Peter Murphy To Kick Off Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo This Friday In Los Angeles


 

Peter Murphy will headline the official kickoff concert for Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo this Friday, September 14 at Club Nokia. The evening will be hosted by Stan Lee & Elvira, and will feature a very special surprise duet. 

Keep reading for the official press release from Comikaze Expo... 

Comikaze Expo’s inaugural event in 2011 set the record as the largest comic-convention debut in-the-world – and it returns to Los Angeles this weekend! Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by POW! Entertainment hits the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15 & 16. It’s double the size and offers an incredible slate of interactive activities, celebrity appearances, premieres, panels, attractions from vendors, contests and more.

“This year’s event will blow minds. Period. We expect over 60,000 attendees and they will be floored by how we have evolved,” Co-Founder and CEO, Regina Carpinelli states. “Trust me, we have tricks up our sleeve that will make the hard-core fan flip, and will definitely make the casual fan a TRUE BELIEVER.”

Kicking off the weekend, Comikaze will premiere Comedy Central’s highly anticipated animated show, "Brickleberry.” Created by Daniel Tosh, Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, this is an exclusive sneak-peek prior to the shows September 25th national release.

Celebrities making an appearance at Comikaze include Stan Lee, Elvira, Linda Blair, Kevin Smith, Thomas Jane, Lou Ferrigno, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Batman cast - Adam West, Burt Ward with Julie Newmar and more. Panel discussions run the gamut, with topics such as:

• Kevin Smith’s “Fatman on Batman,” a chat with the original Batman cast Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar
• Todd McFarlene and Stan Lee discuss the future of entertainment
• Mark Hamill joins Felicia Day and the cast of “The Guild”
• The Nerd Dating Game with Adrianne Curry
• Thomas Jane pits comedians against comic creators during “COMICS ON COMICS”
• Full listing of panels available at:
http://comikazeexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Comikaze-Panel-Schedu...

Brave attendees can participate in the new Comikaze Zombie Apocalypse, a 75,000-sq ft survival course infested with zombies. Participants will be chased through a large snaking obstacle course and must crawl, climb, and slide their way to safety. If you prefer wizards to zombies, then don't miss the Harry Potter-style Quidditch Tournament, or meander through Comikaze’s two museums – The Elvira Macabre Museum, which houses the largest single collection of Elvira memorabilia (meet & greet with Elvira) or the Stan Lee Mega Museum, one of the largest Marvel collections in existence, featuring Stan Lee’s personal collection and Marvel movie memorabilia (Stan will be there too).

Additionally, for this weekend only, Activision presents Stan Lee’s Comikaze Activision Arcade, an area that will feature five of Activision’s newest games – Tony Hawk Shred, Deadpool, 007, Transformers Rise of Cybertron and The Walking Dead - all in one place for gamers to preview themselves.

Comikaze kicks off the weekend with several pre-show events, including Elvira’s Horror Hunt, an independently-produced film festival on Thursday, Sept 13th at the Vista Theaters and a 98.7FM concert (hosted by Stan Lee and Elvira) at Club Nokia Sept 14 th with the Godfather of Goth, Peter Murphy.

About Comikaze
Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles. The brainchild of Southern Californian Regina Carpinelli and her siblings, this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Full story on Comikaze’s evolution at http://comikazeexpo.com/about.

The Expo Basics:

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COST: $20 per day, FREE for children under 12

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015

For additional info: www.comikazeexpo.com, Twitter @StanLeeComikaze, Facebook- www.facebook.com/comikazeexpo

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathleen Flaherty
K21 Communications.
kflaherty@k21.com
310/203-8444

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