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Monday, November 21, 2011
The first ever Comikaze Expo took place in Los Angeles California this month. The expo, which was held at the well known Los Angeles Convention Center throughout the weekend of November 5th and November 6th, was a fun filled two day celebration of comics, anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror appreciation.
Over 30,000 self -proclaimed and proudly “nerdy” fans made their way out for the premiere event, along with several familiar celebrity faces. The event attracted the likes of Stan Lee, Elvira, Mark Hamill (from the Star Wars and Batman animated series), Ernest Borgnine, and even Brad Kesten, the voice of Charlie Brown himself – not too shabby at all for its first run!
Several Comikaze attendees dressed in brilliant cosplay costumes for the occasion. In fact, the costumes that surfaced at the convention even caught the eye of the Los Angeles Times who reported last week on the “heroic lengths” many attendees went to in order to put together their fabulous cosplay costumes for the event. Fans dressed as Indiana Jones, Super Man, Ghost Rider, and many other characters were spotted having a ball on the convention center floor. What fan could resist dressing up in costume to really delve into the convention’s fantasy action? It’s clear that Comikaze is shaping up to be a favorite of cosplay lovers everywhere.
Plans are already underway for next year’s Comikaze Expo. Unlike many costume and cosplay conventions, the organizers of the event plan to hold it annually. This news is a real treat for devoted fans, who can now look forward to a new frequent event at which they can show off their cosplay masterpieces. Next year Comikaze is expected to include even more features and programs including proper panel rooms. Keep an eye out for the 2012 dates which will be announced soon!