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 ComikazeExpo.com.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.
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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 Comikazeexpo.com. For a chance to win free tickets, join Comikaze on twitter @comikazeexpo and use the hashtag #COMIKAZEISALLTHAT.