Stan Lee Comic Con celebrates six years in L.A.

By Ivan Cazares and Francisco Portillo Cosplayers posed for photos with each other and fans, competitive gamers fought for national championships and collectors filled the exhibit hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday through Saturday. Whether fans call it Stan Lee’s Comikaze or Los Angeles Comic Con, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the longest running fan convention in LA that celebrates comic book culture, science fiction and…

November 3, 2016

Pop culture fans gather at local convention

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,…

September 21, 2016

Long Beach comic-con attracts fans

By Ivan Cazares Prop cars, replica cars and tribute cars lined up in front of the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday summed up what Long Beach Comic-Con is about, and that is fandom. This was the seventh annual LBCC, and it featured a variety of guests. It’s an annual event that evolves every year and is worth attending. Attendees had the opportunity to meet celebrities such as…

September 22, 2015