Anime Expo Takes Over Los Angeles July 4th-7th

By Nolan P. Smith Staff Reporter (Victor Valley)– With more than 110,000 expected attendees, Anime Expo (AX) is one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. With an emphasis on anime, manga, cosplay and more, the convention will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 4th-July 7th, with a…Read moreRead more

Washington State Summer Con Wows With Celebrities, Cosplay and More

By Jason R. Smith Photos by Adrienne Smith and Jason R. Smith There is one word to sum up our time at the Washington State Summer Con – wow! Taking place at the Washington State Fairgrounds, there is no shortage of space. From autograph alley to the vendor and artist section there is a huge…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media To Showcase One-Punch Man At Licensing Expo 2019

By Staff Reports VIZ Media showcases one of pop culture’s hottest brands as it highlights ONE-PUNCH MAN at Licensing Expo 2019. Season 2 of the runaway hit anime series just launched on HULU with new simulcast episodes streaming weekly on the same day as the Japanese TV broadcast premiere. VIZ Media is the master licensor…Read moreRead more

Comic Con Revolution Ontario Brought Pop Culture Greatness to the Inland Empire

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Comic book artists and writers, cosplayers, and some of the most famous voice actors in the world descended on to the Inland Empire as Comic Con Revolution took over the Ontario Convention Center this weekend. “It’s great to have an event like this in our back yard, and this…Read moreRead more

The Inland Empire’s Only Comic Book Convention, Comic Con Revolution, Returns May 18th & 19th

By Nolan P. Smith Comic book fans rejoice: the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention, Comic Con Revolution, is back for their third year as the show returns to the Ontario Convention Center this weekend.  Comic Con Revolution expands with over 200 guests, over 300 exhibitors, two full days of programming and more as the…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2019- Day One Brings It!

By Pastrami Nation Staff WonderCon 2019 is here! Back in Anaheim, and back with a vengence, the O.C’s own comic convention shined brightly. From major comic book publishers, indie publishers, artists and writers, toy companies, pop culture shops, cosplay and more, this con is the place to be this weekend. Check out the photos from…Read moreRead more

Power-Con 2019 Exclusives Revealed

By Staff Reports Power-Con is proud to reveal the exclusives for the 2019 Power-Con show! Please note that the product you see here is not final, and subject to change including, but not limited to, accessories, colors, and details. • Masters of the Universe Classics Collector’s Choice 3-Pack: Slamurai and two Snake Troopers This 3-pack completes…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Podcast Scheduled Feb 20th at 7:00 PM PST- Dungeons & Dragons, Spencer & Locke, Toy Fair 2019 and More!

  By Nolan P. Smith Join us for our next Podcast! It is Feb 20th at 7pm PST, broadcasting LIVE from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA! We will dive deeper into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, talk about Action Lab’s Spencer & Locke, as well as the best we have seen coming out of Toy…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo to Take Place February 16-17

By Staff Reports Long Beach Comic Expo is right around the corner and MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is pleased to announce the full program guide for the highly-anticipated show. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center from February 16-17, 2019, Long Beach Comic Expo (#LBCE2019) will join fans…Read moreRead more

Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital April 2nd

By Staff Reports One of the all-time greatest comics characters comes home when the Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron double feature arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) April 2 from Lionsgate. Voiced by the very same actors from the popular live-action films, including Ron Perlman as…Read moreRead more

Podcast Notification: Next Podcast is January 30th!

It’s about that time again! On January 30th, we will be having a new Pastrami Nation Podcast live on Facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/pastramination and comment with us LIVE! As always, we will be giving away some awesome pop culture prizes!

First Pastrami Nation Podcast of 2019 is January 9th

By Nolan P. Smith Happy New Year! Our first Podcast of 2019 is almost here! Tune in to our Facebook page on January 9th at 6:15 p.m. for your chance to win! We always give away awesome prizes on each podcast, and we want to hear your feedback on what you think is the Best…Read moreRead more

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – The Official Movie Special: Digging Even Deeper Into the Spider-Verse

By Daniel Schwartz Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a smash hit! Many people believe it is the best Spider-Man movie to date. The fantastic animation, compelling characters, and stunning storyline are a love letter to Spider-Fans that have been searching for a definitive take on the character. On the heels of the fantastic movie, Titan…Read moreRead more

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

By Nolan P. Smith As the year comes to a close, moviegoers are hit with a barrage of films vying for your attention. For Sony, they released the animated feature-length film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and with this, have created one of the best comic book inspired films of all time. Directed by Bob Persichetti,…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Presents A Christmas Giveaway- Dec 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Linebreakers in Victorville

By Nolan P. Smith Next week, we are having a Christmas Giveaway! Dec 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Linebreakers in Victorville. No purchase necessary, just come in, get a raffle ticket and be entered to win some cool pop culture prizes! Tis the season to be giving, so that’s what we’re going to do! We will…Read moreRead more

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Final Season Trailer

By Staff Reports With the highly anticipated final season premiere approaching, DreamWorks Animation Television is excited to share the Voltron Legendary Defender season eight trailer! After saving the Earth, the Paladins embark to prevent Honerva from setting into motion her deadliest plan yet. It’s a race against the clock as the Voltron Coalition gathers from…Read moreRead more

The Next Pastrami Nation Podcast is November 28th on Facebook

By Nolan P. Smith It’s time once again for a live podcast for Pastrami Nation! Join us on November 28th at 6:15 p.m. as we broadcast live from Linebreakers in Victorville, CA ! The podcast will be live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pastramination). Make sure to watch live as we discuss the art form of comic books,…Read moreRead more

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Moves Debut to November 13th

By Staff Reports With fan anticipation reaching a fever pitch, DreamWorks Animation Television is excited to announce that She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will now debut November 13th exclusively on Netflix. To celebrate the earlier release, DreamWorks has released a new trailer unveiling never-before-seen footage and a preview of the series theme song titled “Warriors.” Inspired by the…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Impress For Octoversary

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith The Los Angeles Convention Center became a hub for pop culture fans as the Los Angeles Comic Con held it’s eighth annual convention in 2018- it’s Octoversary. The busy October weekend played host to quite a few events in Los Angeles, from…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Brings Pop Culture Greatness to Southern California

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Beginning this Friday, the Los Angeles Convention Center will be taken over by superheroes, comic book creators, celebrities, and the one and only Jack Black as the Los Angeles Comic Con (LACC) brings an action-packed convention for 2018. From October 26th through October 28th, the convention aims to deliver…Read moreRead more

Bluefin Announces My Neighbor Totoro 30th Anniversary Plush Doll Available at Barnes & Noble and an Online Totoro Gift Basket Contest

By Staff Reports Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, invites anime fans, collectors, and pop culture aficionados to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the pivotal Studio Ghibli anime classic, My Neighbor Totoro, with an officially licensed plush doll that is available from Barnes & Noble….Read moreRead more

Your First Look at Adventure Time Season 11 #1 from BOOM! Studios

By Staff Reports BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #1, the official comic book continuation of the Emmy® Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series. The story of the Land of Ooo continues on exclusively in comic book form this October from the writing duo of Eisner Award-winner Sonny Liew (The Art of…Read moreRead more

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Debuts Friday, 11/16/18 Only on Netflix

By Staff Reports The savior of Etheria is here as DreamWorks She-Ra and The Princesses of Power brings to life a story of magic, friendship, loyalty, and an epic battle for peace. Inspired by the popular ‘80s series, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story of an orphan named Adora, who leaves behind her former life in…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con 2018 Cosplay: Spider-Men, Batgirl Harley, My Hero Academia and More!

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith Long Beach Comic Con 2018 was a blast. We loved the booths, the artists and writers, but of course, we also loved the cosplay. Here is the official Cosplay post for LBCC 2018, enjoy!

Long Beach Comic Con Impresses, A Fitting Summer Send Off

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith The Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) shined in the Southern California sunlight for a weekend full of comics, cosplay, and good old-fashioned professional wrestling. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center on one of the last weekends of summer, the convention…Read moreRead more

GKIDS Presents MFKZ English Language Voice Cast, Releases with Fathom Events in Movie Theaters Nationwide on October 11 and 16

By Staff Reports GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for MFKZ. MFKZ is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard, original creator of the comic series, and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of the acclaimed anime features “Tekkonkinkreet,”…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con Takes Place September 8-9

By Nolan P. Smith September is best known for bringing the change of seasons, from summer to fall. In Southern California, September is also known for one of the best comic book conventions on the West Coast, as the Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) returns to the Long Beach Convention Center on September 8th  and…Read moreRead more

The Death of Superman Is Out Today On Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD

By Staff Reports Today is the day, as the new animated feature, The Death of Superman, comes home via Ultra HD Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD and digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “The Death of Superman” ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo 2018 Takes Over the Los Angeles Convention Center This Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Anime fans rejoice as the premiere anime and manga convention rolls into Southern California as Anime Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. One of the largest pop culture conventions in the country, Anime Expo brings everything fans of anime and manga could ever hope for….Read moreRead more

‘Fireworks’ Coming to Cinemas for a Special Three-Day Event on July 3, 5, and 7

By Staff Reports “Fireworks,” the first of five new titles announced by GKIDS presented through Fathom Events, will premiere in movie theaters nationwide on July 3 with encore showings on July 5 and 7. The film will receive a theatrical release by GKIDS starting July 4. “Fireworks” is the newest release from Toho animation and…Read moreRead more