Here's my quick recap and "photo" report from this past weekend's "Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo" for 2013.
A lot bigger than last year's "parking garage" set-up at the LA Convention Center from 2012. More A-list comic creators such as McFarlane, JS Campbell, McKone, Tony Moore, etc. from 2012 which continued this year with Marc Silvestri, J. Scott Campbell, Chris Burnham, Joe Jusko and others as well as the usual mid-tier celebs hawking expensive autographs.
Captions will be listed in semi left-to-right reading order.
1. The lines and entry to the event.
Parking was a lot easier if you got in via the back of the center. Long lines for pre-purchasers, heard almost that it stretched half-way around the convention center outside in one of the hottest days of the Summer in LA.
The security lines got long, but still, the con-goers were cool and didn't cause any issues with the waiting.
Images of the main stage during the masquerade contest.
2. The comic creators and artists!
1. Jason Scott Campbell. Selling prints and sketch books. Commented on my Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe reprints with his cover that it was the first time he's seen it out.
2. Amy Mebberson doing some cute Disney art commissions.
3. Marc Silvestri doing an interview. Super-long wait since everyone and their dogs wanted a photo with him. So many statues signed.
4. Joe Benitez getting his Lady Mechanika books ready.
5. An artist doing a really super-fast robot sketches, Megatron.
6. Transformer artist Livio Ramiodelli.
3. The Actors & Celebrities *ahem*
1. Batman's Adam West checking out the comic aisles.
2. Catwoman, Julie Newmar signing for fans. Had on cat ears!
3. Legendary actor, James Hoang, aka Lo-Pan!
4. Sean Patrick Flannery
5. "Tanya Tate as Black Canary.
4. And now the cosplayers.
That's all folks. Enjoy!