“When I launched Long Beach Comic Con back in 2009, my hope was simply to create a meaningful and enjoyable event for fans of all ages, and give something back to the comic community that supported me for many years,” said Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management. “To be sitting here today, planning for our 10th edition, and reflecting on all we’ve accomplished in those years, is both humbling and energizing.”
It’s been ten years since the first annual Long Beach Comic Con and this year they are celebrating with Black Panther, DC Super Hero Girls, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Static Shock, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Power Rangers and the Emmy-nominated Twin Peaks for fans of TV, Movies, Comic Books, Wrestling and Cosplay. LBCC diverse selection that welcomes people from all walks of fandom also want to show love with the STEM educational Space Expo and the GeekFest Film Festival! AND they want to nurture C in Long Beach Comic Con with a comic book industry-only companion event before LBCC for industry vets and newcomers to connect. This year the Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California is September 8-9, 2018!
I’m excited to attend LBCC and enjoy my first love of comic books/graphic novels. I’m hoping to buy a few that I grew up loving (PowerPac, Amethyst) as well as getting to know new books from independent artists that I haven’t seen. This year’s Guest of Honor, Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer and novelist Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Static Shock) is making his Long Beach Comic Con debut this year and I’m SHOOK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Static Shock and Black Panther (Wakanda FOREVER) so can’t wait to hear him talk about his career and (fingers crossed) a live action Static Shock after the success of Black Panther. LBCC is giving attendees the opportunity to see new characters from Aspen Comics, Prism Comics, Top Cow and AfterShock that has an exclusive LBCC #1 edition cover a cover by interior artist Wesley St. Claire (who will be attending the show as a special guest) of their new series BEYONDERS with Charon Comics, Los Comex and Valiant Comics (in partnership with Los Angeles-area retailer The Comic Bug). They have a great list of guests that fans will be excited to see and hear on panels! they include acclaimed cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, legendary writer Marv Wolfman, Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames (co-creators of the landmark graphic novel The Alcoholic), DC Super Hero Girls artist Yancey Labat, Border Town co-creator Eric M. Esquivel, Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, The Magic Glasses co-creator Melina Chavarria, My Little Pony artist Tony Fleecs, comics/animation writer Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy) and many others. Long Beach Comic Con will additionally host over 250 vendors, celebrity guests and several renowned cosplayers. The full list of confirmed special guests is available here: http://longbeachcomiccon.com/guests.
In addition to the comic programming, this year’s festivities will include:
- 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.
- KnokX PRO Wrestling Ring: Where comics and pro wrestling collide — featuring pro-wrestler RIKISHI!
- GeekFest Film Festival: Two solid days of indie movie bliss, often with the filmmakers themselves on hand.
- Comic Creator Conference: A September 7th event designed to connect professional comic creatives with other high-level industry professionals to empower them with exclusive and personal insight, as well as provide access to decision makers, peers, publishers, and other leaders within the industry. Note that this event has a separate fee for entry and is open to industry professionals ONLY.
- 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.
Long Beach Comic Con tickets are on sale NOW. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details on upcoming limited VIP packages, photo ops and more announcements about new guests and programming. Kids 10 and under get in FREE! For additional information go to LongBeachComicCon.com and for tickets go to lbcc2018.eventbrite.com.
About MAD Event Management LLC
MAD Event Management functions as an owner/operator of several events of many sizes and provides expert consultant services to companies seeking to establish, grow or improve their event business. We have years of experience managing all aspects of live events, including large scale consumer and trade shows, meetings, conferences and exhibitor execution. MAD owns and operates several pop culture conventions: Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic Con, Long Beach, CA; New Jersey Comic Expo, Edison, NJ; C3: Comic Creator Conference; and C3: Havana, Cuba Edition. For more information, visit www.madeventmanagement.com.
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I’m so excited that Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 starts Sunday, February 25th at 9PM ET/PT on Starz with 10 frightening and funny episodes.
Ash is up to his old wastrel tricks after saving his old hometown from the <well> evil dead! We find his SECOND long lost daughter Kelly out to warn Ash after the latest Ruby massacre. Luckily Ash won’t be alone and will have his BFFs Pablo & Kelly by his side to fight the Deadites and their human allies. We also will get to know new friends and allies including the Knights of Sumeria and a old/new enemy with Ruby back to her old tricks (so to speak).
I recommend you grab some popcorn, remote and your favorite beverage so you can binge on the first two seasons to your screaming delight!
Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) leads the cast, reprising the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, devises her most diabolical plan to defeat Ash and raise hell on earth; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, forever loyal to Jefe (Ash) will realize his true destiny in the battle against evil; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, whose single goal is to kill Ruby and end the Evil Dead torment once and for all. New to the cast for season three are Arielle Carver-O’Neill (“House Husbands”) as Brandy Barr, Ash’s long lost daughter left in his care when her mother meets an untimely demise; Lindsay Farris (“Home and Away,” Primal) as Dalton, leader of an ancient order called the Knights of Sumeria, who seek Ash to lead their fight against The Dark Ones. Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) returns as Brock Williams to warn Ash from beyond the grave.
Sam Raimi serves as Executive Producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” “Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”), Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) and Rick Jacobson (“Spartacus”). Mark Verheiden (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Daredevil”) serves as Executive Producer / Showrunner.
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Just in case you had wanted to break open your piggy bank the Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers Filming Miniatures from The Gary Cannavo Collection sold for 1.8 million dollars!
The Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 89 was just a few weeks ago on June 26 – 28th and comprised of the definitive collection Battlestar Galactica & Buck Rogers spaceship filming miniatures. It was 23 spaceships all belonging one Boston based collector named Gary Cannavo that was purchased over a period of 25 years. The miniatures were designed and built by the creators who worked on Star Wars. These are from series that still used the art technology of miniatures before Hollywood switched to CGI.
The owners hope that the collection will stay in tact and be exhibited for fans to be able to enjoy them so they decided to sell in a single lot for an estimated $1,500,000 – $2,000,000
Highlights from the collection include the screen used heart and soul of the Battlestar Galactica rag-tag fleet, the Galactica and the screen used, Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper. From Buck Rogers, Buck’s screen used Star Fighter and Buck’s screen used Ranger 3.
ABOUT PROFILES IN HISTORY
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia. Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000);
Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy. Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
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I do love all things FREE and so I look forward to every Friday’s B&N new addition to my nook book collection. This looks like a nice fun read for a geekette like myself and of course HUGE thanks to the list makers of the free ebooks.
This week’s Free Fridays selection is the first book in Lory S. Kaufman’s inventive Verona Trilogy, The Lens and the Looker
It’s the 24th century, and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s) have finally created the perfect society. To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps: full-sized recreations of cities from Earth’s distant pasts. Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations. History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die. But not everything goes to plan.
Fans of speculative adventure, like The Hunger Games and The Giver, will love The Lens and the Looker.
Continue the Verona Trilogy adventure with The Bronze and the Brimstone, and keep your eyes peeled for the third book, coming sometime this fall …
Free Fridays Recommends
Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Lory recommends:
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding is the book that made me want to be a writer of futuristic fiction when I was 14. I’m now 61 and have re-read Flies
several times over the years. Its influence is still with me in that I try to emulate how it appeals to almost every age group, be it precocious middle graders, young teens, young adults or adults. It’s just clean prose. The premise is so clearly stated at the beginning of the book. It’s the near future. There’s a nuclear war. A bunch of kids get stranded on an uninhabited tropical island with no adults. They have to survive. Boom. The story unfolds. Brilliant. Just brilliant.
Here’s additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday’s Extras, that many good people found and shared
since last Friday. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.Travel
Perfect Island Getaways: The Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda – NOOK for Web (1,000 Places to See Befo…
by Patricia Schultz
A Sorcerer’s Treason: A Novel of Isavalta, Book One by Sarah Zettel
Religion & Spirituality
Messy Church: A Multigenerational Mission for God’s Family by Ross Parsley
Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson
The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie – NOOK for Web by Kim Carpenter
Brave Junior Novelization – NOOK for Web by Irene Trimble
The Boxcar Children Summer Special: Three Adventures of the Boxcar Children – NOOK for Web by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy
Hired by the Cowboy by Donna Alward
Chasing Sunset by Sami Lee
Talking Dogs, Aliens and Purple People Eaters (Talking Dog, Book One) by Shelley Munro
Premonition (Tarot Café) by Lynn LaFleur
Sex and the City – NOOK for Web by Candace Bushnell
Mystery & Thrillers
The Constantine Codex by Paul L. Maier
Guns: Book One in the John Hardin Series by Phil Bowie
Life Sentences: Book One in the Chad Wilbank Series by Tekla Dennison Miller
Map of Bones – NOOK for Web (Sigma Force Series) by James Rollins
Business & Investing
Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of th… by Jon Queijo
The Power of Impossible Thinking: Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business by Colin Cook, Yoram (Jerry) R. Wind
Richard Templar’s Rules: The Complete Compilation (Collection) by Richard Templar
Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy by Dev Patnaik
15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning (Collection) by FT Press Delivers, Trent A. Hamm, Liz Weston, Bonnie Kirchner, Steve Weisman
Improve Your Business Communication (Collection) by Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz, Terry J. Fadem, Jerry Weissman
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