The Long Beach Comic Expo takes place February 20 and 21 and the full panel list is being released this Friday, but we got the scoop on two of the panels you can expect at the convention.
Down to Nerd: Invader Zim and Gargoyles: Conqueror Vs Protectors
Panelists: Greg Weisman, Dave Crosland
Moderator: RuthAnn Thompson
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm
Some come from another time to protect, another from a different planet to conquer- but both hold a special place in our hearts! Gargoyles VS Invader Zim. We will focus on the first 5 episodes of the TV series Gargoyles with writer/creator Greg Weisman and the Invader Zim comic books with Dave Crosland. What differences and similarities do these creatures out of space and time have? How will they fit in on modern day earth? Casual Fans and Hard Core Nerds alike join host RuthAnn Thompson and be “Down To Nerd”!
Down to Nerd: Time Travel with Chris Claremont & MARTY
Panelists: Chris Claremont, Mike Fasolo, Rus Wooton
Time: Sunday, 3:30-4:30pm
The Down to Nerd Podcast is hosted by the wildly charming RuthAnn Thompson: fan, nerd and actress who has been featured on such shows as, “True Blood,” “New Girl,” “2 Broke Girls,” and many more. Anime fans will recognize her as Bulma from the smash hit webseries “DBZ: Light of Hope”. RuthAnn will discuss X-Men: Days of Future Past with writer/creator Chris Claremont and with Mike Fasolo (Emmy winning writer on Robot Chicken) and Rus Wooton (Artist/Letterer Marvel, Image) from the time travel podcast, MARTY, to discuss the comic, movie and the elements of time travel in both.
Pop culture fans can meet celebrity guests, cosplay stars and comic book writers and artists including Chris Claremont, Amanda Connor, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Agnes Garbowska, Paul Jenkins, Scott Kolins, Jae Lee, Aaron Lopresti, Fabien Nicieza, Michael Avon-Oeming, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Tynion IV, and over 100 guests. Mad Entertainment Management also announced that, for the first time ever, convention attendees will receive admission to the Aquarium for just $9.00 (regularly $29.95) when they visit the Aquarium after 12:00pm on the weekend of Long Beach Comic Expo or the following weekend.
In 2016, the Expo will take over two entire exhibit halls with over 150 exhibitors featuring some of the continent’s best vintage and modern comic book dealers, over 100 creators in Artist Alley, the all-new Animation Island, Cosplay Corner, a kids area and the annual Comic Expo Costume Contest.
Fans can enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 am – 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center.