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Monday, November 7, 2016

Stan Lee's LA Comic Con 2016: Los Angeles Comic Con Hits Record Turnout Of 91,000 Attendees

LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2016) – LA’s biggest Pop-Culture celebration unfolded this weekend when a record-setting 91,000 people donned their capes, wings, armor, Star Trek uniforms and Harley Quinn hammers to attend Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con at the LA Convention Center. From Mayor Eric Garcetti’s historic ribbon cutting with Stan Lee, to its epic closing that raised significant funds for the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con has officially become LA’s largest pop culture celebration.

The event’s humble beginnings began in 2011 when young entrepreneur Regina Carpinelli and her brothers saw a need for an annual comic book convention in Los Angeles. Its incredible inaugural success turned it into something much more “than your friendly neighborhood Con” when Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment joined as a partner in 2012.

Not only have the fans responded by growing in attendance by at least 20% each year – so too have the exhibitors and special guests. Luke Cage’s Mike Colter joined this year’s event, along with Adam West, Alan Tudyk, Mike Tyson, Lance Henriksen, Gerard Way, Kevin Smith, Neal Adams, Rob Liefeld, Dan Harmon, Cary Elwes and many more. Along with hundreds of booths and panels, North America’s largest traveling film festival, GeekFest, concluded its year-long campaign of visiting cons across the continent. Some of the world’s best cosplayers, make-up artists and prop makers amazed attendees when they competed on-stage at the Cosplay, Make-Up and Prop Making National Championships. Families from across SoCal enjoyed an unforgettable trick-or-treating experience at LA’s Ultimate Trick-or-Treat. Courtesy of Guitar Center, a coveted Gibson Flying V electric guitar signed by Stan Lee, Rob Liefeld and Marc Silvestri, was auctioned off for $1,500 to benefit the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory.

“Watching our show unfold amidst a growing community of amazing fans has truly been an honor. Old friends, new faces and plenty of surprises has made 2016 our best year yet,” said Regina Carpinelli, Founder of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. “We appreciate the support of our vendors, exhibitors and sponsors in contributing to this year’s unprecedented success.”

“Los Angeles has proven itself once again as the world capital of entertainment with the unparalleled achievement of L.A. Comic Con,” said Keith Tralins, CEO of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. “With thanks to the Man himself, Stan Lee, for being LA’s true believer, we are excited to continue building our legacy in the many years to come.”

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TOMORROW IS Stan Lee's L.A Comic Con!


TOMORROW IS Stan Lee's L.A Comic Con!
We have an amazing show and want YOU to have an awesome time!
But first…some last minute additions!
LET'S GET IT STARTED!

Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is coming to LA Comic Con! Taboo will be bringing the debut of Taboo’s Toy Museum, a collection of valuable and collectible toys from the 70’s and 80’s. Come say hi and take a peek at highlights from his own personal collection!
THEY'LL BE AT L.A. COMIC CON... Mostly!

We have Aliens galore! Come say hi to Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston as they unveil the convention premiere of the Aliens Power Loader and Xenomorph! They’ll be holed up Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum.We have Aliens galore! Come say hi to Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston as they unveil the convention premiere of the Aliens Power Loader and Xenomorph! They’ll be holed up Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum.
THINK YOU CAN CREATE A TV SHOW?

Our friends at Legion M will be on hand all weekend, taking elevator pitches — the best one could be made into a real television series! Bring your best ideas and pitch it…but you only have the length of an elevator ride to do it!
THINK YOU SHOULD BE ON A TV SHOW?

Think you have a rare collectible? Want to find out what you’ve got? Then bring it on Sunday to the SyFy Con Stars booth, and maybe you can make it on to the show…and discover what you’ve really got!
 
IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION!

Pick up your badge early! A ticket gets you a badge, a badge gets you in the door!  We are working hard to make sure we can process tickets as fast as possible, but you can never go wrong with arriving early! You can pick up your badge any time during badge redemption hours.
 
  • Friday badge redemption starts at 9am, and the show opens at 5pm. Friday is shopping only. This is the best time to get your shopping done and grab your exclusives! You should also check out Club Comic Con if you are 21 and older with DJ RUFIO (Yes, from Hook, in his costume)! You can get your tickets HERE.
     
  • Saturday Badge redemption starts at 7am. Show doors open at 9am and the show goes until 6pm. Don't forget all Saturday and 3-day badge holders who are 18+ get in to our Cosplay Ball at Club Novo at LA Live after the show! So come convention all day and party all night!
     
  • Sunday Badge redemption starts at 9am. Show doors opens at 10am and goes till 4pm. The Ultimate Kids Trick-or-Treat will start at 1:30pm. All exhibitors in booths will have candy and fun stuff to give out to the kids! The Kid’s Costume Contest, sponsored by Disney’s MOANA, starts at 12:30 pm on the Hot Topic Main Stage. Any child 12 and under can enter, sign up is at 11:00 to the right of the Main Stage. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.

Read our Survival Guide HERE. The Survival guide is your key to all the info on Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. Serisously read it and thank us later.

Grab a progam guide! We have free program guides avaliable in the Lobby of South Hall with cover art by Camilla De'Errico. Have her sign it at A26. Program guides have floor plan and panel info. However some changes and new additions have been made so Download the ALLCal app for all the updates or see our website as well.

Autograph and Photograph Schedule! Get prices and signing/photo schedule for all our guests HERE. We try to get prices for everyone but if their price isn't listed just go to their booth or table for price info

Panels! We have some MIND blowing panels this year!  Plan your show and check for any updates or new additions HERE

PARKING! LA Convention Center has a lot of parking and there is PLENTY of other lots close by as well. We always suggest carpooling with friends to avoid parking fees. If you can take the TRAIN, The PICO stop off the EXPO and BLUE LINE stops RIGHT across the street from the LACC and it's super cheap.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL SUNDAY ATTENDEES! Sunday morning is also the LOS ANGELES ROCK N’ ROLL MARATHON in Downtown L.A. Street closures and detours will be in effect — plan accordingly, and come early!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Partners With Guitar Center For Charity Auction Event To Be Held Sunday October 30

All music-loving attendees of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con will be heading to the Main Stage of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM where one lucky convention-goer will become the owner of a Gibson Flying V signed by Stan Lee – all courtesy of the Los Angeles Comic Con and Guitar Center.  

The one of a kind electric guitar will be auctioned off by the Los Angeles Comic Con with all proceeds generated from the auction benefitting the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, a downtown Los Angeles center that teaches the comic arts free of charge to local youths.

Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory (BHAC) is dedicated to helping young people explore careers in Film, Television, Broadcasting, Digital and the Creative Arts industries. BHAC provides professional training and workshops that prepare students in becoming solid candidates for these industries. Through innovative programming such as Cartoons and Cereal, and Comics & Culture - Limited Edition, BHAC partners with multi-media professionals to bring technology and pop culture to our most under-resourced communities.  BHAC works to create career pathways for ages 6-22, to develop the next generation of leaders in these fields and create an economic equity for our most underserved.

“We are extremely thrilled to be joined by Guitar Center whose awesome contribution of a Gibson Flying V will serve to benefit an outstanding cause.  There are lots of musicians on the L.A. Comic Con team and they all regard Guitar Center as a home away from home for all of their musical and sound needs.  It will be a joy for all of us to work alongside Guitar Center to help benefit the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory,” said Regina Carpinelli, President and Founder of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. “We are also really happy to have the chance to help expose future comic artists and comic lovers to the comics industry. These young Los Angelenos are the future of this business.”

“Guitar Center is pleased to partner with Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Expo to help benefit such a worthy cause,” said Brian Berman, Vice President of Marketing at Guitar Center. “We’re looking forward to a phenomenal turnout for the auction and we appreciate the opportunity to support the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory and their mission to remove barriers and create pathways for artists to continue their craft.”

Set for October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is L.A.’s ultimate comic and pop-culture convention, a 3-day mega-celebration featuring the biggest stars and creative talent in pop culture. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Stan Lee's LA Comc Con 2016: Join Mike Colter, the unbreakable LUKE CAGE himself!


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LUKE CAGE!!!

Join Mike Colter, the unbreakable LUKE CAGE himself, Saturday Oct 29th for a VERY special panel on the hit new Netflix series. Get your tickets now and grab a cup of coffee, because things are about to get REAL.


 
PRISON BREAK!

Star of Prison Break, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow Dominic Purcell joins us on Saturday Oct 29th for an intimate sit down to talk about being the small screen's most notorious inmate. Catch him on our Hot Topic Main Stage with special previews of the new season of Prison Break.
 
Grumpy Cat is coming and she hates you!

Grumpy Cat is very grumpy that she will be meeting any fan who buys a GRUMPY CAT PLUSH at the Hot Topic Booth on Saturday Oct 29th. So don't see her. Word on the street is she will be plotting revenge on the world with Original Catwoman actresses Lee Merriwether and Julie Newmar
 
RU FI OOOOOOOOOOOO!

Rufio himself DANTE BASCO will be joining us to meet fans all weekend long. If you want a REAL TREAT, then make sure you get tickets to Friday Night’s CLUB COMIC CON at the Globe Theater! DANTE will be IN HIS RUFIO COSTUME hitting the decks with some fat beats! 
 
MORE GUESTS! 

Make sure you keep checking our website for the most current list of all our guests!

Supernatural's JIM BEAVER (Bobby Singer) will be joining us a '67 Impala courtesy of the Bela Cosplay Group! Maybe if you're lucky he will call you an Idjit! So stop by their booth to get some photos and autographs!

Sherilyn Fenn of cult TV series Twin Peaks will also be signing autographs and meeting fans Sunday Oct. 30th.
More COMICS!

We proudly welcome first time guest and long time hero DAVID FINCH to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con. Meet the guy behind Batman: The Dark Knight, Ultimate X-Men, and many other amazing titles! David will be in Artist alley all weekend long.

Andy Park, the Marvel cover artist and Marvel Studio visual development team great, will be making his Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con debut. You can find Andy and his amazing art work in our artist alley!
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE!

The dudes over at Heavy Metal RETURN for an amazing epic experience at Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con! They will be premiering the FEAR issue #283, as well as conducting portfolio reviews for all you aspiring comic artists. Don't miss out on special signigns by some of the most epic sci-fi and fantasy artists in their booth, like Bill Sienkewicz, Erika Lewis, John Mahoney, Leonie O'Moore, Pepe Moreno, Dwayne Harris, Berry Gellar and producers of The Flash Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab.

 
EXCLUSIVES!!

BLUEFIN will be joining us for the first time! In addition to their life sized Marvel statues being displayed at the Stan Lee Experience, Bluefin will be selling their show-stopping must-have geek collectibles, like the floating Iron Man and Millennium Falcon. Check out these wearable MEGA MAN Helmets, at an EXCLUSIVE Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con show price!

 
One-Of-A-Kind Guitar Charity Auction!

The great folks at Guitar Center have graciously donated a famed Gibson Flying V – signed by Stan Lee! – for auction at Stan lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Sunday, October 30 at 3:00PM.  Proceeds go to benefit the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory. Now, courtesy of Guitar Center, here’s a chance to put a Flying V into your hands! Visit the Gibson booth to place your bid!


 
Survival Guide, Signing Schedules, Floor plan, Exhibitor List, and Panel Updates!
  • Make sure you plan your show right and read our Survival Guide HERE
  • Get prices and signing times for guests HERE!
  • Check out our floor plan HERE!
  • Check out our exhibitor list HERE!
  • we have updated and added some more panels- so make sure you double check  on our site and download the ALCALL app for all the info HERE!
Get Your VIP Lounge Pass Today!

Maximize your experience at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con 2016 with an official VIP Lounge Pass! VIPs get the best perks, with an exclusive autograph sessions with different stars at the event, including Stan himself!

The Three Day VIP Lounge features access to the VIP Lounge from Friday to Sunday; exclusive autograph sessions from Stan Lee, Walter Koenig and a variety of other stars; food, drinks and a cash bar; comfortable seating; photo Opportunities; Collectible Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con VIP credential; access to the VIP Lounge at Saturday’s Halloween Cosplay Ball; priority seating at all panels; and more!

Click HERE to book your VIP Experience at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con today!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Stan Lee's LA Comic Con 2016: Gerard Way, Alan Tudyk, More Flash, Panels, and the Makeup National Championships!

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Amazing additions for Saturday:
MORE FLASH!

We are stoked to announce that Danielle Panabaker aka DR. CAITLIN SNOW will be returning to LA COMIC CON…along with Shantel VanSanten, Barry Allen’s love interest PATTY SPIVOT! Join them for photos, signings and a the Flash panel with their co-stars Candice Patton and Teddy Sears. You can PRE-BUY Danielle's cast photos and autographs HERE.

 
Amazing additions for Sunday:
Yes Way! Gerard Way! 

Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con proudly welcomes comic creator, songwriter and lead singer of My Chemical Romance Gerard Way! This very special Guest of Honor joins us on Sunday October 30th for a special panel on our Hot Topic Main Stage to talk about his new DC comic, Young Animal. Don't miss your chance to see a true creative genius live on stage!
 
The Make-Up National Championship, presented by M.A.C. & Makeup Artist Magazine

We are proud to announce the FIRST EVER Make-Up National Championship, presented by M.A.C. And Makeup Artist Magazine! Prizes include $3000 worth of M.A.C. PRODUCTS, a trip to the ULTIMATE M.A.C. Experience, and $5,000 in cash! If you think you have what it takes to be the champion of professional BEAUTY makeup, then get your submission in now! Rules and details HERE!
Nickelodeon's Miraculous Ladybug and Henry Danger!

Join the voices of Ladybug and Cat Noir and the people behind Nickelodeon’s hit show Miraculous Ladybug for an amazing panel and fan signings on Sunday, October 30th! The fun won’t stop there because Henry Heart and Captain Man - Jace Norman and Cooper Barnes - the stars of Nickelodeon’s Harvey Danger will be in the house Sunday October 30th. Henry and Captain Man will be signing for FREE so bring the kiddos to come say hi! 
 
Alan Tudyk is coming!

Pilot of the Serenity and renowned actor Alan Tudyk will be blowing us away with his new web series CON MAN. Alan will be signing and meeting fans at the CON MAN booth, and will be bringing a few surprises to his CON MAN panel on Sunday, October 30!
 
Loot Crate Returns as a Title Sponsor!

We are proud to welcome back our sponsor Loot Crate! Loot Crate will be on the show floor with a unique L.A. COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE, along with a special crate experience that can’t be beat! We love the guys and gals that bring joy to our mailbox once a month, and are honored to have Loot Crate return!
Almost There! PANELS!!

The moment you have all been waiting for… Plan your show with the Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con 2016 Programming HERE. Please note: All panels are subject to change with little notice. Please check the app for any and all updates…You can also DOWNLOAD AND SCHEDULE your panels with our ALLCAL APP, available HERE!
 
FOR CURRENT LIST OF ALL OUR AMAZING TALENT CLICK HERE!

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