Fans know costumes!
But a weekend full of cosplay—including a Friday night costume ball with the band Shiny Toy Guns—isn’t the only reason to attend the second Long Beach Comic-Con, Friday 10/29 to Sunday 10/31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Feeling nostalgic for the good ol’ days of the San Diego Comic-Con? Y’know, when the focus was still on comics! Well soak it up, fanboy!
MOT highlights at Long Beach this year include:
• Max Brooks (Booth 200)
Screenwriter and author of “Zombie Survival Guide,” “World War Z” and “Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.”
• Stan Lee
Autograph tickets available at Booth 544 all weekend. Photos in booth 426 at noon-3 p.m. Sunday only.
• Josef “Joe” Rubinstein (Booth 544)
Israeli American inker of more than 2,500 comics. Rubinstein is best known for “The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.”
• Marv Wolfman (Booth 419)
Award-winning American comic book writer, best known for lengthy runs on “The Tomb of Dracula,” creating “Blade” for Marvel Comics, and “The New Teen Titans” for DC Comics. You can also catch Wolfman during “Comic Writing 101,” Friday, 3 p.m., Seaside Lobby; and at “Comic Book Sunday! Presents Marv Wolfman,” Saturday, 11 a.m., Seaside Ballroom B.
And while you’re there, be sure to check out: Bruce Boxleitner (“Tron,” “Tron Legacy”), Marvel Entertainment television head Jeph Loeb, “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola, writer-editor Barbara Kesel, artist Amanda Conner and screenings of “Dark Country 3D,” featuring Ron Perlman!