Monday, May 21, 2012

Long Beach Expo: 2012

Two Saturdays ago was the Long Beach Expo, a smaller, single day version of the Long Beach Comic Con. We missed checking out the show last year, when Giulie and I were busy scoping out wedding venues, but this time we were excited to make it our first post-wedding convention!

The expo was a lot of fun! This being our third time tabling at a show we've started to get the hang of it. We were able to easily set up and quickly pack at the end of the day. Everything went smoothly, making it by far our least taxing show. We didn't set the world on fire with sales, but Jared and Giulie were fortunate enough to be interviewed a couple times (one of which can be found: HERE) and I was able to talk to people from a couple of different comic stores who were interested in stocking Clown Fight (Metropolis Comics & Collector's Paradise). We've even gotten familiar with other creators during our last couple shows and it was great seeing a lot of them again. Some of the creators we talked to were:

Sheika Lugtu - OMGcow
Clint Wolf - Zombie Ranch
Kirk Kushin - Ozopolis
Gavin Andazola - The Stone Legacy
Chris Kawagiwa - The Sunless Circus

We had a blast and though it's not until November we're looking forward to the bigger, multi-day Long Beach Comic Con!

On our way to the show we saw spotted a DeLorean!

Long Beach Convention Center

A-Team van

Ninja Turtles van

Entering Artist Alley

Rob & Jared

Giulie & Rob

Clown Fight ready to fly out the door

Ultimate Spider-man cosplayer

Iron Man cosplayer

Jared looked surprised all day

The view from our table

Tables spilled outside of the main ballroom

One of a handful of modern comics dealers

Jared likes his Dustin Nguyen print

Post show dinner at Islands

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