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!
It was Halloween Day! Where did we end up? At the Long Beach Comic Con, of course! My boyfriend and I got out of bed and into our costumes- he wore his Fei Long as Kato costume while I wore my Pikachu kigurumi. It only took us a few minutes to get to the convention since I lived closed by, and picked up my professional badges without any trouble. I have to say, the people running LBCC are the nicest. I’ve said it before, but I really do want to support the growth of this convention and I hope to help entice more and more attendees each year.
This year is their second, and despite the small size, the convention has a lot to offer already. They have great guests and an amazing artist alley. Seriously, so many talented artists are at this con, it’s exciting! I got to take a photo of Steve Yuen and Adrian Kali Turner, who are actors from new AMC series, The Walking Dead, based on the graphic novel. Other notable guests included Stan Lee (of course!), Jeph Loeb, and Amanda Conner. My favorite “guest” was most definitely the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future.
There were a lot of people in costumes, encouraged by the spirit of Halloween to dress up! Most tables and booths had a bucket of candy ready to generously hand out to kids and adults alike. There are enough exhibitors to offer a variety of merchandise for shoppers with great discounts and deals on books, toys, etc. Overall, it was a peaceful and fun comic book convention- a must for the true comic book lovers.
I am definitely happy to have this convention in my city. Again, I wish them the best of luck… and I’ll be there again next year!
Check out our slideshow of photos below, or go directly to our flickr album HERE to check them out!