LOS ANGELES COMIC CON IS SET TO OFFER AN ENHANCED GAMING EXPERIENCE FOR ATTENDEES AT 2023 SHOW
Planning Is Underway for the 12th Annual L.A. Comic Con with Organizers Amplifying the Show’s Gaming Elements After Receiving Rave Reviews From Fans at LA Comic Con 2022 – Which Welcomed Over 126,000 Fans in Attendance for the Show’s Largest Event to Date
LOS ANGELES – MAY 5, 2023 – Los Angeles Comic Con, L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, announces the expansion of its Gaming & Anime Hall to 200,000 square feet, making it the largest and fastest-growing gaming event currently in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. After receiving positive feedback from fans and exhibitors for the show's expansion of its gaming and anime experience in 2022, LA Comic Con will build out the experience with a host of more gaming-related content on the West Hall Gaming stage, including the creators, influencers, and voice-over actors behind these experiences.
On the heels of its largest event yet last December, event organizers include the additional space to welcome all vendors in the gaming industry who had their sights set on attending E3 2023, which recently announced its cancellation. L.A. Comic Con’s gaming hall was a highlight of 2022’s event, hosting over 200 exhibitors and 85,000 attendees to the hall watching live esports tournaments and influencers streaming elements - punctuated by an epic League of Legends tournament on its gaming stage. With an 80% 3-star plus rating from fans, attendees to 2023's event will once again have the opportunity to play and experience the latest games, consoles, and technology in the gaming industry.
"The fan feedback and exhibitor response from Gaming & Anime was so positive in 2022, we had no choice but to expand our offering" said Chris DeMoulin, CEO of Comikaze Entertainment Inc. "While we were all disappointed to learn that E3 would not be returning to L.A. this year, we wanted to remind the fans and gaming exhibitors that L.A. Comic Con now provides the biggest and best range of video games, activations, creators, and talent for passionate gaming fans in the area. We're excited to help gaming companies place their products in front of thousands of those fans in 2023, which will see us double the size of our Gaming & Anime area. With continuing fan support, there is no limit to how big this can become.”
In 2022, LA Comic Con hosted over 100 new vendors across more than 100,000 square feet in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, which was the home base for its gaming and anime attractions. The event featured a free-play gaming area for attendees with competitive offerings while also providing a platform for exhibitors, publishers, game developers, and artists in the gaming and anime industry. With the recent announcement of E3’s cancellation, gaming companies will still be able to get in front of the eyes of consumers at LA Comic Con, as the show continues to be a premier event in the gaming industry. The event is dedicated and committed to supporting the industry's top developers, publishers, and artists.
Featuring the most diverse lineup of activations, panels, and star speakers in the LA Comic Con’s 11-year history, the 2022 show offered a pop cultural wonderland of interactive experiences, panel discussions, autograph signings, photo ops, dance performances, cosplay contests, sponsor activations, anime and gaming activities (and more) to the guests who populated the annual event with their electrifying energy and creative cosplaying. Continuing to build on their legacy of being an event by fans, for fans, LA Comic Con 2023 has its sights set on spotlighting more facets of pop culture and entertainment than ever before.
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L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best multimedia pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting, new and innovative players in comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming and all things pop-culture, making it Los Angeles’ ultimate pop-culture destination. L.A. Comic Con is one of the most diverse and celebrated geek and pop-culture events in the United States, giving fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly enjoy safe interactions with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. The L.A. Comic Con team strives to make all your nerd fantasies come true! For more information, please visit: https://www.comicconla.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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