Monday, February 22, 2010

OC Weekly: Over the Weekend: Long Beach Comic Expo

Four-and-a-half months after the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con, the organizers of the event (check out our interview here) saw fit to whet comic book fan appetites with the one-day Long Beach Comic Expo this past Saturday at the Long Beach Convention Center. It was one-third as long (the proper LBCC, returning the last weekend of October, is three days long) and about one-third the size, but at least three-fifths of the fun.

Though small, the Long Beach Comic Expo had lots of the usual stuff you'd come to expect at comic conventions--lots of comics, toys and assorted other bizarre ephemera for sale--but none of the stuff that comic conventions have come to attract recently, like relentless plugging of movies, TV shows and video games. The focus was on comic book themselves, fitting in nicely with the Long Beach Comic Con's motto of "love comics more."

Though Marvel and DC didn't have an official presence at the Expo--both held panels at last year's LBCC--Top Cow, a popular branch of Image Comics responsible for Wanted, Witchblade and others, was representing with a booth.

Read the full article here.

Source: OC Weekly

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