Registration opens at 9AM for the second annual Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15, 2012.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is the brainchild of siblings Regina, Fabiano, and Mario Carpinelli, who grew up in Southern California. Since childhood, they’ve been immersed in a world of comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and anime. With the help of close friends Klaus Moeller and Shelle Mannion, big comic fans themselves, this collective of family and friends created the event that has always been missing from the city of Los Angeles.
After the success of their inaugural event in 2011, which brought in a whopping 35,000 attendees, Comikaze Expo was approached by living legend Stan Lee and his company Pow! Entertainment. Stan was impressed by the show and offered to purchase a percentage of the company. Thus, turning Comikaze Expo into Stan Lee’s Comikaze. Soon after, Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira Mistress of the Dark, followed suit. Now, for the first time in history, a comic book convention is owned by legendary pop-culture icons.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is unlike any other comic-related event in the United States. Having spent much time researching both local and national conventions in the United States, the Comikaze Team crafted an event that will thrill and excite even the most casual comic fan. Stan Lee’s Comikaze is a multi-tiered extravaganza created by real comic fans with deep ties to the entertainment world. While Stan Lee’s Comikaze might have a classic convention vibe, it’s much more than that. The Comikaze Team did not want to make an event for industry people and hardcore fans only. Instead, they designed a more balanced event as an alternative to the standard fan convention, dedicated to the Los Angeles and geek community above all else.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is an integral part of the city of Los Angeles, something both residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come. Drawing inspiration from the city and the fans, Stan Lee’s Comikaze is an eclectic mix of LA and geek culture. Stan Lee’s Comikaze strives to create something unique for the city of Los Angeles. Between the convention and pre-events there will undoubtably be something for everyone to enjoy.
Krypton Radio will be at Comikaze Expo to see what cool stuff there is to see and do and learn about in the world of pop culture and comics and sci-fi fandom, and several of our radio shows will be featuring interviews, news and reviews – if you’re going, we’ll see you there!
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