Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3743 - WoW! That's the word from me about the 4th Annual Long Beach Comic & Horror Con that took place this past weekend, November 3rd & 4th, in the Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, California!
This is the 4th multiple day show event for the convention, which started in 2009. There have also been three one day Long Beach Comic Con Expos since then. I've been lucky to be attend all of them so far!
So first, let me state the following:
Tina and I arrived at the Long Beach Convention Center a little after 9AM. We were not able to park directly underneath the center, as we have usually been able to do in the past. However, there was ample parking across the street, where we were directed to go to. So the parking structure was okay, along with the fee for parking ($10.00).
The lines to get into the LBCHC were manageable, and the staff got them into the convention center floor pretty fast.
The convention floor was opened at 9:30 AM on Saturday for those that had registered early, and the floor was well attended. I believe that the maximum amount of persons on the floor on Saturday was around 3PM.
The layout of the floor was pretty good, and having the 'Artists Alley' in the center, all together by tables, was pretty darn good!
Tina and I hit all of the tables in the 'Artists Alley' before and after the panels that we attended.
I will be posting videos from those panels at my YouTube Channel, Michael D Hamersky On Comics.
The panels that I attended were previously mentioned in blog #3739, which you can view at that link.
I found them to be very informative, and even Tina had interest in most of the ones we attended together!
The panels were held in rooms on the ground floor, while the exhibit hall was on the lower floor. The panels Tina and I attended were not standing room only, and there were no lines outside the rooms before the next panel started. Each room had an observer from the staff of the LBCHC, which was good to have.
We left the last couple of hours on Saturday to finish covering the exhibit floor. We covered all of the areas that either of us was interested in, and even managed to pick up several packages of comics at dealers tables!
Oh, and I did want to point out, that in the top second right photo at the top of this blog, is myself along with Batton Lash. Batton had a special panel at 1PM titled: 'Spotlight on Batton Lash', and he was kind enough to ask me to be on the panel with him, as the interviewer! Which I enjoyed doing! That was fun!
So here are the links to what I think you should take a look at:
Facebook Fan Page for the Long Beach Comic Con
My YouTube Channel for videos from the Convention Michael D Hamersky on Comics
More LBCHC photos at my Facebook Fan Page for Michael D Hamersky On Comics
I understand that the 2013 Long Beach Comic & Horror Con will be on November 30th thru December 1st of 2013. The one day Long Beach Comic Expo will take place in the Spring of 2013. I will be sure to mention both of these upcoming events in this Blog of mine.
My thanks to Martha Donato, Phil Lawrence, Mike Scigliano, and all the others who have continued to put on a great show at the Long Beach Convention Center for the 7th time! This is definitely one comic con that I enjoy attending each time! I urge YOU to take this in next year by attending either the one day Expo or the two day Con.
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