This months Convention Spotlight is… Stan Lee’s Comikaze!
This is now officially on my list of “Cons to attend in the future”! I found out about this con through some of the people I follow on Twitter and Syfy’s show, Fangasm. This con looks fun and sounds more fun!
Don’t know what Stan Lee’s Comikaze is? Check this:
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Comikaze assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. After spending much time researching both local and national conventions in the United States, Regina Carpinelli, the co-founder and CEO of Comikaze Entertainment Inc, and the rest of the Comikaze team have crafted an event that will thrill and excite even the most casual comic fan.
Having attracted 45,000 fans from around the country in only our second year, Stan Lee’s Comikaze is quickly growing into one of the most diverse and celebrated geek and pop-culture events in the United States. Our 2012 event housed over 600 diverse artists and vendors, selling exclusive, rare and limited editions of comics, collectibles, art, toys and other hard-to-find merchandise. Our unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.
The Stan Lee Comikaze team strives to make all your geeky fantasies come true! It is important that we create a cohesive community around our event. We like to think of ourselves as a family, because we are a family. Elvira is our crazy and expressive aunt who is also brilliant, beautiful and comes up with creative ideas. Stan Lee is our wise grandfather, the one who reminds you to stay true to yourself and to always reach for the stars. And as for the rest of the Comikaze team, we are the crazy kids who don’t always follow the rules, but believe that together we can provide an unparalleled and unforgettable experience for all. This truly is an event for the fans, by the fans.
I, sadly, didn’t get to attend this year, but some of my Twitter friends attended and it sounded like an awesome time! From what I heard, it’s a con that attends some big stars, but isn’t too packed which makes it easier to get around and just enjoy yourself.
Kristin Hackett aka SuperSpaceChick actually did a Comikaze recap on her YouTube channel:
How much fun does Comikaze sound? LOTS OF FUN! 😀
For more info on tickets & such, visit here!
Have any of you gone to Stan Lee’s Comikaze? Have any advice for beginners? Leave them in the comments below and help out some fellow fangeeks! 😉
(P.S. everyone! I just posted my 2nd YouTube video! Check it out and let me know what you think! All feedback is appreciated!)