Thursday, September 22, 2011

LACC Welcomes Nickelodeon

The Los Angeles Comic Con, now known as Comikaze, is coming up shortly. Don't really know  what Comikaze is? Don't feel bad, just let the helpful folks from the 'con tell you themselves!
Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles.  The brainchild of Southern California siblings, Regina and Mario Carpinelli,  this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi,  fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place November  5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative  programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to  their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. Featured  appearances include the father of modern comics, Stan  Lee, and Comikaze’s official “spooksperson,”  horror icon Elvira, in her final convention appearance. For more info, visit        
The big news of the day today is that the show will be welcoming kid programming channel Nickelodeon in a big way. In particular, the cast of the channel's (former) long running sketch comedy show, All That, will be all present.

Read on for the full release-

Comikaze Expo, the largest  multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror, anime and gaming convention in California,  aka the Los Angeles Comic-Con, has announced appearances by the hilarious cast of Nickelodeon’s  award-winning sketch comedy series, All  That. This reunion extravaganza takes  place November 5, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention  Center and features appearances by Kel Mitchell, Nick Cannon, Lisa Foiles, Jack  DeSena, Alisa Reyea, Katrina Johnson, Mark Saul, Leon Frierson, Angelique  Bates, Giovonnie Samuels, Chelsea Brummet and Bryan Hearne.

All That rocked the world every  Saturday night on Nickelodeon’s SNICK for 10 years. While teaching kids the  intricacies of sketch comedy and burp jokes, the iconic show also launched the  careers of Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, and Amanda Bynes, as well as  everyone’s favorite cast member: The Big Ear of Corn. An All That panel discussion and autograph signing offers attendees  the chance to find out if Kiki ever got off “Kiki’s Island,” and ask why  “Repairman” did his own echo or if that was real sugar and coffee in “Sugar and  Coffee.”

Comikaze  Expo is thrilled to present the cast of the most successful kid’s sketch comedy  show of all time, and the show’s stars share the same sentiments. “I am excited  to be a part of Comikaze Expo and get a chance to see our loyal and true fans  alongside my family from All That!” said  Alisa Reyes, All That Seasons 1-3.” It’s  an honor and pleasure to be involved with this grand event!” Lisa Foiles, All That Seasons 7-10, said, “Not only  do I get to see my All That pals  again after all these years, I get to see them at an awesome comic expo? So I  can have a reunion AND geek out?! Comikaze, get ready for a party!”

The first and only multimedia, cross-genre expo to  hit Los Angeles, Comikaze Expo has created a pop culture extravaganza that  brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and  all other cult programming. Its wide-ranging appeal has attracted celebrity  appearances from icons and budding artists of this exciting world, including  animators, comic book and anime artists, special effects teams, writers,  actors, and filmmakers, among other creators, from both the mainstream and geek  worlds. The event is deemed the Los Angeles Comic-Con and much more.

                                    Comikaze will kick off with appearances by the  father of modern comics, Stan Lee, and Comikaze’s official “Spooksperson,”  horror icon Elvira, at the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. Elvira’s  participation marks her official last convention appearance ever.

                                    In an effort to make Comikaze  accessible to everyone, tickets are only $12 each, and children under 12 are  FREE, making this family event the largest convention of its kind in Los  Angeles—at the best price. Each ticket holder will receive their choice of a  celebrity lithograph photo valued at $79-$189. This unparalleled event’s wide  range of innovative programming and activities provide fans access to their  favorite artists and creators. From independent film screenings, live shows and  star-studded panels to fan contests, games, portfolio reviews and a masquerade  ball, there is something for everyone and more at Comikaze. Family-oriented  events are scheduled for Sunday, November 6.     

                                    For more  information about Comikaze, including sponsorship information, vendor  applications and ticket sales, visit For a chance to win free tickets,  join Comikaze on twitter @comikazeexpo and use the hashtag #COMIKAZEISALLTHAT.