The 11th Annual LA Comic Con

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) LOS ANGELES ~ DECEMBER 6TH, 2022 – Los Angeles Comic Con, L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, wrapped up its largest event ever this past weekend, welcoming 126,600 guests, a huge list of celebrities, and 850 plus vendors and artists that were spread out over a million square feet of exhibition space in and around the West and South Halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Elijah Wood and Sean Austin at Comic Con 2022. All photos by Alex Kluft.

Jimmy Neutron 20th Anniversary & Live Script Reading

It’s rare that you’ll find an 80s or 90s kid who has never seen Jimmy Neutron. Jimmy’s determined nature made him an interesting character for teens and children alike. The cast of Jimmy Neutron, including Candi Milo, Carolyn Lawrence, Debi Derryberry, Jeff Garcia, Mark DeCarlo, and Megan Cavanagh, took the Main Stage on Saturday, Dec. 3rd to perform a live script reading in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary. All photos by Alex Kluft.

This year’s dramatic expansion of gaming and anime activations throughout the West Hall, along with the much-anticipated re-introduction of its infamous afterparty, allowed L.A. Comic Con 2022 to set an attendance record eclipsing 2019’s 123,400 attendees prior to the pandemic.

This year’s final attendance of 126,600 guests represents a 33% increase from 2021, and a 2.6% increase from 2019’s pre-pandemic record. Additionally, together with Tiltify, the presenting sponsor of the Main Stage, LA Comic Con helped raise money and awareness for the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that’s first to provide chef-prepared fresh meals at the frontlines in response to community crises.

Simu Liu. Photos by Alex Kluft.

Spotlight on Simu Liu

Simu Liu, star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, made his LA Comic Con debut on Saturday (Dec. 3rd) when he joined fans on the Main Stage to answer questions from the audience and talk about what it was like to be part of Marvel Universe. Liu, who also starred in Kim’s Convenience, had the chance to connect with fans directly in his autograph and photo op session, also.

Signings and celebrities. Photos by Alex Kluft. 

Amy Jo Johnson. Photos by Alex Kluft.

Various signings and celebrities. Photos by Alex Kluft

The Sandlot

Cast members from the classic 1993 baseball film, The Sandlot, came together for a Main Stage panel on Sunday (Dec. 4th) that looked back at the film’s impact on American pop culture over the last three decades, ahead of the film’s upcoming 30th anniversary next April. They shared nostalgic stories and behind-the-scenes moments with surprise guest moderator Shaun Weiss and revealed exciting details behind the development of their new non-profit organization, Play Forever, and its mission to eliminate cultural barriers and equip young athletes with the support they need to play forever.

Spotlight on William Shatner

Star Trek legend and Hollywood icon William Shatner took to the Main Stage Sunday (Dec. 4th) morning to answer questions from the audience.

As always LACC brought together legendary actors, voice actors, and artists for unforgettable panels as well as great merchandise. Stay tuned for 2023’s lineup announcement!

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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