Comicbook Legend Stan Lee to Make Third and Final Salt Lake Comic Con Appearance at FanX™ 2017

Comicbook legend Stan Lee is returning to Salt Lake Comic Con FanExperience 2017 (FanX™) for one final visit to the convention that he declared, “The greatest comic con in the world!” Lee’s final public visit to Salt Lake Comic Con will be his third appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con and his first FanX appearance. While here, Lee will meet fans, sign autographs, participate in photo ops, and host a…

Professional Passes to No Longer Be Offered at Phoenix Comicon

There are sure to be more changes announced in the coming weeks as Phoenix Comicon restructures to combat protests over their volunteer staffing practices. This has set off a domino effect inside the organization and we have found out that as part of the coming changes Phoenix Comicon will no longer be offering passes to professionals. This email was recently received by our contributor, Douglas Monce, who had inquired into…

Anime Impulse Car Shows, Fashion Shows, Concerts, Oh My!

Anime Impulse takes place during the much larger and older event Asian American Expo at the fairgrounds in Pomona, California, but that doesn’t mean that this new anime event should be overlooked.  In fact you should add it to your list of ‘new events to keep an eye on’. Being held at a fairground instead of a convention center gives them a unique feel and, I’m sure, unique challenges.  Food…

LA's Newest Convention – Comic Excitement – Debuts This Weekend

This weekend (January 14 and 15th) will see the debut of the latest convention to enter the Con fray,  Comic Excitement at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  It’s a convention that’s all about the cosplay and it should be fun to see how it does! From the press release: Convention season starts with a bolt of lightning at the Los Angeles Convention Center at Comic Excitement Convention! The first year…

Pacific Media Expo 2016 [A Gallery]

[AFG_gallery id=’16’] Photos by Shannon Shea and Travel Lon

2nd Annual Anime Impulse Coming to Pomona, CA in January

The 2nd annual Anime Impulse is set to take place January 14th and 15th in Pomona, CA.  A small intimate convention  set against the much larger and older event of the Asian American Expo. Headlining is popular blogger on Japanese Culture Danny Choo and world famous cosplayer Ely Cosplay in her first American appearance.  Also coming are actors and voice actors Gaku Space and Christian Howard. There is also an…

A Q & A with Mari Nakamura of Lolita fashion house Juliette et Justine

When Mari Nakamura, the head designer at classic lolita fashion house Juliette et Justine, sat down for her panel at PMX in Pasadena, CA in November, it was more like sitting down with a circle of friends, rather than a prestigious business woman meeting her fans.  She made you feel like she cared about each and every person in the room.  Although she seemed to understand some English and many…

Cos-losseum Announces Updates and a Change of Venue

As we leave the 2016 convention season and enter into 2017 there are already the rumbles of change.  First the cancellation of Amazing AZ and Houston Comic Cons, and now the latest announcement from Cos-losseum where they area cancelling their San Diego event but announcing an Atlanta event. From their official Facebook Page: Hello all of you out there in Cosplay Land. We wanted to inform you that we have…