Event: Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC)
Day/Date/Year: Sat/Sun, Sept 2/3, 2017
Call Time: Plan to have your droid set up at least 30 minutes before the expo floor opens.
Start & End Time Of Event: Sat 9/2 9:30am – 7pm, Sun 9/3 10:00am-5pm
Address: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cut Off Date For Sign Ups: 8/18/17
Reason To Be There: Atmosphere, Photo Ops, Recruit, Panel Talk
Expected Number Of Attendees: ~25,000
From The Host: For the last few years, LBCC has a Space Expo in conjunction with the Columbia Memorial Space Center based in Downey. The droids are always a big draw to the Space Expo area, so they asked for us to return. They can provide an area for approximately 20-30 droids.
The area will be setup and torn down by Columbia Memorial Space Center volunteers. I can’t guarantee we’ll have access to power outlets at our particular booth, but there will be secure locations to charge batteries etc overnight in the Space Expo area.
Note that I will only be able to attend Saturday, possibly only for the first few hours and I’ll be on panels for most of those. I need someone to volunteer to be in charge on Sunday and Saturday afternoon.
There is also an R2 builders panel on Saturday from 3-4pm that I need 2-3 volunteers for.
Special Instructions: There is a loading zone directly attached to the exhibit hall where you will be allowed to temporarily park and unload your droid. The dock is very busy for the few hours leading up to the event so you may be forced to unload your car, drive away and park, then walk back and take your droid in. There should be enough of us around to help watch droids.
Number Of Droids: ~30 + 1 Wrangler each (full-day exhibitor passes available for each builder)
Wranglers Needed/How Many: 1 per droid
Event Indoor Or Outdoor: Indoor
Can Family Members/Friends Come: We can give +1s to each builder to bring their SO/friend/etc, and more can be given on a case-by-case basis. Children under 10 are free.
Event Open To Public: Yes, with tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door
Parking Provided: Not provided, but lots of parking areas in close vicinity for a nominal fee. The convention center itself has huge parking lots available for $10, but there are other lots and garages within close walking distance ranging from $5-$30. I highly recommend arriving early and getting into the convention center lot.
Water/Snacks Provided: No, BYO. Some builders may volunteer to bring snacks/drinks. Concession stands will be open to purchase food, and there are usually a bunch of food trucks parked outside as well.
Any Out Of Pocket Expenses Besides Gas: Food, parking, etc.