The (second) Big One! THE ROCK! Exclusive Pops, iZombie, Steven Universe, Henry Danger and more!

IN THE HOUSE! DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON IS COMING TO L.A. COMIC CON!

Megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ROCKS Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con on Saturday, October 28th!

Join The Rock for an exclusive must-see panel on the Main Stage as he discusses all things The Rock related, including his upcoming film JUMANJI. Presented by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.

HOT TOPIC FUNKO EXCLUSIVES!

Hot Topic returns as a Sponsor of L.A. Comic Con, and as always, they are bringing the goods! For your collectible sensibilities, feast your eyes on these:

  • Kevin Smith Fat Man Exclusive 
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Ahsoka Tahno (p.s. Ashley Eckstein will be signing in the Hot Topic Booth Saturday, October 28th!)
  • Rick and Morty Exclusive FLOCKED Snowball
  • Marvel’s Moon Knight Glow-in-the-Dark CHASE Pop!, only available at the Hot Topic Booth!

iZombie!

Join the stars of CW’siZombie Rose McIver, David Anders and Malcolm Goodwin for a panel, signing sessions and photo opportunities! Just don’t get bit…

We Are The Crystal Gems!
Steven Universe himself Zack Callison and Crystal Gems Deedee Magno and Michaela Dietz join L.A. Comic Con Saturday and Sunday to meet, and sign autographs for, fans as well as partake in an especially spectacular panel on Sunday, October 29th.
Henry Danger Saves L.A. Comic Con!
The hit Nickelodeon show returns to the L.A. Comic Con floor! Join cast members Cooper Barnes, Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox and Ella Anderson for a special panel and signing, Sunday, October 29th!
Hasbro Studios: Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters!

Hasbro Studios is giving L.A. Comic Con fans a SNEAK PEAK of their newest animated series for Netflix!

Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural), Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man) and the creators of this highly anticipated action-comedy series for a fun-filled panel on our Main Stage Saturday, October 28th,, followed by a limited signing!

Want more celebrities? Check out our current list of guests HERE!

The Owls Have 3-Day Badges.

Join Twin Peaks favorites Deputy Andy and Lucy Brennan – aka Harry Goaz and Kimmy Robertson – for signings and photos all weekend long!

L.A. Comic Con is OUTTA THIS WORLD!

Star of both the 1953 original and the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds, legendary Hollywood actress Ann Robinson, will be joining us for autographs and photos with fans all weekend long.

 

Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con: The (first) Big One! Paul Reubens, Drew Carey, Sabrina Reunion, Scott Bakula, Katee Sackhoff, and MORE!

Paul Reubens – a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman –  is coming to Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con 2017!

Paul will be signing autographs and taking photo opportunities Saturday and Sunday!

You can purchase your autograph opportunity directly at his booth, and you can secure your photograph with him HERE through Wolf Studio Photography!

Drew Carey, Come on Down! You’re the next Comedy Legend at L.A. Comic Con!

Don’t miss comedian, actor and host of The Price is Right Drew Careyas we honor Mr. Carey as our 2017 L.A. Comic Con Comedy Legend!

Join us as we talk with Mr. Carey about his monumental 25-year career, during which he’s conquered sit-coms, game shows, stand up and improv; the impact he has had on the comedy and television world; and what’s next for this versatile and beloved performer.

Mr. Carey joins Louie Anderson and Howie Mandel as a member of the next generation of legendary performers who are shaping the comedy landscape, while also still at the top of their game.

Sabrina Explains It All!

America’s sweetheart Melissa Joan Hart will be bringing the cast of her long time hit TV show Sabrina, The Teenage Witch to L.A. Comic Con for a must-see cast reunion and signing (pre-order autographs here!) on Saturday, October 28th!

Melissa is bringing Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Nate Richert (Harvey Kinkle), Nick Bakay (voice of Salem the Cat), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster), and of course her roommates Morgan and Roxie – Clueless‘ Elisa Donovan and Punky Brewster herself Soleil Moon Frye.

Soleil will also be bringing her toy company, Seedling/MoonFrye, which will be vending all weekend long!

Quantum Tribute!

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con teams with Official Media Partner ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY to present A Quantum Leap Tribute featuring series star Scott Bakula and Creator-Producer Donald Bellisario.

The special tribute on Saturday, October 28th will offer fans a rare glimpse into the creation and production of Quantum Leap, the multiple Emmy Award and Golden Globe winning series which ran on NBC-TV for five seasons from 1989-1995.

Katee Sackhoff DOES Kick Ass, And We’re Not Afraid To Say It!
On Saturday October 28th, Katee Sackhoff –acclaimed for her starring role as Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica, and current The Flash baddie Blacksmith – leads a panel, curated and presented by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, about take-no-prisoner actresses who have rightfully earned the title Women Who Kick Ass: Sci-Fi Edition
A Legend of Tomorrow, at L.A. Comic Con Today!

We are proud to welcome first time guest Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Star Wars Episode VII – The Force AwakensD.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow) to L.A. Comic Con.

You can pre-purchase Maisie’s autograph right here or at the autograph booth, and you can pre-purchase your photo opp here!

Cosplay, Cosplay, Cosplay

Queen of Cosplay Yaya Han makes her dramatic and inspiring return to L.A. Comic Con!

Yaya will meet with fans all weekend long in her booth, as well as serve as one of our prestigious judges for our Cosplay National Championship – where $20,000 in cash is up for grabs, and one lucky winner will not only go home with Glory, Glamour and Gold, but also a brand new BERNINA 530 sewing machine! The Bernina will be presented to the winner by Yaya herself, a Bernina Ambassador.

You can participate in the Cosplay National Championship, too, by downloading Cosmunity, the official app of L.A. Comic Con! The app will help you plan your con, connect with other attendees, spotlight cosplayers, and vote for the Fan Favorite in the Cosplay National Championship AND Prop Making National Championship! Download the Cosmunity app here!

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con: The Fairly OddParents, Kevin Eastman, Young Bucks and MORE!

The Fairly OddParents Reunion!

L.A. Comic Con turns the Main Stage over to the residents of Dimmsdale, California Sunday October 29th for the LARGST-EVER cast reunion of the long-running Nickelodeon’s hit seriesThe Fairly OddParents! Creator Butch Hartman will be signing all weekend in his booth, as well as participating in a Q&A, and Tara Strong will be signing for fans all weekend long. Daran NorrisCarlos AlazraquiSusan Blakely, and Grey Delisle will be signing on Sunday October 29th ONLY.

 

 

L.A. Comic Con Gets Ready to RUMBLE!

New Japan Pro-Wrestling greats The Young Bucks and their rivals The Addiction – Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian – join L.A. Comic Con for a SUPER KICK PARTY!

Get ready to get your autographs Sunday October 29th, as well as a not-to-miss Main Stage panel!  On Saturday AND Sunday, theBullet Club brothers featuring “Bad Boy” Tama Tonga and The Underboss, Toks Fale will be on hand for signings and photos with fans.

To round out the fightin’ festivities, L.A. Comic Con presents in this corner WWE Diva Melina and WWE Hall of Famer RikishiPlus THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING – the original members of the women’s wrestling show that serves as the inspiration for the summer’s hottest Netflix show G.L.O.W!! They’ll be meeting and greeting fans all weekend long, as well as join forces for an all-out, drag-down panel you’ll have to see to believe! Meet Hollywood, Lighting, Roxy, MTV, Royal Hawaiian, Matilda the Hun, Daisy, Little Egypt and Godiva – all for you at L.A. Comic Con!

 

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Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con

Trek it Out!

From TNG to OG, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is honored to present the legendary stars who have boldly gone where no man or woman has gone before! Direct from the Starship Enterprise we welcome first-time L.A. Comic Con guest Dr. Beverly Crusher herself, the glamorous Gates McFadden! Joining the good doctor is original Star Trek Navigator, Weapons Officer, and Science Officer Pavel Chekov, the legendary Walter Koenig!

But wait – there’s more Star Trek Magic In Store! Sunday afternoon…Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con comes to a grand finale close with a special sneak peek screening of the popular fan-created web series Star Trek Continues final series finale episode! On hand for the event are series executive producer, superstar anime actor Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z) and his mega anime actor friends Todd Haberkorn (Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail), Grant Imahara(Mythbusters), Chuck Huber (Dragon Ball Z, American Crime), plus many regular cast members and the series producers!

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Frankie’s Garage: The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

museumpetersenJust newly remodeled and rebuilt is the iconic car museum in Los Angeles, CA – the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Car fans who love cars and enjoy the history of cars should plan on visiting the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Here’s a time-lapse video of the brand-new building:

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Actor Peter Shinkoda @ Comikaze Expo 2015

comikazeconlogoThe Ramen team interviews actor Peter Shinkoda at Comikaze Expo 2015.  Peter talks about his time working on the Netflix/Marvel production Daredevil and TNT’s Falling Skies.

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The Jam-Packed Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 Show!

comikazeconlogoFirst off, we at Retrenders love providing solid content and quality video content on our YouTube channel, but we had a slight delay and like to apologize for the dark video quality.  We were shooting on our Sony V1U and left the ND Filter on and that’s a “not bad” on our part.  Lesson learned and that will never happen again.

Okay, got that off my chest!  Here’s the jam packed episode from Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 from the LA Convention Center on Halloween weekend.  Our Ramen crew explores the growing and ever expanding Comikaze Expo.  The Eddie and Ramon takes around the convention floor.  So sit back and grab some chocolate gummy bears and enjoy the episode.

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The Stan Lee Interview @ Comikaze 2015

comikazeconlogoHow we spent our Halloween weekend?  Well, a road trip to SoCal for Stan Lee’s Comikaze @ the LA Convention Center.  Our Ramen host Ramon Angel interviews the comic book legend Stan Lee.

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Food: Healthy Soul Food

mytwocentsThere’s such thing as gluten free Soul Food?  This is what LA restaurant My Two Cents does.  Munchies’ coolest show Chef’s Night Out interviews chef/owner Alisa Reynolds and her night out in LA of eating and drinking with friends.

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Food: Foie Gras in Downtown LA

faithflowermeatAnother Chef’s Night Out in Downtown LA and this episode is all about Foie Gras, well mostly.  Munchies takes the town with chef Michael Hung of Faith & Flower.  Chef Michael talks about his food passions and his favorite spots to eat with friends.

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Food: Colombian Meal in Korea Town

escalalogocoverEating Colombian food in K-town LA.  Say what?  Yupe, have a Colombian meal in Koreatown.  On this episode of Chef’s Night Out they take a look at Escala restaurant and interview chef Chris Oh.  Chris also takes viewers on a Korean food adventure in K-town LA.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches and Tika Poutine in LA

badmaashIf you ever find yourself in downtown Los Angeles, and instead of turning to Korean or Mexican food, grab some Indian food.  In this fun eating episode of Chef’s Night Out, we get an inside look at Badmaash restaurant owned by brothers Arjun and Nakul Mahendro along with their dad chef Pawan Mahendro.  And you get to know some other neat drinking and eating spots in downtown LA.

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Food: Strip Club Fried Rice and Tex Mex

nightmarketsongThis episode of Chef’s Night Out follows chef Kris Yenbamroong on a night-out in LA’s Silverlake District.  Kris owns restaurant Night + Market Song delivering his own take on Thai food.

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Dwell on Design LA 2014

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Our special guest host Anett Mende takes on the biggest modern home/office living event Dwell on Design LA 2014.  The 3-day design showcased over 2,000 products and our Spotlight crew highlight products that caught our attention.

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Dwell on Design LA – June 20-22, 2014

dwellondesignThis week is Dwell on Design LA at the LA Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The home living/modern design hipster chic event will take place from June 20-22, 2014.  Our Retrenders Spotlight will be back in action to cover the 3-day event and bring all the cool stuff from Dwell on Design LA.

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Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Art Show

hellboyevent20Are you fan of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy?  If you are, Hellboy celebrates 20 years with this awesome art event in SoCal.  The 20th Anniversary Art Show kicks off tonight – May 2, 2014, from 7pm-10pm @ Hero Complex Gallery (HCG) in Los Angeles, CA.

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Five Knives with “The Future”

Five Knives - The FutureHere is the Five Knives music video – “The Future.”

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Classic Martial Arts Film Posters

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Like the Wu-Tang Clan, as a kid growing up I saw many kung fu flicks with gravity defying kicks, flying swords and super speed punches.  And if you are in the LA area, The Academy of Motion Picture & Sciences is showcasing classic martial arts film posters from Bruce Lee to Kill Bill.  This huge 800 film poster collection & related materials was donated by producer & screenwriter Stephen Chin in 2011 to the Academy.  This exhibit will run through August 25, 2013 and it’s FREE.

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Crooks & Castles: Men’s Spring 2013 Collection

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Not to leave the guys out, Crooks & Castles dropped their Men’s Spring 2013 Collection earlier this month.  The theme for this collection is sea-going prep.  I guess it’s cool since the America’s Cup sailing event is taking place in San Francisco this summer beginning in July 2013.

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Crooks & Castles: Women’s Collection Spring 2013

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SoCal streetwear company Crooks & Castles releases it’s Spring 2013 Women’s Collection.  The look or theme of this collection is urban wear meets upscale prep.  This Spring 2013 collection features graphic tees, shirts, hoodies and more.

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Art by Vincent Tomczyk

What is this chair made out of?  Wood?  Plastic?

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Wrong. Wrong.  It’s made out of paper!  Paper?  The paper art series is by LA-artist Vincent Tomczyk and no digital technology was used.  Vincent hand-crafted all the paper and paint.  All the objects have rich detail and look amazing.

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Akufuncture Graphic Tees

Are you looking for unique and cool graphic tees to rock the new year?  Check out LA-based Akufuncture.

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batmkevmbMSRP:  $22.00USD

Shop @ Akufuncture.

Viral Video Friday: Space Shuttle Endeavour on LA Streets

A video time-lapse of the space shuttle Endeavour traveling through the streets of Los Angeles.

Feel Good Film Festival 2012

A film festival that makes you feel good, the Feel Good Film Festival 2012, took place in North Hollywood, CA on August 3-5, 2012.  Here are the highlights from the festival brought to by Azure Lorica and Project 760 Productions:

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Junko Mizuno “Hansel & Gretel” Art @ Nucleus

If you are in the LA Alhambra area stop by Nucleus for a neat gallery opening by artist Junko Mizuno this Saturday.  The event begins at 7:00pm and will showcase her take on the Grimm Brothers’ Hansel & Gretel.  The Hansel & Gretel exhibit will run from August 18, 2012 through September 9, 2012.  Also, there are art prints to purchase and prizes to be given – plus Junko will be there in-person for autographs.

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