Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Returns to Los Angeles

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By Scott Green
Nov 12, 2014
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Returns to Los Angeles
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Stan Lee’s Comikaze returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Comikaze. Comikaze is all about comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop-culture. Comikaze is the only convention owned and operated by legendary comic innovator, Stan Lee.

Now in its fourth year, Stan Lee’s Comikaze is quickly growing into one of Los Angele’s most celebrated and anticipated events. The event featured diverse artists and vendors,comics, collectibles, art, toys and other hard-to-find merchandise. There were unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with some of their favorites such as Stan Lee. And Elvira “Mistress of the Dark,”

There were a large number of attendees cosplaying as their favorite characters. Many walked the convention floor, posing for anyone who wished to take their picture. In an effort to set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Link of Human Tetris some dressed up as Tetris pieces.
Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this was the perfect way to spend Halloween weekend.
Friday’s events included a kids’ Halloween costume contest, trick-or-treating and a geek fashion show.
One of the highlights for Saturday included pastry chef Duff Goldman presenting an almost life-size Hulk cake to comic book legend and convention namesake Stan Lee.
Horror legend Elvira made a rare appearance and was signing autographs at the Spooky World of Elvira, which featured props, costumes and set pieces from the Mistress of the Dark.
Interviews with the casts of “Game of Thrones,” “True Blood” and “My Little Pony” were also presented on Saturday. A cosplay contest rounded out the night with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
#Comikaze, #LAConventionCenter, #StanLee

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3 thoughts on “Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Returns to Los Angeles

  • January 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM
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    • May 25, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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      I have to admit I don’t have too many favorite Iron Man corevs. There just aren’t many that are very iconic. Especially once Cap came on board, the split corevs ended up being too busy to be really eye-catching, but even the solo corevs just didn’t sing. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Mr. Doll cover. It’s such a great image, with that puppetmaster gloating over his Iron Man puppet as the hero crashes in looking entirely different. D’oh! Guess he didn’t think of that! The only negative is that, well, Mr. Doll doesn’t exactly have me shaking in my transistorized boots. Even once Iron Man got his own mag, the corevs didn’t hit me compared to many other comics. I did kind of like the cover to Iron Man Sub-Mariner, if only because it was a Once in a Lifetime issue, and you don’t often get those. I also kind of liked seeing the man behind the mask, as in the Demon in a Bottle cover, which is definitely a favorite. So these others appealed to me, too. Plus, I could never pass up an I Quit story. But there just aren’t too darned many, considering how many there are to choose from. Craig Shutt

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