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Friday, October 15, 2010
Update On The 2010 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) ! Expanded Programming!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons


Update On the 2010 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC)!

Expanded Programming!

Friday October 29th through Sunday October 31st - In Long Beach, California

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Above Photo:  (L-R) Mike Mignola, Katie Mignola, and Christine Beatty Mignola as seen at the February 2010 Long Beach Comic Con Expo!
At the Left: The Poster for THIS Year's LBCC - Make Plans Now!



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3257:

BIG NEWS this week on the upcoming Long Beach Comic Con's 2nd Annual Event! I had hoped to present this earlier in the week, but now that the programming schedule is in .pdf format for YOU to download and print, it's time to post the link to it in this Blog!

PLUS: Before time slips away, I want YOU to make sure to mark YOUR calendars for this Great event, AND Buy YOUR tickets online now!

I say Great, because I was there for the 1st Annual LBCC last year at this time.  It's always hard to publicize a brand new comic con, because not having been to it before, you don't know what to expect, or how much you should promote it...

However, Tina and I have been both to the 1st LBCC in October 2009 that covered three days, and the LBCC Expo in early 2010, which was a one day affair.  Both were Great, although on different scales.

That's because the three day con was like the old SDCC that I first selling at back in the early 1970's, with dealers and comics creators that you could talk to on a one-to-one basis, without being trampled on during an over-sized and over croweded comic con!

The one day Expo was perfect sized for an in-between show, and reminded me of the old San Diego Quarterly Cons in the 1990's. I found myself talking to creators that I couldn't even get close to at larger shows without standing in long lines to do so. Including meeting the Mike Mignola family pictured above at the top right of this blog post!

So Tina and I have definitely booked the last weekend in October to attend this 2nd LBCC.  We suggest YOU check out the links below, both to their Facebook Fan Page, and to their own web site.  I'll be blogging more about this upcoming con in the weeks to come.  This is just an additional notice for you to check it out for the 2010 event and buy your membership online!

Here's just a few of the programs that I wanted to highlight here today that I want to attend! (Here's the link to the creators & guests that will be attending from my earlier blog.)


2:00 - 2:45 PM - So You Want to be a Comic Book Retailer?
Seaside Ballroom B
Your first steps to having your very own comic
book store start right here! This convention
tradition is always a lively and fun discussion of
the brick and mortar basics of launching your own
career as a comic book specialty retailer. You have
questions? ComicsPRO’s panel of experienced
retailers has answers! Hosted by Joe Field
(ComicsPRO president, Flying Colors Comics,
Concord, CA) with fellow retailers Carr D’Angelo
(Earth-2 Comics, Sherman Oaks and Northridge,
CA), Thomas Gaul (Corner Store Comics & Beach
Ball Comics, Orange County, CA), and Derrick
Taylor (Comic Oasis, Las Vegas, NV).

with Scott Koblish
Room 301
A panel focusing on the lifelong practical questions
an artist faces. Scott Koblish gives you tips on
how to navigate a career that can be fraught with
unusual stress. With particular attention paid to
thinking about finances in a realistic way, stressing
your flexibility in approaching assignments, what
projects can be worth doing (if they don’t pay well),
how to focus on your goals and what to think about
when you run across blind alleys and uncertainty.

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Signing area

5:00 - 5:45 PM - ZAP! -- And there was light!
Robert Crumb’s “The Book of
Genesis Illustr ated”
Seaside Lobby
The 2010 Harvey Award winning book for best artist
is a unique blend of pop culture sensibilities with
scrupulous research and fidelity to text. Panelists will
discuss the artistic, cultural, historical, and theological
impact of Crumb’s highly acclaimed -- and highly
controversial! – Best-selling adaptation of the first
book in the Bible. Sponsored by The Christian Comic
Arts Society; moderator: Buzz Dixon.

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Seaside Ballroom B
Neo Edmund sits down with the titan himself Marv
Wolfman for a one on one chat about all things
comics, video games, and the Wolfman’s amazing
career in spanning nearly four decades, from Teen
Titans to his current work on God of War, and
more projects than we could possibly ever list.

2:00 - 2:45 PM
Seaside Ballroom B
“Hellboy” creator and superstar artist, Mike
Mignola hosts this special “Spotlight” panel giving
fans an inside look at his award winning career.

Room 301
A must for creators who want to
become more business savvy and reap
potential commercial success.Learn
the ins and outs of making sure your
creations and IPs get out there and
noticed from comic master writer and
artist Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex)!


11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
The Art of Storytelling in Graphic
Novels with Nhora Serrano , Mike
Buckley and Jason Casem
Seaside Ballroom B
What is this popular visual medium that is referred
to as the ‘graphic novel’? Too often, this important
literary genre has been dismissed as “kid’s stuff,”
but comics and graphic novels are as complex and
powerful as any other art form. In Reading Comics,
Douglas Wolk states “The cheap way of referring
to them is “comics” or “comic books”; the fancy
way is “graphic novels” (or “graphic narratives”
or “sequential art”). While the combination
“graphic novel” has floated around since the 60s,
the influential Will Eisner popularized the term
with his publication in 1978 of A Contract with
God, which did NOT pertain to superheroes. This
roundtable highlights the fact that sequential
art describes a sophisticated and complex



Seaside Lobby

Have an idea for a comic you want to self-publish, but you’re wondering how to put it together on a limited budget?

Join Dawn & Clint Wolf as they celebrate the
first anniversary of their creation Zombie Ranch by
sharing their experiences and provide tips in bringing their work from concept, to digital media, all the way to a professional quality print issue.

BTW, here's a link to the several mentions of them and their work in my Blog!

3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Seaside Lobby
This panel aims to assists artists and writers who
are interested in taking their craft to the retail
world. From creating diverse products while
earning promotional funding, to establishing
contacts to barter services and event booking -
All while on a limited budget.

Please Note: As I stated above, there are a lot more programs to be seen at this upcoming LBCC!  The above are just some of the ones that hold special interest to me.  Again, for the complete list, (subject to change of course!), just click this link to view!

Here's the link to the event on Facebook.

And this is the link to the web site for the 2010 LBCC.

Tina and I hope to see YOU there also...We'll be walking around, taking photos for this Blog, and checking out the creators tables in Artist Alley for sure.  So I may not make all of the programs I'd like to see above... But please...Stop me and say hello.  I should be easy to recognize with the indigo colored polo shirt that has 'Comic Book Collectors Blog .com' in white letters on the front pocket area!


Again, this is just the Latest Notice about this upcoming event.  I'll be sure to post more notices here in this blog and also at my own Facebook Group Page as the weekend nears. And at least one follow up blog afterwards on the event.  Plus any comic books / promos that we pick up at the LBCC from the creators for possible review blogs!

If YOU are exhibiting at this LBCC, feel free to message me on Facebook or send me an email so I can add you in future posts!

My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 3,255 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 1,985 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet...I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!


~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

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My thanks to those of YOU that have read today's blog post! I do appreciate that!

For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL 

My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!

Plus I have a chapter in a new book coming out in December of 2010, that is pictured above, "Gotham City 14 Miles"! Click here to become a 'Fan' of the GC14M Facebook Fan Page!!

You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'. 

So if YOU are a Facebook member, please 'join' our Facebook Comic Con - Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, links to this blog, and other wall comments that we post every day! 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member and would like to also join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'. Please Note: I have reached the maximum of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so it might be a while before I am able to accept your request. Just send a message along with the invite that you saw my Blog!

Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed. Just click on the link provided in this paragraph!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com


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Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010 6:40 AM PDT
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