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FEB 17 2016
Kelly Hu & Tony Todd Added To The Long Beach Comic Expo Line-up!
We are very excited to announce some awesome last minute additions to the Long Beach Comic Expo guest line up this weekend!

X-Men 2, The Scorpion King and Arrow actress Kelly Hu will be joining us on Saturday to sign autographs and take photos with fans. She will also be a part of The Spectacular Spider-Man TV show panel at 4pm in the Danger Room.

Also joining us will be Candyman star and The Crow actor Tony Todd, the fan fave veteran actor will be in our Celeb Area starting at 11am on Saturday.

Kelly will be signing autographs for our fans in our Celeb Area starting at 3pm on Saturday, as well as after her panel

You can also get a professional photo with Kelly or Tony from Epic Photo Ops and they'll print it up for you right there. Or you can get a digital copy.

Bring your friends! Up to 4 people are allowed in the pic!

To pre-purchase your photo with Kelly, Tony or any of our other celeb guests click here.

Photo-op sales on site are cash only at the Epic Photo Ops booth.

Additional fees apply for autographs, check guest listing for prices.

Tickets for LBCE 2016 can be purchased by clicking here.
FEB 12 2016
Chris Claremont VIP Meet & Greet Packages Are Now Available!
Long Beach Comic Expo proudly presents an intimate and exciting meet & greet SPECIAL ACCESS event with industry legend and iconic writer, Chris Claremont.

This two hour session will include a number of limited edition amenities including Chris telling stories and chatting about his amazing career. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions as well.

Included with this package is:
LBCE Weekend Pass ($50 value)
Limited edition Chris Claremont Meet & Greet LBCE Badge
A highly limited edition of a Chris Claremont Uncanny X-Men #137 script with editor's notes and an alternate ending (Limited to ONLY 50 copies)
Access to the Chris Claremont Meet & Greet Session on Sunday February 21, 2016
Up to 7 comics, the limited edition script and badge signed by Chris Claremont during the Meet & Greet Session

Just $150! Limited to ONLY 50 attendees! Get yours while they last!

Tickets for LBCE 2016 can be purchased by clicking here.
FEB 11 2016
Triple the Amount of Advance Ticket Check-in Staff for LBCE Next Week!
Big Updates for Advance Ticket Check-In!

We've spend a good deal of time here at LBCE HQ working on ways to improve our Advance Ticket Pick-Up process at each of our events. We've come up with a few great initiatives that we think will improve even further upon the check-in process -- most notably in the speed department.

We've DOUBLED the check-in counters Advance Ticket Pick-Up

We have increased our check-in staff to have minimum of TRIPLED the amount of check in staff with the ability to go higher if we need to.

FRIDAY TICKET PICK-UP: We've added Advance Ticket Pick-Up check-in time on Friday, February 19th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

We will be opening check-in at 8:00am on Saturday, February 20th.

The line to check-in can begin to form earlier. The earlier you get to the Long Beach Convention Center, the earlier you can get checked in. You will also get the best parking spots - big plus there, too.

On-site Ticket Sales will NOT begin until 10:00am. Prices will also increase by $5.00 per ticket if you purchase your ticket at the door.

Buying your tickets in advance and showing up early to check-in will not only save you money but get you onto the show floor early. And don't forget, kids under 10 are FREE with an adult ticket.

We are very proud of the comic con we have built with this year's Long Beach Comic Expo. We have one of the biggest Artist Alley's in the country, a HUGE guest list featuring both a heaping helping of first time and returning guests, our innovative Cosplay Corner, celebrities like Alan Tudyk, Peter Shinkoda & more, our biggest LBCE exhibit floor with over 300 exhibitors, over 75 hours of programming, our Kid's Area run by the Long Beach Public Library and The Lego Users Group of Long Beach and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some quick links to see what we have lined up for you.
FEB 5 2016
Con Man & Firefly Star Alan Tudyk Coming To LBCE '16 - Saturday 2/20 Only!
We've got some very exciting news to share with you! Fan favorite actor and star of Con Man ALAN TUDYK is coming to the Long Beach Comic Expo!

Alan won fans hearts on as Wash on Joss Whedon's cult icon Firefly and he will be joining us on Saturday February 20th for a special Con Man & Spectrum panel.

He will also be sticking around to sign autographs and take photos with fans!

Taking place at 1:30pm in our Thunderdome programming room, Alan will be joined by Con Man Executive Producer PJ Haarsma and comic writer & editor Shannon Eric Denton to discuss the IndieGoGo financed series and Spectrum, the comic based on the fictional sci-fi show featured in Con Man.

Alan will also be available for professional photos with Epic Photo-Ops. Get your photo taken with Alan and Epic will print a beautiful 8x10 on site, and you can get a digital copy too.

Saturday Only!
Autographs $40 | Photo Ops $50
Con Man, Firefly
To pre-book your photo-op click here

Tickets for LBCE 2016 can be purchased by clicking here.
JAN 23 2016
Registration for the 2016 Long Beach Comic Expo Cosplay Contest is Now OPEN!!
Registration for the 2016 Long Beach Comic Expo Cosplay Contest is now OPEN!

The contest will take place Saturday February 20th at 7pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. All entrants must have a Saturday or Weekend LBCE pass. See full rules below.

To register for the contest click here.

Tickets for LBCE 2016 can be purchased by clicking here.


The following rules apply to ALL entrants, be they Individual Entries or Group Entries. Whether flying solo or in a group of any size, every individual person in the show will be held to the rules below! Entry into the event is at the discretion of the event staff, and we reserve the right to reject ANY entrant whose costume does not adhere to these rules! This also goes for any entrant displaying disrespectful, rude or hostile behavior.

Entries for this year's Long Beach Comic Con Cosplay Contest will include several categories. We will have prizes for the following categories:

Best in Show
Best Fabrication (Sculpting & building)
Best Construction (Sewing & use of fabric)
Best Hero
Best Villain
Best Sci-Fi
Best Anime
Best Group or Couple
Best Kid

Judges will be scoring for the following categories: overall difficulty, creativity, accuracy(for recreation), and showmanship/character.

Every entrant is limited to participating in ONE category. There will be no multiple registrations for any individual for more than one category, meaning you may ONLY register yourself as one member in a Group Entry, OR as an Individual Entry Participant.

For those groups who are participating in a Group Entry must register the names of all individual participants and names of your costumes and theme i.e. DC Comics JLA Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Group entries are a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of six (6) people. That means no more than 6 people are allowed in a group entry! No Exceptions!

Store-bought costumes are NOT PERMITTED! Your costume needs to be one you made or modified yourself. Modifications will be carefully assessed by our judges and must be at least 30% modified from original piece. This applies specifically to accessories and the body of the costume itself; footwear and jewelry don't apply. Unfortunately, we cannot accept your entry if your costume has been commissioned by a costume maker. We do, however, allow props to be commissioned by prop makers. You are allowed to have had assistance for approximately 20% of your costume; if you had a friend assist you with your costume, please inform the judges what work was done. Our judges may ask to verify that it's an original construction or to confirm an acceptable amount of modifications to pre-existing materials. While we do allow for a few minor pre- made, pre-purchased items, we are looking for craftsmanship and creativity. You may also give credit to those fellow costumer and costume makers who assisted you during the construction of your costume entry. Note: Unfortunately, we will not have any repair kits on hand. You are responsible for your own costume and its integrity.

For children 6 and up modifications can be up to 60% to a store bought item and up to 70% completed by an adult in your group or your guardian from scratch.

There will be children present and your costumes and presentation should be suitable for ALL ages.

The minimum age for entrants is 6 years old for any category. NO EXCEPTIONS. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Anticipate about a one-three minute presentation of your costume to the judges during pre-judging. Depending on the complexity and detail, the judges may request additional time to observe and properly judge your costume during the actual show. There will be time for a small one-minute presentation on the main stage during the actual contest.

On the day of the event, contestants must arrive no later than 4:00pm to check in. During this time, depending on entries, we may begin pre-show judging with the judges. We highly recommend you to stick around for pre-show judging just prior to the event, as there will be NO late entries once prejudging has ended. NO

We also recommend making arrangements such as booth coverage, transportation, and costume prep well in advance, so that you can participate during pre-judging as it is mandatory. We've also limited the number of entries this year for a much smoother process of pre-judging and the event itself.

There will not be a contestant dressing area but the pre-judging area will be private. You are allowed to wear your costume on the expo floor during the day if you wish. You will receive an email detailing check in times and location once you are confirmed as an entry (separate email).

If your costume is an original design or not a recreation of something pre- existing, please bring a printed image of the original design/concept for the judges and be prepared to speak a little bit about it. We are completely open to new and innovative designs, especially those never before seen for familiar characters.

There is absolutely no fire, liquids, toxic substances, or anything that may cause danger for you or others allowed on stage. That includes all stage weapons, swords, guns, bows, etc. However, your costume may require a stage/fake bow or sword, we kindly ask that those items be tagged during weapons check prior to entering the convention floor.
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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 20th & 21st, 2016.
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.
  • 168 Dragon Trading - 412
  • 501st Legion - 454
  • A Fistful of Comics - 121
  • AAA Comics - 908
  • Aaron Sparrow - ANI6
  • Academy of Art University - 500
  • - 117
  • Agents of Khaos - COS9
  • Alan Tudyk (Sat Only) - CELEB8
  • Alexandra the Red - COS17
  • Amazing Wizard of Paws aka First Dog - 1154
  • - 708 & 1056
  • AMO Marketing - 1238
  • Amy Mebberson - ANI12
  • Andromeda Designs Limited - 549
  • Angelo Comics - 512
  • Anime 3PM Collectibles - 956
  • Anime Books - 1114
  • Anime Gift - 1231
  • Anime Link - 408
  • Artnwordz - 1142
  • Ashen Phoenix Cosplay Team - COS 18 & 19
  • Aspen Comics - 900
  • Atomic Basement Entertainment & Ninth Circle Studios - 1133
  • Ave Rose Art - COS4
  • Bert's Comics - 215
  • Big Pop Toys - 1226
  • Big Red Comics - 1112
  • Bijou Collectibles - 848
  • Bobby's Comics - 1223
  • Brittnee Braun Designs - 955
  • C2 Props - COS26
  • Cameron Jebo - RNG2
  • Canon Comics and Collectibles - 556
  • Capere - 130
  • Capes & Cowls Collectibles - 1135
  • Carlyfornia/From the Land Beyond - 754
  • CBC Apparel and Collectibles - 1234
  • CGC, Comics Guaranty Company, LLC. - 912
  • Champion Comics - 714
  • Chris Copeland - ANI13
  • Chris Villain - COS3
  • Christopher Dooly - COS14 & 15
  • Chuck Patton - ANI8
  • Ciara Hanna - RNG1
  • Close Encounters of the Comic Mind - 1050
  • Collector's Edge - 128
  • Colorworld Books - 1138
  • Columbia Memorial Space Center - 300
  • Comic Cellar - 1006
  • Comic Madness - 812
  • Comic Wise - 814
  • Comicage Entertainment - 324
  • Comicraft & Richard Starkings - 600
  • Comics Toons N Toys - 1045
  • Conceptual Imagination - 1232
  • Constructibles LLC. - 343
  • Crafty Geek Girls - 1144
  • Cruzin' Thru Comics - 808
  • Custom Comic Posters - 650
  • CUTCO - 756
  • Cwo Comics - 957
  • Dark Planet Comics - 331
  • Dave's Comics - 712
  • De Korner - 551
  • Desert Wind Enterprises - 951
  • Dino Andrade - ANI5
  • Dollman Collectibles - 414
  • Dr. Hogan-Berry's Extraodinary Emporium of Genre Jewelry - 1127
  • Dragon Song Forge - 1106
  • DreamInk - 656
  • Dreams of Tibet - 118
  • Ellen Jin Over - ANI10
  • Elveen's Comics - 612
  • Emet Comics - 406
  • Empire of Collectibles - 1102
  • End Malaria Now - 218
  • Evil Ted Smith - COS16
  • Extra Life Los Angeles - 225
  • F.Y.E./Transworld Entertainment - 1100
  • Fabian Nicieza
  • Fabian Nicieza - CELEB4
  • Failure To Loot - 554
  • FanboyNation Magazine - 457
  • Fangirlnation - COS7
  • FilmCraft Lab - 1054
  • First Person Clothing - 216
  • Flex Comics - 1130
  • Frank & Sons - 750
  • Friends Junction - 1120
  • FVF Comics - 909
  • Galaxy Press - 503
  • GameRave - 948
  • GeekChic Promotions - 602
  • GeekFest Film Fest - 314
  • Geeks 4 Kourageous Kids - 351
  • Geeky Mammas - SHOW FLOOR
  • Geeky U - 748
  • Genevieve Marie - COS20
  • Girl with One Eye Fashion - 444
  • GoDaddyo's Comic Book Hideout - 1119
  • Golden Apple - 903
  • Got Kilt - 850
  • GraphicLab Tees - 1039
  • Greg Weisman - ANI11
  • Greg White Comic Books - 608
  • Gregs House of Sports Cards - 126
  • Herb Jefferson Jr. - CELEB3
  • Heritage Auctions - 914
  • Hullabaloo - COS6
  • I Had Those Toys - 220
  • I-Dragon Inc. - 657
  • IDW - 706
  • Imperial Forces Rainbow Squad - 1219
  • It Came From Planet Earth, LLC. - 226
  • ITLuxe - 120
  • Ivy Doomkitty - COS23
  • J & L Collectibles - 648
  • Jay Company Comics - 614
  • Jerky Hut - 1043
  • Jesse JFR/Iam Retro - 312
  • Joe Benitez - 1027
  • Joey McCormick - ANI7
  • Jonathan Perkins - 751
  • Justice Comics - 851
  • Katie Leigh
  • Keith Coogan - ANI3
  • Kelly Hu (Sat Only)
  • Kevin Kleinberg - RNG3
  • Kid's Area - SHOW FLOOR
  • Kids Can Cosplay - COS13
  • KISSed Alive! - COS11
  • Kymera Press, Inc. - 337
  • LA Filament - 122
  • LA Renegades - 857
  • Lab Reject Studios - 315
  • LeeAnna Vamp - COS25
  • Leet Craftables - 1132
  • Lego Users Group of Long Beach - SHOW FLOOR
  • Linz Stanley - COS1
  • Lisa Pinelli - COS8
  • Loganspop Comics - 1224
  • Loren Lester - ANI1
  • Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club - 448
  • Matt Doherty - ANI4
  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament - 1048
  • Meg Turney - COS22
  • Michael Bell - ANI2
  • Mike Collins & The Tiki Machine - 333
  • Mike Kunkel & The Astonish Factory - 432
  • MoYou Nails - 603
  • Ms. Martha's Corset Shoppe - 1218
  • My Faerietale - 438
  • My Favorite - 451
  • My-D Pins and Collectibles - 856
  • Najee De-Tiege - RNG6
  • Neo Edmund - N1
  • Nerd Farm - 224
  • Nerds Like Us - COS12
  • Nerdy But Still Girly/Kit's Designs - 345
  • NesQuik
  • Nigel Sade Fine Art & Art of Sarah Wilkinson - 949
  • Novatees - 442
  • Npcollectbles - 757
  • Oddball Books - 1220
  • P Dot's Comics & Collectibles - 125
  • Paper Films - Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti & Frank Tieri - 1000
  • Party Xtreme Laser Tag - SHOW FLOOR
  • Patrick Scullin - 436
  • Pen 2 Paper Entertainment - 1033
  • Peter Paul - ANI9
  • Peter Shinkoda - CELEB1
  • Phat Collectibles - 1124
  • Pop Art Planet - 124
  • Pop! Comics - 408
  • PRISM Comics - 1003
  • Pure Blades - 654
  • Raquel's Rest Stop - 557
  • Raw Entertainment - 806
  • Ray's Occult Toy Store - 1049
  • RobotechX - 450
  • Saber Guild - 455
  • Sara Moni - COS2
  • Sara Richards - ANI14
  • SCG Distribution - 1241
  • SCROOZE Toys - 649
  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - 119
  • - 854
  • Shoreline Village Comics & Collectibles - 609
  • Sire's Crown qv - 702
  • Skin City Tattoo - 855
  • Skybound / Superfight - 800
  • Soni Aralynn - COS21
  • Soundtrack - 550
  • Star Force Collectibles - 320
  • Star Wars Steampunk Universe - COS10
  • Steve Cardenas - RNG7
  • Storm King Productions - 906
  • Stranger Comics - 400
  • Superheros in Training - 1009
  • T-Mobile - 548
  • TBHOUSE INC. - 221
  • TeeTurtle - 509
  • Terry's Comics - 1002
  • The Collectors Corner - 954
  • The Comic Book Story of Beer - 650
  • The Cosplay Initiative - COS27 & 28
  • The Empires Cargo
  • The Girl Scouts - 307
  • The Marvel Report - COS5
  • The Rational Past - 1121
  • The Rebel Legion - 456
  • The Sun News / Tee No Evil - 303
  • Tiffanie Mang - ANI10
  • TMAF - 1126
  • Tommy Walker - CELEB2
  • Tony Raiola Books - 809
  • Tony Todd (Sat Only)
  • Top Cow Productions - 700
  • Toy Mandala - 318
  • ToyArena - 1230
  • - 606
  • - 318
  • ToysLogic - 116
  • Toyz in The Box - 449
  • Travis Hanson - 430
  • Trinket Slot - 1148
  • Unpossible Cuts - 950
  • Vegas Power Girl - COS20
  • Vivid Vivka - COS24
  • West Coast Cards - 651
  • Whedonopolis / Fandom Charities Inc - 402
  • Wyng'd Lyon Creations - 339
  • Yo Joe Depot - 1150
  • Zombie Patrol - 1136

  • Our exhibitor floor is now accepting registration forms for 2016! Contact James Ross 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.
    Artist Alley is presented by:
    SGX Print Artist Alley Sponsor
  • Janene Aksoy - Janene Aksoy - Q10
  • Jason Shawn Alexander - Jason Shawn Alexander - M8
  • Karl Alstaeter - Karl Alstaeter - H1
  • Gavin Andazola - Gavin Andazola - J7
  • David Arroyo - David Arroyo - J3
  • Melody Barbosa - Melody Barbosa - L9
  • Rick Bas - Rick Bas - O8
  • Jason Beckwith - Jason Beckwith - S4
  • Frank Beddor - Frank Beddor - I5
  • Morgan Paige Behary - Morgan Paige Behary - S9 & S10
  • Brett Bennett - Brett Bennett - A7
  • Pierre Bernard, Jr. - Pierre Bernard, Jr. - P9
  • Will Blagg - Will Blagg - S7
  • Lloyd Briggery - Lloyd Briggery - N4
  • Brian Buccellato - Brian Buccellato - K6
  • Gerimi Burleigh - Gerimi Burleigh - H2
  • Ben Byrd - Ben Byrd - O9 & O10
  • Alex Cabal - P2
  • Barry Caldwell - Barry Caldwell - T3A
  • Eric Canete - Eric Canete - J2
  • Allen Carter - Allen Carter - N2
  • Jim Cheung - Jim Cheung - L2
  • Ray Chou - Ray Chou - R8
  • June Chung - June Chung - D7
  • Chris Claremont - Chris Claremont - F1
  • Matthew Clark - Matthew Clark - D4
  • Levi Craig - Levi Craig - E2
  • Dave Crosland - Dave Crosland - M10
  • Nichole Cubbage - Nichole Cubbage - K4
  • Dennis Culver - Dennis Culver - I3
  • Mae Dae - Mae Dae - K9
  • Walter De Leon - Walter De Leon - U3
  • Daniel De Sosa - Daniel De Sosa - S3
  • Matt Dean - Matt Dean - S8
  • Karina Delgado - T5
  • Victor DeTroy - Victor DeTroy - R6
  • Jesus Diaz - Jesus Diaz - O3
  • Barbra Dillon - Barbra Dillon - G1
  • Rachel Dodson - Rachel Dodson - D2
  • Terry Dodson - Terry Dodson - D1
  • Tony Donley - Tony Donley - G3
  • Cindy Duong - Sakuradragon - P7
  • Joshua Dysart - Joshua Dysart - J10
  • Neo Edmund - Neo Edmund - N1
  • John Ercek - John Ercek - T6
  • Ricky Fang - Ricky Fang - Q5
  • Rosa Felix - Rosa Felix - U8
  • Joshua Hale Fialkov - Joshua Hale Fialkov - I6 & I7
  • Phillip Figueroa - Phillip Figueroa - O7
  • Tony Fleecs - Tony Fleecs - I4
  • Douglas Freeman - Douglas Freeman - B6
  • Derek Fridolfs - Derek Fridolfs - E6
  • Ivan Fuentes - Ivan Fuentes - F6
  • M Todd Gallowglas - M Todd Gallowglas - K7
  • Agnes Garbowska - Agnes Garbowska - L1
  • Aaron Garcia - U6
  • Brianna Garcia - Brianna Garcia - I9
  • Richard Garcia - Richard Garcia - R5
  • Ale Garza - Ale Garza - C5
  • Tobias Gebhardt - Tobias Gebhardt - A3
  • Juan Gedeon - Juan Gedeon - L7
  • Kevin Glover - Kevin Glover - R9
  • Joel Gomez - Joel Gomez - C1
  • Keron Grant - Keron Grant - E4
  • Kevin Grevioux - Kevin Grevioux - C7
  • Karen Hallion - Karen Hallion - Q1
  • Jeremy Haun - Jeremy Haun - L10
  • Ray-Anthony Height - Ray-Anthony Height - F2
  • Anthony Helmer - Anthony Helmer - O2
  • Shannon Hoage - P3
  • Tom Hodges - Tom Hodges - I8
  • Leanne Huynh - L4
  • Paul Jenkins - Paul Jenkins - D6
  • Mike Jensen - Mike Jensen - F4
  • Drew Johnson - Drew Johnson - I1
  • Dan Jolley - Dan Jolley - S2
  • Tamara Jones - Tamara Jones - H5
  • Ron Joseph - Ron Joseph - T8
  • Alexandria Kaylor - Alexandria Kaylor - E8
  • Kris Kenhasukjaren - Kris Kenhasukjaren - N7
  • Brandi Kenney - Brandi Kenney - Q2
  • Brandon Kenney - Brandon Kenney - Q2
  • Barbara Kesel - Barbara Kesel - H8
  • Jeff King - Jeff King - K10
  • D.J. Kirkbride - D.J. Kirkbride - M5
  • Scott Koblish - Scott Koblish - A5
  • Scott Kolins - Scott Kolins - I10
  • Nick Kozis - Nick Kozis - T7
  • Bill Kurtz - Bill Kurtz - H3
  • Jon Kurtz - Jon Kurtz - H3
  • Kirk Kushin - Kirk Kushin - B5
  • Joe Lai - Joe Lai - O4
  • Bob Layton - Bob Layton - K5
  • Kieu Le - Kieu Le - L4
  • Alexander Lee - Alexander Lee - J9
  • Eric Lee - Eric Lee - F5
  • Jae Lee - Jae Lee - D8
  • Lak Lim - Lak Lim - R1
  • Erika Lipkes - Erika Lipkes - T2
  • Livesay - Livesay - M2
  • Aaron Lopresti - Aaron Lopresti - D3
  • Pamela Lovas - Pamela Lovas - E5
  • David Lucarelli - David Lucarelli - G5
  • Joenell Luma - Joenell Luma - P10
  • Jennifer Lundstrom - Jennifer Lundstrom - N3
  • Jim Mahfood - Jim Mahfood - M9
  • Tim Mancinas - Tim Mancinas - K8
  • Charise Maravilla - Charise Maravilla - U1 & U2
  • Charisse Maravilla - Charisse Maravilla - U1 & U2
  • Adrian Marquez - Adrian Marquez - L3
  • Cesar Martinez - C6
  • Jeffrey Martinez - Jeffrey Martinez - C4
  • Mike Matola - Mike Matola - J4
  • Mike Mayhew - Mike Mayhew - K3
  • Dan Mendoza - Dan Mendoza - P1
  • Gita Messenger - Gita Messenger - P5
  • Jonboy Meyers - Jonboy Meyers - E1
  • Natalia Miramontes - Natalia Miramontes - Q7
  • Jordan Monsell - Jordan Monsell - H5
  • Vince Moore - Vince Moore - U7
  • Chris Moreno - Chris Moreno - I2
  • Akane Morinishi - Akane Morinishi - A8
  • Joshua Moxham - Joshua Moxham - U6
  • John Mulhall - John Mulhall - Q4
  • Sho Murase - Sho Murase - L8
  • Todd Nauck - Todd Nauck - F8
  • Dustin Nguyen - Dustin Nguyen - E7
  • Russell Nohelty - Russell Nohelty - M7
  • William O'Neill - P4
  • Ryan Odagawa - Ryan Odagawa - B4
  • Mike Oeming - Mike Oeming - B7
  • Axel Ortiz - Axel Ortiz
  • Nathaniel Osollo - Nathaniel Osollo - G6
  • Dan Parent - Dan Parent - G8
  • Geoff Pascual - Geoff Pascual - U9
  • Robert Paul - Robert Paul - Q8
  • J.P. Peer
  • Helen Penpen - Helen Penpen - E3
  • Tim Prettyman - Tim Prettyman - J5
  • Jose Pulido - Jose Pulido - R7
  • Daniel Ramirez - Daniel Ramirez - T10
  • Livio Ramondelli - Livio Ramondelli - C3
  • Holly Randall - Holly Randall - T9
  • Joe Ranoia - Joe Ranoia - N9
  • Norm Rapmund - Norm Rapmund - F7
  • Christopher Reda - Christopher Reda - G4
  • Reiq - Reiq - U4
  • Christina Rice - Christina Rice - I6 & I7
  • Ben Risbeck - Ben Risbeck - N5
  • Mark Rivers - Mark Rivers - G2
  • DC Roberts - DC Roberts - T1
  • Kyle Roberts - Kyle Roberts - L5
  • Brian C. Roll - S9 & S10
  • Lenny Romero - Lenny Romero - M4
  • Don Rosa - Don Rosa - C8
  • Ruben Rosas - AComicWorld - S5
  • Stanley S. Thornton - Stanley S. Thornton - Q6
  • Peter Saenz - Peter Saenz - Q8
  • Richard Saunders - Richard Saunders - Q10
  • Samantha Sawyer - Samantha Sawyer - H6
  • Kira Schmidt - Kira Schmidt - O5
  • Aaron Schwartz - Aaron Schwartz - A4
  • Wendy Shaner - Wendy Shaner - P6
  • Marlin Shoop - Marlin Shoop - S1
  • Edgar Shrum - Edgar Shrum - M3
  • Danny Silva - Danny Silva - R2
  • Felipe Smith - Felipe Smith - L6
  • Gigi Soisoongnoen - Gigi Soisoongnoen - F4
  • Taki Soma - Taki Soma - B8
  • Beth Sotelo - Beth Sotelo - C2
  • Cat Staggs - Cat Staggs - B1
  • Joe Staton - Joe Staton - A1
  • Sean Stewart - Sean Stewart - O6
  • Andrew Tarusov - Andrew Tarusov - N6
  • Dan Taylor - Dan Taylor - O2
  • Franco Te - Franco Te - M1
  • Art Thibert - Art Thibert - K1
  • Chris Thorne - Chris Thorne - R3
  • Anthony J. Touch - Anthony J. Touch - H7
  • Andy Tune - Andy Tune - A2
  • Koi Turnbull - Koi Turnbull - U10
  • James Tynion IV - James Tynion IV - B2
  • Phillip Van Wagoner - Phillip Van Wagoner - U5
  • Mike Vasquez - Mike Vasquez - R4
  • Gus Vazquez - Gus Vazquez - N10
  • Jeff Victor - Jeff Victor - Q9
  • Lisa Voorhees - Lisa Voorhees - H4
  • David Vos - David Vos - M6
  • Dave Wagner - Dave Wagner
  • Steve Waldinger - Steve Waldinger - T2
  • Don Walker - Don Walker - J8
  • Rachel Walker - Rachel Walker - N8
  • Paige Halsey Warren - Paige Halsey Warren - O1
  • George Wassil - George Wassil - D5
  • Lisa Weber - Lisa Weber - T4
  • Len Wein - Len Wein - H9 & H10
  • Alex Wer - Alex Wer - A6
  • JK Woodward - JK Woodward - N1
  • Rus Wooton - Rus Wooton - J6
  • Richie Wu - Richie Wu - K2
  • Carla Wyzgala - Carla Wyzgala - B3
  • Diana Yakerson - Diana Yakerson - R10
  • Dean Yeagle - Dean Yeagle - G7
  • Lenyllyn Zanabria - Lenyllyn Zanabria - F3

  • Artist Alley is now SOLD OUT for 2016. Contact Gabe Fieramosco by clicking here if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
    The Long Beach Comic Expo is a two-day event held February 20th & 21st 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, Founder/Principal) is the President of MAD Event Management, an all-purpose event planning facilitator. Donato has over 20 years of experience.

    Mike Scigliano (Group Show Director) has over 15 years in the events production field that encompasses not only the event management side but the exhibitor side as well. This unique experience helps LBCC to keep both the needs of the event as well as the needs of the exhibitor in mind. Most of the industry simply knows him as Scig and as the Show Director he oversees floor management, exhibit sales, logistics, programming & guest relations. He is also is a freelance sales, marketing, writing, web development and events manager. You can find him on Twitter: @mikescigliano.

    Arlene So (Art Director; Design Ninja) has been a graphic designer for over 20 years and ever so briefly, worked security at a comic con a while back. She is also a producer for an award-winning web series called Haywire.

    Gabe Fieramosco (Social Media Maniac; Cosplay Consigliore & Ambassador to Artist Alley) has more than 10 years experience in events production and promotions. Gabe and his company, Outbreak Marketing handle all LBCC & LBCE social media. He also books our cosplay guests and manages our cosplay events. Most recently Gabe added overseeing Artist Alley tables to his collection of hats. You can find Gabe on Twitter & Instagram @ItsMeGabe.

    Caterina Toscano (Volunteer Manager) is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and works at a NYC Advertising Agency. She has been attending and working at comic-cons since she was a teenager. You can find her working in the Volunteer or Registration areas at Long Beach Comic Expo!

    Carly Marsh (Event Coordinator) handles administrative duties as well as assists the MAD Event Management team with various tasks. Carly is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management and a minor in event management.

    Kris Simon (Programming Director) has written and edited comics for over 10 years, and introduced hundreds of middle school girls to the comic book industry as a Program Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Her love for the medium can only be surpassed by her love for a good burger.

    David Hyde (Promotions) is the founder of Superfan Promotions, a Los Angeles based boutique publicity company that creates campaigns for some of the biggest names in comics. Superfan works with authors, artists, conventions, festivals, stores, entertainment companies and publishers. Prior to launching Superfan Promotions, David was the Vice President of Publicity at DC Entertainment. You can follow him at @superfanpr.

    Kris Longo (Sponsorhip Sales; Special Events) is the founder of Geek Riot Media, the first and only fuly integrated geek culture advertising and sponsorship representation firm. Prior to Geek Riot, Longo managed East Coast advertising sales for DC Comics and served as Vice President of Business Development for Bonfire Agency.

    James Ross (Sales Manager; Floor Manager) is a veteran in the trade show/events industry. He has been in the conventions and events industry since 1999. For the past 15 years he has specialized in exhibit sales & sponsorships, event logistics and floor management. He has been involved in comic book convention genre for over 10 years.

    Bobby Marmolejo (Event Coordinator, Registration; Dealer Sales) has been with Long Beach Comic Con since the start. He has over 16 years experience in comic book and pop culture retail.

    Steven Hoveke (Security Manager) is the owner of Square 1 Press, an independent comics and art books publisher. He started in this industry in 2003 working for Palisades Toys. He has also worked as an independent contractor for Gentle Giant Ltd., Top Cow and Devil's Due, to name a few. A "jack-of-all-trades", his talents are seemingly limitless, from guest relations to personal security to booth construction, he does it all. He has been reading comics since he was seven.

    Phil Lawrence ( Co-founder) Lawrence has over 18 years of experience in marketing and advertising and the comics field and has been involved in the comic book business most of his adult life, and continues to enjoy it personally and professionally.

    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
    Mike Scigliano - Group Show 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 or Mike to set it up.

    Martha Donato - Executive Director
    Mike Scigliano - Group Show Director

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

    2016 Exhibitor Kit
    Exhibitors, Small Press, Dealers, Fan Groups & Artist Alley: Click here.

    2016 Electrical Form
    To download an Edlen eletrical form click here.

    2016 Show Floor Map
    For the Show Floor Map click here.
    For the Panel Room Map click here.

    2016 Exhibitor Registration Forms
    EXHIBITORS: Download a registration form here!
    RETAILERS: Download a registration form here!
    ARTISTS: Download a registration form here!

    2016 Professional Registration
    PROFESSIONALS: Register a professional pass for Long Beach Comic Expo 2016.

    Long Beach Comic Expo 2016 - February 20 & 21, 2016
    Show Hours:
    Saturday February 20 - 10:00am - 7:00pm (9:30am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)
    Sunday February 21 - 10:30am - 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 Con is proud to announce the commencement of the Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Award. This one of a kind award will be granted on February 20, 2016 to an American comics work, published in print or digitally in 2015, deemed by the 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.

    For more information and to submit your application click here.

    The deadline for completed submissions is December 31, 2015.
    Volunteer to be Part of Our Team!

    We are accepting applications for a few awesome Volunteers for the Long Beach Comic Expo on February 20 & 21, 2016. Please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form and then email it to Caterina Toscano if you would like to be added to the wait list.
    When is the convention?
    Long Beach Comic Expo is being held on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, 2016. Show hours are: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!) | Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!).

    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 20 and 8:30 am on Sunday, Febraury 21. 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.
    To register use our secure site by clicking here.
    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 20 & 21, 2016!
    Saturday hours: 10:00am-7:00pm (9:00am for Advanced Ticket Holders!)| Sunday hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:00am 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 17th & 18th, 2016!
    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 Long Beach Comic Con this September 17th & 18th!

    New Jersey Comic Expo - November 20th & 21st, 2016!
    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 20th & 21st!
    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 17th 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 21st.
    • For support issues regarding photo ops, please email
    Check back here for updates to our guest list, artist alley, convention exclusives, programming updates and more!
    Added February 18th
    Blake FosterLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Blake Foster
    Power Rangers Turbo Blue Ranger
    Appearing in Ranger Row
    Added February 17th
    Butch PatrickLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Butch Patrick
    The Munsters - Appearing in the GeekFest Film Fest booth
    Added February 16th
    Tony ToddLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Tony Todd
    Saturday Only!
    Autographs $30 | Photo Ops $50
    Candyman, The Crow, The Flash
    To pre-book your photo-op click here
    Added February 16th
    Kelly HuLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Kelly Hu
    Saturday Only!
    Autographs $30 | Photo Ops $40
    X-Men 2, The Scorpion King, Arrow
    To pre-book your photo-op click here
    Added February 16th
    Hyoung Taek NamLong Beach Comic Expo Guest
    Hyoung Taek Nam
    Character Designer for The Last of Us & Uncharted 4
    Appearing in the Stranger Comics booth #400

  • Added June 16th  J.P. Peer
  • Added February 16th  Ruben Rosas - AComicWorld - S5
  • Added February 16th  Brian C. Roll - S9 & S10
  • Added February 16th  Leanne Huynh - L4
  • Added February 16th  Cindy Duong - Sakuradragon - P7
  • Added February 16th  Karina Delgado - T5
  • Added February 9th  Cesar Martinez - C6
  • Added February 9th  Shannon Hoage - P3

  • Exhibitors
  • Added February 20th  The Empires Cargo
  • Added February 17th - 318
  • Added February 17th  Gregs House of Sports Cards - 126
  • Added February 17th  Pop Art Planet - 124
  • Added February 17th  Tony Todd (Sat Only)
  • Added February 17th  Kelly Hu (Sat Only)
  • Added February 16th  Cwo Comics - 957
  • Added February 16th  Steve Cardenas - RNG7

  • Show Floor
    For the Show Floor Map click here.
    For the Panel Room Map click here.

    For a handy printable programming schedule click here

    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.

    To make your reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234 and refer to the group name: Long Beach Comic Expo or use this link. Specify Dates: February 20 - February 21, 2016.

    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.

    The Westin Long Beach
    333 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, California, 90802
    Tel: 1-562-436-3000

    The Westin Long Beach
    Halfway between Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County Airport, The Westin Long Beach is renowned for both its convenience and beautiful location. Only a mile from the beach, and a few minutes from the new Aquarium of the Pacific, guests can experience the best of California.

    At The Westin Long Beach, our staff is here to help you. Our dedicated associates will help you arrange your next event in one of our various meeting rooms, including our Centennial Ballroom, which can hold over 1,500 people. Enjoy a delicious meal at our newly renovated restaurant, The Grill.

    Most of our 469 guest rooms and suites offer stunning harbor views. Each room boasts our signature Heavenly® Bed, with a pillow top mattress and five pillows.

    To make your reservations, please call 1-562-436-3000 and refer to the group name: Long Beach Comic Expo or use this link. Specify Dates: February 20 - 21, 2016.

    Run away and find your way back. The best things to do in Long Beach are all close to The Westin Long Beach hotel, where the action begins and the fun never ends. From the regal Queen Mary and spectacular Aquarium of the Pacific to stirring Broadway shows, live music venues and hundreds of exclusive dining destinations, you'll find all of the top things to do in Long Beach centrally located minutes from The Westin.

    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 click the following link and fill out the form entirely.

    Click Here for the Press Credentials Form.

    Once we have your info we will reply as soon as possible with a confirmation and further instruction.

    Please note:
    • Your press badge will grant you access to the show floor from 10am to 7pm, Saturday, February 20th 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

    Promotions Contact:
    David Hyde
    For information or to promote guests & content of Long Beach Comic Expo please send requests 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.
    See what people are saying about our shows...

    "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

    "Long Beach Comic Con has such a great feel for a Southern California show! Really well run and brings in an awesome crowd of fans. Thanks to the hard work of Mike Scigliano and the gang, I'll definitely be going back again and again."
    - Mike Kunkel

    "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

    "It was a pleasure to attend the Long Beach Comic Convention. What I liked best was how easy it was to get to the convention. The best part of this comic convention was it was about comics!!! The main reason I attended was to browse Artists Alley. I saw all my favorites and noticed a few new ones. I think the venue was perfect. Downtown Long Beach offers a beautiful view to go along with the shopping center around it. Thanks for a great time and I can't wait to attend next year, and many more to come."
    - Jarrod Kawashima, Geoffrey's Comics

    "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

    "You could not have asked for a better comic con, than the Long Beach Comic Con. It being the first year of the show, we (Fiction House Mafia) had no idea what to expect. We had heard the buzz of guests that would appear. J. Scott Campbell, Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee- to name a few. One of the best things about the show is that it was well rounded. Where some of the shows you don't really get the chance to converse with your favorite creators and they managed to pull it off. It was awesome!!! If you're an independent creator take into consideration this convention, because the focus that they put on their booths, artist alley tables, is really second to none. We had an artist alley table and sold out of every book we took."
    - Albert Morales (Artist, El Mystico), Fiction House Mafia

    "I had such a blast at Long Beach Comic Con! There was a wide variety of things to see and do and a great lineup of guests. As a creator it was a great chance to network with other creators but I also had fun attending the show as a fan!"
    - Brendan Creecy

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