Sunday, July 28, 2013

There Are Alternatives To SDCC Like The Amazing LV Comic-Con

The Spread at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con

Year after year I have been unable to get tickets to the San Diego Comic-Con.

Each year I sign on to multiple computers, as do my friends, and attempt to buy badges to gain us access to the largest and entertainment of the year only to have the Online box office slammed shut in our faces as we get to the front of the line. However, there are alternatives to SDCC.

I've been giving sneak peeks of my weekend of the Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con over the past few weeks, but here's the rest as promised.

Jim Lee and Stan Lee at Amazing LV Comic-Con

My friend Marshall asked Jim Lee if he could run over to the Stan Lee room for a photo and he did! Two comic book greats in one place.

The original Green Mile at the MaximuM Comics booth at Amazing LV Comic-Con
Lara Croft Cosplayer at Amazing LV Comic-Con

Evil Dead the Musical at Amazing Comic-Con

Cosplayers Sarah Page as Wonder Woman and George Pecoraro as Dead Pool

Cosplayers Nikki Skye and Steff Scholl dressed in their Marvel Best
Supergirl Cosplayer at Amazing LV Comic-Con
Robin Cosplayer at Amazing LV Comic-Con
Aquawoman and Robin Cosplayers at Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con
Devoted Stan Lee fan at Amazing LV comic-Con
This little tiger had Stan Lee autograph her shoulder to later be converted to a tattoo. Now that's a devoted fan.

Neon Garrison members from the Las Vegas chapter of the 501st Legion
Wolverine and Lady Death Strike going at it
For my buddy Eric, who does a weekly devotion to Harley Quinn over at Toyriffic, a rogues gallery of the Jokers better half.

I was so involved to taking pictures that I kept forgetting to get in some myself. Here's a look at a few with me included.

A red shirt (Nikki Poison Skye) gets it in the chest

Vegas Power Girl at Amazing LV Comic-Con

One of many Jokers at Amazing LV Comic-Con
The amount of photos I have from this event are endless, but I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorites. Don't worry, they'll be plenty more where this came from when I attend the Las Vegas Comic Expo in September. Anyone care to join me?

About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.


  1. Who needs SDCC John when you got the Amazing LV CC instead! Looks like a awesome time buddy and did you end up picking up any toys or other goodies while you were there?

    1. You're absolutely correct John Boy. Oh, man. I meant to discuss that. I really need to do another post, but there was a really nice booth full of vintage toys. Especially, Star Wars toys and I had my eye on a few items. However, it was one of the first booths I checked out and I wanted to shop around a bit before committing to anything. Unfortunately, at the time I returned a fellow collector was there going to town. Not only did you drop $1,500 in cash on vintage toys, he bought several items I had in mind to pick up, including a Droid Factory that is on my Star Wars want list. A lesson in he who hesitates is lost.

  2. Greatness! I missed the recent Con in town when Stan Lee visited, but there is another nice little Con this summer that a girl asked me to... ;)

  3. Wow...Didn't know about Las Vegas having a con. I couldn't go though. That Lara would have been too tempting.


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