Toon Up and Creep Out at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, November 23–24 | Fanboys Anonymous

Toon Up and Creep Out at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, November 23–24

Posted by Michelle Quillen Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Long Beach Comic & Horror Con (LBCHC) will be rearing its ugly head at the Long Beach Convention Center on November 23 and 24. Having recently announced a partnership with ComicVine, fans can expect the exclusive interview segment The Marshall Report to return with host Rick Marshall.

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Comparable with IMDb.com, but for comics, ComicVine.com is "the largest database online featuring comic reviews, news, and forums." This platform, along with the multimedia talent of industry expert Rick Marshall, will push the LBCHC's presence to the milestone level it deserves now that the show is celebrating a 5th anniversary this year. Co-founder and sales director of LBCHC, Phil Lawrence, says the partnership with ComicVine.com "has all the makings of an epic team-up," and he can't wait to bring The Marshall Report to one of his favorite comic-book news sites. Lawrence adds, "The LBCHC team always manages to put together a fantastic lineup of guests, and this year is no exception."

Ren & Stimpy artist voice actor cartoonist Adult Swim Toilet HumorAmong this year's invitee list is creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, John Kricfalusi, courtesy of Los Angeles-based comic shop From the Land Beyond. Other projects by Kricfalusi include Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, singer Bjork's animated video for "I Miss You," and 2 Stupid Dogs. He will be there only on Saturday, November 23 to take drawing commissions and do caricatures of show attendees. Give the prolific voice actor and cartoonist a nod, handshake, or insult at From the Land Beyond's booth, #725. ESP Guitar Company will also be on the show floor in the company of LA Ink's Amy Nicoletto and Metal Hammer's 2013 Shredder of the Year Award Winner Eric Calderon, who will be performing live both days at the ESP booth, #307.

Embracing the horror front of the con, the company has announced that Bela Lugosi, Jr. (son of the actor who portrayed Count Dracula) will join them to do signings at their booth with a showcase of limited edition Bela Lugosi guitars on that Sunday, November 24.

The Marshall Report host and "freelance word jockey" Rick Marshall reprises Lawrence's sentiment regarding this year's lineup and the event's pop-culture seam bursting promises. "It's never been a better time to be a geek, and Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is a great reminder of that fact."

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Tickets for the LBCHC are now on sale on the website for prices varying from $20.00 to $40.00, plus a minimal processing fee of less than $2.00 depending on which day or days you wish to attend. A complete list of convention guests is also available with booth numbers. Check it out and let us know in the Comments below which artist you'd love to visit!
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