L.A. COMIC CON BRINGS ITS MOST DIVERSE LINEUP AND INTERACTIVE OFFERINGS IN SHOW HISTORY WITH AN EXPANDED GAMING EXPERIENCE AND MUST-SEE TALENT
L.A. Comic Con 2023 Is Set to Take Over the Los Angeles Convention Center — With an Additional 100,000 Square Feet Included in the Gaming & Anime Hall to Showcase a Growing Gaming Experience — Plus Over 250 Panels & Programming Running All Weekend To Celebrate Some of The Most Recognized Talent and Fandoms in Anime, Sci-Fi, Comics, and Pop Culture
WHAT: L.A. Comic Con, Los Angeles’ largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, is back in what is expected to be one of the most epic and interactive Con events of the year! After breaking new ground in 2022 with a record-breaking 126,000 total fans in attendance, event organizers are leveling up the Con experience yet again by doubling down on some of the most popular elements and activations of last year — including a renewed focus on elevating the gaming elements of the show. After adding an additional 100,000 square feet to the West Hall, the center for all the gaming and anime action, L.A. Comic Con is raising the stakes by giving attendees the chance to test their skills in Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter tournaments against the likes of FGC icons like Justin Wong, Punk, and Alex Jebailey (aka Jebaited). Gaming fans will also be treated with access to live-streaming via stream studio, a free-play area, and indie gaming demos powered by The MIX.
L.A. Comic Con 2023 will feature over 250+ panels and programming running all weekend to spotlight some of the most beloved names in anime, pop culture, nerd fandom, and entertainment on specially themed panels, with opportunities to interact firsthand with these stars through meet-and-greets and autograph signings. Fans can expect to see a plethora of creators, artists, cosplayers, and celebrities throughout the convention halls — with over 800+ diverse artists and vendors selling comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and everything in between. Special celebrity guests include Matt Smith [known for roles in Doctor Who, House of the Dragon], Jamie Campbell Bower [known for roles in Twilight New Moon, Twilight Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Stranger Things], Elijah Wood [known for roles in Lord of the Rings, Yellowjackets], Sean Astin [known for roles in The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings], Amy Jo Johnson [known for roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, Flashpoint], Dominic Monaghan, [known for roles in The Lord of the Rings, Lost], Rainn Wilson [known for roles in The Office, Super], Erin Moriarty [known for role in The Boys, True Detective], Karen Fukuhara, [known for roles in Suicide Squad, The Boys], Billy Boyd, [known for roles in The Lord of the Rings, Child’s Play, Seed of Chucky], Tom Kenny [known for roles in SpongeBob SquarePants, Rick and Morty] and many others.
WHEN: Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3, 2023
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Amy Jo Johnson, [known for roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, Flashpoint]
Billy Boyd, [known for roles in The Lord of the Rings, Child’s Play, Seed of Chucky]
Brendan Wayne, [known for roles in The Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett]
Bryce Papenbrook, [known for roles in Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba]
David Yost, [known for roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Cosmic Fury]
Diana Lee Inosanto, [known for roles in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka]
Dominic Monaghan, [known for roles in The Lord of the Rings, Lost]
Efren Ramírez, [known for roles in Napoleon Dynamite, Employee of the Month]
Elijah Wood, [known for roles in Lord of the Rings, Yellowjackets]
Eman Esfandi, [known for roles in Ahsoka, King Richard]
Erin Moriarty, [known for roles in The Boys, The Boys, True Detective]
Grace Caroline Currey, [known for role in Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation]
Ivanna Sakhno [known for roles in Ahsoka, Pacific Rim Uprising, The Spy Who Dumped Me]
Jamie Campbell Bower [known for roles in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Stranger Things]
Johnny Yong Bosch [known for roles in Power Rangers: The Movie, Trigun]
Jon Heder, [known for role in Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory]
Karen Fukuhara, [known for roles in Suicide Squad, The Boys]
Lateef Crowder, [known for roles in The Mandalorian, Falcon Rising, Tekken]
Matt Smith, [known for roles in Doctor Who, House of the Dragon]
Natasha Liu Bordizzo [known for roles in Ahsoka, The Voyeurs]
Rainn Wilson [known for roles in The Office, Super]
Sean Astin [known for roles in The Goonies, Toy Soldiers, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings]
Sean Schemmel, [known for roles in Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon]
Tom Kenny, [known for roles in SpongeBob SquarePants, Rick and Morty]
Trina Nishimura [known for role in Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia]
Virginia Gardner [known for roles in Marvel’s Runaways, The Fall]
Last year’s record-shattering attendance showed how L.A. Comic Con is quickly becoming one of the biggest and most beloved comic cons in the country. This year, L.A. Comic Con also aims to establish itself as one of the largest showcases of gaming culture of 2023 with a bigger gaming experience than ever before. Being that L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world, L.A. Comic Con embodies the creativity and artistry that stems from pop culture and the entertainment world year after year. The event is guaranteed to encompass everything fans love about nerd culture, bringing together all walks of life in a shared celebration of the films, TV shows, comics, creators, artists, and entertainers we all know and love. With the most knowledgeable, diverse, and passionate fans in the world, L.A. Comic Con continues to reflect the will of the people — and therefore, the event continues to be a show built by its community — by fans, for the fans.
2023 EVENT SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:
● Friday, December 1: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
● Saturday, December 2: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
● Sunday, December 3: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Main Stage:
The main stage is a staple of L.A. Comic Con where much of the most anticipated action takes place— serving as the hub for all the headliner panels and top entertainment guests. The official panels will be announced soon. See above for all confirmed guests so far!
Friday Night Live with KROQ
The most unpredictable show on radio can now be seen live at L.A. Comic Con. The iconic KROQ will be hosting our Friday night LIVE on the Main Stage, bringing on musicians, comedians, and your favorite stars with an epic 2-hour variety show! This year, our special guests announced so far:
Logic: the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist and producer with chart-topping albums “Under Pressure” and “The Incredible True Story”
Clown (from Slipknot): Multi-disciplinary artist and founding member of the iconic band
The Gaming and Anime Stage
The gaming and anime stage will serve as the hub for a variety of gaming and anime content, including panels with your favorite anime voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Bryce Papenbrook, Trina Nishimura & Sean Schemmel. This will also be where the epic Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 6 tournament takes place all weekend long!
Attendees get the chance to test their skills against some of the most iconic FGC players in the world with the Street Fighter 6 Experience — playing against the likes of Justin Wong, an FGC legend who has won more EVO titles than anyone else with nine tournaments victories, as well as one of the top-ranked FGC players currently in North America, Punk, and FGC organizer Alex Jebailey (known as Jebaited on Twitch). There will also be 2 additional tournaments powered by LeagueSpot, where fans can try their hand competitively against other fans at Mortal Kombat 1 and Street Fighter 6, with the finals being held on the West Hall Gaming Stage.
The Media Indie Exchange (The MIX) will be bringing 10+ new games, currently in development, to L.A. Comic Con. Fans have a chance to meet with the developers and discover what’s new and upcoming in the gaming industry.
Gaming Freeplay Zone:
Take a seat in our Freeplay zone and enjoy some of the hottest games on PC and console. Covering a range of classics to the newest releases, this hangout spot gives fans a chance to play games with others during the show!
Aspiring creators can stream live to the world directly from the floors of L.A. Comic Con!
The 8th Annual National Cosplay Championship:
There's no Comic Con without Cosplaying! That's why every year, we give all our creative cosplayers a chance to compete for $30,000 in cash and other prizes by participating in one of three categories: Master, Journeyman, or Novice. All genres are welcome, including characters from film, television, theater, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime, horror, and original creations.
Kids’ Costume Contest:
Every year we host a special costume contest for all the junior cosplayers 12 and younger. All finalists will receive prizes and the top 5 will win a prize pack provided by a special guest!
Autographs and Photo Ops:
Fans can pre-purchase autographs and photo opportunities with some of their most anticipated guests!
World Class Artists & Creators, Including:
Ryan Ottley, Invincible, The Amazing Spider-Man
Ryan Stegman, Marvel’s She-Hulk, Spider-Man, X-23 Absolute Carnage
Jason Aaron, Thor, The Avengers, Ghost Rider, and Wolverine
Dan Slott, She-Hulk, The Superior Spider-man, Fantastic Four
Zeb Wells, Hellions, Amazing Spider-Man. Currently, She-Hulk, Marvel’s Zombies
Ariel Diaz, The Boys, Street Fighter, Vampirella
Tickets for L.A. Comic Con’s 2023 event are currently available for purchase via this link. Stay tuned and stay in the know by visiting www.comicconla.com and following the event updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES COMIC CON:
L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest multimedia pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting, new, and innovative players in comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, and all things pop-culture, making it Los Angeles’ ultimate pop-culture destination. L.A. Comic Con is one of the most diverse and celebrated geek and pop-culture 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 L.A. Comic Con team strives to make all your nerd fantasies come true! For more information, please visit: https://www.comicconla.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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