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 for 2018, the convention made […]
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 everything we geeks want from […]
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 follow us on Instagram, Facebook […]
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 something for all. Comic books? […]
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 event!
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, something for everyone! Check out […]
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 say, this show keeps getting […]
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 no shortage of amazing cosplay. […]
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 soon!
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 this week!
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
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.
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 is that theme?
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 hand as well, including the […]
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 crowd when the cast of […]
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 be attending the show! This […]
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 to the convention all day […]
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 available, so if you want […]
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 back at WonderCon of years […]
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- from comic book enthusiasts, pop […]
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, Star Wars Celebration, Comikaze Expo, […]
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 on Will Blagg. Located in […]
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 well as to the new […]
By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by MrandMrsSmith, DimSumHottie, Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)– This past weekend, thousands of resident from across Southern California and even across other states came together to celebrate their love of pop culture as Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo made true believers out of the attendees that flocked to the Los Angeles Convention […]
By Nolan P. Smith We are proud to bring you another installment of the Pastrami Nation Cosplayer Spotlight! Are you a cosplayer? Shoot us an email at Nolan@pastramination.com with your name, location, and a couple of cosplay photos so we can consider you for our spotlight! This time, we spotlight someone new to the world of cosplay: Manuel Majarian from […]
Long Beach Comic Con 2015: Part 1- Cosplayers, Comic Books, and the King of the North Invade the LBC
By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T Smith The Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) took place this weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, and did so in a super heroic fashion. The MAD Event Management Production brought together a great mix of independent comic book publishers and creators, major publishing studios, cosplay groups, vendors […]
By Nolan P. Smith Just wanted to remind all the cosplayer out there to submit their information (Name, Cosplay Handle, Location, Website), as well as photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for our new feature, Cosplayer Spotlight! We will contact you with follow up questions and let you know if you have been chosen and when to expect your spotlight […]