The longest running pop culture event in Las Vegas, Amazing Comic Con in conjunction with media partner Collider returned to the LV Convention center June 14th-16th. With and impressive guest list including: Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), Rob Liefeld (comic creator), Asher Angel and Jovan Armand (Shazam), Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers), Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, Joe Rubinstein, and a final appearance of George Perez (the original writers/creators and artists of The Infinity War Saga.), and more. There were plenty of pop culture icons on hand to draw a huge crowd.
A personal favorite, for my family at least, was voice actor, Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario! He signed a print for my boy after sharing a few quotes that brought a smile to my boy’s face. My son has been a Super Mario geek since the moment he first laid eyes on the cartoon plumber. He’s got every game up to the latest, which requires a Nintendo Switch, and we don’t have one…yet. But, we’re off topic now, let’s get back to the show! There were plenty of things to see and do for everyone who attended this event.
Collider, the official media partner for the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con hosted numerous panels during the weekend: Amazing Spotlight with Sean Astin, Star Wars Adventures conversation with Daniel Logan & Matthew Wood, Morphin’ Time with Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson, Architects of Pop Culture with Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, and the special Farewell to a Legend George Perez. To take a peek at those videos, check the link below.
Along with all the celebrities, panels, and of course, vendors, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con brought probably my favorite thing about Pop Culture Conventions, the cosplay!
Comic Conventions, or more to the point Pop Culture conventions are family friendly events. The type of place where you can bring even the littlest of Avengers to enjoy a day of cosplay and geeking out over every toy they have ever wanted. Young or old, everyone gets to participate in their fandom. The booths that consistently had people queueing up for a picture were the Las Vegas Avengers and Critical Care Comics. My kids took advantage for sure.
Amazing lived up to its name. The weekend was that and more, and the convention organizers have already booked their next appearance at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I’m already planning my cosplay for ALVCC 2020.