The high of Halloween excitement wearing off? Trying to figure out where you can wear that Doctor Who costume you so lovingly pieced together? Well, come on down to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Comikaze Expo! It’s not too late to grab your tickets – which are SO cheap it’s almost suspicious (but it’s not really, they’re legit).
Guests include: Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Elvira (in her LAST official convention appearance!), Jhonen Vasquez, Ernest Borgnine, Tippi Hedron and the entire cast of ALL THAT! (minus Kenan Thompson) and a bajillion trillion other guests.
Panels I am looking forward to attending:
Screening of the new THE WOMAN IN BLACK trailer (11:00am, room 306AB) – This movie looks so fantastically creepy! This would only be better if Daniel Radcliffe were there in person to introduce it.
Uncool Japan: The Trials and Tribulations of Japanese Pop Culture (1:00pm, room 3) – Though I’m no longer actively watching anime or reading manga, there will always be my inner 17 year old, curious about the Japanese culture and how they incorporate the otaku while still making them taboo.
Character Studies: Geek Girls in Popular Culture (2:00pm, room 4)
While I see there are some of the same names that were at the Geek Girl Con panel of the same name, I am hoping for a more well-rounded, not so panelist-creations-only focused discussion.
DC COMICS NEW 52 Q&A (5:00pm, room 1)
I’m very curious who is going to come out for this and what is going to be said.
There is a Doctor Who panel on Saturday at 6:00pm in Room 2 but whose description has been diced off in the pdf of the programming schedule. I’ll probably be there.
Fraggles, Froud and a Frog Named Kermit: Bringing Jim Henson to Comics (2:00pm, room 306AB)
I love anything to do with Jim Henson, bonus points for my friend Tim co-hosting this fun panel.
Tournament of the Nerds! (3:00pm, room 4)
Tournament of Nerds! pits two fans against each other to battle it out in heated debate. THIS CAN ONLY BE HILARIOUS.
Comics and Comics (5:00pm, room 306AB)
Stand-up comedians performing geek related sets. This could turn out to be a serious abuse of pandering, but I may pop in, depending if I feel like attending the cosplay contest.
Tickets are dirt cheap – $12 per day, $20 for the weekend. Who the hell can top that? Nobody! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Are you going? What programming events are you looking forward to? I hope to see you all there!
NOVEMBER 5th – 6th
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015