Long Beach Comic Con Releases Full Schedule
The 8th annual Long Beach Comic Con will be held on September 17 and 18, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center, featuring an impressive array of more than 120 pop culture guests, more than 130 panels, and unique partnerships with the Columbia Memorial Space Center and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Among the guests attending Long Beach Comic Con for the first time are Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester who played Batman and Robin on BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite from Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY (and Nathan Fillion(!)), Andy Park (Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor and Lead Concept Artist) and acclaimed comic book creators including Peter David and Colleen Doran (AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE), Steve Epting (VELVET), Joelle Jones (LADY KILLER) and Joe Eisma and Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES).
This year’s Long Beach Comic Con will have exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels from 10am-7pm on Saturday, September 17th and 10am-5pm on Sunday, September 18th, with the full programming schedule now available online. “Our plans for this year’s show are expansive, with a guest list that will impress both long-time fans and first time attendees,” said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. “Long Beach Comic Con is dedicated to celebrating the world of pop culture and we’re thrilled to present some truly unique and creative programming with important local organizations like the Columbia Memorial Space Center and Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.”
“Long Beach Comic Con is a show that’s produced by a team who collectively have over 100 years of experience in the comics and entertainment industry,” said Donato. “We’ve worked hard over the years to create an experience that we would enjoy if we were attendees, so whether you want to meet your favorite comic artist or publisher or get a photo with a member of the FIREFLY cast, or even learn to build your own R2D2 you can do it all here.”
As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:
* Programming spotlighting TV shows like BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, CON MAN, FIREFLY and GI JOE
* DOCTOR WHO Panels at the Long Beach Public Library
* Two fulls days of cosplay panels and a cosplay contest on Saturday night
* Panels devoted to fan favorite comic book characters including Batman, Harley Quinn and the Teen Titans and publishers Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, First Comics, Image Comics and Marvel
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book pros
* Kids programming
* The popular GeekFest Film Festival
* A screening of the popular Harry Potter fan film SEVERUS SNAPE & THE MARAUDERS
Tickets are available online.