autographs?
Some guests charge for their autographs, and some don't. Please ask first.

I really need to take this call, it's my agent...
Then really, take it outside. Please be courteous and no cell phone usage when you are at panels, events or in programming rooms.

To complete my costume, I carry a large battle-axe that I hone to razor sharpness every day. It's cool for me to bring that, right?
Ummm, seriously? Props are one thing, but anything that could take an eye out, could hurt someone, or make the cops (or my mother) take it away from you, is not allowed.

I need to blog frequently... is there wi-fi?
Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC - hey, those are OUR initials, too!) does offer wi-fi service on the promenade level for a small fee. Launch your browser and you'll reach their homepage.

Who are the mysterious people behind the curtain of the Long Beach Comic Expo?
The LBCE team is comprised of people who celebrate what they love. They put in countless hours to create the best experience they can for fans, guests and exhibitors alike.

Long Beach Comic Expo - February 17th & 18th, 2018!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)| Sunday hours: 11:00am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)

We offer discounts to senior citizens (65 & older) and members of law enforcement and military - use promotional code MilitaryLawenforcement or SeniorCitizenDiscount when you purchase your ticket below. You will be asked to show proof of status when you arrive at the event to pick up your tickets.

Long Beach Comic Con - September 2nd & 3rd, 2017!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:30am-5:00pm (10:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Click here for Long Beach Comic Con this September 2nd & 3rd!

New Jersey Comic Expo - November 18th & 19st, 2017!
Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
Click here for New Jersey Comic Expo this November 18th & 19th!
Photo Ops
Take your photo with our Celebrity Guests!

Our professional photographers will be on hand to capture that special moment in our designated photo op room. Each photo op includes one 8 x 10 printed photo. You can bring up to 3 friends and share the cost of a photo op and get additional prints and/or JPEGs too for only $10. Photo Op services are provided by Epic Photo Ops. For a list of all available photo ops click here. Check back often for new additions.

General Photo Op FAQ
  • Photo Op Pre-sales will be available online until Wednesday, February 15th at midnight
  • Photo Ops sales onsite will be Cash Only
  • Please show up for your photo op 15 minutes prior to the scheduled photo op time
  • Lining up for your photo op more than an hour in advance of the scheduled photo op time will not be allowed
  • Your 8x10 printed photo will be ready within a couple minutes of your photo op being taken, so be sure to pick it up before leaving the photo op area or before the show closes at 5pm on Sunday February 19st.
  • For support issues regarding photo ops, please email
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, California, 90802
Tel: 1-562-491-1234
Fax: 1-562-983-1491

Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel
Treat yourself to the premier setting of Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Only steps from major attractions, shops and entertainment, our luxurious hotel in Long Beach lets you easily explore the entire area. Easy access to the Aquarium and Queen Mary, stroll along the harbor, play on the beach or take in a performance at the Convention and Entertainment Center right next door.

With famous theme parks just a short drive from our Long Beach hotel, even the busiest business traveler can share some of the fun. Within our inviting accommodations, enjoy deluxe guestrooms, exciting new dining, extensive business amenities and the world-class service that have made us the standout hotel in Long Beach. Please contact the hotel directly and mention you are there for Long Beach Comic Expo to receive the special convention rate for a regular room.

For your convenience, we have arranged for a discounted group rate of $189 single/double (plus applicable taxes and fees). All guests are invited to secure their accommodations online or by phone.

Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the Center is within walking distance to first-class accommodations (more than 5,000 rooms citywide, most within the downtown area), shopping, dining, attractions, sightseeing along picturesque bays and 5 1/2 miles of sandy beach.

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a spectacular multi-purpose complex - one of the few waterfront facilities nationwide, featuring more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, an arena and 34 meeting rooms. The glass concourse and lobby offer expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions with the Pacific Ocean.

About Long Beach Comic Expo:
Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center every 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. Long Beach Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit for additional information.

Press Pass Requests:
Long Beach Comic Expo welcomes all members of the press to this year's event. We are happy to provide approved reporters with a complimentary press badge. Please check back soon

Please note:
  • Your press badge will grant you access to the show floor from 10am to 7pm, Saturday, February 18th and 10:00am to 5pm Sunday, Feburary 21st and seating in panels, space permitting.
  • Your press badge does not allow you to skip lines.
Our priority is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for attendees, press, vendors and guests alike, so please conduct yourself professionally at all times and announce yourself as a press representative (naming your outlet) when approaching vendors, guests and attendees. Be courteous and ask permission before shooting pictures of vendors, attendees (including cosplayers), and guests (who may be charging for pictures). We want everyone to be happy, so your cooperation is a big part of that.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Nicholasi

Media Contact:
Jeremy Atkins
Please send interview requests for convention guests and Martha Donato, the Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Expo, to

About MAD Event Management:
MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD's capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit for additional information.
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"The Long Beach Comic Expo has truly outdone itself this year. One of the main reasons I go to cons is for the cosplayers. I love to bring my kids and have them experience the excitement of meeting cosplayers up close. It brings the comics to life and they get such a kick out of it. This year, you guys brought a lot of my favorite cosplayers like Ivydoomkitty, Vegas PG Cosplay, Bernadette Bentley, Nicole Marie Jean, and Soni Arlynn. I am a Long Beach resident, so it's even better because I won't have far to travel. I just want to express that I appreciate this con more than ever. You and your staff are a huge reason for that." - Richard Dillard

"Long Beach Comic Con treated the pros and the fans to a real treat. I especially enjoyed the relaxed surroundings and actually got to spend some time with some real special people as well. This is the kind of show we will keep coming back to year after year. congrats to everyone that made it happen."
- Jimmy Palmiotti

"I had the opportunity this last weekend to walk the Long Beach Comic Con. The past 3 years I have attended as a budding young (well old) artist and enjoyed my time in the Artist Alley. From the veteran creators of the comic industry to the new faces looking to tell their own stories, there is an overall drive of creativity, energy and passion for the comic medium. The diversity of styles, content, ages and viewpoints just show how much people love comics."
- Chris Waterman for Bleeding

"Intimate enough to mingle with the artists, yet big enough to inspire awe.... the LB Comic Con started something that will hopefully continue to grow and inspire year after year!"
- Jim Lujan

"A Comic Book Convention with more comic books on the vendor floor than anything else! How refreshing! I loved that I could speak with comic book artists without feeling overwhelmed by humongous crowds."
- Rachel Bieber, City of Torrance Reference Librarian

The following pictures are a random sampling taken by the LBCE staff.
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