Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Stars Of "All That" And "Pete & Pete" To Reunite At Comikaze 2015!

Original UBM Advanstar Press Release via PR Newswire:

Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, L.A.'s Own Comic Con, Returns This Halloween Weekend for its 5th Anniversary!

The Biggest Names In Pop Culture, Headline-Making Panels and Mega Halloween Events Make Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2015 L.A.'s Biggest Pop Culture Showcase Ever

Tickets Now On Sale For Comikaze Expo 2015 Happening October 31-November 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The spotlight on Los Angeles as a mega mecca for pop culture shines brighter this Halloween – courtesy of Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo! The Expo's 2015 edition is fast-becoming LA's biggest Con yet as the biggest stars, creatives and vendors in sci-fi, horror and fantasy take to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Halloween weekend for L.A.'s very own three-day festival of fun.

LA is the center of the pop-culture universe, and Comikaze Expo is how LA celebrates and shares its culture of entertainment with the world! Having focused on the comic and pop culture communities, it's no wonder that last year Comikaze captured ConHQ's Con of the Year Award after almost 65,000 attendees celebrated and shopped the event at the LA Convention Center. For 2015, Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo has assembled its most massive line-up ever of the top stars from comic books, film and television, must-attend panels and must-see attractions – not to mention hundreds of artists and vendors offering rare and exclusive editions of comics, collectibles, art, toys and other hard-to-find merchandise.

Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo has taken its rightful place as the 'go-to' event for fans who want to come face-to-face with their favorite creators, stars and other key industry players. Encompassing two halls inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo begins Friday October 30 and continues through Sunday November 1.

Here's only a partial list of Comikaze highlights – for full Expo information (and to grab your tickets) head over to www.comikazeexpo.com!

* For the first time ever, William Shatner and Stan Lee collaborate on a major new project from LNL Partners – an announcement you must not miss.

* Comic Book greats Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Grant Morrison, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld featured in special sessions and meet and greets.

* Special appearances by Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connors Chronicles, The 4400, Arrow), dancer-model-actress Dita von Teese and Christopher McDonald (Thelma and Louise, Happy Gilmore, Lawn Dogs).

* Original Star Trek co-stars Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig shuttle in from the Enterprise to sign autographs and meet the fans.

* Cast members from the hit Nickelodeon comedies All That and Pete and Pete gather for their series Official West Coast Reunions! Mike Marrona and Danny Tamberelli from Pete & Pete and the cast members of Nickelodeon's long-running series sensation All That join together on the Hot Topic Main Stage.

* The Man himself Stan Lee unveils his all-new Mega Museum, and sign copies of his new autobiography Amazing Fantastic Incredible.

* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark ushers in Halloween (as only she can).

* Renowned vendors including Sanrio, Funko, Hot Topic and over 600 more grace the halls of the Convention Center to create a collector's paradise.

* The Cosplay National Championship is the biggest and best Cosplay event in the world, where thousands of fans transform themselves into their favorite heroes and villains to compete for more than $10,000 dollars in cash and prizes.

* The Prop Making Nationals is the top, championship-level prop event, awarding the prestigious Best of Show title to the competition's top prop makers.

* The Halloween Cosplay Ball at Club Nokia, featuring live performances and a DJ, is free to all 3-Day and Saturday badge holders.

And there's lots for the whole family:

* Power Rangers Pavilion – More than 25 Power Rangers from virtually every version of the series descend on Comikaze Expo – including classic icons such as Austin St. John, Steve Cardenas, Barbara Goodson and so many more! The Comikaze Power Ranger Pavilion will also boast the producer and prop makers from the original series.

* LA's Ultimate Trick-or-Treat for kids on Oct 31st at noon, providing L.A.'s largest – and safest – indoor trick or treat. Every vendor will be giving away candy from our stockpile of over 130,000 pieces of candy – literally more than a ton!

* Kids' Costume Contest, for kids 12 and under.

* Kid's Hero Training by Vanaheim Studio's Iron Shield Arms.

* Kids 12 and under admitted for free.

About Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo:
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles' first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Comikaze assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. Co-founder and CCO Regina Carpinelli and the Comikaze team have crafted an event that thrills and excites even the most casual comic fan, attracting well over 60,000 attendees from around the country for its fourth year in 2014. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Comikaze's unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo is a partnership of Stan Lee, Cassandra Peterson, UBM Advanstar and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.

About UBM Advanstar

UBM Advanstar, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event and marketing services business serving the fashion, licensing, life sciences and powersports industries. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 54 tradeshows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and websites. Our market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable UBM Advanstar to "Connect Our Customers With Theirs." UBM Advanstar is a UBM plc company.

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