Official Press Release
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION celebrates it's milestone 35th Anniversary during 2012. Started as a monthly show in 1977, the LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION has held over 350 shows with Special Guests from Comic Books, Film, Television, Animation, as well as spotlighting a large Dealers Room full of Comic Books and Collectibles. Starting in 2005 the Convention has been staged 4-8 times a year.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION has spotlighted Special Guests such as Bob Kane (Batman creator), Joe Shuster (Superman co-creator), Jack Kirby (Fantastic Four, Hulk, X-Men co-creator), Jerry Robinson (Batman Golden Age Artist), Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Hulk co-creator), Don Heck, Jim Steranko, John Romita Jr., Todd McFarlane, Al Feldstein (Mad Magazine), Doug Wildey (co-creator of Jonny Quest), William Hanna (Hanna-Barbera); staged early preview looks at movies such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, The Terminator (James Cameron appearance), Spider-Man (Sam Raimi appearance), The Matrix (with Keanu Reeves and Cast/Directors), Terminator 3 (with Arnold Schwarzenegger and cast), Hellboy 2 (with Guillermo Del Toro and cast), Underworld: Evolution (with Kate Beckinsale), appearances by Directors such as Tim Burton, Joss Whedon, Roger Corman, John Woo, Zack Snyder, Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), and Stars such as Christian Bale, David Boreanaz, Jackie Chan, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Jet Li, Katherine Heigl, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Vin Diesel, Jessica Alba, and so many many more.
Besides the early preview look at upcoming movies (shown with 16mm film and slides back in the early years of the show), the LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION also featured Cast Reunions and Special Anniversary Presentations on Classic Television series such as The Addams Family, Batman, Dark Shadows, The Green Hornet, Lost in Space, The Munsters, Adventures of Superman, Star Trek, The Outer Limits, and many more.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION is the real deal with an incredible track record serving the Comic Book Collecting community for 35 years. And all the shows featuring Special Guests like the above share an incredible feat in common, the admission price for each was only $8.00 or less! No matter how popular the Program or Special Guests are, the Convention maintains a low admission rate for both the Public and the Dealers.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION spotlights these Special Guests at the JANUARY 15, 2012 show:
RON ELY starred as three iconic characters from the Comic Books and the Pulps: Doc Savage in the 1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, as Tarzan in the 1966 Tarzan TV Series, and as an alternate universe Superman in the 1988 The Adventures of Superboy TV Series.
YANCY BUTLER has credits that include starring as Sara Pezzini/Witchblade in the Witchblade Television series based on the Image Comic Book; as crimefighting robot Sgt. Eve Edison in the Mann and Machine Television series; and Movies such as John Woo's Hard Target, and Kick-Ass.
The cast of The Adventures of Superboy (1988-1992) Television series appears together for the First Time at a Convention, JOHN HAYMES NEWTON (1st season Clark Kent/Superboy), JAMES CALVERT (TJ White), TRACY ROBERTS (Darla), and ILYA SALKIND (Series Producer).
REX SMITH starred as the first screen Daredevil based on the Marvel Comic Book in the Television Movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. Rex also starred as crimefighter Jesse Mach in the Street Hawk Television series.
ROBERT DIX starred as Crewman Grey in the 1956 Science Fiction Classic Forbidden Planet, and Robert also starred in many cult horror movies such as Frankenstein's Daughter.
REGULAR ADMISSION is only $8.00, five years and under are free. Show Hours: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. EARLY ADMISSION is only $12.00 and is combined with PREMIUM ADMISSION so attendees will receive a UNDERWORLD AWAKENING MOVIE T-SHIRT AND FULL SIZE POSTER! GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE give-aways might be added, so check the show website. REGULAR ADMISSION will receive an UNDERWORLD AWAKENING MINI-POSTER. Everyone receives an INFESTATION 2 ASHCAN COMIC BOOK from IDW Publishing. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information.