Comikaze Expo Brings Genres Together This November

By Nolan Patrick Smith

High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– Comics books, Anime, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Horror, Steampunk and more all at one show: oh, and the last convention appearance of Elvira. Sounds like a dream? Well, wake up, because the first ever Comikaze Expo hits Southern California in November and offers great discounts for the heroes in the community.

“Comikaze is a large scale comic book, gaming sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, tattoo, and pop culture convention; very similar to Comic-Con but with a community vibe,” explained Regina Carpinelli, CEO of Comikaze Expo. The Expo takes place November 5th and 6th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Many conventions carry a price tag that matches the massiveness of the show, but this is not the case with Comikaze. Carpinelli had this to see when asked what sets the expo apart from the others.

“Our awesome guest lists paired with our insane prices. We are a champagne show for a beer price. Tickets are only $12 and kids under 12 get in free. No show has prices that low. Even medium sized shows are still $25 on average. We have a large-scale show that is totally affordable!”

Comikaze has many elements to please the masses, but also boasts some high profile guests. Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics, will be in attendance, as will the Mistress of the Dark Elvira for her very last convention appearance. Other guests include the cast from Nickelodeon’s All That for the first ever All That reunion, comic book writers and artists, special effects artists and more. There’s even an old school Nintendo Tournament to be held, as well as other gaming events.

The reason for the expo is all about the community, and Comikaze recognizes the real heroes in the community by giving all military, police, fire, EMT, doctors/Nurses, teachers and their families a discounted price of $5 admission. “We have a lot of respect and admiration for people who do jobs that save and change lives. We wanted to give back to them and their families. They are the real heroes, and we wanted to give them something fun! To all the Soldiers, Police, EMT, Firemen Doctors/Nurses, Teachers: we salute you and THANK you for making our world a better place!!”

For tickets as well as more information on Comikaze, visit their website at

1 comment for “Comikaze Expo Brings Genres Together This November

  1. Charlotte
    October 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

    They really shouldn’t say, “no show has prices that low.” The L.A. Comic Con is $8. It’s smaller, but it’s very worthwhile.

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