LA Comic Con is ready to return with a bang—and make this year’s event bigger and better than ever.
Soon, this year’s event will expand into the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall for the first time ever. The expansion comes courtesy of a partnership with PCB Productions, a cross-platform content creation company for interactive, VR, film, television, and emerging media.
And that expansion means a ton of new events and experiences for Con-goers. If you’re interested in gaming, anime, and meeting voice talent, check out what the West Hall has in store for you below.
LA Comic Con West Hall Expansion Features
- Professional and pro-am gaming matchups, in addition to anime and gaming panels with top talent and fun prizes. (Tiltify Arena)
- A LAN Gaming network set up with 60-80 state of the art computers, allowing fans to sign up to play the latest games competitively against fellow enthusiasts.
- Intimate workshops and panels hosted by gaming and anime talent, featuring their upcoming projects.
- Unique autograph/photograph opportunities with voice casts from award-winning video game franchises and anime shows.
The West Hall offers up an additional 147,000 square feet of space, and the Tiltify Arena includes seating for up to 1,000 people.
“Los Angeles is the only place where this kind of unique experience can truly come to life. L.A. is the center of the entertainment universe, and eSports, anime, film, TV and pop culture are all essential contributors to that,” said Chris DeMoulin, CEO of Comikaze Entertainment, L.A. Comic Con’s parent company. “Nowhere else has this wealth of creative talent all in one place. We believe it is past time for the concept of a comic con to expand and fully integrate gaming and anime together into the same event. Our new partnership with PCB allows us to bring in more gaming and anime talent and unique programming, as gaming and anime are fully the adjacent spaces in today’s increasingly digital, on demand global entertainment culture.”
PCB Productions is behind many popular game franchises, including Persona, Call of Duty, Monster Hunter, and Yakuza.
“We are honored to have so many incredibly talented performers join us to make this a memorable experience for the fans,” said Keith Arem, CEO of PCB Productions. “We are extremely proud to recognize the diverse talent behind our industry. Voice actors breathe life into the biggest franchises, and our partnership with L.A. Comic Con provides an opportunity for the fans to meet, learn and celebrate with their favorite stars.”
Fans Give Back
LA Comic Con runs from December 3 – 5. Due to its proximity to the holidays this year, fans will also have the opportunity to participate in Thankmas. The annual fundraising campaign led by YouTuber Jacksepticeye works to end global homelessness. Donations benefit New Story, a nonprofit who sources new solutions, like 3-D printing, to help teams everywhere build better, faster, and more cost-effective homes.
LA Comic Con’s expansion is included in the same ticket purchase. (No add-ons required!) If you haven’t grabbed your tickets yet, here’s the link to get yours.
Meanwhile, stay tuned to THS for additional details about the exciting experiences at LA Comic Con this year.