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Ep. 27 – LBCC 2017 (Recap) / NYCC 2017 (Preview)

Hall H Show podcast does a quick recap of Long Beach Comic Con 2017 and preview of New York Comic Con 2017. This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher. The Hall H Show podcast is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto.

Show Notes

Hey there fellow nerds and geeks!

On this episode of the Hall H Show Podcast, hosts, Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto  combine a quick recap of Long Beach Comic Con 2017 and a quick preview of this week’s New York Comic Con 2017, which sadly we won’t be attending. Which is a shame because not only will we be missing out on all the fun, I also really wanted to eat at Friend of Comic Con blog Editor in Chief, Kevin Walwyn’s favorite burger joint, Shake Shack and also at Eric Ripert’s Three Michelin starred, Le Bernardin.

Maybe next year.

But we did attend Long Beach Comic-Con and we had a lot of fun – especially doing a live report for An Englishman in San Diego’s #CupOTeaSDCC YouTube Live Hangout with Leonard Sultana and Alyssa Franks. Aaron organized a pretty good line up of guests which included, Martha Donato, President of Mad Event Management, the company that puts on Long Beach Comic Con, Stephan Franck, the creator of the comic book “Silver”, Franco Te from Tee No Evil and Todd Nauck, artist extraordinaire of Deadpool and Spider-Man just to name a few.

We also did a podcast interview that I really enjoyed with Zack Kaplan, the writer and creator of the comic books “Eclipse” and the upcoming “Port of Earth.” He will also be at New York Comic Con…so look for him in Artist Alley.

Speaking of New York Comic Con, if you happen to be in New York City on Tuesday, October 10, please check out Arlen Schumer’s Jack Kirby VisuaLecture at the 92nd Street Y. But don’t take my word for it. Here is a short promo that Arlen recorded with us after he finished his Jack Kirby VisuaLecture at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.


Arlen Schumer – Jack Kirby VisuaLecture Promo:


#CupOTeaSDCC Live Report:



Here are a few videos of some of the panels we attended.

Extreme Studios – 25 Year Anniversary:

Filipino Americans in Comics and Animation:

Publishing Your First Comic Book:

Talking Deadpool:


Podcast (with guest, Zack Kaplan):

The audio version can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or the blog post for episode 26.

Recommended NYCC 2017 Artists / Exhibitors:


Agnes Garbowska
Booth:  G17
Artist for DC Super Hero Girls and My Little Pony

Chrissie Zullo
Booth:  D11

David Baron
Booth:  P27
Creator of the 2017 Sold-out series STAINED

David Mack
Booth:  K17
David Mack is the New York Times Best Selling author & artist of the KABUKI Graphic Novels, the writer & artist of Daredevil & Daredevil: End of Days.

Livio Ramondelli
Booth:  F18
Artist of Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Pacific Rim and DC Universe Online.

Todd Nauck
Booth:  N17
Todd Nauck is currently the artist of Spider-Man/Deadpool for Marvel Comics (issues 21-22).

Zack Kaplan
Booth:  O9
Image Comics and Top Cow’s ECLIPSE + PORT OF EARTH + more


Action Lab Entertainment Inc.
Booth:  3044
The Action Lab has sworn to use its powers for a single purpose — to bring the world the most action packed, most thought-provoking, most entertaining comics.

Booth:  2022
BUBBLE Comics is the largest publishing house in Russia and the only one in all of Eastern Europe releasing 6 original comic book.

Dark Planet Comics
Booth:  1041
Dark Planet is a new publishing company based in Los Angeles founded by IRON GIANT animator Stephan Franck. DP’s debut miniseries, SILVER is about conmen trying to steal vampire treasure, set in the noir 30’s. What could go wrong?

Hero Initiative
Booth:  A1, A2
Hero Initiative is the first-ever not-for-profit dedicated strictly to helping comic-book creators in need.

Matt Hawkins
Booth:  B30
A veteran of the initial Image Comics launch, Matt started his career in comic book publishing in 1993.

Stranger Comics
Booth:  2345

Hero Within
Booth:  2569
Sophisticated Geek Apparel


Thunder Round Questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What 1980’s movie should not be remade?
  3. What kind of music are you listening to right now?
  4. What’s your favorite doughnut?
  5. If you were to cosplay at New York Comic Con, what would you cosplay as?


Art Watch:

Brianna Garcia: Instagram
Patrick Ballesteros: Instagram


Super Hero Shoutouts:

  1. Geek History Lesson
  2. Movies Made Me
  3. Under The Capes
  4. Nerd Fu
  5. Geek Fitness Matters
  6. Dumbbells and Dragons
  7. An Englishman in San Diego / #CupOTeaSDCC
  8. Comadres y Comics


Thank YOU for listening to the Hall H Show recap of Long Beach Comic Con 2017 and our preview of New York Comic Con 2017.

Our mission as “Artist Alley Evangelists” is to put the mainstream Hall H spotlight on artists, writers and other creatives!

So please make it point to visit Artist Alley at NYCC and at other cons you go to. Be safe out there and look out for one another. And remember…if you see something…say something.

If you are listening to us on Google Play, iTunes or Stitcher, we would appreciate a subscribe, rating and a comment. We are always looking for interesting guests to have on the show…so if you have any suggestions, please reach out to us on social media using the hashtag, #HallHshow

Peace…cheers…and Artists Assemble!

Music by The Passion HiFi. #HallHShow #ArtistsAssemble

Alex Benedicto

Alex Benedicto

3rd degree Black Belt in Sudoku and Minesweeper EOD specialist. Enlisted as a Steward on the Argo then eventually worked his way up to be a Black Tiger Pilot. Recruited as the original member of G-Force but moved on to help assemble The Voltes V Team. Trained both teams in the martial arts of Arnis, Escrima and Kali.

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