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Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo:

Stan Lee’s Comikaze is unlike any other comic-related event in the United States. Having spent much time researching both local and national conventions in the United States, the Comikaze Team crafted an event that will thrill and excite even the most casual comic fan. Stan Lee’s Comikaze is a multi-tiered extravaganza created by real comic fans with deep ties to the entertainment world. While Stan Lee’s Comikaze might have a classic convention vibe, it’s much more than that. The Comikaze Team did not want to make an event for industry people and hardcore fans only. Instead, they designed a more balanced event as an alternative to the standard fan convention, dedicated to the Los Angeles and geek community above all else.

Price: $12 pre-sale/ $15 regular

Google Offers/Weforia is also offering a two-day VIP pass special for $25 that gives you unlimited access on both days, plus the official Comikaze t-shirt for only $10 ($25 value), the official lithograph for $10 ($89 value), a Camilla d’Errico print at half-off, and a raffle ticket to win one of the best prizes on the planet—an original Spiderman comic, signed by Stan himself. This deal expires in 7 days.

Getting There

METRO RAIL. Seriosuly, driving to downtown LA and then finding/paying for parking can be a real headache. If you live anywhere near a metro rail, I would suggest taking it, as the Convention center is close to a rail stop. If you don't live near a metro but know where one is, consider a park and ride option, which allows you to park your car at a metro parking lot and then take the train. If you're new to public transit, I can help you plan a convenient route.

Failing that, I recommend carpools to reduce the group headache.

NOMS

Around 5pm we will take a break to have dinner. Restaurant is to be determined, but it will be in the immediate area of the convention. Originally, we were leaning towards The Yardhouse, but I want to make sure that the price range is within all of our group's budget.


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  • Sophie

    They had some good panels and decent booths, but coordination was absolutely terrible. I can see if becoming a great convention, and if they get more big names and pull in come DC/Vertigo guests in time it could even rival the San Diego con, but they do need better plans for dealing with crowds and backups for computer system failures.

    September 17, 2012

  • Leo G.

    Last year the line was a pain as well... Thought they would've figured something out by now. :|

    September 16, 2012

  • Lisa L.

    Well, I made it, but I missed the group. : ( Hopefully I will have the opportunity to meet up at another time. I left my house at 9:30 and did not make it inside until after 12:30

    September 15, 2012

    • Elena

      Same here--they definitely need better organization getting people in.

      September 16, 2012

  • Krystal

    The lack of preparation and contingency plans really put a hamper on the day, but it was pretty good once inside, but I missed the panel I really wanted to see!

    September 15, 2012

  • Elena

    Took me an hour to get off freeway and park--this is ridiculous!

    September 15, 2012

  • Robert

    If you pre bought your tickets, look for me outside, I am on the side of the convention center, just mention this group and you can jump in line with me.

    September 15, 2012

  • Elena

    Getting a late start--hope to see some of you there, haven't met anyone yet so may not recognize faces.

    September 15, 2012

  • Sophie

    Wear your comic-book related shirts if you have 'em!

    September 15, 2012

  • Robert

    Carpooling? I am not sure if I have room in my car just yet, should know what it looks like in a week or two. But I thought we can get the discussion going for it. I am going for both days and all day. Also, maybe a meetup for some dinner after either both days or just Sunday, what do you guys think?

    1 · August 17, 2012

    • Elena

      I'd be up for dinner on Saturday.

      September 3, 2012

    • Cam

      Hi, are you still carpooling? I was probably going to drive down rather than take public transit, but if someone who's already going has room for tomorrow...

      September 14, 2012

  • Leo G.

    Things are up in the air for me now.. my uncles funeral is on the same day followed by a reception. Not sure what time I'll get to the con or whether I'll even have a ride home. We'll see tomorrow I guess.

    September 14, 2012

    • Sophie

      Sorry for your loss :-( The funeral is obviously more important. If you can't make it we'll see you at another event.

      September 14, 2012

  • Krystal

    What time are metro people heading out?

    September 14, 2012

    • Garrett

      I'll be hitting the 10am train as well so that I can meet someone there relatively on time. Can Tap cards be purchased at Pacific station or do I need to go somewhere else?

      September 14, 2012

    • Sophie

      You can purchase them at every station through the ticket machine.

      September 14, 2012

  • Robert

    I am going to go to dinner at about 9ish. I will try to post on here or you can text me or message me on Twitter @Robertmegill I will be on that all day to talk about the con for my podcast. See all of you there!

    September 14, 2012

  • David D.

    Psyched about the con, hope to see some of you there! However, I don't know whether I'll be able to join y'all for dinner; depends on when my ride picks me up.

    1 · September 14, 2012

  • Garrett

    I'll be attending with someone, but we may be down for getting food. Hopefully we'll see you all there!

    September 14, 2012

  • Phil

    Dunno if I should RSVP. My gf got me tickets so I will probably see you guys there. Especially if you're Metro-ing there

    September 14, 2012

  • Stephanie H.

    I'm going to be at a panel at 11 seeing the lovely Johen Vasquez. Definitely interested in dinner though.

    September 12, 2012

  • Robert

    Here is the panel list for Saturday, just in case no one has seen it

    http://comikazeexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Comikaze-Panel-Schedule-Saturday-9.15.121.pdf

    September 12, 2012

  • Robert

    The last panel I will a attend ends at about 730ish. I am up to eat after that.

    September 11, 2012

  • Leo G.

    hmm, i most likely won't be able to meet up at 11am for i will be chasing artists around for signatures and spending most of my time in line. :D but i'm def. game for some food afterwards. Sophie, you have my cell if you need to get a hold of me.

    September 11, 2012

  • Garrett

    Looks like there's some pretty affordable diners and Mexican restaurants nearby.

    September 11, 2012

  • Krystal

    Hey! Are people going both days, and for the whole day?

    August 17, 2012

    • Elena

      Only able to do Saturday.

      September 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Only Saturday for me too

      September 8, 2012

  • Robert

    I will be at the con still sorry.

    September 8, 2012

  • Robert

    The schedule is not up yet. I was looking for it but I think it ran till about 8 last year. So about till 8 or 9 this year.

    September 3, 2012

    • Sophie

      I think 8 or 9 is for too late for dinner. Let's aim of getting some noms around 5pm or so.

      September 8, 2012

  • Robert

    Ok so can we make it official? Dinner on Saturday after the con and how about we plan on Yard House? Say after the last panel that day?

    1 · September 3, 2012

    • Krystal

      ok, sounds good, but can someone please help me find a schedule of events and panels. I get nothing from the site.

      September 3, 2012

    • Sophie

      @Robert: I will update the meetup details later this week to reflect our group dining plans.

      September 5, 2012

  • Robert

    There is a Yard House there I believe, if we are going to eat then I would like to get some food I actually enjoy eating.

    September 3, 2012

  • Dallas A.

    Hooters

    September 2, 2012

  • Sophie

    Ok folks, enough people have said they'd be down for food afterwards. Suggestions?

    For reference, here are some nearby restaurants on yelp:
    http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=restaurants+downtown&find_loc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA&ns=1&ls=564cdc29f23a5ebe#find_loc=90015

    August 25, 2012

    • Robert

      with how busy the places there will be most likely, i vote that we wait to see what the waits will be and allow that to help influence where we eat at.

      August 26, 2012

  • Sophie

    I'm taking the metro rail there, and will only attend on Saturday. I'm open to dinner afterwards.

    1 · August 17, 2012

    • Krystal

      Have*

      August 17, 2012

    • Robert

      i have, dont expect much of food services inside, and there are restaurants near there, next to the Nokia, but there would be a wait. I am taking food to eat during the convention, and maybe after each day or just Sunday, we can meet up at a restaurant right there to eat.

      August 17, 2012

  • Garrett

    Anyone gonna be cosplaying?

    August 13, 2012

    • Robert

      I am leaning towards Preacher

      August 17, 2012

    • Branden

      i dunno. i thought of going as old school luke cage with the tiara or patriot from young avengers

      August 17, 2012

  • Robert

    I am planning on going any ways, either to cover for a podcast/website or just for fun. I am down to carpool there (I will stay from open till close), so if you want to join me, let me know.

    July 20, 2012

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