Pop culture fans gather at local convention

September 21, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  Cosplayers, comic book fans, gamers, replica-prop cars and a legion of Star Wars stormtroopers took over the Long Beach Convention Center for the eighth annual Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday and Sunday.     Cosplayers are people who dress up as their favorite fictional characters. A big part of convention culture is Cosplay and there was no shortage of eye-catching characters. The convention’s guests included well known actors,…

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Former Elan becomes owner of comic book store

September 24, 2012

  By Amanda Mayberry   With a love for comic books, former Elan Peter Mellini went from comic store employee to owner almost overnight. Mellini has been owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics for about two weeks. “I always say if it wasn’t for comic books, I wouldn’t know how to read,” Mellini said. In spite of a few difficulties Mellini remains enthusiastic and has a lot of plans to improve…

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