A few days ago, I attended the second day of the sixth annual Long Beach Comic Con, held at the Long Beach Convention Center. As a Star Wars fan, I was interested to see what Star Wars things were there.
Of course, there were people dressed up in cosplay, items of Star Wars collectibles available for sale, various costuming groups, and artists hawking their Star Wars creations. In this post, I wanted to focus on the latter two categories (although including some pictures of the cosplay).
I wanted to first highlight the work of ten of the artists in Artists’ Alley making some good Star Wars art (this is neither exhaustive, nor is it meant to indicate that anybody else’s work is not good):
- Tom Hodges was there, with his great work
- Patty McPancakes had some really cool work, especially Boba Fett stuff
- Danny Silva had some really rich portraits
- Terry Huddleston had some solid portraits
- Jay McGhee had a couple of great portraits
- Jenny Parks had some cute cat Star Wars art
- Lee Kohse had some very neat posters and more; some very legit work
As to the various fan groups representing at Long Beach Comic Con, there were a full half-dozen of them, with 501st Legion being certainly the most massively represented there, including a sizeable set-up and numerous folks in cosplay. Also sizeably represented were The Mandalorian Mercs, with several of their members in cosplay. Other groups there were The Rebel Legion, Saber Guild, The Twin Suns, and The Dark Empire (and Holonet Audio Dramas).