LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO WELCOMES CAPTAIN MARVEL

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Long Beach, CA (February 14, 2019) - As if Long Beach Comic Expo wasn’t already packed full enough of comic goodness, MAD Event Management LLC — experienced hosts of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — has announced a selection of Captain Marvel-supported activities at this year’s show, held this weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center!

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 in room 104A at 11:30am PST, Ivan Cohen, Director of Programming for MAD Event, will moderate an intuitive discussion featuring comic superstars Gerry Conway (Ms. Marvel) and Margaret Stohl (The Life of Captain Marvel). The panel, titled “Captain Marvel: Origins,” focuses on the emergence of the Captain Marvel legacy and the character’s evolution, leading up to her on-screen debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, releasing in theaters everywhere on March 8th. 

Immediately following “Captain Marvel: Origins” will be a special Captain Marvel-supported panel titled “Higher, Further, Faster: They Lead The Way,” in which four female pop-culture veterans will take part in a candid discussion about their experiences as pioneers in their chosen fields. The iconic women will share their stories of the successes they've had and the challenges they've faced in comic editing and writing, journalism, conventions, and cosplay, and how bearing the mark of a trailblazer can be rewarding, frustrating, alienating, and fulfilling — all in equal measure! Panelists include Barbra Dillon (Co-Founder and EIC - Fanbase Press), Ivy Doomkitty (International Cosplay Superstar), Martha Donato (Founder - Long Beach Comic Con and Expo), and Barbara Randall Kesel (Writer and Editor - DC Comics, CrossGen, Dark Horse).

In addition to the two compelling back-to-back panels, Long Beach Comic Expo will also host a large Captain Marvel-themed exhibit with tons of officially-licensed merchandise. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to enter to win Fandango tickets to see Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel in theaters. Lastly, guests have the ability to take photos with a Goose the Cat backdrop and another with an oversized Captain Marvel teaser poster.

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” opens on March 8, 2019 in U.S. theaters. Reserve your tickets online today: https://www.fandango.com/captain-marvel-2019-188283/movie-overview.

Long Beach Comic Expo 2019 tickets are on sale NOW. Kids 10 and under get in FREE, with a special discount available for all Long Beach Unified School District students.

For tickets go to https://uberstrategist.link/LBCE_2019_eventbrite. For additional information about the expo, its exhibitors, and the attending special guests go to http://longbeachcomicexpo.com.