The convention is in its second year; in its inaugural year, 6,300 people showed up. Not too bad a showing at all. I’m not sure what the programming schedule looked like last year, but there is a solid variety of webcomics, how-tos, and Q&As. I’m particularly interested in checking out Women in Comics and Girl Power. Stan Lee will be there, so will Mike Mignola. Some of my favorite Star Wars artists too – Tom Hodges and Cat Staggs.
I went to the Long Beach Comic Expo in February and had a great time. I’m looking forward to spending my weekend browsing the exhibit hall, adding new sketches to my con sketchbook, and attending panels. Plus, I want to see how this con grows. It's close to me, so I selfishly want it to stick around (though I don't know if Halloween weekend is the best idea for dates).
In case you don’t want to click on the link above (but you should) Show hours are:
Friday, October 29 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 30 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 31 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday; say hi if you see me around! I’ll be spending a lot of time helping at booth #819 (Bean Leaf Press). I haven’t made the final decision about costumes yet, but if I do get them out, it will be Poison Ivy on Saturday and a Star Trek uniform on Sunday.