Long Beach Comic Con 2016 Report

 

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by Kevin David Anderson
The Los Angeles and San Diego chapters co-hosted the HWA table at this year’s Long Beach Comic Con. Over the two day event members from both chapters sold books, promoted the HWA, and collected just under one hundred signatures from con goers interested in writing horror in Southern California. A big thank you to Janet J Holden (LA Chapter) for doing so much of the organizing, and making sure everything went smoothly. All in all it was a fantastic weekend.
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On the left is me & Chad Stroup, (San Diego Chapter) The smartly dressed gentleman with a noose for a tie on the right is Oz Monroe, (LA and San Francisco Chapters) and next to him is his wife Heather, a dynamite promoter who really knows how to rock minotaur horns.

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For me personally there was a lot of memorable moments  – Seeing my wife in her homemade Batgirl costume, watching my son battle a Doctor Who angel with his lightsaber, taking in the smile on my daughter’s face when she met and posed with a spot on David Tennant cosplayer – you had to look hard to make sure it wasn’t really him, meeting a cosplayer Jessica Edmonds and her mom, that I’ve been FB friends with for years but never met in person, and this one (Picture) not only meeting a zombie red shirt Lana Holt, but finding out that they are an organized horde that stagger through the halls at conventions like Star Trek Las Vegas. Zombie Red Shirts – Fear the Walking Red.  Really looking forward to next year.

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