Los Angeles Comic Con 2019

Cosplayers and fans from all over came down to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Los Angeles Comic Con (formally Comikaze and Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con) on October 11th-13th.

The main stage is in the centers where the major panels happened, including: Jay and Silent Bob, an X-Men Animated Series reunion, and many others. The biggest for Friday night is the cast of Mr. Iglesias with Gabriel Iglesias, Sherri Shepherd and Jacob Vargas.


Going through the exhibit hall you will find hundreds of exhibitors, artists, guests, and much more. Artist alley and a lot of indie exhibitors did not disappoint. Tom Cook, who is the original animator/director for most Hannah Barbara cartoons as well other famous guests. EI Makeup School is always at attendance with their full body makeup demonstrations. Also Hot Topic was still the biggest spinster this year not only promoting exclusives but their foundation for mental health.

You can’t have a comic con without cosplayer and there were some very good ones this year with a lot of cosplay mash ups and Joker’s (days after the movie release. On the 11th, I cosplayed as Marionette from Five Nights at Freddys. On the 12th, I cosplayed as Joker from Arkham Nights (which many loved and respected). On the 13th, I cosplayed as Freddy Kruger.

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LA Comic Con was a successful event overall but it wasn’t without it’s needed improvements. With that many people packed into the smaller hall of the LA Convention Center, it was a question as to why they didn’t have it in the largest hall. The food options at the convention center were limited to where people were stuck with convention center food. The signing and meet and greet area was a jam. There were tightly packed lines to see the different personalities and celebrities. I believe that a lot of the convention center could have been utilized a little better. Overall, the event was a success and will be back September of 2020.

NostalgiaCon (80’s) 2019

NostalgiaCon hosts another 80’s decade event from September 28th-29th in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention center. Slipping into those leg warmers, watermelon lip balm, neon lights and pop a cassette tap into the boombox will bring back some memories.

Christopher Lloyd from back to the future, Corey Feldman and Sean Astin from The Goonies were among top featured talent. Not only were there guest but also retro gaming and on-theme and venders.

Did I mention the music from Madonna and Cyndi Lauper and Old School Hip Hop in the background as you experience the convention. Also with 1980’s icon the original MTV’s VJ Mark Goodman. By nightfall, it gets even better with a roster of artists whom performed this weekend: The Sugar Hill Gang, Dokken, Doug E. Fresh, TKA and Monie Love.

Flash Gordon played by Sam Jones

Flash Gordon played by Sam Jones

Original Glow girls!

The Original Glow Girls!

Mary Ann played by Dawn Wells from Giligan’s Island

Mary Ann played by Dawn Wells from Giligan’s Island

There was even a live band playing the 80’s classics, which was pure joy.

Cosplay was definitely recommended along with all things Ghostbusters and of course the DeLoreans.

What else could you not love about the 80’s decade than to just go down memory lane and enjoy it.

Nerd Expo 2019

Formally known as Nerdbot-Con, Nerd Expo being on its fourth year was held on September 21st at the Pasadena Convention Center. It was an amazing turn out and experience. Nerd Expo is the alternative to your average, expensive anime convention. This year there are more vendors, more music, more activities, more guests including the cast of the Invader Zim movie! Another guest is Peter Cullen, whom is the most well known voicing for the original Optimus Prime and Eeyore. He is one guest that does not do many appearances.

Invader Zim has been one of my favorite cartoons as a child. With the release of the movie, all the voice actors are gathered in one place. Richard Horvitz as Zim, Rikki Simons as Gir and Melissa Fahn as Gaz.

Now, the cosplayers make up a big portion of the Nerd Expo. The cosplayers, as usual, were all amazing.

The Nerd Expo was an amazing turnout just like all the other events hosted by Nerd-bot. See you in 2020.