The year 2020 started with a yellow and black bang when Atomic Basement Comics and Creator’s Lab opened up its first store in downtown Long Beach, California, spearheaded by owners Mike Wellman and Tony Davies. The shop has only been opened officially in less than a month, but it has already hosted fun events for local comic book geeks.Continue reading
Long Beach Horror & Comic-Con held its annual two-day convention on Nov. 23 and the 24th. Just like last year, popular replica cars from different franchises like Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are lined up at the entrance of the convention. I especially dig the TMNT cosplayers posing in front of the Turtle van. LBCC is a small and quiet local convention and this year, the most notable change is the huge artist alley right in the middle of the convention. I spent most of my time wandering the exhibit hall and snapping photos of cosplayers. Check out my photos below!
This weekend I went to Birmingham Comic Con. It was my first time attending, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was attending with my friend JoJo from CheekyGeekyGoodness who was running a stall to sell her fab geeky waistcoats and bags.
As I’ve only been to San Diego Comic Con and Anime Expo, a lot of judgements come from those past experiences. It was a small con, by those standards, consisting only of a merchandise hall. There weren’t any panels to attend or big gatherings or evening events.
When @thenerdmachine Twitter account asked for cosplay volunteers for a short movie, I decided to jump on it. I haven’t officially cosplayed for a long, long time but I was feeling quite adventurous. I’m not the type to throw myself in front of a camera on a regular basis (mah ugly mug!)Â but I had a great time when I was on set for The Guild last year. It was a great experience and a chance to meet like-minded people.
As you can see, it was totally worth it to drive an hour to set on a Saturday morning and wearing a costume in super hot weather — just to get my photo with Zachary Levi (Chuck)! For those who didn’t know, The Nerd Machine is Levi’s company and of course, he was the leading man in the film they were shooting that weekend.