“This is the Way” Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con Brings Pop Cultures Biggest Stars to Las Vegas in 2020

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– As announced exclusively via ComicBook.com, Amazing Comic Conventions LLC is excited to announce that AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON! is returning to Las Vegas from June 26th to 28th with a FIRST WAVE of headline talent from Disney+ and Lucas Film’s The Mandalorian, Funimation’s My Hero Academia as well as…Read moreRead more

JayZoMon’s Inaugural Pop Culture Expo Brought the High Desert It’s First Comic Book Convention and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, Eddie Aguirre and Jessica Rude-Aguirre This past Saturday, residents made their way to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds for the first-ever pop culture/comic book convention to come to the High Desert as JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo brought cosplay, comic books, celebrities, and professional…Read moreRead more

Los Angeles Comic Con Amazes in 2019

By Nolan P Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith I have been covering the Los Angeles Comic Con since it was named Comikaze. I have seen it grow and transform each year. With 2019, I feel the show has hit its stride and has become one of the best West Coast comic book conventions you…Read moreRead more

Want to Win a Funko Pop Green Chrome Boba Fett?

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation is excited to partner with ShopSmith78 to bring you a chance to win an exclusive Funko Pop Green Chrome Boba Fett! The giveaway is made possible by ShopSmith78, one of the original Pastrami Nation podcasters! He has gone on to make some fantastic 3D printed cosplay accessories, as you…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2019: Adventures from the Outer Rim of the Con

By Myke Fabela Photos by Myke Fabela (@RadioMyke on Instagram) What’s up guys, its Myke Fabela, bringing you some of the amazing sights from outside of the San Diego Comic Con. The convention is amazing, of course, but there is so much to do and see around the Gaslamp District, and I wanted to make…Read moreRead more

28th Annual Anime Expo Delights More Than 350K Fans of Japanese Pop Culture

By Staff Reports The Los Angeles Convention Center was the epicenter for anything and everything Japanese pop-culture as nearly three-hundred-fifty-thousand attendees gathered over five days to celebrate at Anime Expo (AX), the largest celebration of this genre in North America. Produced annually by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), this five-day extravaganza,…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

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

Fans of All Ages Attended Linebreakers Inaugural Free Comic Book Day

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Myke Fabela (Victorville)— On Saturday, May 4th, the High Desert came together in support of Linebreakers first annual Free Comic Book Day event, drawing over 400 attendees to Old Town Victorville and giving away over 1,000 comic books. “Free Comic Book Day, for me, was…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation will be at Linebreakers Free Comic Book Day/ Star Wars Day Celebration on May 4th!

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation is excited to announce that we will be at Linebreakers Free Comic Book Day event in Victorvile, CA on May 4th! The store has artists, cosplayers and more lined up, and free comics! Check out some of the guests attending, as well as some of the awesome books that…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2019: Day Two Cosplay and More

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Day two of WonderCon 2019 rolled through Anaheim on a hot and sunny Saturday! Not only did this day have the actors from the upcoming Shazam film, an announcement by Mark Hamill, and more, but it had some outstanding cosplay! Check out…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

Let’s Kickstart This! Pulp Tees Packaged In Cereal Boxes

By Nolan P. Smith It is time once again to shine the spotlight down on a well deserving crowdfunding project on Kickstarter, it is time for another installment of Let’s Kickstart This! This time, we spotlight not a comic book, not an action figure- but a t-shirt. Well, this is more than a shirt. From…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

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

Anime Expo 2018 Heats Up Southern California

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Anime Expo, which took place July 5th-8th, hit Los Angeles in the middle of a massive heat wave for Southern California, shined bright throughout the weekend. The record heat in Los Angeles didn’t stop the massive amounts of fans in attendance, as…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

Comic Con Revolution Ontario Ramps Up the Excitement for Year Two

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith This past weekend, Comic Con Revolution Ontario once again invaded the Ontario Convention Center and had everyone from superheroes to celebrities knowing that the Inland Empire was the place to be for pop culture in May. Expanding from one day to two…Read moreRead more

Comic Con Revolution Returns to Ontario, Expands to Two Days

By Nolan P. Smith This weekend, the Inland Empire will see the return of Comic Con Revolution, the comic book and pop culture convention that debuted their Ontario show last year. This year aims to be bigger and better as the show has expanded to two days, running from May 19th-20th at the Ontario Convention…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2018: Sunshine and Superheroes

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith As the storms rolled in this past week, leave it to the annual WonderCon convention to bring clear, sunny weather to Southern California, as well as superheroes, villains, artists, writers, actors, directors, scientists and more. “WonderCon 2018 was full of anything and…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2018- The Coverage Continues

By Mychal Fabela Photos by Mychal Fabela What’s up guys, it’s Mychal Fabela, bringing you photos from WonderCon 2018, taking place at beautiful Anaheim, CA! Check out some photos of the awesome cosplayers we met and the amazing booths at the exhibit hall. We will be bringing you more all weekend, so make sure to…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2018: Day One!

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith WonderCon 2018 blew into Anaheim and the storm clouds subsided in Southern California. Yes, it is time once again for the Anaheim Convention Center to be taken over by pop culture greatness as WonderCon is back! One of the conventions planned by Comic-Con International, WonderCon boasts…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo Part II: Cosplayers and More!

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Mychal Fabela Here is the last part of our Long Beach Comic Expo coverage, complete with a video where we caught up with some awesome cosplayers including Elizabeth Rage! Thank you again to the Long Beach Comic Expo for allowing us to cover this awesome…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018- The Coverage Begins

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Mychal Fabela The first con of the year for Pastrami Nation was a great one as Mychal Fabela and myself visited sunny Long Beach, CA for the Long Beach Comic Expo. The convention was terrific- easy to navigate, amazing cosplayers, a great selection of booths,…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018- Young Bucks Cosplayers!

By Nolan P. Smith Our Long Beach Comic Expo coverage is starting to go online, and first, we kick it off with some really cool cosplayers who dressed up as one of the greatest tag teams in the world, The Young Bucks! Check out the photos and video! 

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Amazes With Year Seven

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith I remember attending the first Los Angeles Comic Con, then known as the Comikaze Expo. Fast forward to 2017, and Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (LACC) is no longer the “new kid” on the convention circuit- they are a heavyweight contender. Once again residing in…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con 2017 Heats Up The Southland

Long Beach Comic Con is what a comic convention is all about By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith This weekend, Long Beach became the Labor Day weekend destination as the Long Beach Comic Con invaded the city’s convention center. I have visited this convention for the past two years, and I must…Read moreRead more