Los Angeles Comic Con Recap

Written by Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

Los Angeles Comic Con is an annual event held every year in the Los Angeles convention center that brings people of all walks of life together. The event itself isn’t just catered to comic fans, but to anyone who has an interest in what is considered “nerdy” or “geeky” stuff. It isn’t just for that, LACC (LA Comic Con) is a great place to bring your friends, family, or even date. It’s an overall fun experience and everyone who’s anyone should come to see what all hype is about.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez
LA Comic Con has no age limit on cosplay. And welcomes people of all ages to join in on the fun. Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

Big Changes & Amazing Headliners

This year was a major improvement in comparison to last year’s event. Right off the bat, the most noticeable thing was the main stage; for the past few years, they’ve had it on the right side of the convention center. This year it was right dab in the center of the convention so it was easier to get too. For a lot of the front-runners, they had a ton of Marvel stars as well as Steven Universe voice actors. This got fans to go crazy. Both fan bases were equally loud and excited to see their favorite stars in person. A great way they improved from last year was all of the main headliners were there for a quite some time. As opposed to last year when some people literally came and left, so it was nice to see them improve on this.

If you didn’t really care about the main guest they had, tons of people from all different forms of media came as guests. For example, if you’re a fan of Danny Trejo and love the guy, he was there! And let’s be honest who doesn’t love that man. Or if you just really love the Power Rangers you could see one of many there in person. The list could go on and on with all the guests they had, but this year was next level improvement. Love anime and cartoons? Tons of American voice actors and actresses were more than happy to have a meet and greet with fans. They set the bar pretty high this year. I can’t wait to see who they invite next year.

Although this Wall-e was not on sale, he was one of many robots shown off at the convention. For hopes to further promote their clubs so people can join. Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

Plenty of Merchandise to go Around

Even if you didn’t care about the headliners, and just wanted to go to buy stuff, you were set. They had tons of vendors and artists giving away some amazing stuff. For prices that’ll have you thinking you’re stealing from them. Anyone can lose themselves with all the time and effort these artists put into their work. If you want some comics all you have to do is look and you’re guaranteed to find current reads for super cheap. Even some super rare ones, that you had a hard time hunting for, will almost always be there just waiting for you. So if you go in with a set budget it’s going to take a lot of willpower to keep to it with all the amazing things you’ll find inside the con.

It was pretty hard to not have a good time, there was so much to do. All the panels they had were great. Although it did suck that some of them were happening at the same time, making you choose between one or the other. But other than that they were great! LACC had one of the best events to offer this year, and next year will be just as fun. As previously stated, if you can attend this event you should!

The LA convention has been the home for LA Comic Con for over 8 years. Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez