Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con 2016

This convention was actually called, “Comikaze”, before changing the name. It was still a lot of fun! The after party was amazing as well! My friends, The Library Bards, performed. For those who do not know who they are, they are like Weird Al. They perform geeky/nerdy versions of popular songs. They are awesome! Check them out!

The Flux Capacitors performed amazing covers, including Oingo Boingo’s hit song, Dead Man’s Party. The one and only Jason Paige, who famously sang the first theme song for the English Pokemon series, joined them on stage to sing the Pokemon theme song.

RuPaul’s DragCon 2017

This year was more crowded than last year, but I think that’s good. This convention is growing and I hear that more people brought their children to teach acceptance! Speaking of which, there was a kid’s corner! Kids, as well as a adults, colored in coloring books and a drag queen read some stories to the kids.

LA Cultural Festival

I had heard about this event a few days before it occurred when a friend of mine posted about it. I was unsure about whether or not I would be able to attend, but I thought I would submit a Press application anyway.

This is the event that I covered before going to Politicon. There is a public parking lot that had food vendors, some merchandise, and first-aid. There was also a stage set up for concerts.

LA SantaCon 2014

I had heard about this event a few years ago, but this was my first year attending. SantaCon is pretty much a bunch of people dressed like Santa or any other Holiday related figures and they travel to bars around downtown LA via Metro and on foot. An event like this would require a Metro tap card and a Day Pass. I’m not sure how Santacon started, but my friend discovered a bunch of Santas one day and he decided to see what was going on. After he left to get a shot that he needed, he came back and decided to hang out with them for the rest of the day. Then, he wrote about it on Facebook. That’s how I found out.

We started off the day at The Cat and Fiddle in Hollywood. There were a lot of Santas there. It also happens to be the last few days before it closes down. The next location was the 3Dog Cantina which is also in Hollywood. It was really crowded and getting through was a challenge, but they did have nice big windows that were open so that we could sit on the window sills.

The next location was Barnsdall Art Park. There were activities such as frisbees, snowballs, and even Santa Licenses. I hope to get mine soon.

Our next destination was Rockwell. It was a nice location with heat lamps since it was pretty cold. Luckily though, I was wearing my Vash The Stampede cosplay from Trigun, which kept me warm. I forgot to mention, I was Santa Vash since I didn’t have anything holiday related to wear. I did have a Santa hat though.

There was another place that we migrated to, but they wouldn’t allow anyone with any kind of bags, so instead many of the Santas went to Pershing Square where people wanted photos of us. Someone even wanted a big group photo of us and he called me “Trigun Santa”, which I liked.

After hanging around there for a bit, we walked to the Continental. This place was quite fun. It was nice to have nice couches to sit down, since we did plenty of walking.

I had a blast at this event and I would love to attend it next year!

Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2014

This was my first time at this particular convention. It was also my first time being approved for a Press badge at a convention!

This particular convention is smaller than the others, but it’s still fun to attend. The Exhibit Hall is the main attraction. There are even panels in there as well. I saw that there was a MadTV reunion panel going on. There were also well-known guests like Elvira and Stan Lee, but I didn’t get to see them. It was also on the first day that I went down to West Hollywood for Halloween. Those pictures will also be posted.

I had fun and I would definitely attend another Comikaze event!