By Nolan P. Smith
Photos by Jason T. Smith
(Victor Valley)– This weekend, the Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC) once again invaded the Golden State with two days packed with cosplay, comic book creators, celebrities, and, of course, fans.
In the last weekend of the summer, the LBCC brought the heat in more ways than one. The convention center, from the parking lot to the crowded exhibit hall, was crawling with fans of the comic book genre. There were plenty of creators and companies on hand for fans to flock to, including co-creator of the popular 30 Days of Night franchise, Ben Templesmith, Lady Killer creator Joelle Jones, FIRST Comics, Aspen Comics, Stranger Comics, and more.
Celebrities were a huge hit as well, with the largest line in the autograph area having to be for the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy. The legendary Flash Gordon himself, Sam Jones, drew quite the crowd as well, as did the cast of the hit show, Firefly. A local draw to the show had to be the fan favorite Brass Wardrobe, an Apple Valley based company specializing in Steampunk fashions for the cosplayer in all of us.
Automobiles took over the front of the convention center this year, with a variety of infamous vehicles from pop culture lore making an appearance, including a Jurassic Park Jeep, Herbie the Love Bug, a modernized look at the Mach-5 from Speed Racer, and a few modern iterations from the beloved Transformers franchise.
It was another successful year for the convention and fans alike. For more information on the Long Beach Comic Con, visit http://longbeachcomiccon.com/.