Our friend, Regina, returns to the podcast to make more awesome Comikaze Expo 2012 announcements! Listen to the show for exclusive news, gushing over how great Stan Lee is and hear us rave about Jolibee all over again. www.comikazeexpo.com
San Diego Comic-con is coming up and most of us are either excited or stressed out about it… or perhaps both. Of course, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is throwing an epic party: TOTALLY GEEKTASTIC COMIC-CON DANCE PARTY! on Thursday night, July 12 at the Spin Nightclub in San Diego.
Although we are looking forward to the Comic-con shenanigans this year, I thought I should blog about why you should start getting excited for Comikaze Expo 2012 now! Besides the fact that their 80s dance party is going to rock so hard. I bet you never imagined you’d go to an 80s themed party with Stan Lee.
Yes, Comikaze Expo on the same caliber of SDCC’s pop-culture insanity but it offers plenty of guests and attractions carefully picked to cater to the nerds.Â Comikaze Expo did so well on its first year in 2011 that it had exploded into the community loudly and proudly. I think that you would find that it truly cares about the fans and they’re working hard to improve the quality of the experience for the fans only. Not for Hollywood.
For anyone who are in Los Angeles and follow comic convention news, you all know that Comikaze Expo is now known as Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, presented by Stan Lee’s Pow Entertainment and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! Last year’s success didn’t hurt the new developments for this convention and Comikaze’s fearless leader, Regina Carpinelli has been hard at work.
Regina Carpinelli is our Lady Geek guest and she gives us all the exclusive announcements on Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo as presented by POW Entertainment and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. We got all the exciting news first because we have a special love connection with Regina. It’s true. Plus, we go really deep when it comes to My Little Ponies… really deep.
There’s been a lot of buzz in the nerd community about Los Angeles’ newest and most kick-ass comic book convention, Comikaze Expo. The woman behind the legend is Regina Carpinelli, a real life Wonder Woman and she has been working non-stop (seriously… non-stop) to make this convention mind-blowing-ly awesome.
I started talking to Regina by chance when they contacted Defective Geeks because they picked up one of our cards from Fortune Cookie’s artist alley table at Anime Expo. Right away she embraced our team and our blog like we were old pals and we met her in person at San Diego Comic Con this year. She has kept us involved with Comikaze ever since and we love her for it. Can I just gush for a moment and say what a funny and energetic lady geek she is?
Comikaze Expo is going to have an epic first year and we think you better be there with us. You bet Team Defective Geeks will be representing. For now, get to know Regina a little better and read our interview with her.
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How did you come up with the name of the convention? What’s the story behind the octopus logo? Do you wish you could have a real, giant octopus as a mascot during the convention?
CARPINELLI: We chose the name â€œComikazeâ€ for a few reasons. We feel that there is only ONE â€œComic-Conâ€ and it lives in San Diego. A lot of other shows use the name Comic-Con to ride the coattails of San Diegoâ€™s success, but they are in no way affiliated. We have a lot of respect for SDCC, but we wanted to create something unique; we are our own brand. The name Comikaze makes perfect sense, since we planned on doing a full on LA Invasion. We pretty much â€œKamikazeâ€™dâ€ the geek world – we just came out of the blue!
Comikaze Expo has released a new commercial featuring Stan Lee. Los Angeles geeks, you have no excuse to not be at the convention in November– or else you will make Stan ‘The Man’ Lee angry! You don’t want him mad, do you?
Don’t forget, Comikaze Expo is giving discounts to people who bought tickets to Wizard World Los Angeles (recently cancelled). Go to their website at www.ComikazeExpo.com for more information.