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Matt McGloin

Long Beach Comic Expo Returns In February




Long Beach Comic Expo Officially Announces First Wave of Guests, Discount with the Aquarium of the Pacific, Teases Programming Highlights and Opens Press Registration


Mad Entertainment Management officially announced today the first wave of guests for this year’s Long Beach Comic Expo along with a new discount program with the Aquarium of the Pacific. The spring counterpart to Long Beach, CA’s annual celebration of the best in comics and pop culture returns as one of the two best weekends of the year for fans and families! Attendees can meet celebrity guests, cosplay stars and comic book writers and artists including Chris Claremont, Amanda Connor, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Agnes Garbowska, Paul Jenkins, Scott Kolins, Jae Lee, Aaron Lopresti, Fabien Nicieza, Michael Avon-Oeming, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Tynion IV, and over 100 guests! Mad Entertainment Management also announces that, for the first time ever, convention attendees will receive admission to the Aquarium for just $9.00 (regularly $29.95) when they visit the Aquarium after 12:00pm on either the weekend of Long Beach Comic Expo or the following weekend.

“This will be the biggest Long Beach Comic Expo ever. Throughout the month of February, as we lead into the show, fans will hear more about our stellar programming including the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Awards and the return of the Columbia Memorial Space Center innovative Space Expo,” said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Expo Executive Director and Co-Founder. “And we’re thrilled to announce that, for the first time ever, Long Beach Comic Expo attendees can receive one discounted admission ticket for the popular Aquarium of the Pacific when they present their official badge at the Aquarium ticket windows.”

In 2016, the Expo will take over two entire exhibit halls with over 150 exhibitors featuring some of the continent's best vintage and modern comic book dealers, over 100 creators in Artist Alley, the all-new Animation Island, Cosplay Corner, a kids area and the annual Comic Expo Costume Contest.

Fans can enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 am - 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now at