Mog Will Be At Comikaze Expo 2011
- October 24th, 2011
- By MogKnight
“Wait a second, what the heck is Comikaze?” you might be asking. Comikaze is actually fairly new to the convention list and it’s actually local to me here at The Mog Blog HQ. Comikaze is the “Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention.” Come to think about it I don’t think there’s one convention here in Los Angeles that combines comics, anime, gaming, Sci-Fi, horror and all that jazz into one nice package.
Comikaze 2011 will be taking place in the Los Angeles Convention Center and it will be open to the public for only a mere 12 dollars a day (20 for both days). Comikaze 2011 will be the place for all you comic book fans, gaming enthusiasts, anime neckbeards and all your pop-culture goodness that pretty much personifies geekdom. What, am I being derogatory? I’m pretty geeky myself but you don’t have to take my word for it.
What am I most excited about at Comikaze? Not so much the comics since I don’t really read them but just all the celebrities from past shows like Star Trek and, well, All That from the old Nickelodeon Snick shows. There’s also a few gaming tournaments hosted by Lisa Foiles.
… Wait, you don’t know who Lisa Foiles is?
You might know her more for her random shenanigans as a Kotaku editor or if you deep dig back into the recesses of your mind (assuming you had cable back then), you might have seen her during the last few seasons of All That.
Anyways, these tournaments feature some old school throwbacks like Super Mario Bros 1 and 3 and also Mario Kart. Am I gonna go in and try to beat these “new gamers” at something that they just have no hope in winning? Eh, maybe not. But I will be there to at least watch and see who can hold their weight in pixels.
Other than that, you can expect Stan Lee to make an appearance (please tell me you at least know who Stan Lee is) and Elvira will be making an appearance as well. I’m sure some of you horror fans will remember her for Movie Macabre. Of course, there’s a ton of people I would love to meet and get pictures of or even interview.
Actually, I think that’s one thing I will try to do this year: Get a damn interview. As a journalist, it is my duty!
If you guys are in the LA area on November 5th-6th, I suggest going to Comikaze because I’m pretty sure whatever the heck you have to do during that day is going to pale in comparison to the epicness of this event. Again, 12 dollars for one day, 20 for both!