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Long Beach Comic Con 2017 Roundup
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Long Beach Comic Con 2017

The Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC), held this year on September 2-3, recently wrapped up, and it was another solid show, and in its ninth year seemed to be the biggest one yet.

The LBCC is one of a growing list of smaller- to mid-size conventions that offers a more comics-based focus as opposed to the big boys like the San Diego and NY Comic-Cons, where movie and TV programming and exhibitors almost overwhelm all else. Here, a variety of big names and new voices mingled in the sizable Artist’s Alley, and indie publishers were in abundance. Comic creators were well represented with names such as Howard Chaykin, Pia Guerra, Dave Gibbons, and Gene Ha, among many others. In terms of celebrity guests, this year’s LBCC managed to book both William Shatner and Sherilyn Fenn, along with a number of fan-favorite animation voice actors.

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Interview: Len Wein, Long Beach Comic Con 2013
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Len Wein, Long Beach Comic Con 2013

As the co-creator of (among others) the Swamp Thing, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Storm, and most notably, Wolverine, Len Wein’s imprint upon the comics universe has been huge. An artist, editor, and of course, legendary writer, Wein continues to make his mark in comics, as well as television, having worked on the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, as well as the massively popular Ben 10series. Wein’s currently involved with new work for Marvel Comics, as well as a number of other media projects.

I had the opportunity to chat with this legendary comics writer during the Long Beach Comic Con. Wein discussed his beginnings, his editorial and television work, and offered insights on the changing industry.

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