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Long Beach Comic Expo 2020

This years Long Beach Comic Expo was filled with many vendors, great cosplays, fun for everyone, and even some learning opportunities found down in the NASA area.

Photo Credit: Caprice Conley

We spent our day speaking with vendors and comic creators as we walked the show floor. I have to say, each year the Long Beach Comic Expo gets better and better. They have secured more vendors and interesting comics. I love to go through the comics and find one that opens my mind to different worlds. If we are lucky the creator is there and I get a chance to speak with them. You get the story behind the story and I absolutely love to have that chance.

Long Beach Comic Expo is growing! Photo Credit Caprice Conley

One staple at Long Beach Comic Expo is Wild Bills soda truck. It may seem small but it is an absolute must. Sometimes they have special cups commorating the event. Once you buy a cup, you get free refills all day. When you are spending a day at an Expo, this is one of the most cost effective things that they have in the building. It is one of my favorite attractions.

Wild Bills.. Photo Credit Caprice Conley

One of the best things about having a comic expo is being able to see your friends. We all spend a lot of time reading the comics, emulating our heroes and talking about our fandom. When you are at the Long Beach Comic Expo, you are all one, no matter what fandom is your favorite. Seeing a friend who you might not see on a regular basis, is a very rewarding feeling.

Smile! Photo Credit: Caprice Conley

There is one important thing I find when I go to Long Beach Expo. It’s not overwhelming. The crowd is controlled. Getting into the Expo is not a hassle. Once you get in you are able to move around and really take a look at each booth. Over crowding can be an issue that makes the experience not quite fun. This is not the case at the Long Beach Comic Expo. Its an expo you can fully embrace and enjoy. We look forward to the next time there is a Long Beach Comic Expo or Long Beach Comic Con. I highly recommend if you are in the area, or can’t get to San Diego Comic Con, this is the convention I prefer. It’s just an over all fun expo to attend.

Front photo of the Long Beach Comic Expo. Photo Credit Caprice Conley

Long Beach Comic Expo is This Weekend!

Long Beach Comic Expo is this weekend February 16th and 17th. The website I linked to above will give you a list of all exhibitors and events that will be going on this weekend. There is a lot to see and do this year so get there early, and don’t forget to take into consideration, parking.

Just a few things I am interested in is the Cosplay Contest. That is one event where everyone’s creativity is showcased for all of us to see. The contest begins on February 16th at 6pm if you are interested. If that is the case please stop by The Geek Gastby booth between 5pm and 6pm and see Bernie Bregman to enter.

Another event I’d like to mention is the Space Expo. This is also on their website and it is a sporadic events and panels throughout the expo. It is in their calendar if you’d like to check it out.

Space Expo will be at Long Beach Comic Expo 2019

As always I’m there to check out the comics, find some new gems in the small press area, and discover some new stories before they are saturated in the store. I always make time to go through small press, this is where I find some of the most interesting comics. Yes, Marvel and DC, you can always count on them, but the small press area is a whole different ballgame and I love it.

If I do find a “hidden gem” I’ll be sure to write a review here so that you can check it out for yourself or ask me questions about it.

What’s your favorite thing to do at conventions? Cosplay, find a comic, meet up with friends..panels? Hope to see you all there. Most of all enjoy yourself and have fun!

Long Beach Expo is February 16 and 17 2019, at the Long Beach Comic and Entertainment Center.

Saturday 10am-7pm ($40 dollars for the day)

Sunday 11am-5pm ($25 dollars for the day)