Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2016 Review
Over the weekend at the LA Convention Center the Stan Lee LA Comic Con (formally Comikaze) was in town and it was my first time in going to the show. I must preface that I had heard mixed reviews of the show from both attendees and dealers about past... Read more
Celebrate Jack “The King” Kirby’s 99th Birthday By Reading Comics in Public
  Yesterday August 28th would have been Jack “The King” Kirby’s 99th and what better way to celebrate that than reading comic books in public. Kirby loved comics and he would have loved Reading Comics in Public Day Kirby really changed the way comic artwork was done. I could... Read more
SDCC ’16: South Park 20
One of the biggest changes to San Diego Comic Con has been the expansion of the show outside the convention center itself. The show itself has about 130,000 paid attendees but with so many things going on in the downtown San Diego area there are estimates that it draws... Read more
San Diego Comic Con 2016 Survival Guide
In less than 24 hours the great trek of geeks will descend on San Diego California for Comic Con International or more old school San Diego Comic Con. I have compiled a handy get ready guides that have been my go to help guides. I have been going to... Read more
Free Comic Book Day 2016
Free Comic Book Day has come and gone but the impact that it has on local comic shops is not only important to the shops sales but to open them to the community and get the general public a way to get new readers or laps readers into comic... Read more
Long Beach Comic Expo 2016 Cosplay Photo Parade
Long Beach Comic Expo was in town over the weekend and there was a lot to do and see at the show. One of the things that I love about the show is the more homemade style of cosplay that you see at the show. I find that you... Read more
SoCal Retro Gaming Expo 2016
The first SoCal Retro Gaming Expo was held at the Frank and Sons Collectible show in the City of Industry over the weekend and it seemed to be quite the hit for its first outing. I was able to attend both Saturday and Sunday and was not only impressed... Read more
Walter Day Trading Card Museum Dedication
One of the great things to do at Arcade Expo 2.0 beyond playing over 850 pinball and arcade video games was the special events that were held during the show. One of the special events was the Dedication Ceremony of the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum that was... Read more
Arcade Expo 2.0 Impressions
Over the weekend the Pop Culture Maven crew set out to Banning California for the second annual Arcade Expo. The good news is that a number of the problems from the first show had been addressed and while there are still a few bumps in the road. The good... Read more
Arcade Expo 2016 Preview
This Weekend January 15-17 2016 at Arcade Expo in Banning California is going to be the mecca for those who love pinball and arcade video games. With over 850 pinball and video and mechanical arcade machines to play there is more than enough to keep you busy for the three-day... Read more