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.
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.