Los Angeles is getting a brand new con! We're breaking the news for you right here on Newsarama. Comikaze Expo is hitting the LA Convention Center this November 5th and 6th. And the tickets are $12, which is unheard of!They're honoring Stan Lee and Elvira, and a ton of A-list names in the geek world will be announced in the next few weeks. Yours truly will be moderating a few panels, so come down and say hi! Check out the press release below, and stay tuned to Newsarama for more breaking news about major guests and events! Press Release Unparalleled Comikaze Expo Launches November 5-6, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Cenrer with Stan Lee and Elvira Cutting Edge Pop Culture Expo With Strong Focus on Comics, Horror, Sci-Fi, Anime and Gaming Enables Fans to Unleash Their Inner Geek Beverly Hills, Calif., (May 2011) – Comikaze Expo, the largest multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror and gaming convention in Los Angeles, has set its date and location: November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Comikaze’s creators expect 60,000 attendees and more than 300 vendors. The show will kick off with appearances by the father of modern comics, Stan Lee, and Comikaze’s official “spooksperson,” horror icon Elvira, at the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. The first and only multimedia, cross-genre expo to hit Los Angeles, Comikaze Expo has created a pop culture extravaganza that brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Its wide-ranging appeal has attracted celebrity appearances from icons and budding artists of this exciting world, including animators, comic book and anime artists, special effects teams, writers, actors, and filmmakers, among other creators, from both the mainstream and geek worlds. “I’m thrilled to play a role in kicking off this much-needed, one-of-a-kind event,” says Stan Lee. “It’s important for Los Angeles, the city of dreams, to have its own show of this type, where fans and creators alike can mingle and expand the industry while embracing this city’s vivid and diverse culture.” The talent associated with Comikaze will please fans of every genre. “I’m so excited to be a part of Comikaze Expo,” says Elvira. “Where else would little old me get to stuff myself into my favorite dress and schmooze and mingle with so many fans? Plus, I can finally speak my mind to all the other artists there, especially all those cheesy, sleazy she-demon actresses who got the parts I was meant for—and the directors who cast them!” In addition to Elvira and Stan Lee, confirmed appearances include the cast reunion of The Police Academy franchise, among many others. This unparalleled event’s wide range of innovative programming and activities provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators. From independent film screenings, live shows and star-studded panels to fan contests, games, portfolio reviews and a masquerade ball, there is something for everyone and more at Comikaze. Family-oriented events are scheduled Sunday, November 6. Tickets are currently available through pre-sale at $12 each. Each ticket holder will receive their choice of a celebrity lithograph photo valued at $79-$189. For more information about Comikaze, including sponsorship information, vendor applications and ticket sales, visit ComikazeExpo.com. Please address media inquiries to email@example.com. About Comikaze
Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles. The brainchild of Southern California siblings, Regina and Mario Carpinelli, this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. For more information, visit ComikazeExpo.com.Visit Newsarama on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and tell us what you think!