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 and comic aficionados with their favorite artists, writers, and creators in the greater Los Angeles area.
This year, Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to host many industry-leading special guests, such as Punisher co-creator Gerry Conway, famed cartoonist Patrick Owsley (Hanna-Barbera/Warner Bros.), renowned writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer), and many more. Guests have the option to take part in dozens of panels based on some of the hottest pop-culture properties, including Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Batman, and Justice League.
Poised to host over one hundred-fifty exhibits, dozens of high-profile guests and tons of hands-on and interactive activities, Long Beach Comic Expo will have something for the whole family to enjoy!
For a deeper look into the expo, here are just a few of the exciting panels and activities you’ll be able to enjoy at the show:
- Captain Marvel: Origins: A look at Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, with two of the writers who know her best: Gerry Conway, who introduced the “Ms. Marvel” version of Carol in the 1970s Ms. Marvel comic series; and bestselling novelist Margaret Stohl, whose The Life of Captain Marvel comic retold the character’s history as a lead-in to the upcoming feature film starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.
- Space Expo: A con-within-a-con experience that’s all about space exploration and hands-on STEM education! Featuring experts in their respective scientific fields, kids (and kids-at-heart) can have fun with science-based interactive experiments! Space Expo‘s Guests of Honor are NASA InSight scientist Farah Alibay and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Troy Lee Hudson.
- C3 Presents: Comics: Breaking In and Staying In: The road to a career in comics and the creative arts can take many twists and turns — and they don’t stop once you get in. Join Marvel Comics publisher John Nee, DC Comics/Valiant Comics/Lion Forge editor Joseph Illidge, artist James Jameson (American Gods), and cartoonist Javier Hernandez (El Muerto) for a riveting discussion of the different ways they’ve developed their careers.
- Women on the Dark Side: Not all female artists and creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires. Hosted by Anne Toole (HALO: Lone Wolf), Kate Jonez (author, Santa Muerte), Susan Lee (Wraith of Love), and Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), attendees can get some critical insight from women who create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it’s comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side.
You can find a link to the full Long Beach Comic Expo program guide here: https://uberstrategist.link/LBCE2019_Programming_Guide.
Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 tickets are on sale NOW. Kids 10 and under get in FREE, with a special discount available for all Long Beach Unified School District students. For tickets go to https://uberstrategist.link/LBCE_2019_eventbrite. For additional information about the expo, its exhibitors, and the attending special guests go to http://longbeachcomicexpo.com.