Coming to the Long Beach Convention Center on September 8-9, Long Beach Comic Con will host the likes of Dan DiDio, Christopher Priest, Mairghread Scott, and Rikishi. A press release reveals more details:
Committed to its celebration of some of the greatest creative talents in comics, television and film, Long Beach Comic Con’s cast of special guests includes the minds involved in Black Panther, Game of Thrones, X-Men, and Power Rangers, just to name a few. This year, LBCC is packed with industry-leading special guests such as Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer and novelist Christopher Priest, Emmy Award Winner and Director of Fox-TV’s X-Men animated series, Larry Houston, Battlestar Galactica’s Herbert Jefferson Jr, WWE Superstar Rikishi, comic legend Marv Wolfman, Twin Peaks’ Ray Wise, and many more.
Here’s some of the top panels and activities touted in the press release:
- DC Nation: Join DC Publisher Dan DiDio as he hosts a star-studded gathering featuring Teen Titans’ Adam Glass, Detective Comics’ Bryan Edward Hill, and Deathstroke’s Christopher priest as they talk about all things DC.
- Comics and Animation: Ever wonder how creators go about adapting comics for TV? Join writer and producer Craig Miller as he moderates a Q&A featuring writers Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy), Johnathan Callan (Justice League Action) and Big Hero 6 artist, Gus Vazquez.
- Twin Peaks: Got a Light?: Your favorite residents of Twin Peaks take the stage for this very special Q&A session. Join Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Kimmy Robertson, (Lucy), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy), and James Marshall (James Hurley), alongside newcomers Chrysta Bell (Agent Tammy) and Woodsman Robert Broski in a conversation moderated by TV writer/producer Mark A. Altman.
- The Science of Black Panther’s Baadasssss Arsenal: Senior FPGA Engineer Benjamin Siepser, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Michael Dennin, and host of the FGGGBT Podcast, Daniel J. Glenn as they break down all the Vibranium-based gadgets from the Marvel Universe!
- KnokX PRO Wrestling Ring: Where comics and pro wrestling collide — featuring pro-wrestler RIKISHI!
- Space Expo: A con-within-a-con experience that’s all about space exploration! Featuring experts in their respective scientific fields, kids (or big kid adults) can have fun with science-based interactive experiments! Space Expo’s Guest of Honor is Herbert Jefferson Jr, who portrayed Lt. Boomer on the classic series Battlestar Galactica.
- LBCC’s Cosplay Contest: The West Coast’s most inventive and artistic costuming wizards show off their fantastic talents and compete in a variety of fun categories for a grand prize.
- GeekFest Film Festival: Two solid days of indie movie bliss, often with the filmmakers themselves on hand.