Live in the Los Angeles area and looking for something to do this weekend? You should check out Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (formerly Comikaze Expo), which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, October 27, through Sunday, October 29, 2017! Read on for more details and all the highlights.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Friday, October 27, 1:00pm-6:00pm (Exhibit Hall ONLY; no panels)
Saturday, October 28, 9:30am-6:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 10:00am-4:00pm
3-Day Pass $80.00
Friday One Day Pass $30.00
Saturday One Day Pass $45.00
Sunday One Day Pass $40.00
Super VIP Pass $229.00
Ultimate VIP Pass $569.00
Kids 12 and Under: FREE (with paid adult admission)
Click here to buy tickets!
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Note that due to the Rock ‘N’ Roll 5K and Half Marathon taking place in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 29, there will be many road closures that morning, lasting from 6:00am to 11:30am. Click here for road closure information. Additionally, if you attend LA Comic Con and participate in the 5K or Half Marathon, you will also receive a Super Hero Challenge medal.
Parking fills up very early. If possible, you may want to take the train in, as there is a train stop just a block away from the convention center. Check out the websites of Metro, Metrolink, and Amtrak for train schedules.
Will you be cosplaying? Make sure to read the Weapons Policy so that you know ahead of time what is and is not allowed.
There will be a bag check this year, so you may want to go early to avoid lines to get in. You’ll also want to go early to avoid long lines to pick up your badge. The badge pickup times are as follows:
Are you an exclusives collector? Click here to see the exclusives that will be available at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con, including Funko Pop figures and more!
If you’ve never been to this event before, you should know that the Hot Topic Main Stage has very limited seating, and is mostly standing room only, so that anyone can walk up and watch whoever is on stage. Check out the LA Comic Con Survival Guide for other important information.
Friday, October 27
You can pick up your badge as early as 9:00am, though the show doesn’t open until 1:00pm. Note that Friday is more of a “Preview Night,” in that there will be no panels that day, and attendees will only be able to shop on the Exhibit Hall Floor. The only exception is Le Geek So Chic Fashion Show at 4:30pm on the Hot Topic Main Stage, hosted by Leo Camacho and Bernadette Bently. Click here for the list of Exhibitors. This year’s floor plan has not been released yet, but we’ll update as soon as it becomes available. UPDATE: The floor plan has been posted! See below:
Saturday, October 28
This is definitely going to be the busiest day at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. Badge pickup starts at 7:00am, though the show doesn’t open until 9:30am. Saturday will have talent available for autographs and photo ops, including Stan Lee himself, Melissa Joan Hart, Chloe Bennet, and many more. Just a reminder that there is usually a fee for autographs and photo ops. You can pre-purchase autographs for some of the guests from the LA Comic Con ticket page, and pre-purchase photo ops by clicking here, or you can purchase at the show. Note that some stars are only available on Saturday, while others are only available on Sunday, so plan accordingly.
At the end of the day, all 18+ Saturday and 3-day badge holders are invited to Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con Halloween Cosplay Ball, the FREE official after-party taking place at Club Novo, next door to the convention center. The Black Eyed Peas and friends will be headlining! However, space is limited, so to enter the Cosplay Ball, you will need a wristband. You can line up for a wristband in the Concourse Hall near the food court starting at 1pm, and wristband distribution will begin at 2pm, with priority being given to 3-day badge holders before Saturday badge holders.
Here are some of Saturday’s programming highlights:
10:30am – Stretch Armstrong and Flex Force, Hot Topic Main Stage: Hasbro Studios is giving L.A. Comic Con fans a SNEAK PEEK of their newest animated series for Netflix! Felicia Day, Scott Menville, Ogie Banks and the creators of this highly anticipated action-comedy series hit the stage for a fun-filled panel, followed by a limited signing!
11:00am – Power Puff Girls Reunion, Hot Topic Main Stage: Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Cathy Cavadini, and Tom Kane.
11:00am – 35th Anniversary of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Reunion, Room 408AB: Alan Oppenheimer (Voice of Skeletor), Melendy Britt (Voice of She-Ra), Tom Cook (Animator of just about everyone on the show).
11:30am – Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Reunion, Hot Topic Main Stage: Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina), Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda), Nate Richert (Harvey), Elisa Donovan (Morgan), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster Albert), Jenna Leigh Green (Libby), Nick Bakay (Salem), and Soleil Moon Frye (Roxie).
11:30am – Spotlight on Andy Park, Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor, Room 403A
12:00pm – Stan Lee and the Bullpen, Hot Topic Main Stage: Join our namesake Stan Lee, as he talks about his favorite topic – comic books – with other living legends of the industry
12:00pm – Stargate, Room 408AB: Stargate legend Christopher Judge will present a special panel, Stargate: Past, Present, and Future, in which he’ll host special guests from across the franchise as they embark on a journey that spans more than 23 years of planet-hopping adventures.
12:30pm – Katee Sackhoff: Women Who Kick Ass, Sci-Fi Edition, Hot Topic Main Stage
1:00pm – Drew Carey: 2017 Comedy Legend, Hot Topic Main Stage
1:00pm – iZombie, Room 408AB: Rose McIver (Olivia), David Anders (Blaine), and Malcolm Goodwin (Clive).
1:30pm – Guest of Honor: Chloe Bennet, Hot Topic Main Stage
2:00pm – A Tribute to Adam West, Hot Topic Main Stage: Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman lead us as us we pay our respects to a true friend to LA Comic Con, the great Adam West. This touching tribute will include Burt Ward (Robin), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), and Julie Newmar (Catwoman).
2:00pm – Collider Heroes, Room 409AB: Come join Jon Schnepp and his crew from the popular YouTube web series “Collider Heroes”, as they do a live episode. Guests include Guests on the panel will be show regulars Amy Dallen, Robert Meyer Burnett, David Griffin, and Ashely V Robinson.
2:30pm – A Quantum Leap Tribute with Scott Bakula and Don Bellisario, Hot Topic Main Stage
3:00pm – Cosplay National Championship, Hot Topic Main Stage
3:00pm – Kevin Eastman, Room 408AB
3:30pm – Jackson Rathbone, Room 403A
4:00pm – Conceptualizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ryan Meinerding, Rom 304ABC: Join Ryan Meinerding (Character Designer, Concept Artist and Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios) for a panel discussion and live painting demonstration. Panel attendees who stay through the end credits will be eligible to win something special.
4:00pm – The Black Eyed Peas Presents Marvel’s Masters of the Sun, Hot Topic Main Stage
4:00pm – Twin Peaks, Room 408AB: Join Deputy Andy (Harry Goaz) and Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) themselves as they share Twin Peaks stories.
5:00pm – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Hot Topic Main Stage
Sunday, October 29
Doors on the final day of LA Comic Con open at 10:00am, but you can pick up your badge as early as 7:30am if you haven’t gotten it yet. Stars will be signing autographs and doing photo ops, but remember, some guests are only available on Saturday, while others are only available on Sunday, so check the schedule and plan accordingly. It’s a shorter day than Saturday, with the show ending at 4:00pm.
Children 12 and under are invited to participate in LA’s Ultimate Trick-or-Treat 12:00pm – 2:00pm. All vendor booths will have candy!
Kids 12 and under are also invited to participate in the Kids Halloween Costume Contest at 12:30pm. Registration starts at 11:00am next to the Main Stage on a first come, first served basis.
Below are some of Sunday’s programming highlights:
10:30am – Stan Lee, Hot Topic Main Stage
10:30am – Alan Tudyk’s Con Man: The Series, Room 408AB: You’ll get the latest CON MAN: THE SERIES updates on the SyFy series, the Facebook game, as well as Con Man’s science fiction epic, SPECTRUM! Participants include Shannon Eric Denton, Casper Van Dien, Mindy Sterling, and PJ Haarsma.
11:00am – The Fairly Oddparents Cast Reunion, Hot Topic Main Stage: Participants include Butch Hartman, Tara Strong, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui, Susanne Blakeslee, and Grey Delisle.
11:30am – The Cast of Henry Danger, Hot Topic Main Stage: Participants include Cooper Barnes, Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox, and Ella Anderson.
12:00pm – Produce it Yourself!!, Room 303A: Jon Schnepp will talk about what you need to make a successful crowd funded campaign and what you don’t need, and how to P.I.Y.!
12:00pm – Dragon Ball Z: A Phenomenon, Room 403A: Kirby Morrow (voice of Goku, Dragon Ball Z – Ocean dub), Kyle Hebert (voice of teen/adult Gohan, Dragon Ball Z – Funimation), Dameon Clarke (voice of Cell, Dragon Ball Z – Funimation) and Chuck Huber (voice of Android 17, Dragon Ball z – Funimation) sit with moderators Londyn Jackson and Adam Jackson to discuss their experiences bringing these high energy characters to life and an observation on the continued growth in popularity of this anime series today.
12:00pm – X-Men the Animated Series 25th Anniversary, Room 410: Get the secret origins behind the landmark smash 1990s X-Men animated TV show from the super powers that developed and ran the beloved series. Participants include Eric Lewald, Showrunner; Julia Lewald, Co-Developer/Writer; and Larry Houston, Producer/Director.
12:30pm – Kids Costume Contest, Hot Topic Main Stage
12:30pm – Power Rangers, Room 408AB: The original Power Rangers reunite to share stories from the original incarnation of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers! Participants include Walter Jones, David Yost, Austin St. John, Karan Ashley, and David Fielding.
1:00pm – Be Wherever You Are: A Celebration of Steven Universe, Room 406AB: Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl) and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst) talk about bringing their characters to life.
1:30pm – Prop Making National Championship, Hot Topic Main Stage
1:30pm – Comic Book Men, Room 408AB: Participants include Ming Chen, Mike Zapcic, and Bryan Johnson.
2:00pm – Movie Trivia Schmoedown, Room 403A: Collider’s hit Movie Trivia Show returns to LA Comic Con! Participants include Kristian Harloff, John Rocha, Jeff Sneider, Josh Tapia, Clarke Wolfe, Rachel Cushing, Samm Levine, Ben Batemen, Andrew Ghai, and Mike Kalinowski.
3:00pm – Star Trek Continues – Sneak Peek of the Series Finale, Room 411: Close out the Con with a sneak peek of the series finale of the long-running, hit fan series Star Trek: Continues. The cast and creators will be on hand to celebrate the finale, and answer your questions. Participants include Vic Mignogna, Chuck Huber, Todd Haberkorn, and Grant Imahara.
3:30pm – Guitar Center presents Guitar Auction to Benefit Hurricane and Earthquake Relief, Hot Topic Main Stage: Join us as we auction off a guitar, donated by Guitar Center, and signed by celebrity guests of L.A. Comic Con all weekend long, to raise money for victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico City. 100% of the money raised will be split evenly between the two; there will be no administration or cost fees withheld. Bid high, and help your fellow citizens!
3:45pm – Geekfest Filmmakers Awards, Hot Topic Main Stage: Our Con finale, our annual presentation to all GeekFest Filmmakers Finalists! Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals presented, and one filmmaker will be crowned the Best of GeekFest Film Fest Year 3. Hosted by Casper Van Dien, and featuring a special presentation by Lloyd Kaufman!
This post doesn’t even begin to cover the massive amount of pop culture and comic book icons that will be at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, so check out Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con website to make sure you don’t miss anything! Also be sure to read Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con Survival Guide to help you through the details of the weekend.
Click here to see all of our past coverage of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (formerly Comikaze Expo), dating back to 2013!