Monday, October 05, 2009

Comics and Conventions in Long Beach

The first Long Beach Comic Con came and went this past weekend. I was only in attendance on Saturday, but I felt like the convention was a success. I had a relaxing time walking around the exhibit hall, poking through the artist alley, and chatting with local friends. I loved the "small con" feeling! Unfortunately, none of the panels really interested me but that didn't subtract from the ultimate experience.

The line for Jim Lee took a long time to move as he was late to his signing, but the line was not long at all. Although by the time it was our turn to see him, he was rushed and couldn't take the time to do but a quick autograph and doodle, instead of a sketch. I guess you can't really complain though!

Long Beach Comic Con 2009
Me and Jim Lee!


I didn't have much of meet-and-greet agenda which made it a more pleasant surprise to meet actor and writer, Mike McMillian of Archaia Comics.

Long Beach Comic Con 2009
Mike McMillian signing a 'Lucid' poster


What a fantastic guy! He was completely personable. I have yet to see an episode of True Blood, but he is currently playing one of the bigger roles in the TV show. He didn't give off a Mister-Hollywood-Vibe though. It was unfortunate that his presence wasn't advertised enough because there was no line during his signing. I even went back a second time to chat with him and get a second signed poster for a friend. I hope his comic book series will become a success! The encounter peaked my interest in Archaia too and will probably check out more of their books in the future.

I hope this convention keeps coming back every year! It was loads of fun!

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Long Beach Comic-Con!



Next month, I will be attending the first ever Long Beach Comic Con! I'm so excited to have this local convention already jammed pack with awesome guests. Stan Lee will even be doing an inaugural ceremony and opening the convention with a ribbon cutting. Hopefully Stan's blessings will be enough to keep this convention around and growing, yeah?

The usual suspects will be in attendance, including Seth Green, Lou Ferrigno, and... Jeremy London?

The convention will also be sporting big comic book names (the important part!) such as Jim Lee! Plus, top companies such as Top Cow will be in the exhibit hall. It's not San Diego Comic Con (yet???), but I would love to be in a smaller comic convention after the madness that is SDCC! I was deprived of Wizard World this past year, after all...!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It's September!

In October, Long Beach, California is hosting its first ever Comic Book Convention! Well, besides when Wizard World used to reside in the Long Beach Convention Center... Stan Lee will be opening the convention with an inaugural ribbon cutting.

Speaking of Stan Lee, yesterday the interwebs exploded with news of Disney buying Marvel out. There were definitely a lot of fear among the comic-book fans, but for me, it wasn't a big surprise or a big deal. Marvel was already on its way to becoming a household name with the success of its films. I don't think the company will loose any of its identity with this merger.

I think it will be a lot like the Disney/Pixar relationship. Although we somewhat associate Pixar with Disney; we still refer to their movies as "Pixar" films and NOT Disney films.

Marvel is certainly iconic and there is no way Disney can budge out Spider-Man out of the picture! Plus, why would they want to mess with the Marvel characters? They've been around maybe longer than most of Disney's Princesses.

I think there will be a lot of advantages for both companies, without the Disney and Marvel franchise suddenly rolling together in one giant tumbleweed. Though it would be amusing to see Kim Possible team up with the Marvel superheroes...

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