Long Beach Comic Expo Expands Again, Following Biggest Show Yet
June 10, 2014

Annual Southern California Comics Convention Celebrates Record Growth

February 28 – March 1, 2015 at the Long Beach Convention Center

LONG BEACH, CA (June 9, 2014) – Building on year over year growth and a hugely successful fifth anniversary show, the Long Beach Comic Expo team is proud that the 2015 show will move February 28 and March 1, 2015, with five-times more floor space, offering more exhibitors, creators and programming all weekend. 

“This is a fan and family-friendly convention, and it’s a place that is very receptive to artists,” said Pierre Bernard, Jr., graphic artist on Conan, publisher for Totally Graphic. “It’s a great size show, because there are a lot of fans and exhibitors, but it’s not too big that creators get lost.”

As Hollywood moves into the biggest conventions, comic creators and publishers are looking for more opportunities to connect with fans. The Long Beach Comic Expo hosts star creators and award winning publishers and cultivates an atmosphere where comics are still king.

“Everyone I know has a great time when they come to Long Beach,” said Craig Miller, president, Wolfmill Entertainment. 

“More and more people are finding something they love about comics conventions, and we are honored to support the fans of Southern California,” said Phil Lawrence, Co-Founder and Sales Director of the Long Beach Comic Con. “The Expo has grown every year, filling a real demand for a classic convention where fans, creators and exhibitor can all enjoy interacting with each other.”

Join Long Beach Comic Expo in celebrating the sixth anniversary with a weekend full of special guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10am to 6pm, and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Advanced ticket holders gain early admission, starting at 9:30 am on Saturday.

Plus, visit the Long Beach Comic Con on September 27th and 28th, 2014. Register for Long Beach Comic Con today at LongBeachComicCon.com, and follow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information about this year’s show.

About Long Beach Comic Expo
Long Beach Comic Expo is a true comic con focused on creating a fantastic family friendly experience for both fans and exhibitors alike in Southern California.  With something for everyone, the Long Beach Comic Expo will mark its sixth anniversary on February 28 and March 1, 2015, with a big convention floor, more exhibitors and creators, and an action-packed weekend of programming.

To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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