Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2011 – Yeah, Still Got It!

Me and the Flash at Long Beach Comic Con

When I heard that Long Beach Comic Con was rebranding itself as Long Beach Comic and Horror Con this year, I was a little concerned. One of the things I liked most about it the first two years was the heavy emphasis on comics compared to San Diego (which has plenty of comics, but is so big that it’s easy to miss them) or the Wizard conventions (which seem to have refocused around celebrities). As it turns out, the horror didn’t drown out the comics at all. The front of the hall was still mainly comics publishers, with dealers (mostly comics and collectibles) behind them in a U shape, wrapped around the core: a gigantic Artist’s Alley.

Of course, Halloween and horror did make their presence known, starting with the signs for zombie parking, and continuing with programming, guests and costumes.

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2 thoughts on “Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2011 – Yeah, Still Got It!

  1. Lia

    Yeah, I wasn’t hugely fond of Fan Expo adding Horror to their lineup a few years back, but fortunately it hasn’t turned out too badly. It’s probably kind of awful for small kids and people who are easily frightened/grossed out (which I am, but the sight of fake blood doesn’t terrify me like it does some people), however.

  2. Kyer

    Fake blood has never been my issue with horror. It’s the gouged eyeballs, spilled intestines, ripped out hearts, moldy and insect-ridden skin. Blood is nothing but red liquid.

    As far as I’m concerned, the only good horror was The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. 😀

    Just as well I can’t go to conventions. 🙁


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