The consumer comic book convention known as the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con since 2011 was a nod to their dates near Halloween but with their move to September 27-28 this year, organizers have decided to go back to their roots and renamed their fall event the Long Beach Comic Con leaving the horror theme at the convention to be continued…and represented in future events.
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.
Long Beach Comic Con welcomes attendees dressed in costumes, however they do conduct a strict weapon check, so don’t bring any real weapons with you.
“Long Beach Comic Con is always striving to keep our loyal fans and exhibitors happy by providing captivating special guest, panels, and vendors. We thought we would celebrate our six years of dedicated comic fans by updating the Long Beach Comic Con image with fresh websites and logos,” said Martha Donato, executive director and co-principal of the Long Beach Comic Con shows. Tickets start around $30.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, the Center is within walking distance to first-class accommodations (more than 5,000 rooms citywide, most within the downtown area), shopping, dining, attractions, sightseeing along picturesque bays and 5 1/2 miles of sandy beach.The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a spectacular multi-purpose complex – one of the few waterfront facilities nationwide, featuring more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, an arena and 34 meeting rooms. The glass concourse and lobby offer expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions with the Pacific Ocean.