Shrine Auditorium Expo Center

700 West 32nd St. Los Angeles, CA

Show Hours:

10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.



DANAI GURIRA stars as “MICHONNE,” the kitana wielding zombie killer and one of the most popular characters in THE WALKING DEAD series. MICHONNE’S other Television credits include guest starring in the LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT episode Inert Dwarf, LIFE ON MARS episode The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All, LAW AND ORDER episode Fed, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE episode Dolley Madison, LIE TO ME episode Exposed, and starred as Jill in six episodes of TREME.

LAURIE HOLDEN stars as “ANDREA” in THE WALKING DEAD. LAURIE’S other Television credits include starring as Marita Covarrubias in THE X-FILES, Olivia Murray in THE SHIELD, and as Mary Travis in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. LAURIE’S Movie roles include starring as Adele Stanton in THE MAJESTIC, Cybil Bennett in SILENT HILL, Amanda Dumfries in THE MIST, and as Debbie Mclivane, the girlfriend of Ben Grimm (The Thing) in THE FANTASTIC FOUR.

THE WALKING DEAD on AMC has the highest cable rating with over 10 million viewers! THE WALKING DEAD Comic Books and Trade Paperbacks are #1 Best Sellers! Don’t miss your chance to meet DANAI GURIRA “MICHONNE” and LAURIE HOLDEN “ANDREA” two of the popular stars of THE WALKING DEAD at the LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013. DANAI and LAURIE will be signing autographs from 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Each autograph is $30.00 but includes a choice of photo.

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By Martin Bright

One of the biggest stories of 2012 was the acquisition of the Star Wars Universe by Disney. Since the mouse bought Lucasfilm and associated properties news has been breaking consistently about the coming of a new Star Wars film, Episode 7, in 2015. But who wants to wait 2 years?! The improv group at Comic Book Live is going to bring “Star Wars VII: The Phantom Hope” to the IO West THIS weekend!

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An aspiring Cosmo, a model, and a costumer.A Hippie to the core. A mom and a wife. I am just trying to transform the world into a more beautiful place in any way that I can. I like to think outside the box. Nothing is too weird or crazy. I think we need to expand our minds with new and original things. I love to do time period designs and Fantasy or SPX type things but i can do more than that even beyond just makeup. I hope to find my place in this awesome industry by jumping into it head first !!


A lot of things inspire me, but i try to look up to strong motivated women in our past who worked hard and never let anyone keep them from succeeding.


I like that it gives new artist a chance to show their stuff! To put it out there for all the world to see and say “Hey look at me!!” especially when they’ve never had that chance before.


A few things, first my family! my husband and my daughter. second MUSIC! i could never live without it. And last but not least my friends who love and support me.



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Come down and see Forbidden Panel’s favorite Necro-Sapien Justin White!


Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention.

Come join our friends John Narcomey and James Ninness at 4 Color Fantasies on January 23rd for their release party for the Dust: Withered Earth trade paperback.  It should be an awesome time!!


The holidays are here and you know what that means, office Christmas parties. But what if your office is a cave and your work involves a cape and cowl? Comic Book Live at the iO West has answered that question with their Bat Man Holiday Special performance. Chris Gore of the PodCrash podcasts and G4 played Batman and appearances by many of the Bat Rogues and sidekicks on stage this past Saturday made for a hilarious take on a caped crusader party.

Cosplayers from the audience with the Cast

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Long Beach Comic & Horror Con hosted their fourth annual show this past weekend. 10’s of thousands of attendees crowded the halls of the Long Beach Convention Center for the two day show. Cosplayers brought out their best costumes, convention center staff was well prepared to handle the Con attendees as well as the Gardening Expo people also in the building, and the California coastal weather created a picturesque weekend for a comic con. But this year’s limited programming and overall mood on the exhibit hall floor made for a less than normal con-experience. Long Beach Comic Con felt like it was missing some elements. Fans still seemed to enjoy hanging out with old friends and making new ones, but will they come back next year?Cosplayers as the Avengers Continue reading

Forbidden Panel is proud to present the:


Last years event was so epic that we decided to try it again.  Please join us Sunday October 28th and the Fox Event Center in Redlands for a night full of pure awesome.  Watch as beautiful decaying women compete in 3 different categories for the coveted crown of IE Zombie Beauty Queen.


These ladies will try their best the show you what they were made of and if they still got it in the afterlife.

And, making it’s debut at this years competition, the crowning of the first ever IE Zombie Princess!! Watch our Jr Division competitors compete for your votes to win the new title!

The contestants will be escorted by members of the Zombie Kill Squad making their first con appearance straight from the pages of the comic book!

Forbidden Panel will have a booth setup for everyone to enjoy all the titles that they have to offer with special guests to include: Jacob Crippen, Blackbird Bows, Rivets Comics, Necro-Sapien Press, and Draw Hard comics.  SuperBad Action Figures will be setup in the lobby with amazing statues and decorations to set the mood.

So please, join us for what promises to be a night to remember and watch as last years winner crowns the new Miss IE Zombie Queen 2012.

For tickets please visit  Presale tickets at only $8 (plus tax).  You can also purchase tickets at the door for only $10.

Forbidden Panel asks that our guests dress in either formal wear or Halloween costumes.  Prizes will be offered for the best dressed of both.  Please, no Zombies in the audience, it’s for your own protection.

There will also be a Zombie Art Gallery located in the upstairs lobby featuring art from local artists.

The 2nd Annual Zombie Beauty pageant will be held at:

The Fox Event Center
123 Cajon Blvd
Redlands, CA

The show starts promptly at  7:00pm and the doors will open at 6:15pm.

This is an all ages show.

There will be a concession and beer and wine bar.

For more information please visit the Facebook Event page.

To view a gallery of last years event please click HERE.

First Annual Zombie Queen Beauty Pageant from Micah Escamilla on Vimeo.




Comikaze Day 1 was great. There were a few small problems as the day started but the show was still fun overall. Considering it was one of the hottest days on record in Los Angeles I can’t imagine a better place to be than an indoor, air conditioned comic expo. Stan Lee made several appearances, the exhibit hall floor was huge, cosplayers were out in force, panels were packed and people seemed to be having a generally good time.

Los Angeles Convention Center for Comikaze

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The annual pop-culture-palooza has begun! And Day One already packed in HUGE moments. Panel room were filled beyond capacity, the exhibit hall had lines wrapped around booths, and offsite fans were doing their part to alleviate the convention crowding. I spent the day in Hall H to see Disney and the Expendables 2 panels. It was a long day but well worth it.

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