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Stan Lee's Comikaze/LA ComicCon Rebranding Again, Now Beyond Fest Expo LA

Originally beginning conlife as Stan Lee's Comikaze, which then became LA ComicCon, the Los Angeles event is rebranding and changing their name again. Announced just the morning, the show will now be called Beyond Fest Expo LA, but apparently has nothing to do (at least at the moment) with an existing film festival, Beyond Fest. […]

James Bond Aficionados Gather And Talk Best Bonds And Their Legacy At Comikaze

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent I was quite excited to find that there would be two panels featured at Stan Lee's Comikaze last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The first was held Friday evening titled Battle of the Bonds…James Bond and the second was on Saturday afternoon, titled 50 […]

Behind The Scenes Of A Future Cracked: After Hours Episode

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent After Hours is in its fourth season and the videos can be found at Each episode features Michael Swaim, Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, and Daniel O'Brien sitting around a restaurant table pontificating about a topic that ranges from "8 Mind-Blowing Connections Between the Works of […]

The ABCs Of Creating YouTube Content By The Experts At Comikaze Expo

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent If you are a creator of any kind of content, whether it be comics, film, television, instructional or otherwise, you just cannot ignore or shy away from utilizing the internet to spread the word about your project. It can be intimidating and it can be daunting […]

Stan Lee's Biggest Fan Contest

Stan Lee is having a contest to find his biggest fan and he's partnering with LiveJournal to do it. Announced at Stan Lee's Comikaze convention last weekend, the winner gets a chance to meet Stan in Hollywood next year. "Over the years I've met thousands of fans and comic lovers at conventions worldwide, and I'm […]

Closing Impressions of Comikaze – Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Although held in September last year, this year Comikaze was held on Halloween weekend. I'm used to having Long Beach Comic Con be the last con hurrah of the year, so it was a bit strange to have the two cons basically switch places this year. […]

Comikaze Rises As One Of The Coolest, Hippest Shows In The Country

By Jason Strangis If San Diego can hold the biggest comic-con in the universe, then why can't Los Angeles have its own large-scale pop culture event? Now it finally does. Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2014, held October 31 – November 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, combined comic books, science fiction, fantasy, horror, animation, […]

8 Paragraphs With Senior Editor Soren Bowie Talking At Comikaze

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Do you enjoy popular culture? Do you like comedy? Maybe you pride yourself on being a trivia expert? An armchair historian? Then is for you. On Friday afternoon at Comikaze, I got to sit down with Senior Editor Soren Bowie to talk about the online […]

Stan Lee's Comikaze Is Back For Fourth Year – And It Comes With Cosplay

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent Founder and CCO Regina Carpinelli, Stan Lee, and Elvira's Cassandra Peterson are back with Comikaze at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. After breezing through badge registration and having a little wait in line, I was pleased that the doors opened promptly at 1 PM. For […]

The Fan, Stan The Man, An Iron Man Made From Cans And The Falling Apart Plan

[youtube][/youtube] This is Iron Man Can, a statue of Iron Man made by Brad Walker from soft drink can tabs. He has exhibited the statue at a number of comic conventions and was recently invited to do the same at Stan Lee's Comikaze convention in 2012, after he approached them. It didn't go well. Walker […]

What Creators Really Get Out Of Cons – The Devastator Survey Numbers Are In

The Comedy Comics Magazine The Devastator ran a poll among indie comics creators to learn what their needs are when it comes to conventions and shows in an effort to help make those shows more welcoming for creator-owned projects. The wide array of shows that the survey ended up reporting on is truly impressive, including […]

Late Night Fun – Awkward Interviews With Cosplay Girls

In response to a lot of comments about the inappropriate nature of his interviews in the past, so Mediocre Films went to this year's Comikaze in Los Angeles to film some more respectful interviews with cosplayers. I'm not quite sure he got the issue at hand… so here's a brief reminder of what the Man […]

Stan Lee's Comikaze Takes On High Fashion

Michele Brittany writes for Bleeding Cool from Comikaze: For the first time in the short history of Stan Lee's Comikaze, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd, held a Geek Fashion Show early Friday evening. After reading through the offerings for the first day, I was […]

Stan Lee's Health and Milkshakes

Stan Lee has had to cancel many appearances lately, leading to speculation, at nearly 90, it is due to health. The only reason reported was it was a "a very serious circumstance." Stan Lee's ComikazeExpo administrators responded earlier today: "It sucks Stan had to cancel, but you know the man doesn't just do conventions. he […]

Swipe File: Stan Lee's Comikaze And The Third Reich

Stan Lee is is the child of Jewish immigrant parents, and he served in World War II with the military classification of "playwright", one of only nine men to do so, from 1942 until 1945. In comics both before the war and afterwards, he would write plenty of anti-Nazi propaganda in comic book form. Which […]