During the fall, I attended two events where I took some amazing pictures. Both Pride and the Comic Expo were the first two major events that I took pictures with the DSLR camera that I bought for my photography class.
I should’ve wrote this article on Monday but things get delayed when you are a college student. The Las Vegas Comic Expo was definitely one of the best, if not the best, comic convention I have attended. Even though I attended the Comic Expo as a member of the press and not a fan, I still had a great time. Here are some random thoughts from my attendance from both days:
- Meeting Scott Lobdell was great but getting to talk to him extensively about the comics that he wrote that I have read was amazing. The first comic of his that I read was also the first X-Men comic that I ever read. The issue was Uncanny X-Men #288.
- The Cosplayers have a dedication to dressing up for comic conventions, even to the point of enduring wearing a bulky black Batman suit in the Las Vegas sun.
I asked the guy in the Batman suit how hot he got in that suit walking into the Expo from the parking lot. He told me that he felt like he was going to burn up outside.
- Even the some of the retailers from comic shops like to get in on dressing up for conventions.
- Some of the most unexpected yet interesting things can be seen on the convention floor.
The Las Vegas Comic Expo is this weekend (Sept. 29-30) at the Riveria Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip and the guest list is growing. Among the talent attending is Scott Lobdell, Len Wein, Mike Mignola, Thomas Jane, Tricia Helfer, J. Scott Campbell, and more. An extensive list of the talent attending the comic expo is in the link below.
The Las Vegas Comic Expo is Saturday, September 29 (10 am- 7 pm) and Sunday, September 30 (10 am- 5 pm) inside the Riveria Convention Center at Riveria Hotel and Casino. The Riviera Hotel & Casino is located a mere 10 minutes from McCarran International Airport at 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information on the Las Vegas Comic Expo, go to http://lasvegascomicexpo.com/.
Confirmed guests include Mike Mignola (Hellboy Creator); Len Wein (Swamp Thing, Wolverine); J. Scott Campbell (The Amazing Spider-Man); Mark Brooks (X-men Legacy); Simon Bisley (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal Magazine); Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin); Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman); as well as some of the artists behind the year’s most highly anticipated series “Before Watchmen” including Adam Hughes and JG Jones. Additionally, the man of many hats, Iain McCaig (Star Wars Episode I-III, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) will be appearing to share about his career as illustrator, cover artist, designer, director and producer!
Thomas Jane (TV show Hung and The Punisher), will be signing autographs from his booth along with Tim Bradstreet for their company Raw Studios.
Tricia Helfer (Best known for Battlestar Galactica) will be taking photos and signing autographs on Saturday September 29