LAS VEGAS COMIC EXPO - SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2012
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It's a go!

 

Officially announcing of the revival of a comic book based convention in Las Vegas.

 

The event is called Las Vegas Comic Expo.

 

It will be on September 29-30, 2012.

 

It will be after Baltimore Comic Con and before NYCC.

 

Last weekend before the pools typically close. Highs in the 90's, lows in the 60-70's.

 

Distance to Las Vegas (driving):

 

Albuquerque to Las Vegas is about 590 miles

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is about 270 mile

Phoenix to Las Vegas is about 290 miles

Reno to Las Vegas is about 450 miles

Salt Lake City to Las Vegas is about 420 miles

San Diego to Las Vegas is about 340 miles

San Francisco to Las Vegas is about 570 miles

 

Info for other cities available at http://www.insidervlv.com/drivingdistances.html

 

... or you can fly.

 

 

Location:

 

The event will be at a non-casino hotel called Alexis Park (www.alexispark.com).

 

It is across the street from Hard Rock Hotel, 3 blocks west of the Strip, 2 blocks east of UNLV, and 1-2 blocks north of Las Vegas Airport. Close enough to the gambling/dining/partying scenes, and to the airport. About a 5-10 drive from the I-15 highway. At the same time, no gambling or other LV type distractions on the hotel premises.

 

More info to come in the following weeks:

 

www.lasvegascomicexpo.com

www.facebook.com/lasvegascomicexpo

www.twitter.com/LVComicExpo

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The Tuscany is nicer than Alexis Park. I don't know if Terribles up the street

has any convention space but definitely is just as nice. If this is being advertised

as some type of big time convention many attendees are going to be very

disappointed.

 

 

 

 

Although I understand your doubts, please be patient as more details as to what is being offered is posted in the next few weeks.

 

I hope that my 1st set of guest announcements will not disappoint you.

 

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The Tuscany is nicer than Alexis Park. I don't know if Terribles up the street

has any convention space but definitely is just as nice. If this is being advertised

as some type of big time convention many attendees are going to be very

disappointed.

 

 

 

 

Although I understand your doubts, please be patient as more details as to what is being offered is posted in the next few weeks.

 

I hope that my 1st set of guest announcements will not disappoint you.

 

I am a loser and a racist. I also have a small .

 

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I just made an announcement of the 1st set of guests that have confirmed:

 

Mike Mignola

- Creator/Writer/Artist of Hellboy, BPRD, Baltimore, Amazing Screw On Head, etc...

- Artist for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Tops Comics

 

Joe Benitez

- Creator/Writer/Artist of Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn

- Artist for Aspen, Top Cow, DC comics

 

Dean Yeagle

- Creator/Artist of Mandy

- Artist for Playboy, Disney

 

Nei Ruffino

- Colorist for Zenescope, Marvel, DC Comics

- Penciller

 

Go to the following websites to get the latest info.

 

lasvegascomicexpo.com

facebook.com/lasvegascomicexpo

twitter.com/LVComicExpo

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Woot! Woot! Las Vegas, no travel time for me. [applause]

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Wow, 59Chevy is being kind of rude and ungrateful isn't he?

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Four more guests of honor for Las Vegas Comic Expo:

 

Mark Brooks

Stephane Roux

JG Jones

and David Finch

 

September 29-30, 2012

 

lasvegascomicexpo.com

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Just added:

 

Adam Hughes and Allison Sohn!

 

Go to lasvegascomicexpo.com to see the video clip of Adam.

 

More guests to be announced soon as well as attendee and exhibitor information.

 

 

LVCE

 

www.lasvegascomicexpo.com

www.facebook.com/lasvegascomicexpo

www.twitter.com/LVComicExpo

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Snap, that's a big name. Trying not to want to go.............

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Oh you know you want to go. I know I'm going! With Adam not making the Big Wow show this will be the only non-SDCC chance on the West Coast (vicinity) to see him and his Before Watchmen stuff should be out by then. Finch, JG, Mark Brooks, Mignola, Benitez, and more names to come?!?! Oh yeah, VERY excited.

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When does Adam Hughes do his quick sketches for fans, the simple line drawings?

 

Does he only do those at certain times at a convention? Does he announce it somewhere.

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That a very gooder list then i was thinkning it would of been. I will be at this show thats a given. Great list keep them coming.

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The Tuscany is nicer than Alexis Park. I don't know if Terribles up the street

has any convention space but definitely is just as nice. If this is being advertised

as some type of big time convention many attendees are going to be very

disappointed.

 

 

 

 

Although I understand your doubts, please be patient as more details as to what is being offered is posted in the next few weeks.

 

I hope that my 1st set of guest announcements will not disappoint you.

 

 

The Hard Rock Hotel has convention space and is nicer than any of those places. (Shameless plug)

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Alexis Park has greatly improved their venue to an all suite resort and is a family friendly venue where parents can confidently take their kids without exposing them to the risque atmosphere of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino filled with cigarette smoke, drinking, gambling and an adult vibe. Plus, the non-convention going hip judgmental crowd of the HRH probably makes for an uncomfortable setting as they potentially stare at, ridicule, harass or even bully the nerd/geek crowd doesn't seem all too welcoming.

 

Not to be a buzz kill for those adults who enjoy some or all of the vices of Sin City of course, keep in mind Alexis Park is located across the street from the Hard Rock as well as walking distance to the main Las Vegas strip. So, I don't think the location really is an issue in any limiting way against Alexis Park, if anything it provides all of the benefits and then some. So,what happens in Vegas can still stay in Vegas from either venue.

 

The main point being, Alexis Park is a more than adequate venue for everyone, locals and visitors alike, and for a comic book convention, a suitable venue for everyone.

 

In comparing the guest lists... Hmmm... Grant Morrison, a comic book writer and 9 yet to be named creators at the Hard Rock as opposed to Adam Hughes, David Finch, Mark Brooks, Ale Garza, Joe Benitez, Mike Mignola, JG Jones, Dean Yeagle, Nei Ruffino, and more yet to be named creators at Alexis Park???

 

From that comparison, I think I'd rather go to Alexis Park and get the chance at an opportunity to get some commissions and sketches as well as signatures by so many great artists in that one stop shopping all-star line-up environment, than go to the Hard Rock and get a signature from a writer who may scribble a word bubble caption. Also, from that perspective, I speculate most fans, especially the kids, would rather meet the artist who draws Batman (David Finch) over the guy who just writes the stories.

 

Second point being, as a potential attendee considering each event, it's less about the location and venue and more about the guest list, exhibitors, and vendors.

 

As the saying goes "The clothes do not make the man", so in this case one may also continue that logic with "nor does a venue make for a convention."

 

Ultimately in celebration of what Rodney King said 20 years ago... "Can we all just get along?"

 

 

 

The Hard Rock Hotel has convention space and is nicer than any of those places. (Shameless plug)

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I will be going to this event as well. Its a great event to take the kids. When events like this come to the area its always good, since there is a lack of events we can take the little ones too .

 

 

The only thing i am wondering is if CGC would allow double sigs from both events this whole weekend. Such as a AG Jones/Grant Morrison (Final Crisis). Yes they are at 2 different events, but they are across the street from each other.

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The main point being, Alexis Park is a more than adequate venue for everyone, locals and visitors alike, and for a comic book convention, a suitable venue for everyone.

 

The Hard Rock Hotel has convention space and is nicer than any of those places. (Shameless plug)

 

Wasn't complainign about the location. Alexis Park has a nice facility. It was just a shameless plug. Besides, summer weekends. at the Hard Rock, would never work for a convention of this type. They have the pool party there and not only would it be crowded, it would not be age appropriate with the people that the pool party attracts. Maybe later in the year when tth pool is closed, but, not during the summer.

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me and the other half have been talking about getting married in Vegas, teamed with the Con would be great, if no for this year lets hope a success and happens next year

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