ScareLA 2018

ScareLa took place this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, August 25th and 26th. It is a worth while convention, and it won’t break the bank.

ScareLA is a spooky Halloween convention held this weekend August 25th and 26th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Tickets are reasonable and well worth it.

As you know we attended Midsummer Scream just a month ago.  It was a good convention, I can’t take away from it.  ScareLa is a bit different, a little darker, and has a lot more to do.

When you first walk into the convention there is a sense that there is an outbreak of some sort, some are  infected and some are not.  You go through a maze.

The sense of Halloween hits you as soon as you enter.  Every way you look there is something to remind you of the upcoming season.

There was not only smells and sights of scary and spooky halloween booths, there was also music.  I wouldn’t say it was overwhelmingly loud but it put you in the mood for sure.

We made our way around the convention, it was dark, and had scare zones.  Many of the upcoming attractions such as the Haunted Hay ride and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor were featured.

We go to all the haunts in the area, the Haunted Hayride and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor are two that have become must go to attractions.  They really take the time to make it feel real, and it can get scary in some parts.

Here are a few pictures I snapped of the convention as I walked around.  There was a lot to see, I may not have gotten it all.  Here’s a peek.

I have to say, even though this was my first ScareLa, it won’t be my last.  I was also able to by some great comics.  There were books, comics, jewelry, make up and screening of short films in the back.  There indeed was a lot to keep you busy for the duration.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, definitely put this on your calendar for next year, its one you won’t regret if you love   Halloween.

 

Long Beach Comic Expo 2018

The Long Beach Comic Expo is an expo in its own category.  You never know what you will see or find there.  Year after year I’ve attended and each year I’m more impressed.   This year I attended all three days and I found some of the greatest comic books, met some great creative people and saw some out of this world cosplay.

These are just a handful of the cosplays I’ve seen and just had to snap a picture.  Conventions are where you will see the most interesting people, creative.  You can be whomever you want.  That is what keeps me coming back.

This year I found that the small press booths had a lot of excellent comics to read, which is at some times a nice break from the mainstream comics that everyone reads.

Each Expo or Comic Convention is an opportunity to enjoy and be who you are without feeling any judgement.  For that I am thankful, and I hope that each venue continues to grow and add different creative outlets to their shows.  I know so many people who enjoy them.  I’ve also introduced many people to these and they love it.  They had no idea that they weren’t alone in their love of Star Wars, or The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker.

We are everywhere.  We thank you for coming each year and look forward to Long Beach Comic Con which is September 8th to the 9th of 2018.  I’ll be there.  I’m more into the comic book, but I still have chances to see and experience things that I don’t in my day to day life.

If you get a chance to go to a convention or an expo or even to introduce someone to a new world, this is the way to do it.