Albuquerque’s Comic Expo is back, and is coming up in just a few weeks! Don’t let the name fool you, because it’s not just about the comic books. The multi-billion dollar business includes comics, graphic novels, all kinds of entertainment, video, gaming, you name it…and it will all be represented at Albuquerque Comic Expo 2012. Young and old alike from all walks of life attend this affair, and if you’ve never attend, give it a try. There is something for everyone. If you are looking for something to do June 8, 9 or 10… plan now for this fun-for-all Albuquerque event…
The Albuquerque Comic Expo
June 8, 9 & 10, 2012
Albuquerque Convention Center
2pm to 8pm Friday
10am to 7pm on Saturday
10am to 6pm Sunday
At a separate venue, the Kiva Auditorium, (just across the street from the Convention Center show floor), Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes). will Get Old Live…right before your eyes on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 8pm. Seating is general, first come first serve so get your tickets ahead of time and show up early. (Tickets are separate from the Comic Expo).
Tickets for Jay and Bob as well as the whole enchilada that is the Albuquerque Comic Expo are available online in advance, and you may package the events for a savings of the bucks. Be sure to check out the schedule of events, showing the Panels, Screenings and Workshops and choose your ticket/passes according to what interests you the most, then buy your tickets in advance online here.
The Albuquerque Comic Expo features signings, screenings, plenty of question and answer time with your favorite actors, writers, game authors and opportunities to mingle with some of the best of the best in these industries.
A man some consider to be the godfather of comics, Stan Lee, will be at the Comic Expo this year, Saturday and Sunday only. Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He’s the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and many other fictional characters. Come meet the godfather. Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Other guests will include Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Kevin Sorbo, and over 40 other stars, authors, game masters and more. Check out the Albuquerque Comic Expo’s Guest Page for an updated roster of who’s going to be there!
Like to get strange, freak up and dress in costume? GOOD – there be a Costume Contest too! Win cash up to $500, and/or cool prizes from the Expo’s Sponsors.
If you’re coming in from out of town for the Comic Expo I can offer up a Better Way to Stay at our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast, Adobe Nido. We’re only 2.5 miles from the convention center, have jetted tubs for two in every room plus an outdoor Finnish Sauna. We’re not your grandmas bed and breakfast! We have Dish TV, HBO, ipod docks, and serve great hot breakfasts every morning in time for you to eat, relax AND get to the Comic Expo by 10am. There is a full service grocer right around the corner for munchies, beverages and more. There’s only one room left – the Suite – sleeps up to six so you can chillax with your posse.
Albuquerque Comic Expo has a well done and easy to navigate website – abqcomicexpo.com – Check it out for everything you need to know to get you from here to there, because where ever you go – there you are.
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Sarah Dolk, Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast
Expert on Destination Albuquerque and Central New Mexico!