This year’s Los Angeles Comic Con (LACC) will mark the first event since the passing of comic legend Stan Lee.
After debuting in 2011, LACC has seen its popularity rapidly rise. While it originally drew just over 35,000 attendees, last year’s three-day event brought in more than 106,000 eager fans through its doors. These comic lovers spent nearly $14 million on the exhibit floor over the course of the festival.
The highlights for my experience this year include:
- Interviewing the founder of Hero Within, Tony Kim
- Capturing King Vader giving attendees a show
- Receiving a personal drawing from colorist David Baron
- Asking illustrator Jae Lee for advice to young aspiring artists
- Recording an All-Star performance from Songbird Ocarina
It’s easy to understand why Los Angeles Comic Con grows annually – year after year the event offerings are larger in the attraction of fans’ attention. This year’s major programming events on the main stage included:
- YouTuber King Vader
- Gabriel Iglesias
- An Office reunion with Creed, Stanley, Meredith, Oscar, Phyllis, and Kevin
- Spotlight on Gerard Way
- Deadpool creator Rob Leifeld remembers Stan Lee
Some of the panels this year were:
- Fan-owned entertainment company Legion M hosted a panel about the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot with the film’s stars Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
- A preview of the Attack of the Show documentary
- X-Men: The Animated Series Reunion
Guests in attendance:
- Elijah Wood, known from Lord of the Rings
- Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star
- Drake Bell
- Felicia Day
- Will Friedle, with a voice recognizable from Batman Beyond and as Ron Stoppable
- Christy Carlson Romano, who played Kim Possible and Even Stevens’ older sister Ren
If you attended this year’s Los Angeles Comic Con, what was your experience like? For those who were unable to visit, what is the convention experience you’re looking for? Please share what events you’re looking forward to attending for the remainder of 2019.
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