By Kevin Hoskinson Photos by Kevin Hoskinson Staff Reporter The worlds of comics, toys, cosplay, movies, television, and celebrity collided in Portland this weekend for the annual Rose City Comic Con. From its humble beginnings in 2012, it has grown into one of the most significant pop culture events in the Pacific Northwest. The con…Read moreRead more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
By Staff Reports Los Angeles Comic Con wants you to join us for our #Octoversary as we invade our home city October 26th-28th, 2018! We’ve been busy getting our tentacles on the very best in the geek space, all of it just for you. Since you’re a part of our fan family, we thought you should be…Read moreRead more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Our final cosplay coverage for SDCC is here! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Here is the last of our coverage of the amazing cosplay around the San Diego Comic Con! From a Star Lord trooper with his own soundtrack, to the bombshells of the DCU, there was…Read moreRead more
What booths made the biggest splash at SDCC? Read On! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith This past week, San Diego became the hub for pop culture once again as Comic Con International brought the San Diego Comic Con in full force. The convention, which ran from Wednesday…Read moreRead more
Cosplayers took center stage at the San Diego Comic Con By Nolan P. Smith When you think of conventions, you think of long lines, autographs, and, of course, cosplay. The cosplayers were out in full effect in San Diego, this is a mere sampling of the amazing cosplay around the convention floor. More photos coming…Read moreRead more
San Diego Comic Con is Here! By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con is here, and in full effect. The first, full official day is now in the books, and what a day it was! Check out just a few of the photos from the convention floor, and get ready for even more…Read moreRead more
Comic Con Brings Plenty to the Convention Center and Downtown San Diego By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—In Southern California, the summer means vacation, beach visits, and the return of the San Diego Comic Con. Pastrami Nation will once again be covering the show all week, bringing you a ton of photos and information throughout…Read moreRead more
Comic Con Revolution brings pop culture greatness to the heart of the Inland Empire By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith On Saturday, May 13th, the Ontario Convention Center was the epicenter for everything pop culture as the first ever Comic Con Revolution was a massive hit with fans from all around.
The Latest Pastrami Nation Podcast is Here! Check out the latest podcast from Pastrami Nation! This time, we talk about cosplay with a local cosplayer, a new hit Image Comics series, the upcoming Free Comic Book Day, and Power Rangers and all of its Krispy Kreme greatness. Check it out! https://soundcloud.com/pastramination/podcast-cosplay-image-comics-free-comic-book-day-power-rangers-and-the-power-of-krispy-kreme
WonderCon Roars On, Check Out More Photos from the Convention Floor By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Today is the last day of WonderCon, THE comic convention for Orange County. Check out some more amazing cosplayers, as well as some of the fantastic booths we encountered.
WonderCon shined bright in Sunny So Cal, Part 1 of our coverage is here! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith WonderCon is here, and So Cal residents, you NEED to check this convention out!
WonderCon brings comics, collectibles, cosplay and more By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith This weekend, comic book fans, moviegoers, cosplayers and more rejoice as WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd.