Las Vegas Comic Expo will be held on September 29-30, 2012 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. This event will be jam packed with exhibitors buying, selling, and trading rare collectibles, enjoying gaming areas, costume contests, entertaining panel discussions, and much more.
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”. San 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 local San Diego economy.
Confirmed guests include Mike Mignola (Hellboy Creator); Len Wein (Swamp Thing, Wolverine); J. Scott Campbell (The Amazing Spider-Man); 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. Thomas Jane (TV show Hung and The Punisher), will be signing autographs from his booth along with Tim Bradstreet for their company Raw Studios. Tricia Helfer (Best known for Battlestar Galactica) will be taking photos and signing autographs on Saturday September 29.
WHAT: Las Vegas Comic Expo (A Comic Book, Entertainment & Pop Culture Convention)
WHERE: Riviera Hotel & Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday September 29-30, 2012
WHO: Open to all ages. A family friendly event
COST: $25 Daily Admission
$40 Weekend Pass (Discounts available for advance ticket purchase)
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Charles Lee, organizer of the Las Vegas Comic Expo stated, “Las Vegas has widely been known as an ideal destination for conventions. In speaking with comic book merchants and enthusiasts, there has been an appetite for such an event for a long time.” This two-day event is a pop culture extravaganza touting scheduled appearances of more than 40 of the top names in comic books from the past and present. The purpose of the Las Vegas Comic Expo is to unite the fans and the celebrities within the comic book hobby world together in a fun, family friendly setting.