By Todd Allen
If you were planning on hitting the Las Vegas Comic Expo next weekend, you need to go to a different address. Vegas experienced some flooding roughly 10 days ago, causing some problems for the original venue (Alexis Park All-Suite Resort) and prompting a last minute venue change to the Riviera.
Yes, that’s a comic convention on the Vegas Strip. If you need to change up your reservations for the North side of the strip, do so now.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ALERT – VENUE CHANGE – CELEBRITY UPDATE!
August 20, 2012
Las Vegas, NV –ALERT! Cheyenne Marketing announced today, Las Vegas Comic Expo has a venue change. Due to recent flooding in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Comic Expo will be moving to their new venue at The Riviera Hotel & Casino.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause and we wish Alexis Park All-Suite Resort the very best
in their recovery. Please contact Shawn Lane at Cheyenne Marketing, 702-228-0185 or by email at
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Las Vegas Comic Expo (www.LasVegasComicExpo.com ) to be held on September 29-30, 2012 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.
WHAT: Las Vegas Comic Expo (A Comic Book, Entertainment & Pop Culture Convention)
WHERE: Riviera Hotel & Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday September 29-30, 2012
WHO: Open to all ages. A family friendly event
COST: $25 Daily Admission
$40 Weekend Pass (Discounts available for advance ticket purchase)
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 and…
Super heroes are big business today. Any doubters can simply look at the film industry where just 3 movies;
Marvel’s The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, each debuted in the #1 position the week of their release and in total have cumulatively surpassed the $1 billion gross ticket sales.
Comic book folklore isn’t only limited to the big screen, one of the hottest shows is AMC’s The Walking Dead,
which is based on the comic series, whose #100 issue sold nearly 400,000 copies, making it the best selling comic book of the century.
Where some thought comic book culture was once for nerds, now its part of the mainstream pop culture of today where it’s “chic to be geek”. San Diego’s Comic Con brings a sellout crowd of over 125,000 attendees every year, which is explosive growth from its origins in the 1970’s where less than 1,000 showed up, and now brings in over $60 million in commerce to the local San Diego economy.
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Charles Lee, organizer of the Las Vegas Comic Expo stated, “Las Vegas has widely been known as an ideal
destination for conventions. In speaking with comic book merchants and enthusiasts, there has been an
appetite for such an event for a long time.” This two-day event is a pop culture extravaganza touting scheduled appearances of more than 40 of the top names in comic books from the past and present. This event is spread across 3 exhibit halls and will be jam packed with exhibitors buying, selling, and trading rare collectibles, enjoying gaming areas, costume contests, entertaining panel discussions, and much more.
The purpose of the Las Vegas Comic Expo is to unite the fans and the celebrities within the comic book hobby world together in a fun, family friendly setting.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.