This weekend: Long Beach Comic Con

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The looooong convention schedule is just about set to wrap up with the last big regional show of the year, the Long Beach Comic Con, in balmy downtown Long Beach this weekend. Guests include Marv Wolfman, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeph Loeb, Stan Lee, Thomas Jane, and more. One last chance to frolic! Programming is here in a form you can import right into your social media. It’s going to be a fun, Halloween themed weekend with lots of Walking Dead-related activities.

Here’s a quick rundown on who’s doing what:

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HERO INITIATIVE:

Hero Initiative, the first federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, is planning to spend its Halloween weekend partying it up with special guests and artists at Long Beach Comic Con, October 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
 
Friday evening, October 29 from 5 -7 p.m., we have few limited spaces left to join funny man, writer, and creator Jimmy Palmiotti along with Amanda Connor, Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet, and the Reverend Dave Johnson for Booze and Banter at Long Beach’s Gladstone’s Restaurant. Go to http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290491091501 to reserve your spot. All proceeds will benefit Hero.
 
Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m., the Hero Initiative is hosting a The LBCC Official Costume Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. Prizes will be awarded in different categories: best superhero, best villain, best IDW character, best BOOM! Character, most creative, best Zombie and more! It’s going to be incredible fun, and your $10 admission benefits the Hero Initiative. Admission ticket also gets you one free beer and helps out our great cause. Tickets will be sold at the Hero Initiative booth, #300 and at Rock Bottom Saturday evening.
 
In addition, premiering this weekend is Heroine, a scent created specifically for The Hero Initiative by Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory with label art is by the fabulous Adam Hughes! Proceeds from every bottle sold go to The Hero Initiative. We will be selling Heroine, as well as the Dawn, Witchblade, Sachs and Violens, and Unknown scents at the booth as Wicked Goddess herself from BPAL will be at the Hero booth Saturday and Sunday to help you with your scent needs. Heroine will be available for $25 at the booth and will be $26 when it goes live on the Black  site in late November.
 
Also available is a limited edition exclusive print for Long Beach Comic Con by legendary artist Arthur Suydam. Prints will be available at our booth for $15 and you can get it signed by the artist himself all weekend in Artist Alley! (see attached) 
 
And you can save on a great Hero product: The Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project! It’s half off when you bring a coupon from our website at www. Heroinitiatve.org. Print it and bring it to our booth, #300. Limit two per person while supplies last!
 
At our booth, J. Scott Campbell will be sketching Saturday from 2-3 p.m. But be advised! He’ll only be doing three sketches! In order to get one of his coveted creations, raffle tickets will be sold all day Friday and Saturday until 1 p.m. at $1 each. Three winners will then be selected who will then be able to purchase a Campbell sketch for $250. There is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase, but purchasers must be present at the Hero booth Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to redeem sketch.  All proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative. Booth Schedule is as follows:
 
Friday Oct. 28  (Show hours 1-8pm)
3-4pm Joe Benitez
530-630 Whilce Portacio
 
Saturday Oct. 29 (Show hours10-7)
10-11:30 Tim Sale
12-2 Danny Miki
2-3 J. Scott Campbell
 
Sunday Oct. 31 (Show Hours 10-4)
1030-1130 Howard Chaykin
1130-1230 Trent Kanigua

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MARVEL

Join Marvel at the Long Beach Convention Center on October 29th for the Long Beach Comic Con! Over the course of the three day convention, fans will have the opportunity to meet the Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. Jeph will be on hand to sign his fans’ favorite comics! On Saturday, there will be a special panel featuring Marvel’s hottest new show, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, along with a look at Marvel’s new Iron Man Anime series that any card-carrying Marvel fan cannot and should not miss!! Plus, all kids 10 and under will receive a free copy of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young’s Ozma Of Oz #1!

Check out the details here!

Marvel Television Presents – The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Marvel Anime Panel
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Seaside Ballroom A
Description: Enter the Avengers Mansion and become part of the world’s greatest team of Super Heroes! This is your exclusive pass to top-secret Avengers files as Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, shows you a never before seen full-length episode from the all-new animated series, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, now airing on Disney XD. Then, witness the dawn of Marvel Anime as we showcase the highly anticipated, full-length pilot episode of Iron Man Anime, which is set to air on G4 in 2011, and is produced by the world-renowned Japanese animation studio, MADHOUSE — whose notable films include such hits as: Metropolis, Ninja Scroll and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Jeph Loeb Signings
Location: Artist Alley Featured Guest Signing Area
Friday: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Saturday: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Ozma of Oz#1 by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young
Free give away to kids 10 & under at Ticket Sales all weekend long (while supplies last.)

Join Marvel and its talented creators at the Long Beach Convention Center October 29th to the 31st. You really don’t want to miss out on the fantastic line up of events and signings that Marvel will be dishing out at the Long Beach Comic Con!

With Halloween weekend upon us, join Top Cow Productions, Inc. in their home city of Los Angeles at the second annual Long Beach Comic Con, October 29-31, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
 
Meet the Top Cow team and creators at booth #212 for convention exclusives, preview books and free goodies, and celebrate the success of this year’s action-packed event series Artifacts, launch of Echoes and the kick-off of the Pilot Season 2010 voting period with them.
 
Fans who stop by the booth will be among the first to launch the Pilot Season 2010 voting period.  At voting stations, attendees can decide who deserves a series of their own:  a group of bank robbers, a femme fatale of the digital age, a former assassin for the CIA, a doctor working at a pharmaceutical company, or an ex-pat who made a del with a demon.  Several creators for this year’s Pilot Season will be on-hand to sway your vote.
 
Among the creators appearing at the Top Cow booth #212 will be Joshua Fialkov (Tumor, Echoes), Rob Levin (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), William Harms (Impaler), Filip Sablik (Pilot Season: Asset), Jeff Katz (Pilot Season: Crosshair), Rick Loverd (Berserker), Michael Broussard (Artifacts, The Darkness), Sheldon Mitchell (The Darkness), Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes, The Crazies), Rick Basaldua (Artifacts, The Darkness), Randy Queen (Darkness/Darkchylde: Kingdom of Pain), Sarah Queen (Darkness/Darkchylde: Kingdom of Pain) and Joe Weems (Artifacts, Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia).
 
Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik is hosting a panel on Saturday, October 30, Top Cow: We Create…Competition, at 3:00-3:45pm in Seaside Ballroom B.  Join Sablik and a host of Top Cow creators as he walks attendees through what the Cow has in store for you in 2011, including the next arc in Artifacts and Magdalena, Top Cow mainstays Witchblade and The Darkness, what’s coming out first at Minotaur Press, and more.  Panelists include Broussard, Mitchell, Levin, Fialkov, Ekedal and Loverd.  All attendees will receive a free gift!
 
At the Top Cow booth #212, the publisher will have the following new products available for fans:  Witchblade #139 Long Beach Comic Con exclusive cover by Randy Queen and Sarah Queen, two Halloween lithographs by the Queens and Stjepan Sejic. Additionally, Top Cow will have several exclusive trade paperback bellyband packages.


BOOM!

BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:  
Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated
IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE’s Mark Waid
DARKWING DUCK TV series creator Tad Stones
DARKWING DUCK comic series writer Ian Brill and artist James Silvani
28 DAYS LATER’s Michael Alan Nelson
THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, MUPPET SHERLOCK HOLMES & DARKWING DUCK’s 
Amy Mebberson

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LBCC Exclusive Covers
DARKWING DUCK # 5 “GET-A-SKETCH” Cover
THE MUPPET SHOW # 11 “GET-A-SKETCH” Cover
 
 
SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS

Friday, October 29, 2010 
All Day Signing –  28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson
All Day Sketching –  DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani and MUPPET / DARKWING DUCK artist Amy Mebberson
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – DARKWING DUCK comic series writer Ian Brill and artist James Silvani signing 

Saturday, October 30, 2010 
All Day Signings –  28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson
All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani and MUPPET / DARKWING DUCK artist Amy Mebberson
11:00 AM – 12:00PM – IRREDEEMABLE / INCORRUPTIBLE writer Mark Waid signing
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – DARKWING DUCK TV series creator Tad Stones along with comic series writer Ian Brill, and artist James Silvani
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – 50 Questions In 50 Minutes w/ Mark Waid – Seaside Ballroom B
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – IRREDEEMABLE / INCORRUPTIBLE writer Mark Waid signing
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – DARKWING DUCK TV series creator Tad Stones along with comic series writer Ian Brill, and artist James Silvani

Sunday, October 31, 2010 
All Day Signings –28 DAYS LATER writer Michael Alan Nelson
All Day Sketching – DARKWING DUCK artist James Silvani and MUPPET / DARKWING DUCK artist Amy Mebberson
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – IRREDEEMABLE / INCORRUPTIBLE writer Mark Waid signing
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – DARKWING DUCK comic series writer Ian Brill and artist James Silvani signing


IMAGE COMICS

Halloween weekend fast approaches, and with it, the premiere of THE WALKING DEAD on AMC and Long Beach Comic-Con 2010!
 
Image Comics will be on hand during LBCC at booth #218 with exclusive Walking Dead gear. To celebrate the launch of THE WALKING DEAD television series, anyone who visits the Image Booth dressed as a zombie will get a chance to win a Waking Dead prize package!
 
One lucky zombie will get to take home the following:
• THE WALKING DEAD hardcovers, books 1-6
• THE WALKING DEAD 2011 calendar
• THE WALKING DEAD #78 LBCC variant cover
• THE WALKING DEAD t-shirt
• THE WALKING DEAD hat
• THE WALKING DEAD plush doll with removable head
 
Contestants are entered in a raffle each time they visit the Image Comics booth in full zombie makeup. The winner will be picked by random drawing on Sunday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. by STEVEN YEUN, who plays fan-favorite Glenn on THE WALKING DEAD television show!
 
Also, He plays everyone’s favorite THE WALKING DEAD character — Glenn — on AMC’s new hit series, and Image Comics is pleased to announce that STEVEN YEUN will be joining them for an exclusive appearance during Long Beach Comic-Con 2010!
 
Appearing Sunday, October 31, only, Yeun will be signing at Image Comics booth #218 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
The signing is ticketed. Starting at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at booth #218. One ticket per person. Each person in line will get a free copy of THE WALKING DEAD #75!


 
FRIENDS OF LULU

Long Beach Comic Con has generously granted women in comics organization Friends of Lulu a venue for their 2010 Lulu Awards, as well as a booth at the show and a panel. The Lulu Awards will be held on October 29th, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center, and will recognize the fantastic comic and cartooning work by and about women from the year 2009.

The partnership with Friends of Lulu demonstrates LBCC’s commitment to expanding the boundaries of the comic book reading audience, and their support of women in comics.

Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con, commented on the exciting collaboration:

“Long Beach Comic Con and Friends of Lulu have a lot in common – we’re both proud supporters of women in comics, and the comics business overall.  I’m particularly pleased that we can give them a home for their Awards ceremony that publicly recognizes the contributions women have made in the business.  We look forward to expanding our Women in Comics programming opportunities with the help of Valerie and her talented staff.”

Valerie D’Orazio, President of Friends of Lulu, expressed her excitement at the prospect of teaming with LBCC in October:

“Long Beach Comic Con has provided Friends of Lulu with an opportunity that has literally energized the organization. We are very much looking forward to representing women in comics at LBCC and presenting the Lulu Awards to another year’s worth of talented individuals.”

Also, please note that nominations for the Lulu Awards are now open to the public. The categories include:
• Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent
• Lulu Of The Year
• Woman of Distinction
• Leah Adezio Award For Best Kid-Friendly Work
• Female Comic Creator’s Hall of Fame
• Best Female Character

Comments

  1. I’m just getting ready to hope in the car and go down there. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and maybe even post an update or two, if I can get internet.

  2. kilmoonie says:

    I’m a bit bummed that this is Halloween weekend. Between parties and other cool things it will be impossible to make it to this.

    Amongst my friends, there is a good number of us that had the same sentiment of “I really wish this was on a different weekend.” I wonder how if/how this effects attendance. Maybe the audience at large doesn’t mind.

    JR

  3. I picked up a free sample of Heroine at the Hero Initiative booth. After that I’ve got to pay. Also, met one of the kid actors from Walking Dead, got to talk with Howard Chaykin, Erik Hendrix of Zedura Magazine, and many other very talented artists. I little quieter than last year, but last year I was there on a Saturday. I don’t know about anyone else but kilmoonie makes a good point. I’ll be absent for the rest of the time due to Halloween stuff the rest of my family wants to do.

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