Mark Hamill, Stan Lee and Elvira will be there, and Daniel Radcliffe will offer some video interaction, though the gathering is not particularly brimming with star power. There is, however, a proliferation of panels for steampunk enthusiasts, for those who want to know more about zombies and for fans with niche interests.
One panel is titled “Fangirl Foods: Comic Books and Food,” while another is “Paleontology with Morgan Fairchild.” Joining the “Chuck” actress onstage for a discussion about finding real monsters — or just prehistoric beasts — will be scientists and field workers from the La Brea Tar Pits.
Lest comic book aficionados lament another convention that forgoes actual comics, a DC Comics New 52 Q&A panel includes many of the writers of those budding titles, such as Eric Wallace (“Mr.Terrific”), Mike Johnson (“Supergirl”), Philip Tan (“The Savage Hawkman”), JT Krul (“Green Arrow” and “Captain Atom”), Brian Buccellato (“The Flash”), Joshua Fialkov (“I, Vampire”) and more.
Cosplayers, anime lovers and gamers can also expect an eclectic mix of panels and tournaments, along with dozens of exhibitors including the California Browncoats, the L.A. Derby Dolls and Troma Entertainment. A few independent films like “Hughes The Force,” which combines the Star Wars universe and John Hughes’ sensibilities, will be touted.
Two-day passes are $20, with additional fees for certain events and tournaments. Tickets are available online.
— Jevon Phillips
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