Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The Staff of Fanboy Comics is happy to share some very exciting news this morning! Comikaze Expo, a pop culture expo featuring comics, horror, sci-fi, and gaming genres, has announced its event dates and a few special guests for Los Angeles this year! Below, please find the official press release for the convention, which will no doubt be the comic event of the year here in LA. [Image, Right – Poster by Crowded Teeth (http://crowdedteeth.com/)]
Stay tuned for an exclusive Fanboy Comics interview with Comikaze Expo CEO Regina Carpinelli!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Unparalleled Comikaze Expo Launches November 5-6, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Cenrer with Stan Lee and Elvira
Cutting Edge Pop Culture Expo With Strong Focus on Comics, Horror, Sci-Fi, Anime and Gaming Enables Fans to Unleash Their Inner Geek
Beverly Hills, Calif., (May 2011) – Comikaze Expo, the largest multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror and gaming convention in Los Angeles, has set its date and location: November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Comikaze’s creators expect 60,000 attendees and more than 300 vendors. The show will kick off with appearances by the father of modern comics, Stan Lee, and Comikaze’s official “spooksperson,” horror icon Elvira, at the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The first and only multimedia, cross-genre expo to hit Los Angeles, Comikaze Expo has created a pop culture extravaganza that brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Its wide-ranging appeal has attracted celebrity appearances from icons and budding artists of this exciting world, including animators, comic book and anime artists, special effects teams, writers, actors, and filmmakers, among other creators, from both the mainstream and geek worlds.
“I’m thrilled to play a role in kicking off this much-needed, one-of-a-kind event,” says Stan Lee. “It’s important for Los Angeles, the city of dreams, to have its own show of this type, where fans and creators alike can mingle and expand the industry while embracing this city’s vivid and diverse culture.”
The talent associated with Comikaze will please fans of every genre. “I’m so excited to be a part of Comikaze Expo,” says Elvira. “Where else would little old me get to stuff myself into my favorite dress and schmooze and mingle with so many fans? Plus, I can finally speak my mind to all the other artists there, especially all those cheesy, sleazy she-demon actresses who got the parts I was meant for—and the directors who cast them!”
In addition to Elvira and Stan Lee, confirmed appearances include the cast reunion of The Police Academy franchise, among many others. This unparalleled event’s wide range of innovative programming and activities provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators. From independent film screenings, live shows and star-studded panels to fan contests, games, portfolio reviews and a masquerade ball, there is something for everyone and more at Comikaze. Family-oriented events are scheduled Sunday, November 6.
Tickets are currently available through pre-sale at $12 each. Each ticket holder will receive their choice of a celebrity lithograph photo valued at $79-$189. For more information about Comikaze, including sponsorship information, vendor applications and ticket sales, visit ComikazeExpo.com. Please address media inquiries to email@example.com.
Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles. The brainchild of Southern California siblings, Regina and Mario Carpinelli, this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. For more information, visit ComikazeExpo.com.