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Doctor Who Vs The Comic Industry

In what may be a horrible scheduling conflict, the extremely popular annual gathering of Doctor Who fans in Los Angeles, called Gallifrey One is happening at the same time as the Long Beach Comic Expo… in Long Beach. The three day Whovian convention runs February 17th – 19th and will feature guests including Paul McGann […]

Things To Do In Southern California This Weekend If You Like Comics

Do you live in the Southern California area and are looking for something to do Saturday / Sunday? Do you like comics, movies or anything pop culture? If so… come see me. That’s right, I’ll be at the Long Beach Convention Center both days from 10 AM to 7 PM Saturday the 17th and 10:30 […]

Hero Initiative To Have Massive Presence At Long Beach Comic Con

The Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, is set to have a large presence at the Long Beach Comic Con the weekend of September 17th-18th. They will be set up at booth #813/#914 and will be the exclusive home base for Mike Perkins (Captain America) and Mike […]

Convention Exhibitors Beware Of Hotel Scammers

One of my favorite shows of the years it he Long Beach Comic Con put on by Mad Event Management. It was a show put together by former Wizard World employees and has now grown to include the New Jersey Comic Con. Well, it seems that someone is trying to scam the exhibitors by way of […]

Megacon’s Christine Alger Joins MAD Events

MAD Event Entertainment, the folks behind the Long Beach Comic Con, the New Jersey Comic Con and the recent Anime Fan Fest NJ, have added a new pop culture tradeshow veteran. Christine Alger joins the team after spending a decade with MegaCon where she worked along side her mother, the founder of the convention. “A […]

Get Kickstarter Help At Long Beach Comic Expo

As you may have noticed, we here at Bleeding Cool like to help support comic creators that are doing Kickstarter and crowd-sourced projects by shining a light on them over the weekends. It is a great way for new properties and concepts to find their way to the market when established publishers aren’t willing to […]

LBCC 2015: Indie Creators Talk Shop With Jody Houser, Josh Trujillo, Jacon Semahn, Gavin Hignight & Bryant Dillon

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent “It is one-hundred percent possible to self-publish,” said Fanboy Comics Managing Editor and Co-Founder Barbra Dillon as she opened the hour-long panel “Indie Creators, Unite! How to Make Self-Publishing a Reality” at last weekend’s Long Beach Comic Con. As moderator, she introduced the panelists: Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Cupcake […]

Long Beach Comic Con Soars To New Heights

By Jason Strangis The 2015 Long Beach Comic Con was out of this world – literally! It was all about Cosplay, sensational fan costumes, superheroes, Star Wars, galactic Power Rangers, and some of the most talented writers, artists and creators in the Cosmos. The LBCC, held September 12-13 at the Long Beach Convention Center, for […]

LBCC 2015: Pros Discuss Independent Publishing And Social Media

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondence Saturday afternoon at the Long Beach Comic Con, writer/illustrator Zack Morrissette and cartoonist Tony Donley sat down to discuss their experiences with independent publishing and using social media to market their respective projects. Morrissette co-wrote and illustrated the zombie apocalypse story The Other Side of the Fence that he […]

John Barrowman And Chloe Bennet Headline Long Beach Comic Con

This weekend, 9/12 & 9/13,  is the Long Beach Comic Con conveniently located at the Long Beach Convention Center. Headlining the event is Arrow and Doctor Who actor John Barrowman and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD actress Chloe Bennet. For the comic part of the convention they have guests: Art Adams, Joe Benitez, Tim Bradstreet, Joe […]

New Crowdfunding Book Provides ABCs To Success

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent Traversing crowdfunding for one’s project can be a daunting endeavor. The task of asking for morale support and money from friends and strangers for a project that is personal makes success or failure all the more poignant for the person looking for funding. Through trial and error, writer/creator Madeleine […]




The Annual Autumn Long Beach Comic Con Continues To Hit The Spot, Plus Photogallery

By Michele Brittany The last weekend of September heralded the return of the sixth annual Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC), organized once again by Martha Donato, co-founder and executive director, and Phil Lawrence co-founder and sales director. The two-day con was held at the Long Beach Convention Center, centrally located to many food options, parking […]

The Valiant: First Look Available For Free At The Long Beach Comic Con

I’m going to be hanging out this weekend at the Long Beach Comic Con… so is Valiant. September 27 & 28 the publisher will be set up at booth #307 inside the Long Beach Convention Center and they will be giving away a free, exclusive preview edition of The Valiant: First Look. This preview gives […]

Long Beach Comic Con To Announce Dwayne McDuffie Award

Long Beach Comic Con has announced (through 13th Dimension) that they are going to be announcing a Dwayne McDuffie Award. McDuffie was a comic and television writer who created the animated TV series Static Shock as well as co-founding Milestone Comics, the first minority owned and operated comic publisher. He passed away one day after […]

You Really Should #MakeComics At Long Beach Comic Con

Long Beach Comic Con is coming up September 27th and 28th, and there’s a special focus in the programming that will warm the hearts of aspiring comics creators–it’s all about making comics from the standpoint of different stages of development. And many pros in the field have dedicated time to take part in sharing the […]