As the nature of the event continues to evolve in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, L.A. Comic Con has announced that legendary actor Ming-Na Wen will be among the all-star guests included in the lineup for the highly-anticipated return of the convention, currently scheduled for December 3rd through 5th, 2021 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Respect for Warrior Princess Wen
Wen is nothing short of a screen legend. She voiced the eponymous protagonist of the 1998 animated adaptation of Mulan, she played the role of Agent Melinda May on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which may or may not have been pruned off the Sacred Timeline), and she is currently portraying Fennec Shand, an enigmatic bounty hunter who has joined forces with Boba Fett on The Mandalorian and the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett.
Speaking of The Mandalorian, it was previously announced that Giancarlo Esposito, who plays the villainous Moff Gideon on the series, will also be appearing at the convention. Start prepping your Grogu cosplay now!
And there are plenty of additional guests already announced, including Frank Miller and Bruce Campbell.
One Session Tickets
Over the course of the pandemic, L.A. Comic Con’s parent company, Comikaze Entertainment, has worked hard to adapt to the unavoidable restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, that included rescheduling multiple 2020 events.
And earlier this year, LACC tested virtual avenues with Micro Con.
Comikaze Entertainment CEO Chris DeMoulin acknowledged that additional changes may need to be made concerning LACC 2021, depending on whatever unforeseeable developments occur regarding the pandemic between now and December.
For this reason, they have introduced special one-session tickets, currently available for purchase. These one-session tickets will be the lowest price for admission to the event and be valid for a five-hour window. The tickets will also include access to a digital stream, so you can enjoy the rest of the day’s events remotely.
“There are really two reasons for the one-session passes,” DeMoulin explained in the press release, the rest of which you can read below this article. “First, we do not know what attendance or crowd density restrictions the LA Dept. of Public Health may have in place in December, so we need to plan ahead for that. And second, our guest research shows that the average fan comes to the show for about five hours, so choosing either morning or afternoon will reduce crowding for everyone. For fans who want more, we have 3-session passes, and will have other session upgrades available closer to the show. Also, keep in mind that each one-session pass comes with a free password for the digital streaming for the other half of that day – so you can catch any panels you want to see from the other half of the day on your phone or laptop.”
According to the press release, this will help accommodate CDC and L.A. Department of Public Health restrictions on the number of people who can attend an event at a given time. If these restrictions are lifted between now and December, the one session tickets may be automatically converted to full-day tickets.
LACC 2021 in December!
Will you be taking advantage of the one session tickets being offered for LACC 21? Are you missing cons as much as we are? Let us know what you’re thinking, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!
L.A. COMIC CON REVEALS NEWEST HEADLINER, ‘MULAN’ AND ‘MANDALORIAN’ STAR MING-NA WEN, AND ANNOUNCES LIMITED TIME EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR ONE-SESSION PASSES
LA’s favorite annual pop culture Con offers best pricing on one-session tickets, continuing to expand its all-star lineup for December 3-5, 2021 event at LA Convention Center
LOS ANGELES, JULY 9, 2021 — Los Angeles Comic Con (LACC), L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi and pop culture, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its star-studded lineup: actress Ming-Na Wen, a Disney “triple threat” known for her lead role in Disney’s 1998 epic animated musical, Mulan, as Agent Melinda May in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and as Fennec Shand in the current Star Wars live action series, The Mandalorian. Additionally, L.A. Comic Con is announcing today the launch of early bird sale pricing for one-session passes ahead of its much-anticipated 2021 in-person event.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Ming-Na Wen join L.A. Comic Con for the first time! She is a terrific actress with great range,” said Chris DeMoulin, CEO and General Manager of L.A. Comic Con parent Comikaze Entertainment, “and is the only person we know who has been a Disney Princess, a kick-ass Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. operative, and a feared Star Wars bounty hunter and assassin. For fans of The Mandalorian, having Ming-Na and Giancarlo Esposito both at the show is just awesome.”
The one-session passes, on sale today for a limited time, are the guaranteed lowest price that will be offered in 2021 for the event, and each pass allows the guest to enjoy all L.A. Comic Con’s offerings for a set five-hour time period. In the case that the CDC and the LA Dept. of Public Health do not impose crowd restrictions ahead of the December 3-5 dates, L.A. Comic Con may decide to convert all 1-session passes to 1-day passes, and all 3-session passes to 3-day weekend passes – and all tickets will be converted automatically without fans needing to do anything. That decision, one way or the other, will be made much closer to the show, for obvious public health reasons.
For those already blueprinting their L.A. Comic Con 2021 experience, Ming-Na Wen’s addition to the event’s already stacked lineup of star talent is sure to excite, as she joins several other confirmed celebrity guests, including: her fellow Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito, renowned for his legendary role as “Gustavo Fring” on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Zachary Levi, best known for his leading roles in Shazam!, Chuck, Tangled, and many more; Bruce Campbell, most known as the lead protagonist “Ash” in the widely-praised Evil Dead franchise; Tom Welling, who played Superman himself in the hit series Smallville and starred in Lucifer; comic book legend Frank Miller, best known for Sin City and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; and Tom Kenny of SpongeBob SquarePants fame.
As previously announced, for those fans who remain hesitant or unable to attend the event in person, L.A. Comic Con has expanded virtual access to the show by including new digital products, immersive online experiences and streaming capabilities for fans to participate in the live panels, talent meet-and-greets, main stage and secondary panels from home — a comprehensive virtual fan experience first introduced at the virtual Micro Con event in April 2021.
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L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best multimedia pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting, new and innovative players across comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming and all things pop-culture, making it LA’s premiere pop-culture experience. With 123,000+ fans in attendance at the pre-pandemic 2019 event (a 25,000 rise from 2018’s event), LACC’s top priority is the safety, satisfaction and overall experience of attendees. As NerdHQ’s two-time, fan-voted “Con of the Year,” LACC is one of the most diverse, immersive and celebrated geek and pop-cultural events in the United States, giving fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly enjoy safe interactions with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. The LACC team strives to make all of your nerd fantasies come true!
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