Comic Expo (A Comic Book, Entertainment &
Pop Culture Convention) Las
WHERE: Riviera Casino and Hotel
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday September 29-30, 2012
WHO: Open to all ages. A family friendly event
COST: $25 Daily Admission
(Discounts available for advance
ticket purchase) Weekend Pass
Confirmed guests include Mike Mignola (Hellboy Creator); Len Wein (Swamp Thing, Wolverine); J. Scott Campbell (The Amazing Spider-Man); David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight); Mark Brooks (X-men Legacy); Simon Bisley (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal Magazine); Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin); Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman); as well as some of the artists behind the year’s most highly anticipated series “Before Watchmen” including Adam Hughes and JG Jones. Additionally, the man of many hats, Iain McCaig (Star Wars Episode I-III, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) will be appearing to share about his career as illustrator, cover artist, designer, director and producer!
Super heroes are big business today. Any doubters can simply look at the film industry where just 3 movies; Marvel's The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, each debuted in the #1 position the week of their release and in total have cumulatively surpassed the $1 billion gross ticket sales.
Comic book folklore isn't only limited to the big screen, one of the hottest shows is AMC's The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic series, whose #100 issue sold nearly 400,000 copies, making it the best selling comic book of the century.
Where some thought comic book culture was once for nerds, now its part of the mainstream pop culture of today where it's “chic to be geek”.
Diego's Comic Con brings a sellout crowd of over 125,000 attendees
every year, which is explosive growth from its origins in the 1970's where less
than 1,000 showed up, and now brings in over $60 million in commerce to the
economy. San Diego