Stan Lee, along with Elvira Mistress of the Dark, are hosting their 2nd Annual Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 15th and 16th. They are expecting to have twice as many attendees as last year (close to 60,000). Tickets are still on sale. I plan to be there taking tons of pictures, walking the vendors area, and hopefully some celebrity sightings. The website for Comikaze isn’t clear on what sort of movie screenings will be available, but that will be on my hot list to find out once I arrive at the expo. Check out the press release below, via prnewswire.com
Tens of thousands of comic, horror, gaming, sci-fi and pop-culture enthusiasts from all over Southern California will fill up the Los Angeles Convention Center for an up-close look at Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention owned by comic legend Stan Lee and horror icon Elvira. Fans will enjoy panel discussions, hundreds of vendors, celebrity appearances, interactive zombie obstacle course, Harry Potter-style Quidditch Tournament, movie screenings and more.
STORY ANGLES INCLUDE:
•Celebrity Appearances – Stan Lee, Elvira, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Adam West, Burt Ward & Julie Newmar, Linda Blair, Thomas Jane, Lou Ferrigno, Todd McFarlane and many more will greet fans and pose for photos throughout the weekend
•Quidditch Tournament – Local college students will compete in this unique sport made famous by Harry Potter
•Comikaze Zombie Apocalypse – a 75,000 square foot survival course infested with zombies. Participants will be chased through a large obstacle course – where they must crawl, climb, and slide to safety
•Stan Lee’s Comikaze Activision Arcade – Area will feature six of Activision’s newest games – Tony Hawk Shred, Deadpool, 007, Transformers Rise of Cybertron and The Walking Dead
•Elvira Macabre Museum – The largest single collection of Elvira memorabilia as well as an opportunity to meet the star
•Stan Lee Mega Museum – One of the largest Marvel collections in existence, featuring Stan Lee’s personal Collection and Marvel movie memorabilia. Signing area with Stan Lee
•Vendors – Check-out hundreds of vendors selling new and vintage memorabilia, original art, figurines, tees and much more
•Record-Setting Growth – Debuting in 2011, Stan Lee’s Comikaze was the largest comic-convention debut in the world. With over 35000 attendees in 2011, Comikaze expects over 60,000 attendees this time around
Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
COST: $20 per day, FREE for children under 12
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015
•Celebrities Stan Lee, Elvira, Mark Hamill, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Adam West and more greeting fans
•Interactive Comikaze Zombie Apocalypse, an interactive obstacle course with zombies
•Over 20,000 attendees expected in costume, and over 60,000 attendees overall
•Get your reporter to participate in a Harry Potter-style Quidditch Tournament
•Interview opportunities with show spokespeople, celebrities and more
Additional Information: Stan Lee’s Comikaze presented by POW! – www.comikazeexpo.com