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

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 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

SDCC 2017: The Final Frontier for SDCC Cosplay

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

SDCC 2017- Cosplay Round 1!

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 2017- First Round

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

First Ever Comic Con Revolution Amazes in Ontario

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.

Pastrami Nation Podcast! Cosplay, Free Comic Book Day, Image Comics, Power Rangers and More!

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 2017 Part II- Cosplay Galore

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 2017 Coverage- Part 1

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!

First Ever Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con a Hit

The renamed convention is the comic con Los Angeles needed and deserved By Nolan P. Smith As Sunday winds down, so does the first ever Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. Fans by the thousands flocked to the City of Angeles as the convention season dawned.

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con: Expanding Every Year

Comikaze Expo is Now Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, and the Fans Respond by the Thousands By Nolan P. Smith The newly christened Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con kicked off on Friday, continuing with a massive Saturday showing. One constant theme, one constant comment heard around the show and via social media. What…Read moreRead more

Long Beach Comic Con 2016- Part 2

By Nolan P. Smith The Long Beach Comic Con draws to a close, but leaves behind memories under the So Cal sun for all in attendance. Check out some more photos from the convention site!

Long Beach Comic Con 2016- Dragonball, Robocop and Automobiles

By Jason T. Smith The Long Beach Comic Con kicked off today, and with it, troves of fans from across Southern California, tons of cosplayers, and more. Saturday was packed, from aisle to aisle. Vendors ranging from artists, writers, comic publishers, cosplayers and more all too over the Long Beach Convention Center. Celebrities were on…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2016- A First Person View Video of the Monster of all Cons

By Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Check out a short video of a first person view of walking the massive Exhibit Hall at the con of all cons, the San Diego Comic Con! Randomly, you will see a pink Chewbacca and Tusken Raider, Silver Surfer, Deadpool and Colossus, as well as the massive…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2016: The Best of the Best Cosplay

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith The San Diego Comic Con is behind us now, so let’s take a look back at the best of cosplay! Here is Pastrami Nation’s Best of the Best Cosplay for SDCC!

SDCC 2016- Cosplay from Saturday- Tomb Raider, The Hound, Harley Quinn and More

Cosplay Shines at SDCC for Saturday By Nolan P. Smith As the San Diego Comic Con heads into its last day, let’s take a look at some of the best cosplay we saw. From a daring Tomb Raider, a larger than life The Hound, a crazy good Harley Quinn, a female Predator, and more, we…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2016: Cosplay from the Con Floor- Part 1

By Nolan P. Smith The San Diego Comic Con is going forward with full steam, check out a few of the awesome cosplayers we came across today, and keep checking back for more con coverage, right here on Pastrami Nation!

Last Chance to Pre-order Power-Con Passes Online!

This Friday is the last day to order weekend passes for Power-Con! (By Staff Reports)– Planning on attending Power-Con 2016, this June 4th & 5th, in Los Angeles, California? Thinking about it? Let your friends know by RSVPing on our Facebook Event Page. It is the perfect time to network with fellow fans who will…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2016-Part 1: Cosplay, Puppets, and More Invade Los Angeles

Part 1 of our coverage, including a look at WonderCon 2016 Cosplay, is here! By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith WonderCon 2016 is taking place this weekend, having kicked off Friday and coming to an end on Easter Sunday, and that means WonderCon 2016 Cosplay coverage. The Pastrami Nation team headed out…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2016 is Here! Flashback Friday to WonderCon 2015

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, Jason R. Smith, and DimSumHottie WonderCon 2016 is now upon us. Starting Friday, March 25th and running through Easter Sunday, WonderCon brings the greatness of comic book conventions to Los Angeles. Tickets are still available at http://comic-con.org/wca, but only certain passes are still…Read moreRead more

March to WonderCon 2016- A Cosplay Flashback to WonderCon 2014

Take a look back at the cosplayers of WonderCon 2014 By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Editor (Victor Valley)– WonderCon 2016 is this coming weekend to the Los Angeles Convention Center. As we get ready to attend the Comic Con International convention, we have been taking a look…Read moreRead more

March to WonderCon 2016: A Look Back- WonderCon 2012 Cosplay

Check out the WonderCon Cosplay of 2012 in this special throwback edition! By Nolan P. Smith WonderCon, one of the premiere comic book conventions in Southern California, is incoming fast, as it takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 25-27th. Since coming to So Cal, the con has been a hit with fans-…Read moreRead more

Best of 2015- Cosplay

By the Pastrami Nation team With the last installment of our Best of 2015 series, I guess you can say we saved the best for last as we select our top cosplays of 2015. The Pastrami Nation team went to quite a few cons in California this year, including the San Diego Comic Con, WonderCon,…Read moreRead more

Cosplayer Spotlight: Will Blagg

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– Pastrami Nation is excited to spotlight one of the best cosplayers in the High Desert this time around, as well as one of the most recognized cosplayers around the convention circuit. He graced the front page of the Los Angeles Times as the menacing Predator, check out the spotlight…Read moreRead more

High Desert to Host Local Cosplay Contest, Prizes Include Tickets to See Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– As we draw closer to the release of the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise, YouTube channel Next Lvl, partnering with other local organizations, brings the High Desert community a cosplay contest that features a grand prize tied to one of the newest local comic book shops as…Read moreRead more