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Long Beach Comic Expo Posts Round-Up

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Last week, having attended the fifth-annual Long Beach Comic Expo (for my first-ever press pass!), I thought I should present a round-up of my posts on this event, thus here they are: First-Ever Sunday for Long Beach Comic Expo Turns … Continue reading

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How Much Money Do Exhibitors Make at Comic Conventions?

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How much money do exhibitors make at comic conventions – whether artists, small press and how much do they make at differently-sized comic conventions?  These questions were explored last week at the fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo, which I was … Continue reading

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“How to Get More Freelance Work” Panel at 2014 Long Beach Comic Expo

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Panelists dispensed advice last week in Long Beach on how to get freelance work in the entertainment industry. Moderated and organized by Shaene Siders, “How to Get More Freelance Work” was the second of three panel discussions I attended at … Continue reading

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“Body Positivity” Panel at Long Beach Comic Expo Explores Cosplay

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Rude comments while in cosplay, online bullying, and dealing with body dsymorphia were topics dealt with last week in Long Beach. A panel on “Body Positivity”, which featured six women cosplayers, took place last Sunday at the fifth annual Long … Continue reading

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First-Ever Sunday for Long Beach Comic Expo Turns Out to be an Intimate Experience

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Yesterday, I attended the fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in downtown Long Beach.  Of note, I was there with my first-ever press pass, which was personally exciting (may there be many more … Continue reading

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First Visit to Trattoria Natalie

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Last night, my wife and I went to a restaurant about which we had heard good things, but had not yet had the opportunity to try.  The restaurant, Trattoria Natalie, has been around since September and is a kosher dairy restaurant … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014 – My First Time Attending a Comics Convention

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Last week, I spent a day at WonderCon, which was my first time ever at a comics convention and I was largely there to get a sense of what goes on at these sorts of events. On my way in, … Continue reading

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New Jewish Magazine Launches in Southern California!

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Last month, a new Jewish magazine in Southern California launched into existence with its first issue, following up this month with its second. Tomorrow, its third issue will be coming out. The new magazine, Long Beach Jewish Life, began with … Continue reading

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Starbucks Opens New Store in Downtown Disney Today

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For many months, visitors to Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California passed by a boarded-up section, behind which construction took place. This boarded-up segment near the World of Disney, had a sign indicating that a Starbucks would be arriving in that … Continue reading

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Making Some Changes at Tomorrowland [Disneyland]

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Anyone who has visited Disneyland and been to Tomorrowland notices that it’s not so much about “tomorrow” and the possibilities that could exist in the future, but, rather, it’s either about “yesterday” (Yesterdayland(?)) or how the future might look, as … Continue reading

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