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We’ve put together a list of the upcoming Anime and Comic Book Conventions in Southern California. And although there are countless pop-up events in the So Cal area, these are just a few of the region’s biggest events.
May 21st and 22nd 2022 https://www.comicconrevolution.com/ontario/
Comic Con Revolution is an annual comic con held at the Ontario Convention Center. Attendees can expect a full exhibit hall with over 300 exhibitors, including comic creators (over 160 creators in Artist Alley), new comic dealers, vintage comic dealers, comic publishers, toy & collectibles vendors, crafts, costumes, clothing, cosplayers, fan groups, media stars, and more.
May 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2022 https://www.starwarscelebration.com/
Star Wars Celebration is the official Lucasfilm event celebrating all things Star Wars. There, you can expect immersive experiences, an interactive show floor, and major announcements. The event is close to selling out. If this one is important to you, then buy tickets as soon as possible.
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JUNE 3-5, 2022 http://www.monsterpalooza.com/
Celebrate the Art of Monsters and Movie Magic with MONSTERPALOOZA this JUNE 3-5, 2022 as it STOMPS into all 100,000 sq. ft. of The Pasadena Convention Center!
Meet the award-winning masterminds behind some of the greatest creatures ever created for feature films, television, and the haunt industry as you get lost in the over 450 exhibitors selling one-of-a-kind creations, LIVE makeup demonstrations and more only found at Monsterpalooza! Enter the famous Monsterpalooza Museum featuring full sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen used props and animatronics from your favorite films as well as debuts of new creations from the world’s best Special Effects Studios all in an atmospheric setting! Each Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the world of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as Alien, Fright Night, An American Werewolf in London, Godzilla, Ed Wood, Night of the Living Dead, Superman, A Nightmare on Elm Street and MANY MORE!
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June 4 & 5, 2022 https://www.animeriverside.com/
Anime Riverside is coming to the beautiful Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA on June 4th and 5th, 2022. With over 200 Anime vendors, music, special performances, celebrity guests, food, games and so much more!
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JULY 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2022 https://www.anime-expo.org/
Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, is an American anime convention held in Los Angeles, California and organized by the non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation. The convention is held annually on the first weekend of July, spanning the course of four days. Anime Expo is the largest anime con around, with over 100,000 fans in attendance.
JULY 21, 22, 23 & 24, PREVIEW NIGHT JULY 20TH 2022 https://www.comic-con.org/
The SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
With attendance topping 130,000 in recent years—in a convention center facility that has maxed out in space—the event has grown to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks. Programming events, games, anime, the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, and the Eisner Awards all take place outside of the Convention Center, creating a campus-type feel for the convention in downtown San Diego.
JULY 29-31, 2022 http://midsummerscream.org/
World’s largest Halloween and horror convention, bringing all the chills and thrills of October to one summer weekend. Explore multiple haunted attractions in the Hall of Shadows; shop from more than 350 vendors including horror-themed apparel, creepy home decor, special effects makeup, masks, and costumes; enjoy panels and presentations from the leading names in horror entertainment and theme park attractions; live dark entertainment, and more. Visit midsummerscream.org for updates on guests, vendors, and special programming.
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AUGUST 26TH- 28TH https://officialpowermorphicon.com/
Power Morphicon, the world’s largest Power Rangers convention. The convention will take place in Pasadena, California. The three-day event will be held on August 26th – 27th, 2022, at the Pasadena Convention Center.
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SEPTEMBER 3 & 4, 2022 https://www.animeimpulse.com/
The ANIME IMPULSE is an exciting project fusing the worlds of Anime and Manga Culture with the hypnotic world of Video Games as they mesh with KPOP and more fascinating Asian pop culture today.
The event will highlight appearances from celebrities and special guests, panels, VIP parties, vendors, artist alleys, an Itasha Car Show delicious food and treats, and the cutest fashion live from our runway stage!
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SEPTEMBER 3 & 4, 2022 http://longbeachcomiccon.com/
Long Beach Comic-Con and the Long Beach Comic Expo are annual events held at the Long Beach Convention Center. They are celebrations of comic books and pop culture that showcase the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con & Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.
SEPTEMBER 9, 10, &11TH, 2022 https://d23expo.com/
The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more.
NEW FOR 2022: You must be a D23 Gold or General Member to purchase tickets. Fans can join D23 with a Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), or General Membership (complimentary) at JoinD23.com. Attendees will be able to secure advance reservations for select panels and experiences through a new random selection process closer to the event. A new, preferred seating ticket option will be available for Hall D23. You will be able to easily transfer your additional guest badges to your family and friends who will be attending with you.
NOVEMBER 19TH AND 20TH, 2022 https://www.animepasadena.com/
The 4th annual Anime Pasadena event will return on November 19th and 20th. Anime Pasadena is a 2-day event with a focus on Anime, Cosplay, and Nerd Culture in Pasadena, California.
DECEMBER 2-4, 2022 https://www.comicconla.com/
Beginning December 3rd to the 5th, L.A. Comic Con, L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, returns to full-scale in-person events.
With over 123,000 fans attended L.A. Comic Con for celebrity panels, autograph signings, activations, comics, cosplay, and pop culture fanfare. The event plays host to 800+ diverse artists and vendors, selling comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and everything in-between. This year, attendees will get up close and personal with some of the biggest and best names in the entertainment industry with a handpicked selection of panels, events, special exhibits, and meet and greet opportunities.
DECEMBER 17-18, 2022 https://www.creationent.com/cal/stranger_la.htm
Creation’s Stranger Con: A Salute to the TV Series Stranger Things Tour will be coming to the City of Angels in 2022, celebrating with fellow Stranger Things fans at the L.A. Convention Center!
We’re excited to see the special guests, who will make this two-day show truly special. There will be many things to do and see, including guest panels, photo ops, and autograph signings, cosplay and trivia contests, a Saturday night karaoke party, and fun for the whole family.
JANUARY 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2023 https://animelosangeles.org/
Animé Los Angeles is held at the Long Beach Convention center. This con delivers everything from a cosplay masquerade and fashion show to dancing, parties, and plenty of photo opportunities. All of these things are in celebration of Anime and the many forms Anime takes. Anime Los Angeles has a reputation for having an abundant cosplay community and for being very cosplay friendly. There are several areas dedicated to cosplay gatherings, photo studios, and cosplay games.
February 11&12, 2023 https://longbeachcomicexpo.com/
Long Beach Comic-Con and the Long Beach Comic Expo are annual events held at the Long Beach Convention Center. They are celebrations of comic books and pop culture that showcase the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con & Long Beach Comic Expo you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.
FEBRUARY 17, 18, & 19, 2023 Pre-Launch Party FEBRUARY 16 http://www.gallifreyone.com/
Gallifrey One is an annual North American science fiction convention focusing primarily on the British television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs, including Torchwood, K-9, and The Sarah Jane Adventures, with an additional emphasis on British and American science fiction television media, held each February in Los Angeles.
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