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MAD Events Gear Up for East & West Coast Conventions

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Convention season is coming! I hope your wallets are ready! I know my isn’t quite yet. As I prepare for the Con Season,  I always do a little research so I am super prepared for what I will be getting when I step through those doors.

Source: Giphy
Source: Giphy

Well lucky for us we have the scoop on a couple of conventions coming to both the East and West Coast this year. MAD Events is going to help us geek out in both September and November.

First on the West Coast – Fan favorite, Long Beach Comic Con will be back at the Long Beach Convention Center September 17th-18th. This convention will provide fans with jam-packed days of programming, Cosplayers, and a show floor full of artists and vendors that just CAN’T BE MISSED!!!!!

Long Beach Comic Con 2015 Mini Deadpool and Adventure Time Cosplayers | Source: MAD Events
Long Beach Comic Con 2015 Mini Deadpool and Adventure Time Cosplayers | Source: MAD Events
Long Beach Comic Con 2015 DC Comics Joker and Harley Cosplayers | Source: MAD Events
Long Beach Comic Con 2015 DC Comics Joker and Harley Cosplayers | Source: MAD Events

Now to the East Coast – For the 2nd year in a row MAD Events will be setting up at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center for the New Jersey Comic Expo on November 19th and 20th. The first year of this convention brought Jim Lee and a kid’s coroner to life with a massive PIRATE SHIP.

New Jersey Comic Expo 2015 Jim Lee with Pirates | Source: MAD Events
New Jersey Comic Expo 2015 Jim Lee with Pirates | Source: MAD Events

Now the question is where to go from here???

Here’s a look at some of the show highlights locked in so far….

LONG BEACH COMIC CON: September 17-18  ( http://longbeachcomiccon.com/ )
  • Peter David (Novelist & Comic Book Writer: X-Factor, The Incredible Hulk, Supergirl, Young Justice, Captain Marvel)
  • Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester (Voice of Batman and Robin on Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Greg Land (Artist – The Uncanny X-Men, Birds of Prey, Nightwing, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate Power)
  • Phil Lamarr (Actor & Voice Actor – Pulp Fiction, Futurama, Samurai Jack, Justice League, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Jae Lee (Eisner Award-winning artist for Marvel’s Inhumans, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Batman/Superman)
  • Dustin Nguyen (Descender, Li’l Gotham, American Vampire, Batman Streets of Gotham, Detective Comics, Batman, Wildcats)
  • Mike Perkins (Harvey & Eisner Award Nominated Illustrator: Captain America, Thor, Astonishing X-Men, Stephen King’s The Stand)
  • The Cast of 85′ G.I.Joe Cartoon Series with Arthur Burghardt (Destro), Morgan Lofting (Baroness), Michael Bell (Duke) and Hank Garrett (Dialtone)
  • Cosplayers Alicia Marie, Vegas Power Girl and Stella Chuu
New Jersey Comic Expo: November 19-20 ( http://newjerseycomicexpo.com/ )
  • Fabian Nicieza (Co-Creator of Deadpool & X-Force, Writer – X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Deadpool & Thunderbolts)
  • David Finch (Wonder Woman, Batman, Batman: The Dark Knight, Ultimate X-Men, New Avengers)
  • Colleen Doran (New York Times Bestselling cartoonist and illustrator. Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee, The Walking Dead, Marvel’s SHIELD)
  • Peter David (Novelist & Comic Book Writer: X-Factor, The Incredible Hulk, Supergirl, Young Justice, Captain Marvel)
  • Joe Caramagna (Writer – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-man: Web Warriors, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble Season 2)
  • Paul Jenkins (Eisner Award Winning Creator, writer: Replica from AfterShock Comics, Hellblazer, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Witchblade)
  • Bob Layton (Iconic artist/writer for Iron Man, Hercules; Co-founder of Valiant Comics, Co-founder of Future Comics)
  • Neil Vokes (Comic Creator for more than 30 years, Artist – Superman Adventures, Untold Tales of Spider-Man: Strange Encounters, Ninjak)
More guests can be found on each website and more show features will be added right up til’ showtime!
Tickets for both events are ON SALE NOW. Hit the links above and grab them today!
Who knows who you could meet?
New Jersey Comic Expo 2015 Chris Claremont | Source: MAD Events
New Jersey Comic Expo 2015 Chris Claremont | Source: MAD Events
Katie has a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Hartford and is a former Cast Member of the Disneyland Resort. She was introduced to the world of movies by her father at a very young age and has been a fan ever since. She has a deep love for Jane Austen novel adaptations, Period Dramas, and YouTube vlog-style novel adaptations. She also geeks out over Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Disney, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, In the Flesh, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, Jurassic Park and Foreign Films. Lastly, Katie loves the theatre, music, novels, Disneyland, college football, baseball, and cycling.