Get ready for a pop culture explosion: Comikaze 2013

Are you ready for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo? The Expo begins today at 1 p.m. (Friday, 1 November 2013) and ends Sunday (3 November 2013) at 6 p.m. This is not as big as San Diego Comic-Con, but it’s gotten bigger every year. This year expect more costumes because there’s panel devoted to Cosplay. Special guests include RuPaul and Weird Al Yankovic.

Comikaze is at:

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-1151

The show hours are:

  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.  – 6:00 p.m. 

Here are some highlights:

On Friday and Saturday, Fox will let loose a Wolverine street team in support of “The Wolverine” DVD and Blu-ray release December 3 and Digital HD release on November 19. Each day a Wolverine look-alike and accompanying ninjas will roam the Los Angeles Convention Center and pass out 1,500 collectible Wolverine film lenticular cards – a total of 3,000 cards over two days – to fans in attendance. Please see the attached card design.  One side features Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine, as well as the Japanese symbols for “life” and “death”; The reverse side depicts the Japanese symbol for “monster.” Additionally, Comikaze visitors will be encouraged to use #wolverineunleashed to help build excitement before the November 8 global launch of the Wolverine Unleashed site – an innovative digital exploration that allows fans to take a deeper look into Wolverine to discover his inner struggle with his immortality.

Friday, 1 November 2013


3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry


4-5 p.m. Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

5:00 – 6:00  Kill Shakespeare Conor McCreery


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Panel Title: Archaia Entertainment Presents: Alyssa Milano’s ‘Hacktivist’

Time: 11:55 a.m.

Room: Hot Topic Mainstage

Panel Description: Coming in January from Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is HACKTIVIST, a new miniseries created by actress, philanthropist, and social media activist Alyssa Milano. Join Milano and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly as they talk about the origins of HACKTIVIST, what it’s about, and the message they want to get across. Plus, sneak a peek at some finished pages of art from the series created by illustrators Marcus To (CYBORG 009) and Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND). Moderated by BOOM! Studios Editor Rebecca “Tay” Taylor.

Moderator: Rebecca “Tay” Taylor

Panelists: Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bryce Carlson (HIT)

12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott


1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, & Special Guest 

                                                Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)

1-2 p.m. Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)

3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

4:00 – 5:00  Kill Shakespeare Conor McCreery

5-6 p.m. Chris Northrop (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)


5:00 – 6:00  Amelia Cole & The Unknown World D.J. Kirkbride

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Panel: Epic Cosplayers 2013 

Time: 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.

Room: 303AB

The seasoned and outstanding Cosplayers of 2013 gather to discuss issues facing the world of cosplay today. A video presentation will be displayed, panel discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Panelists will be dressed in their best cosplay. The audience will have a chance to meet and greet/take pics after the panel on the showroom floor. Moderator: Chandler Paul Poling (President of White Bear PR)


  • *Captain Lucky (a.k.a Chris Riley) (Lucky Legendary, Wolvie’s Budz, WeHo Dodgeball)
  • Andrea Davis (Real Heroes Los Angeles, Star Trek Voyager, Enterprise, First Contact, Star Trek: 2009, Friends, House, Justified, Raising Hope and Dexter)
  • Christina Tellifson (Committed Comics, 16-bit Sirens)
  • Anabel Martinez (creator of Men vs Cosplay calendar
  • Jennifer Wenger (Confessions of a Superhero, Jimmy Kimmel, True Blood)
  • Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics)

Panel Title: KaBOOM! Studios Presents: All-Ages Comics

Time: 1:30pm

Room: 306AB

Panel Description: With titles like ADVENTURE TIME, REGULAR SHOW, BRAVEST WARRIORS, PEANUTS, GARFIELD, SNARKED, PANTALONES, TX, and HEROBEAR AND THE KID, KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is publishing some of the best all-age-friendly comics in the industry. Join KaBOOM editor Shannon Watters and several creators as they share some behind-the-scenes secrets and stories, and tease what’s next!

Moderator: Shannon Watters

Panelists: Mike Kunkel, Yehudi Mercado, Shane Houghton, Natasha Allegri, Noelle Stevenson, and Tyson Hesse

* Molly McIsaac (SyFy’s Fangasm, Official Cosplay Magazine)


12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott

12-1 p.m. Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE)

1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

3-4 p.m. Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

5:00 – 6:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry

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