Press & Professionals

About Long Beach Comic Expo:

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. 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 about MAD Event Management.

 Press Pass Requests

Long Beach Comic Expo welcomes all members of the world press to this year’s event. We are happy to provide approved reporters with a complimentary press badge (please no guests).

Please note:

  • We allow two reporters per outlet. Each reporter should fill out their own application.
  • our press badge will grant you access to the show floor during the official show hours.
  • 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.

Apply for a Press Pass

Please note all applications are subject to approval and can be denied by show management for any reason.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Nicholasi at .

Press Requests

Please send staff, guest interview, promotional requests & press requests to Paul Nicholasi at .

Professional Information

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.

Registration is open. Click the button below to apply for your LBCE professional pass. Please note all applications are subject to approval and can be denied by show management for any reason.

Complimentary professional pass registration will be open until January 19, 2018. We welcome Professionals who register after the deadline, but please note there is a $20 fee for any registrations received after January 19.

Please note we do not offer a guest option – Professional badges are for Professionals only.