In three short years, Long Beach Comic & Horror Con has become the Halloween event for the fan convention set. The main draw? Comic books, and lots of them. The annual event has a knack for packing the exhibit hall of Long Beach Convention Center filled with the artists and writers who keep you turning pages. This year, you'll have a chance to see legends of the medium, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
creator Kevin Eastman, alongside a slew of up-and-comers. Don't forget to check out the minicomics and convention exclusive prints. But LBCC has more than just comics. The new horror portion of the convention will feature an appearance from none other than John Carpenter. For people interested in comedy, Seth Green and the team behind Robot Chicken
will host a Q&A, and Felicia Day will be on hand for a screening of her hit Web series The Guild
, which was filmed at the convention's April event. Make sure you stick around for Saturday night's Masquerade Ball, where top cosplayers compete for prizes. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach; Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $25, $45 weekend ticket; longbeachcomiccon.com.
Sat., Oct. 29; Sun., Oct. 30, 2011